#3 Terps Meet #4 Tar Heels Saturday

April 5, 2012

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 3 Maryland travels to No. 4 North Carolina for a pivotal Atlantic Coast Conference match at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. The game will be shown live on ESPN3 and will likely determine the top seed in the upcoming tournament.

The Terps (11-2, 2-1 ACC) started off their three-game road trip on a high note with a 14-6 victory at No. 8 Penn last weekend. Karri Ellen Johnson tallied nine goals in two games last week to tie Kelly Coppedge for No. 2 on Maryland's career goals list.

North Carolina is 12-1 entering Saturday's highly-anticipated match. Maryland topped the Tar Heels to capture the ACC regular season crown before ousting UNC from the conference tournament championship in 2011.

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Maryland's Probable Starters (2012 statistics)
Pos. No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS G A DC
A 10 Alex Aust Jr. 5-8 Sterling, Va. 13/13 24 23 2
A 8 Kristy Black Sr. 5-5 Glenwood, Md. 13/13 16 12 18
A 18 Karri Ellen Johnson Sr. 5-7 Annapolis, Md. 13/13 37 13 38
M 20 Beth Glaros So. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 13/13 20 1 20
M 6 Kelly McPartland Fr. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 13/13 21 6 15
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Jr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 13/13 40 7 26
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-Fr. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 13/13 22 5 5
D 5 Megan Douty Fr. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 13/13 1 0 10
D 15 Melissa Diepold Jr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 13/13 0 0 2
D 27 Shanna Brady Fr. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 13/13 0 0 5
D 14 Iliana Sanza Jr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 13/13 0 0 21
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  43 Brittany Dipper Sr. 5-6 Clarksboro, N.J. 13/13 7.01 84 11-2

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Scouting The Terps
·Maryland faces No. 4 North Carolina for a shot at the top seed in the upcoming ACC tournament Saturday. The Terps topped UNC twice last season.

2012 Maryland Terrapins: 11-2, 2-1 ACC (IWLCA #3, Inside Lacrosse #5)
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· The Terps are ecstatic to have a healthy Karri Ellen Johnson back in the lineup in 2012. The senior captain and two-time IWLCA First Team All-American missed 12 games last season due to injury. She is poised to resume her vital role in Maryland's offense. Maryland will also rely on returning starters Kristy Black and Alex Aust. Black will serve as a captain in 2012 after scoring 31 goals as a junior. Aust tallied 42 points as a sophomore in her first year as a starter.

· Katie Schwarzmann, the 2011 IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and Tewaaraton finalist, returns to lead the Terps through the middle. Widely known as the fastest player in the nation, Schwarzmann led Maryland in goals last season with 65. Beth Glaros finished her freshman season with a bang in 2011, scoring a game-high four goals in the national title match against Northwestern. She played in all 23 games for the Terps, tallying 22 goals.

· The defense will have three new starters in 2012 after the departure of Katie Gallagher, Brittany Poist and Sara Cooper. Iliana Sanza, a second team all-region pick as a sophomore, is the lone returning starter for Maryland. While the unit will be young, don't expect it to be any less disciplined. Sanza will lead the back line as a junior and, along with four-year starter goalie Brittany Dipper, will do the majority of the organizing.

· Dipper, the 2011 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, is back for her final season in College Park. She has been tabbed to three straight ACC championship all-tournament teams while leading Maryland to conference titles in each season since her arrival.

2012 Season Preview
· It's a Pride Thing - 2012 Maryland Women's Lacrosse
· WATCH! Season Preview Video

Scouting The Tar Heels
· North Carolina is 12-1 overall and a perfect 4-0 in ACC play heading into Saturday's game. UNC's lone loss came at Georgetown on St. Patrick's Day.

2012 North Carolina: 12-1, 4-0 ACC (IWLCA #4, Inside Lacrosse #3)
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· Laura Zimmerman leads the Tar Heels with 31 goals and 14 assists. Becky Lynch has also tallied 45 points and paces UNC with 17 assists. Abbey Friend is UNC's top offensive threat with 39 goals in 2012.

· Sloane Serpe was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. The Tar Heels are holding opponents to 6.38 goals per game.

·The Terps clinched the regular season crown last season with a 12-9 win against UNC. Maryland went on to make it a sweep when it outscored the Tar Heels 9-1 in the second half en route to the ACC tournament championship.


Poll Central
· Follow the Terps and their opponents in the 2012 season via these national polls:
IWLCA/Under Armour Poll
Inside Lacrosse/deBeer Poll

Aust Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week
· Maryland junior attacker Alex Aust was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday.

·Aust, a native of Sterling, Va., played an integral role in No. 3 Maryland's two wins on the week. Aust tallied 10 assists over two games, including a school record six assists at No. 8 Penn. Aust also scored three goals against the Quakers.

Terps Kick Off Road Trip with Win at #8 Penn
· The No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team picked up a big road win, 14-6, at No. 8 Penn on Friday night.

· Karri Ellen Johnson tied Kelly Coppedge for No. 2 on Maryland's career goals list with a game-high four goals in the match. Alex Aust continued her recent dominance with a nine-point showing via three goals and a school-record six assists.

Last 10 Meetings MD/UNC:

April 25, 2011 - UNC 7, Maryland 12 (ACC Tournament)
April 9, 2011 - UNC 9, Maryland 12
April 25, 2010 - UNC 5, Maryland 10 (ACC Tournament)

April 10, 2010 - Maryland 9, UNC 13
May 23, 2009 - UNC 8, Maryland 7 (NCAA Tournament)
April 11, 2009 - UNC 8, Maryland 13
April 25, 2008 - UNC 4, Maryland 6 (ACC Tournament)

April 12, 2008 - Maryland 10, UNC 8
March 24, 2007 - UNC 6, Maryland 8
May 14, 2006 - Maryland 6, UNC 9 (NCAA Tournament)

Johnson and the Climb
· Karri Ellen Johnson netted nine goals last week, enough to tie Kelly Coppedge for No. 2 on Maryland's career goals list. The Annapolis product has netted 219 goals in a relatively limited amount of time after being sidelined 12 games in 2011 due to a concussion.

· Johnson is also quietly making her ascent on the career points list, due in part to a breakout season assist-wise, boasting 13 through 13 games in 2012. She is currently fourth on the points list with 276.

Aust, Johnson Team Up to Drop Towson
· Karri Ellen Johnson scored five goals and Alex Aust dished four assists to lead the No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team past Towson 13-3 last Tuesday.

·All five of Johnson's goals came in the first half and pushed the senior attacker's mark to 215, five shy of No. 2 on the Terps' career goals list. Aust has now tallied 15 points in the last three games. Maryland held Towson to its lowest goal output this season.

Johnson Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honor
· Senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week (3/27).

· Johnson, of Annapolis, Md., accumulated six goals, eight draw controls and an assist in Maryland's two victories on the week. With a pair of goals against Richmond on Tuesday, Johnson became only the third player in Maryland women's lacrosse history to record 200 career goals.

Stout Second Half Lifts Terps Past BC
· The No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team put together a stellar second-half rally to down No. 14 Boston College 16-10 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Karri Ellen Johnson and Kelly McPartland led all Maryland scorers with four goals. Junior Katie Schwarzmann picked up a hat trick as the attack tallied more than 15 goals for the second straight game.

New Game, Same Starters
· Maryland has played with the same starters for every game this season.

· Terp starters include freshmen Brooke Griffin, Kelly McPartland, Shanna Brady and Megan Douty.

#6 Syrcause Halts Terps Home Winning Streak
· No. 6 Syracuse edged the No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team 10-9 to snap the Terps' 36-game home winning streak at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Despite holding a distinct advantage in nearly every statistical category including shots in which it trumped the Orange 30-20, Maryland picked up its second loss this season. It was the first regular season loss at home in head coach Cathy Reese's six-year tenure.

· Sophomore Beth Glaros led Maryland with a hat trick and four draw controls. Katie Schwarzmann and Karri Ellen Johnson added two goals apiece. Brittany Dipper racked up eight saves in the cage.

By the Numbers
· Maryland is undefeated this season when it scores 10 or more goals and holds opponents to 10 or fewer goals.

Glaros Shines Against Nation's Toughest Defenses
· Beth Glaros has proven to be a formidable force against the toughest opponents on Maryland's schedule this season.

· The sophomore, who boasted a then-career high four goals against Northwestern in last season's national title match, scored four goals against No. 5 Duke and led Maryland with three against No. 6 Syracuse.

Schwarzmann Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honors
· Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week in mid-March.

· Schwarzmann scored six goals and tallied two assists on the week, including a hat trick against No. 6 Virginia. The junior from Sykesville, Md., also racked up two draw controls and caused a turnover to pace the Terps to their first ACC win of the year.

One Terp vs. One Team
· Four times this season, one player from Maryland has tied or outscored the Terps' opponent.

· Brooke Griffin tallied five goals against Delaware in a 21-4 rout of the Hens. Katie Schwarzmann scored six goals at No. 17 Penn State in a 16-6 victory on the road. Karri Ellen Johnson (5g) and Schwarzmann (3g), tallied the same or more goals as the Tigers against Towson.

Hat Tricks Aplenty in Win vs. No. 6 Virginia
· Karri Ellen Johnson, Kelly McPartland and Katie Schwarzmann netted hat tricks to lead No. 3 Maryland past No. 6 Virginia 12-9.

· Maryland clearly shifted its focus to winning the draw in the second half, besting the Cavaliers 10-5 in the category including several key draws down the stretch after Virginia shrunk the Terrapin lead to 8-7 with 13:12 remaining. A 3-0 run with goals from McPartland, Schwarzmann and Alex Aust in-and-around the five minute mark gave the Terps a comfortable lead for the remainder of the match.

Sanza Nets ACC Weekly Honor
· Junior Iliana Sanza was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week (2/21) for her work in wins against Delaware and No. 17 Penn State.

· The Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List nominee racked up eight draw controls over two games, while also tallying four groundballs and a caused turnover.

Milestones Galore in Delaware Win
· It was a milestone-laden day for the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team as it routed Delaware 21-4 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

·Head coach and former Terrapin All-American Cathy Reese won her 100th career game at Maryland and senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson scored career goal No. 188 to move into sole possession of third on the Terps' all-time goals list.

Terps Trounce Tribe to Kick off 2012 Season
· Maryland kicked off the 2012 campaign with nine unanswered goals and cruised to a 19-8 win against William & Mary at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Junior Katie Schwarzmann led the way for Maryland with five goals and also tallied three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Redshirt freshman Brooke Griffin shined in her Terrapin debut with a four-goal showing.

Lacrosse Magazine Previews 2012 Terps
· Click here for Lacrosse Magazine's full season preview of the Terps in 2012.

Protect This House
· Maryland is 57-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.

· The Terps have won all five games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past five seasons. The Terps are 197-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 13 perfect seasons in that span.

Four Terps Tabbed to Tewaaraton Watch List
· Four Maryland players were named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List, the early compilation of players who will be under consideration for college lacrosse's highest individual honor.

· The Terps boasted more Tewaaraton nominees than any other program in the nation. Brittany Dipper, Karri Ellen Johnson, Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to this year's list. All four were named Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-Americans earlier this season.

High Octane Offense
· Maryland is averaging 14.9 goals per game through its first 13 matches this season. The Terps are outscoring opponents 193-94 this season.

· Katie Schwarzmann leads the Terps with 40 goals. Seven Terps boast double-digit goals this season, six have tallied 18 or more scores.

Three's Company
· Maryland topped North Carolina 12-7 last season to capture its third consecutive ACC championship.

· Then-senior Laura Merrifield was named Most Valuable Player. Current Terps Brittany Dipper and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to the all-tournament team.

New-look Defense
· The Terps lost starters Katie Gallagher, Sara Cooper and Brittany Poist from last year's back line. Iliana Sanza is poised to lead the defense this season as a junior.

· Sanza was named an IL Preseason All-American after garnering all-region honors in 2011. She teams up with freshmen Megan Douty and Shanna Brady and junior Melissa Diepold to form Maryland's defensive four.

· Maryland has surrendered only 40 goals in the first half this season. The Terps held Towson scoreless in the first half last Tuesday.

Welcome Rookies!
· Maryland boasts a large, talented class of freshman this season. A total of 10 freshmen saw their first collegiate action in the season opener.

· Nicole Aust, Shanna Brady, Erin Collins, Megan Douty, Kristen Lamon, Kelly McPartland, Mattie Meredith and Taylor Salandra join redshirt freshmen Kelsey Horton, Brooke Griffin and Abbey Clipp.

· Brady, Douty, Griffin and McPartland have started in all 13 matches in 2012.

Schwarzmann Returns
· Katie Schwarzmann, the 2011 IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and Tewaaraton finalist, returns to lead the Terps through the middle. Widely known as the fastest player in the nation, Schwarzmann led Maryland in goals last season with 65.

· She is the first junior to be named captain since Sarah Mollison in 2010.

Four Terps Tabbed Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans
· Maryland led the way with four first-team honorees on the 2012 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America list.

· Seniors Brittany Dipper and Karri Ellen Johnson and juniors Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to the first team.

Newest Terp
· Head coach Cathy Reese and husband Brian welcomed the newest addition to the Maryland family in late January.

· Reese, who is in her sixth season at the helm of the program, gave birth to her fourth child. Braxton Jacob weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is the third boy in the Reese brood. He joins brothers Brody and Riley and sister Cayden.

Head Coach Cathy Reese
· A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her sixth season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.

Reese Notes:
• 2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year
• 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, one Tewaaraton Award winner, four Tewaaraton finalists, 19 All-Americans, and 21 All-ACC selections
• 2006 MPSF Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010 and 2011 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year
• Guided Denver to school-record 16 wins in 2006
• Won eight national championships at Maryland as a player and coach (1995-2001, 2010)
• 1998 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player

Dipper Back in the Cage
· Brittany Dipper tallied career-high 141 saves with an 21-2 record in the cage a year ago. She returns for her fourth year in the cage. The senior boasts 84 saves while surrendering 80 goals this season.

· Dipper, the 2011 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, has been tabbed to three straight ACC championship all-tournament teams while leading Maryland to conference titles in each season since her arrival.

The Terps When (2012)...

Maryland Tendency
Overall Record 11-2
Home 7-1
Away 4-1
Neutral 0-0
ACC Record 2-1
Non-Conference Record 9-1
Day Games 4-2
Night Games 6-0
Leading after first half 10-0
Trailing after first half 0-1
In overtime 0-0
Maryland has more shots 10-2
Opponent has more shots 0-0
Maryland has more saves 2-0
Opponent has more saves 7-2
Maryland wins more draw controls 8-2
Opponent wins more draw controls 0-0
Maryland commits more fouls 2-1
Opponent commits more fouls 7-1
Maryland scores first 8-1
Opponent scores first 1-1
Maryland commits more turnovers 0-0
Opponent commits more turnovers 8-1
Games decided by one goal 0-2
Games decided by 2-4 goals 1-0
Games decided by 5 or more goals 9-0
Maryland scores less than 10 goals 0-2
Maryland scores 10-14 goals 5-0
Maryland scores 15-19 goals 4-0
Maryland scores 20+ goals 1-0
Opponent scores less than 10 goals 9-0
Opponent scores 10-14 goals 1-2
Opponent scores 15-19 goals 0-0
vs. top 5 ranked opponents 0-1
vs. teams ranked 6-10 2-1
vs. teams 11-20 1-0
vs. unranked opponents 6-0
During the work week 5-0
On the weekends 5-2
Games in February 3-1
Games in March 6-1
Games in April 1-0
Games in May 0-0

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Media Information
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