Top-Ranked Terps Start ACC Tourney Week With William & Mary

April 17, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 12-1 top-ranked Maryland Terrapins enter an exciting week with two Top-20 match-ups and the potential for a third should the Terps defeat their first-round ACC opponent Virginia (9-4) on Saturday. The Terrapins are looking for their 10th win against a ranked team when they travel to No. 19 William & Mary (5-8) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Maryland is also looking to continue its 42-game non-conference win streak against the Tribe on Wednesday. The Terps' ACC Tournament semifinal opponent is the University of Virginia. The then-No.8 Cavaliers upset then-No. 3 Duke 10-8 at the Blue Devils' own Koskinen Stadium on April 8. On March 14, Maryland and Virginia had their regular season match-up at Ludwig Field. Despite leading the Terps 6-5 at halftime, Maryland pulled away, outscoring the Cavs 12-2 in the second half. When time expired, the Terps came away with the 17-8 win to finish 2-1 in the ACC regular season. Virginia is the only ACC team besides Maryland to win an ACC title. The Terps have taken the title twice (1997 and '99) since the tournament's inception in 1997. The Cavaliers claimed the championship in 1998. Maryland was knocked out in the first round by North Carolina that year by a 12-10 margin.

Focusing On The Tribe
Wednesday's meeting between No. 1 Maryland (12-1) and No. 19 William & Mary (5-8) will be the 24th in the series history. The Terps hold a 17-6 advantage in the series, including a 14-4 Maryland win last season at Ludwig Field. The Tribe is lead by Tara Hannaford, who has 34 goals, and Lindsey Lowman with 41 points (23 g, 18 a). The Tribe's starting goalie is Jacque Orsi, who has a .528 save percentage. William & Mary is tallying less then 9.5 goals per game in 2000, with only nine different players scoing goals for the Tribe this season, compared to 17 different Terps finding the net this season for Maryland. The Terps are scoring 17.84 goals per game.

A Look At The ACC
Regular season ACC action came to a close in a flurry, altering and finalizing the match-ups for the ACC Tournament. In the final week of ACC action, Virginia upset Duke 10-8 to take over the three seed in the tournament. Despite the Terps' No. 1 ranking nationally, Maryland remains the No. 2 seed and will face Virginia in the semifinals. Despite an identical 2-1 ACC record as the Terps, North Carolina earned the right to enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed after defeating Maryland 14-13 in triple overtime on March 5. The Tar Heels will face Tobacco Road foe Duke in the other semifinal match.

Terps To Host ACC Tournament
The University of Maryland will be the proud host of this year's ACC Championships on April 22 and 23 at Ludwig Field. 2000 will mark the first time in the tournament's four-year history that Maryland will be the host school. The Terrapins have won the tournament twice, in 1997 and 1999. Virginia took the 1998 championship. Maryland is a combined 4-1 in ACC Tournament action. Semifinal games will be held on April 22 at 1 and 3 p.m., with the championship game being held at 1 p.m. on April 23.

Maryland in the ACC Tournament
The two-time ACC Tournament champions, Maryland is looking for its third conference crown- this time at Ludwig Field, when the ACC Tournament comes to College Park on April 22-23.

Maryland took home the first-ever ACC tournament championship in 1997 with an 11-10 win over Virginia, and also won it in 1999 by defeating the Cavaliers 13-5. Maryland has made the finals ever year but 1998, when they dropped a 12-10 decision to North Carolina.

1997 ACC Tournament at Virginia
ACC Champions

4/19vs. DukeW, 14-4
4/20vs. VirginiaW, 11-10

1998 ACC Tournament at Virginia

4/18vs. North CarolinaL, 10-12

1999 ACC Tournament at North Carolina
ACC Champions

4/24vs. North CarolinaW, 19-17 ot
4/25vs. VirginiaW, 13-5

ACC Preview- A Look at the Cavs
Virginia enters the week with a 9-4 record, and will meet George Mason on Wednesday before traveling to College Park for the ACC Tournament. The Cavalier offense is led by Jamie Haas (24g, 11a) and Lauren Aumiller (23g, 12a). Frances Segarra has started every game in the nets for the Cavs for a .550 save percentage. Virginia has a +4.1 scoring margin this season.

The Maryland/Virginia Series
Maryland holds a 22-7 edge on the Cavaliers entering Tuesday night's game, winning the last 11 straight. The Terps defeated the Cavaliers three times last season, 13-3 during the regular season, 15-13 for the ACC crown and 16-6 for the national championship. The two teams last meeting at Ludwig Field was March 14 of this year. Maryland won that game as well, taking the Cavs by three goals in a 11-8 win. Virginia has not beaten the Terps since March 23, 1993, when the Cavaliers took the 11-9 win.

Earlier This Season Vs. The Cavs
Junior Jen Adams led top-ranked Maryland with nine points in Maryland's 17-8 win over No. 4 Virginia at Ludwig Field. Adams scored four goals, while classmate Allison Comito and senior midfielder Christie Jenkins also netted four each.

Virginia's Mills Hook started the game off with one of her team-high three goals at 24:39 in the first half, but the Terps answered the call quickly and jumped to a 4-1 lead off two goals from Adams, one from Kristin Sommar, and another from Comito. The Cavaliers' offense was relentless in the first half, however, and scored four straight to tie the game before Maryland evened it up at 5-5 off a Jenkins score. Virginia's Jamie Haas found the back of the net with 1:22 remaining in the first half to give the Cavaliers the one-goal edge at the break, marking only the second time this season Maryland went into the half trailing its opponent.

The Terps didn't waste much time getting started in the second half, with two straight scores from Jenkins to spark the 8-0 Maryland run to start . Virginia went scoreless until the 12:43 mark when Lauren Aumiller finally scored to break the Cavs' 14-minute scoring drought. The Terps would add four more before time expired to earn their 12th-straight win over the Cavaliers. This game was the final ACC regular season game of the year for the Terps, and marked the Terps' 22nd-straight home win. The loss was the first of the year for the Cavaliers.

Box Score12F
No. 4 Virginia62--8
No. 1 Maryland512--17

Maryland: Jen Adams 4-5-9, Christie Jenkins 4-1-5, Allison Comito 4-0-4, Meg McNamara, 3-1-4, Kristin Sommar 2-2-4, Quinn Carney 0-3-3. UVA: Mills Hook 3-1-4, Luren Aumiller 2-0-2, Jamie Haas 2-0-2,Kelly Allenbach 1-0-1, Amy Fromal 0-1-1.

Maryland: Alex Kahoe (9 saves, 8 GA, 60 min.)
UVA: Frances Segarra (11 saves, 17 GA, 60 min.)


Caused Turnovers107
Draw Controls1510
Ground Balls4020

The Terps' Offensive Numbers
Indisputably the most productive offense in the nation, averaging almost 18 goals per game in 2000, Maryland has more than enough offensive weapons to keep any defense wondering. The Terps' offense is averaging an astounding 17.84 gpg through 13 games, a 2.04 goals per game improvement from their nation's-best 1999 average of 15.8 gpg. The Terrapins most potent weapons include attack Jen Adams, who leads the nation in points and goals, as well as Allison Comito and Quinn Carney, who are both in the Top 20 nationally in points per game. Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar each have added over 20 goals this season to round out the Terps' offensive punch.

Leading Scorer Jen Adams
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring and goals with 85 points on 50 goals and 35 assists. The Australia native comes into the William & Mary game off a 17-point effort through three games last week, and tallied a school record-tying 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. She also scored eight-points against then-No. 4 James Madison on April 1. This season, Adams' astounding totals have also been highlighted by an eight-point day against Old Dominion (3/25), an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse (3/12), and an eight-point game against ACC rival Virginia (3/14).

Adams' Single-Season Numbers
Jen Adams is looking to make some more noise on the Maryland single-season charts this season, after etching her name at the top of the single-season goals chart last year with 71. Adams also ended last year with 46 assists, marking the second-highest single-season total, two behind Terp legend Kelly Amonte's 1996 total of 48. Her 1999 point-total of 117 was also a Maryland record for the Australia native.

So what does all of this mean? Well, she's poised to do it again. With four regular season games remaining (not counting any postseason or ACC tournament action), Adams has 50 goals (four away from the No. 10 single-season spot), 35 assists (already No. 6 on the single-season assists chart), and 85 points (tying Christie Jenkins for the No. 6 spot on the single-season points chart).

Maryland's Single-season Charts

Maryland's Single-Season Goals List

1.Jen Adams711999
2. Kelly Amonte621995
3. Sarah Forbes591997
4. Cathy Nelson581998
5.Allison Comito561999
6.Mary Ann Oelgoetz551990
Christie Jenkins551999
8.Betsy Elder541993
Sandy Lanahan541981
Anysia Fedec541986
Jen Adams502000

Maryland's Single-Season Assists List

1.Kelly Amonte481996
2.Jen Adams461999
3.Sascha Newmarch421998
4.Judy Dougherty381980
5.Sarah Forbes361997
6.Jen Adams352000
7.Cathy Nelson321997
Judy Dougherty321980
9.Leann Shuck301991
Christie Jenkins301999

Maryland's Single-Season PointsList
1.Jen Adams1171999
2.Kelly Amonte1101993
Kelly Amonte1101996
4.Sarah Forbes941997
5.Sascha Newmarch901998
6.Christie Jenkins851999
Jen Adams852000
8.Mary Ann Oelgoetz841990
9.Cathy Nelson831998
10.Allison Comito811999

Adams' Scoring Streaks
Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 44 games. Adams, who has 246 points for her career, began her streak on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple. The last time she was held scoreless was on March 30, 1998, in the Terps' 16-4 win against Vanderbilt. The Terps' scoring leader again this year, she has scored no less then four points in any one game this year, and is averaging 6.75 ppg. Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 24 games.

Adams Ties Single-Game Marks: Maryland junior attack Jen Adams netted five goals and added six assists for an 11-point outing against Harvard on March 30. Her 11-point game tied the single-game Maryland record that is also held by Maryland's Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1991), Judy Dougherty (vs. Salisbury St., 1979) and Kay Ruffino (vs. Towson, 1984).

The single-game assists record (6) is also held by Terp assistant coach Sarah Forbes (vs. Brown, 1997), Kelly Amonte (vs. Penn State, 1994), Karen MacCrate (vs. Rutgers, 1993), and Judy Dougherty (vs. Rutgers, 1979). Adams broke the single-season goals mark last year when she netted 71 in the Terps' 1999 national championship campaign.

Adams on the Career Charts
After setting the single-season record for goals at Maryland in 1999 with 71, junior Jen Adams has moved onto the Terps' all-time goals list and sits at No. 6. Adams has 148 career goals, and is just one away from No. 5 where Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) sits with 149. Adams is third on Maryland's all-time assists list with 98. Adams' career point total is now an unbelievable 246 points. Three points separate her from taking over a piece of the No. 2 spot, where Judy Dougherty (1978-81) sits with 249.

Comito Bringing The Goals
Junior Allison Comito proved herself a deadly weapon in the Terps' offense once again when she scored four and added two assists against Brown last Tuesday. Comito is the Terps' second-leading scorer with 37 goals and 18 assists. Her 55 points in 2000 are more then halfway to her 1999 total of 81 points. She ranked 11th nationally last week in points per game with 4.50. Her big game this year came on March 12 against Syracuse when she netted six goals and two assists for an eight-point day.

Carney Turning the Assist-Meter
If Jen Adams provides the scoring in general, and Allison Comito is responsible for goals, junior Quinn Carney has been the one to distribute the ball and record the assists for the Terps this season. Carney, who takes the draw for Maryland, has 25 feeds this year and ranks fifth in the nation at 2.00 assists per game. Carney can hit the goal, as well, as demonstrated by her five-goal explosion vs. Dartmouth (3/21) and four goal effort against Brown (4/10). She has 25 assists for the season, an average of just less then two a game, and has a 4.15 ppg average.

Carney's Scoring Streak
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 41 games after the win over Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Her streak began on April 23, 1998, when she totaled one assist in the Terps' 16-7 win at William & Mary. The last time Carney was held scoreless was April 11, 1998, against UNC in the 1998 ACC Semifinals.

Carney On the Assists List
With a five-assist week last week, Quinn Carney has moved to No. 8 with 65 career assists. Terp assistant Sarah Forbes sits at No. 9 with 63, while Teammate Christie Jenkins is ninth with 64 assists, while Terp assistant Sarah Forbes sits at No. 10 with 64. Kristin Sommar is closing in on the list, with 60 career assists through the Johns Hopkins game.

Jenkins Turning It On
Christie Jenkins has asserted herself once again this season as an important part of the Terps' offense. The senior tri-captain has gone from a 2.4 ppg average in the first five games to a 3.88 ppg average in the past eight games, including two six-point games against Harvard (3/30) and James Madison (4/1), and two five-point efforts against Virginia (3/14) and Old Dominion (3/25). A 1999 first-team All-American, she is Maryland's fourth-leading scorer this season rounding out the top four on an offense that averages 17.84 goals per game.

The Jenkins' Scoring Streak
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins is riding a 46-game scoring streak after the Johns Hopkins game. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She has 204 career points, and has moved into seventh on Maryland's career points list.

Jenkins Career Numbers
Christie Jenkins captured a share of eighth on the all-time career goals chart after her two-goal performance against Johns Hopkins. Jenkins has 140 career goals, which ties Terp assistant coach Cathy Nelson at No. 8. Jenkins is up to 64 career assists- good enough for No. 9 on that all-time list. Jenkins' career total of 204 points is also good enough for seventh on Maryland's career points list, 13 points behind Nelson, who has 217 points.

The Terps on the NCAA Charts
Not only do the Terrapins own the most productive offense in the NCAA, Maryland has the No. 1 and No. 11 scorers in the nation in Jen Adams and Allison Comito, as well as the nation's top scoring margin and winning percentage. Four individuals are ranked nationally for the Terps, with Adams topping last week's points chart with a 6.8 points per game average, sitting third in goals per game (4.10), and second in assists per game (2.70).

Comito is 11th nationally in points per game, averaging 4.50 in 10 games, and 18th in assists per game with 1.50. Quinn Carney, averaging 4.10 points per game before this week, and ranks 18th. Carney is also tied for fifth nationally in assists with an even 2.0 goals per game average.

As a team, the Terps are tops in scoring offense (18.50) and scoring margin (9.90). Maryland was also tied for first with Delaware and Princeton for winning percentage at .900 entering the week.

Maryland in the Polls
This week marks the Terps' fifth straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No. 1 team in the nation for 15 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA title.

The Terps Vs. Ranked Teams
No. 1 Maryland plays one of the toughest schedule in Division I women's lacrosse, and has already faced 10 ranked opponents this year for a 9-1 record against foes ranked in the IWLCA poll. The Terps are 4-1 against opponents ranked in the Top 5, with wins over then-No. 2 Duke on March 3 (14-10), then-No. 4 Virginia on March 14 (17-8), then-No. 4 James Madison (24-15) on April 1, and then-5 Georgetown (16-6) on April 13. Maryland's only loss to a Top 5 opponent, or any opponent for that matter, was its 14-13 triple overtime loss to then-No. 5 North Carolina. The Terps' are 9-1 against ranked opponents, and hold a 6-1 advantage over Top 10 foes, outscoring those opponents by an average of 6.92 goals per game.

Lacrosse Power Ratings (4/17/00)

3.James Madison94.65
5.North Carolina93.60
10.Boston University90.92

Lacrosse Strength of Schedule (4/17/00)

1.North Carolina1581.225
2.Maryland17 79.881
4.James Madison1679.583
5.Penn State1779.4812
8.William & Mary1578.6120
10.Old Dominion1677.4522

Sommar Turns It On
After starting the season with 12 goals in the first nine games, senior tri-captain Kristin Sommar led the Terps with an outstanding seven-goal performance against No. 4 James Madison (4/1) to boost her season total to 19 goals in just one game. Sommar's seven goals marked a career-high for her as well as a team-high this season for the Terps. She added another two against both Brown and Georgetown and has 23 goals and 11 assists this season.

Martinez Returns For Terps
After sitting out for five games with nagging injuries, midfielder Courtney Martinez played some key minutes for Maryland in its 24-15 victory over James Madison and even got back into the starting lineup vs. Brown on Tuesday. The junior saved perhaps her best performance of the season for the WMAR television audiences on Saturday, however. Martinez shined in the Terps' defensive effort, which allowed the Blue Jays a season-low three goals. A defender, Martinez also got involved inthe Terps' offensive effort, nailing two goals, which is a career high. Previously, Martinez had only two goals for her three-year Terp career. Earlier this year, Martinez had a big game against Brown (4/11) with three assists and scored her first goal of the season, and second of her career, on a free position shot against James Madison. She also received the start against

Judd Sets New Career Marks
Freshman Sonia Judd shattered all her previous career highs against then-No. 5 Georgetown (4/13), netting two goals and adding two assists for a four-point day against the Hoyas. Hailing from the same club as Terp leading scorer Jen Adams, Judd scored both her goals and added an assist over a two minutes span at the beginning of the Terps' game with Georgetown.

Terp Career Firsts
Several Terps played in their first collegiate contest ever against Towson on March 7, with Julie Shank coming up with her first collegiate goal. Sonia Judd also scored the first goal of her career at the 1:53 mark of the first half.

Kristin Crawford continued the career firsts against Penn State on March 9, netting her first career goal, with Bridget Frand? coming up with her first Terrapin goal as well. Loyola transfer Katie Robinson and Judd also tallied their first assists ever in a Maryland uniform.

The Old Dominion game on March 25 marked the first career minutes for Niav Hughes, as well as sophomore Annie Morris' first goal of the season. Robinson scored at the 14:40 mark for her first goal as a Terp.

Goalies Alexis Venechanos and Virginia Solomon have both replaced Maryland starter Alex Kahoe in limited time this season. Venechanos saw her first career action against Towson on Mar. 7, while Solomon saw her first collegiate minutes against Penn State on Mar. 9.

Adams ACC Player of the Week
Maryland's Jen Adams was named the ACC women's lacrosse Player of the Week for the second week in a row after a nine-point outing against ACC rival Virginia on March 14. Adams netted four goals and added five assists in Maryland's 17-8 win over the Cavs.

Adams also received the conference honor for the week of March 6-12 for her 18-point effort in a three-win week for the Terps. The junior attacker scored 15 goals and added three assists in wins over unranked Towson (17-4), then- No. 10 Penn State (19-4), and then-No. 16 Syracuse (24-11).

Timchal Reaches 150 at Maryland
With the Terps' 17-4 win over Towson on March 7, Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal achieved her 150th win at the University of Maryland. Win No. 1 with the Terps came 10 years ago in a 15-4 defeat of the Richmond Spiders on March 8, 1991. The win was Timchal's coaching debut with Maryland after taking over for Sue Tyler, who had served a cumulative 16 seasons at the helm for the Terps.

Terps Reach Program Win 350

When No. 1 Maryland took down No. 2 Duke on March 3, the win was Maryland's 350th in the program's 26-year history. Overall, Maryland carries a 361-81-3 record into the William & Mary game.

2000 IWLCA Poll (4/10/00)

1.MARYLAND9-1160 (8)1
3.James Madison9-21414
6.North Carolina7-41195
10.Boston Univ.8-19011
13.George Mason6-46513
16.Penn State5-64316
19.William & Mary3-71320
20.Johns Hopkins8-311RV
Receiving Votes: Old Dominion (4-9)


Maryland's Jen Adams is the nations' leading scorer with 50 goals and 35 assists.

+ 2.04
Goals per game improvement for Maryland's offense in 2000. The Terps led the nation last year, averaging 15.8 goals per game, and have raised the bar to 17.84 this season.

Number of 20+ goal games by the top-ranked Terps this season, Syracuse (24) on March 12, Old Dominion (21) on March 25, Harvard (21) on March 31 and James Madison (24) on April 1.

Smallest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 14-10 win over Duke on March 3 in the Terps' season opener.

The Terps are outscoring their opponents by an average of 5.75 goals in the second half this season.

The Terps' average margin of victory thru 13 games is +10.1 goals.

Junior Jen Adams scored 11 points against Harvard, tying the Maryland single-game record for points in a game (11) and assists in a game (6).

17 different Terps have netted goals for Maryland this season.

17 Terps have contributed at least one point to Maryland's offensive effort this season.

Largest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 21-4 win over Old Dominion on March 25.

The Terps' goals per game average in 2000.

The offensive effort by the Terps' against James Madison was Maryland's second 24-goal effort this season. The first was on March 12 at Syracuse.

Total number of Terp goals this season.

No. 1 Maryland has 373 points thru 13 games (235 goals and 138 assists).


Maryland has only one ACC loss this season, a 14-13 triple-overtime defeat at North Carolina.

The Terrapins currently sit second in the conference standings, behind North Carolina who is also 2-1.

Jen Adams has been named the ACC Player of the Week twice this season.

The Terps have won two of the three ACC titles since the ACC Tournament began for women's lacrosse in 1997.

The Terps' ACC record after completion of their regular season ACC schedule.

Jen Adams leads the Terps' in goals per game against the ACC with 3.34 per game.

Maryland's average margin of victory in the ACC is four goals.

4 of 4
All four ACC teams are currently ranked in the Top 10 by the IWLCA. Maryland is No. 1, Duke is No. 4, and North Carolina is No. 6, and Virginia is No. 7.

Jen Adams is averaging 6.00 points per game against ACC competition.

Largest ACC margin of victory for the Terps, a 17-8 win over Virginia on March 14, 2000.

The Terps' defense allows 10.67 goals per game against ACC opponents.

The Terps' are averaging 14.67 goals per game against the ACC.