March 15, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team returns to conference action Saturday when it plays host to No. 14 Boston College at noon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Maryland (6-2, 1-1 ACC) racked up its highest goal output since Feb. 16 in an 18-9 rout of Richmond at the complex Tuesday.With a pair of scores against the Spiders, Karri Ellen Johnson became only the third player in Terrapin women's lacrosse history to record 200 career goals.
Boston College is 4-3 after falling to Albany its last time out Wednesday. Maryland topped the Eagles twice last season, including once in the conference tournament semifinals.
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|Maryland's Probable Starters (2012 statistics)|
|A||10||Alex Aust||Jr.||5-8||Sterling, Va.||8/8||12||8||1|
|A||8||Kristy Black||Sr.||5-5||Glenwood, Md.||8/8||7||9||12|
|A||18||Karri Ellen Johnson||Sr.||5-7||Annapolis, Md.||8/8||18||8||17|
|M||20||Beth Glaros||So.||5-9||Ellicott City, Md.||8/8||16||1||15|
|M||6||Kelly McPartland||Fr.||5-6||Farmingdale, N.Y.||8/8||14||2||13|
|M||7||Katie Schwarzmann||Jr.||5-4||Sykesville, Md.||8/8||24||4||25|
|M||11||Brooke Griffin||R-Fr.||5-5||Edgewater, Md.||8/8||15||2||2|
|D||5||Megan Douty||Fr.||5-6||Fair Haven, N.J.||8/8||1||0||8|
|D||15||Melissa Diepold||Jr.||5-5||Baltimore, Md.||8/8||0||0||1|
|D||27||Shanna Brady||Fr.||5-6||Smithtown, N.Y.||8/8||0||0||3|
|D||14||Iliana Sanza||Jr.||5-5||Cockeysville, Md.||8/8||0||0||14|
|43||Brittany Dipper||Sr.||5-6||Clarksboro, N.J.||8/8||7.29||51||6-2|
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Scouting The Terps
·Maryland returns to ACC play with a Saturday bout against Boston College Saturday.
|2012 Maryland Terrapins: 6-2, 1-1 ACC (IWLCA #5, Inside Lacrosse #6)|
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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
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Scouting The Eagles
· BC is 4-3 after falling to Albany its last time out Wednesday.
|2012 Boston College Eagles: 4-3, 1-0 ACC (IWLCA #14, Inside Lacrosse #12)|
· Freshman midfielder Mikaela Rix is Boston College's leading scorer with 22 goals this season. Freshmen Rix and Covie Stanwick lead the Eagles in scoring with 27 and 26 points, respectively.
· When Boston College scores first in the game they are 4-0 overall this season. The Eagles have totaled 100 total goals this season with 18 coming from free-positions and 68 unassisted. They scored a season-high 19 goals against UConn (3/2/12).
Griffin Leads #5 Terps Past Richmond, 18-9
· The No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team flexed its offensive muscles in an 18-9 rout of Richmond Tuesday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
· Brooke Griffin scored four goals to lead Maryland (6-2, 1-1 ACC) to its highest goal output since Feb. 16. A total of nine players notched goals for the Terps including Katie Schwarzmann, who racked up a hat trick
#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 last Saturday 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.
Johnson Resumes Record Book Climb
· Karri Ellen Johnson is 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.
· Fans will want to keep tabs on Johnson as she looks to continue her climb in the Maryland record books. The Annapolis, Md., native is now in sole possession of third on Maryland's career goals list (200). She needs 20 goals to pass Kelly Coppedge for the No. 2 spot.
By the Numbers
· Maryland is undefeated this season when it scores 10 or more goals and holds opponents to single-digits.
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 last Tuesday.
· 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
· Twice 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.
· 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.
Maryland Drops No. 17 Penn State
· Katie Schwarzmann scored a career-high six goals as No. 2 Maryland picked up its first road victory 16-6 at No. 17 Penn State.
·Schwarzmann scored five of her six goals in the first half and also racked up a game-high six groundballs. Karri Ellen Johnson and Brooke Griffin also tallied two goals each as Maryland won its third consecutive game by 10 or more goals. Griffin added five groundballs and Iliana Sanza had a team-high four draw controls.
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 54-2 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 194-16 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 14.4 goals per game through its first eight matches this season. The Terps are outscoring opponents 115-60 this season.
· Katie Schwarzmann leads the Terps with 24 goals. Six Terps boast double-digit goals this season.
· Maryland topped North Carolina 12-7 last season to capture its third consecutive ACC championship.
· 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 26 goals in the first half this season.
· Maryland boasts a large, talented class of freshman this season. A total of 10 freshmen saw their first collegiate action in the season opener.
· Brady, Douty, Griffin and McPartland have started in all eight matches in 2012.
· 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.
· 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.
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 is boasts 51 saves while surrendering 51 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)...
|Leading after first half||6-0|
|Trailing after first half||0-1|
|Maryland has more shots||6-2|
|Opponent has more shots||0-0|
|Maryland has more saves||1-0|
|Opponent has more saves||5-2|
|Maryland wins more draw controls||5-2|
|Opponent wins more draw controls||0-0|
|Maryland commits more fouls||2-1|
|Opponent commits more fouls||4-1|
|Maryland scores first||5-1|
|Opponent scores first||1-1|
|Maryland commits more turnovers||0-0|
|Opponent commits more turnovers||6-1|
|Games decided by one goal||0-2|
|Games decided by 2-4 goals||1-0|
|Games decided by 5 or more goals||5-0|
|Maryland scores less than 10 goals||0-2|
|Maryland scores 10-14 goals||2-0|
|Maryland scores 15-19 goals||3-0|
|Maryland scores 20+ goals||1-0|
|Opponent scores less than 10 goals||6-0|
|Opponent scores 10-14 goals||0-2|
|Opponent scores 15-19 goals||0-0|
|vs. top 5 ranked opponents||0-1|
|vs. teams ranked 6-10||1-1|
|vs. teams 11-20||1-0|
|vs. unranked opponents||4-0|
|During the work week||3-0|
|On the weekends||3-2|
|Games in February||3-1|
|Games in March||3-1|
|Games in April||0-0|
|Games in May||0-0|
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