March 14, 2000
College Park, Md. - Maryland's Jen Adams (Marino, Australia) has been named the ACC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for her 18-point effort last week. The junior attacker scored 15 goals and added three assists in the No. 1 Terrapins' 3-0 stretch last week. She netted five goals against Towson, four against Penn State, and six against Syracuse on Sunday. She also added three assists, two against Syracuse and one against Towson. Adams leads the nation in scoring with 27 points this year on 21 goals and six assists, just six games into the season.
Adams was the leading scorer for the 1999 NCAA National Champion Maryland women's lacrosse team. For her outstanding season, she also received the International Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's National Player of the Year Award, as well as the NCAA Division I Player of the Year award from College Lacrosse USA and e-lacrosse. An All-American, Adams was the NCAA leader in goals scored last season, and was the Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Division I Championships. In addition to those accolades already mentioned, Adams earned Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in only her sophomore year at Maryland. Last week, Adams was named the Student-Athlete of the Week for her excellence in the classroom and on the field.
Maryland hosts Virginia Tuesday night in the final ACC regular season contest of the year for the Terps. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field.