March 27, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team (7-1, 2-1 ACC) prepares for a three-game week which pits them against two ranked teams, including the nations No. 2 team, James Madison. The Terps kick-off the week against No. 17 Temple on Tuesday at 3 p.m., and follow-up with action against unranked Harvard on Thursday at 4 p.m. Both games will be held at Ludwig Field. Top-ranked Maryland will then pack its bags for the first time in five games and head for Harrisonburg, Va., for a 1 vs. 2 battle with James Madison. The top-notch tilt will be the second 1-2 match-up for the Terps this season. The first came at then-No. 2 Duke in Maryland's season opener on March 3. The Terps left Durham with the come-from-behind 14-10 win.
A Look at the Terps' Next Three: Gm. 1 vs. Temple
Maryland's series with Temple is one of the historically more evenly-matched ones the Terps have. The series dates back to March 26, 1981, when the Terps' scored the 7-3 win. Maryland leads the series with Temple 13-10-1 (.563). Aside from the Yale series, which sits at an even .500 at 1-1, The Temple/Maryland series is the only other series that is even close to a losing effort for the Terps. Recent history has not been so kind to the Owls, however, as the Terps have defeated Temple in the last 11 games. Temple's last win vs. the Terps came in 1989 with a 9-7 Owl victory. Last season, Maryland had its first 20-goal effort of the season against Temple, beating the Owls 23-6. Jen Adams (Marino, Australia) was huge against the Owls last season, leading the Terps with five goals and five assists. Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) also had a five-goal game, with Allison Comito (Gen Head, N.Y.) adding three.
Temple enters this week 3-2, after blanking St. Joseph's 20-0 on March 25. The Owls have also beaten La Salle (18-3) and Old Dominion (10-5). Temple's two losses have come in a close 9-8 contest with Boston College and a 20-5 defeat by James Madison. The Owls are led by senior Kelly Ruch (19 goals, 2 assists), Robin Keevan (9 goals, 2 assists) and Jen Jefferson (10 goals).
A Look at the Terps' Next Three: Gm. 2 vs. Harvard
The Terps lead the Harvard series 15-4-1. Maryland first squared-off against the Crimson on March 25, 1980, with an 8-4 win over Harvard under head coach Sue Tyler. The Terp's have won the last six against Harvard, with the team's last loss coming on April 11, 1992, by a 7-5 deficit at Harvard. In 1999, the Terps handed a 21-3 loss to the Crimson at Harvard. Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) led the Terps with seven goals and one assist. Midfielder Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) also had a stellar day, netting three goals and adding four assists. Allison Comito had three goals and three assists for six points.
Harvard is off to a perfect 3-0 start, with wins over Massachusetts (7-6), Boston College (13-9), and Brown (11-10). The Crimson is lead by junior Lauren Corkery (7 goals, 1 assist), Alli Harper (6 goals) and Sara Burg (2 goals and 4 assists).
A Look at the Terps' Next Three: Gm. 3 at James Madison
Maryland's leads the James Madison series 27-1, with the Terps' only loss coming on April 12, 1976. The Dukes took that match-up 11-4. Maryland won the series opener in 1975 by a 3-2 margin. In 1999, Maryland squeaked out a 12-11 overtime win at Ludwig Field to stay undefeated. Christie Jenkins led the Terps with three goals. Quinn Carney and Meg McNamara (East Northport, N.Y.) each had two for the Terps. Maryland has an 25 games win streak against the Dukes.
The Dukes are 5-1 after a close 14-13 loss at No. 12 Delaware. James Madison started the season with a 13-5 defeat of North Carolina and followed with wins against Penn State (18-11), Temple (20-5), Loyola (12-6) and Old Dominion (12-7). Senior Jess Marion is leading the Dukes with 23 goals and three assists. Attack Julie Martinez has 16 goals and three assists as the Dukes' second-leading scorer.
The Talk About the Terps' Streaks
Maryland has several current streaks heading into this week's trio of games. The Terps' put their 24-game home win streak on the line against No. 19 Temple and Harvard, as well as their 38-game non-conference win streak. Maryland's 24-game home win streak dates back to April 24, 1997, against William & Mary. The Terps won that contest 10-9. The last time Maryland lost at home was April 22, 1997 vs. Loyola. That game was also a one-goal decision, ending with a 7-6 win for the Greyhounds. The Terps' 38-game non-conference win-streak also dates back to the 7-6 home loss to Loyola.
The Big Three On Offense
Maryland's Jen Adams leads the nation in scoring and goals again this week with 49 points on 31goals and 18 assists. Adams had a five-point effort on one goal and four assists against Dartmouth and an eight-point day against Old Dominion last week for a 13 point two-game outting. Adams started the season with three goals each against Duke and North Carolina, and followed-up with an 18-point stretch the week of March 7-12, including a six-goal game against Syracuse on Sunday, March 12. Adams also had an eight-point game against ACC rival Virginia.
Junior Allison Comito continued her goal-scoring tear last week, slipping it by the Dartmouth defense for three goals on Tuesday and netting four against ODU Saturday. That gives her 26 goals this season, an average of 3.25 gpg. Add in her 11 assists, and she trails Adams by 12 points as the nation's No. 2 scorer.
Junior Quinn Carney rounds out the Terps' top three scorers, and after her five-goal explosion vs. Dartmouth, she is currently third nationally at 33 points. Carney is also ranked fourth in assists with 16, just four behind national leader Lauren Miller from Boston College.
The Terrapin's Offensive Push
The 2000 Maryland offense is averaging an impressive 17.5 gpg through eight games. In 1999, the Terps led the nation with a 15.8 average. That's a 1.7 goal per game improvement this year.
Jen Adams Scoring Streak
Maryland junior Jen Adams has scored at least one point in her last 39 games. Adams, who has 210 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 5.86 ppg.
Adams also has at least one goal in each of the past 19 games.
The Jenkins' Scoring Streak
Maryland tri-captain Christie Jenkins is riding a 41-game scoring streak into the Terps game with Temple. The last time the midfielder was held scoreless was on March 31, 1998, against the Owls. She has 185 career points, and has moved into a tie on Maryland's career points list at No. 8 with Karen Trudel (1982-85).
The Carney Streak Rounds It Out
Terrapin junior Quinn Carney has extended her scoring streak to 36 games after Thursday's 21-4 win over No. 19 Old Dominion. 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 North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
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). Adams leads the nation in scoring with 41 points (26 goals, 15 assists) six games in to the season.
Maryland in the Polls
Last week was the Terps' third straight week at the top of the IWLCA poll this year. Maryland has been the No.1 team in the nation for 13 consecutive polls, dating back to the final rankings of 1998 when the Terps' captured their fourth-straight NCAA championship.
McNamara Fills the Role
Junior attack Meg McNamara (East Northport, N.Y.), who replaced Meredith Egan (Maplewood, N.J.) in the starting lineup after she suffered a tear to her anterior cruciate ligament against Towson on March 7, has filled the role in fine fashion and is averaging 2.6 ppg in five starts for the Terps, including a career day at Syracuse where she netted three goals and added four assists.
Adams on the Career Charts
After setting the single-season record for goals at Maryland in 1999 with 71, junior Jen Adams moved one step closer to moving onto the Terps' all-time goals list after scoring five more against Old Dominion. Adams has 129 career goals, and is just one away from joining teammate Christie Jenkins on the career charts at No. 10. Adams is fourth on Maryland's all-time assists list with 81, just two away from Anysia Fedec (1984-87) who has 83. She passed Sascha Newmarch (1995-98), Karen MacCrate (1993-96) and Terp assistant coach Cathy Nelson (1995-98) after her four-assist effort last Tuesday against Dartmouth to slip into the No. 4 slot. Adams career point total is now an unbelievable 210 points. Only seven points separate her and Nelson, who has 217 career points and is No. 5 in Maryland history.
Jenkins Career Numbers
After her four-goals effort against Virginia on March 14, Christie Jenkins climbed onto the career-goals list at Maryland at No. 10 with 126 and increased her total to 130 this past week putting her in ninth. Jenkins is up to 55 career assists, still one behind Quinn Carney at No. 9. Jenkins' career total of 185 points is also good enough to move into a tie with Karen Trudel (1982-85) at the No. 8 spot on Maryland's career goals list.
Carney Movin' On Up
With her two assists against Old Dominion March 25, Quinn Carney moved up again on Maryland's career assists chart to No. 9 with 56. Christie Jenkins is only one assist behind her with 55 for her career, Kristin Sommar has 52.
A Look At the ACC
Despite the Terps' having no ACC regular season games remaining, the conference action is heating up with the other three teams. Last week, No. 7 North Carolina upset No. 3 Virginia 12-5 in Charlottesville on Saturday. Duke picked up two more wins, and is preparing to take on the Tar Heels this week in a Tobacco Road showdown at UNC on March 29 at 7 p.m.
North Carolina leads the conference race with a 2-0 record (6-2 overall). The Terps' are the ACC's second-place team at 2-1 (7-1 overall) and are the only team that has completed its conference regular season thus far. Duke and Virginia are both looking for their first conference win. The Blue Devils' are 0-1 (5-2 overall), with their sole conference loss coming 14-10 to Maryland in the Terps' season opener. Virginia is 0-2 in the conference (6-2 overall), with losses to Maryland (17-8) and North Carolina (12-5).
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. The year 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 home. 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, Maryalnd is looking for its third conference crown- this time at Ludwig Field, when the ACC tournament comes to College Park on April 22-23.
Maryalnd 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
|4/19||vs. Duke||W, 14-4|
|4/20||vs. Virginia||W, 11-10|
1998 ACC Tournament at Virginia
|4/18||vs. North Carolina||L, 10-12|
1999 ACC Tournament at North Carolina
|4/24||vs. North Carolina||W, 19-17 ot|
|4/25||vs. Virginia||W, 13-5|
Johns Hopkins Game on WMAR
Maryland's women's lacrosse game on Apr. 15 against Johns Hopkins will be broadcast on WMAR Channel 2 Baltimore. The game will be part of a doubleheader that starts at 5:30 p.m., with the Maryland men's game to follow at 8 p.m.
WMUC To Broadcast Games
88.1 FM WMUC, the University of Maryland student radio station, will broadcast several Terrapin women's lacrosse games this season on 88.1 FM as well as on the world wide web at www.wmuc.umd.edu. Terrapin men's basketball captain Matt Hahn will provide the play-by-play , with Jason Mandel on color. The broadcast started with the Penn State game and will tentatively continue throughout the postseason.
WMUC Broadcast Schedule
Terp Career Firsts
Several Terps played in their first collegiate contest ever against Towson on March 7, with Julie Shank (Arnold, Md.) coming up with her first collegiate goal. Key reserve Sonia Judd (Darlington, South Australia) also scored the first goal of her career at the 1:53 mark of the first half.
Kristin Crawford (Arnold, Md.) continued the career firsts against Penn State on March 9, netting her first career goal, with Bridget Frande (Ellicott City, Md.) coming up with her first Terrapin goal as well. Loyola transfer Katie Robinson (Davidsonville, Md.) 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 (Ruterford, N.J.), as well as sophomore Annie Morris' (Waltham, Vt.) first goal of the season. Robsinson scored at the 14:40 mark for her first goal as a Terp.
Goalies Alexis Venechanos (Yorktown, N.Y.) and Virginia Solomon (McLean, Va.) 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.
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 355-81-3 record into the Old Dominion game on Saturday.
2000 ACC STANDINGS
Upcoming ACC Action
|Mar. 28:||Maryland vs. Temple, 3 p.m.|
|Mar. 29:||Duke at North Carolina, 7 p.m.|
|Mar. 30:||Maryland vs. Harvard, 4 p.m.|
|Mar. 31:||Virginia at Princeton, 7 p.m.|
|Apr. 1:||Maryland at James Madison, 1 p.m.|
|Duke at William & Mary, 12 p.m.|
|Virginia at Temple, 1 p.m.|
|Apr. 2:||North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech, 1 p.m.|
Last Week's ACC Action
|Mar. 21:||Maryland 15, Dartmouth 8|
|Mar. 22:||Duke 13, Vanderbilt 7|
|Virginia 15, William & Mary 3|
|Mar. 25:||Maryland 21, Brown 4|
|Duke 13, Georgetown 9|
|N. Carolina 12, Virginia 5|
2000 IWLCA Poll (3/20/00)
|2.||James Madison||4-0||174 (4)||3|
|20.||William & Mary||1-3||17||18|
Receiving Votes: Virginia Tech (2-1)
Maryland's Career Charts
Maryland's Career Goals List
|1.||Kelly Amonte (1993-96)||187|
|2.||Betsy Elder (1991-94)||158|
|3.||Anysia Fedec (1984-87)||157|
|4.||Laura Harmon (1992-95)||150|
|5.||Sascha Newmarch (1995-98)||149|
|6.||Judy Dougherty (1978-1981)||143|
|7.||Cathy Nelson (1995-98)||140|
|8.||Karen Trudel (1982-85)||135|
|9.||Christie Jenkins (1997-Pres.)||130|
|Mary Ann Oelgoetz (1987-90)||130|
|Jen Adams (1998-Pres.)||129|
Maryland's Career Assists List
|1.||Kelly Amonte (1993-96)||132|
|2.||Judy Dougherty (1978-80)||106|
|3.||Anysia Fedec (1984-87)||83|
|4.||Jen Adams (1998-Pres.)||81|
|5.||Cathy Nelson (1995-98)||77|
|6.||Karen MacCrate (1993-96)||76|
|7.||Sascha Newmarch (1995-98)||74|
|8.||Sarah Forbes (1994-97)||63|
|9.||Quinn Carney (1998-Pres.)||56|
|10.||Michele Uhlfelder (1988-91)||55|
|Christie Jenkins (1997-Pres.)||55|
|Kristin Sommar (1997-Pres.)||52|
Maryland's Career Points List
|1.||Kelly Amonte (1993-96)||319|
|2.||Judy Dougherty (1978-1981)||249|
|3.||Anysia Fedec (1984-87)||240|
|4.||Sascha Newmarch (1995-98)||223|
|5.||Cathy Nelson (1995-98)||217|
|6.||Jen Adams (1998-Pres.)||210|
|7.||Betsy Elder (1991-94)||199|
|8.||Christie Jenkins (1997-Pres.)||185|
|Karen Trudel (1982-85)||185|
|10.||Laura Harmon (1992-95)||184|
Maryland's Probable Starting Line-up vs. No. 19 Temple
|2||Courtney Hobbs||M||So.||8/8||Has scored in six of the Terps' eight games, totaling 10 g and 4a.|
|3||Kerri Mulligan||D||R-Jr.||8/8||An all-out defender, holds the line for MD in the back.|
|7||Jen Adams||A||Jr.||8/8||Nation's leading scorer, averaging 6.13 ppg (3.87 gpg, 2.25 apg).|
|9||Allison Comito||A||Jr.||8/8||Nation's 2nd-leading scorer, she is averaging 7.5 ppg in the past 4.|
|10||Kristin Sommar||M||Sr.||8/8||Looks to create the turnover in the midfield. 9g, 5a this season.|
|11||Tori Wellington||D||Jr.||8/8||Found the goal against Old Dominion for her 6th of the year.|
|25||Meg Carrington||D||Jr.||7/4||Started in place of Courtney Martinez the past four games.|
|16||Megan McNamara||A||Jr.||7/5||Replaced an injured Meredith Egan. Averaging 2.6 ppg as a starter.|
|18||Tonia Porras||D||Sr.||8/8||Jump-started transition game vs. ODU netting her 2nd of the year.|
|20||Quinn Carney||M||Jr.||8/8||Nation's 3rd-leading scorer with 33 pts., including 5g vs. Dartmouth.|
|21||Christie Jenkins||M||Sr.||8/8||Has 15p in the past 4 games after scoring only 9p in the 1st four.|
|33||Alex Kahoe||G||Sr.||8/8||Terps' All-American goalie, she has an 8.14 gaa, and .607 save%.|
|5||Sonia Judd||M||Fr.||8/0||Scored her second goal of her career against ODU. Also has 2a.|
|6||Tara Foran||D||Jr.||8/0||Has seen action in all Maryland's games on defense.|
|8||Bridget Frande||M||Fr.||6/0||Scored first career goal against Penn State.|
|12||Courtney Martinez||M||Jr.||6/4||Seeing limited time recently because of injury, has 5 assists in 2000.|
Terrapin did you know...
THE TERPS' OFFENSE BY THE NUMBERS
Maryland's Jen Adams is the nations' leading goal scorer with 31. She is also No. 2 in assists with 19.
Goals per game improvment 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 17.5 this season.
Allison Comito is the nation's No. 2 goal scorer with 26 in the Terp's first eight games.
Number of 20+ goal games by the top-ranked Terps this season, both Syracuse (24) on March 12 and Old Dominion (21) on March 25.
Quinn Carney is ranked fourth nationally in assists with 16.
Smallest margin of victory for the Terps this season, a 14-10 win over Duke on March 3 in the Terps' season opener.
The Terp's are outscoring their opponents by an average of 5.38 goals in the second half this season.
15 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.
Largest offensive effort by the Terps' this season, which came on March 12 at Syracuse.
Total number of Terp goals this season.
No. 1 Maryland has 217 points thru eight games (140 goals and 77 assists).
TOP THREE TERPS GAME-BY-GAME
|at North Carolina||3||1||4|
|vs. Penn State||4||0||4|
|vs. Old Dominion||5||3||8|
|National Rank *||1||2||1|
|at North Carolina||1||3||4|
|vs. Penn State||3||0||3|
|vs. Old Dominion||4||3||7|
|National Rank *||2||6t||2|
|at North Carolina||2||1||3|
|vs. Penn State||1||2||3|
|vs. Old Dominion||1||2||3|
|National Rank *||NR||4||3|
* National rankings according to lax.com
2000 Team Trends
9 (Individual) Jen Adams vs. Virginia (3/13/00)
38 (Team) at Syracuse(3/12/00)
34 at Syracuse(3/12/00)
Team Draw Controls
18 vs. Old Dominion (3/25/00)
|Against Ranked Opponents||6-1|
|Against Top 5 Opponents||2-1|
|Against Top 10 Opponents||4-1|
|Against Unranked Opponents||1-0|
|Leading at the Half||5-0|
|Trailing at the Half||2-0|
|Tied at the Half||0-1|
|Maryland Scores Less Then 10 Goals||0-0|
|Maryland Scores 10-15 Goals||2-1|
|Maryland Scores 15 or More Goals||5-0|
|Maryland Scores 20 or More Goals||2-0|
|Opponent Scores Less Then 5 Goals||4-0|
|Opponent Scores 5-10 Goals||2-0|
|Opponent Scores 11-14 Goals||2-1|
|Opponents Scores 15 or More Goals||0-0|
|Games Decided by One Goal||0-1|
|Games Decided by 2-4 Goals||1-0|
|Games Decided by 5-8 Goals||1-0|
|Games Decided by 9-11 Goals||1-0|
|Games Decided by 12 or More Goals||4-0|
|Opponent Has More Shots||0-0|
|Shots Are Even||0-0|
TERPS BY THE NUMBERS
Number of seniors who graduated from the Terrapins 1999 national championship team.
The Terps are currently the top team in the IWLCA rankings.
Assists needed by Kristin Sommar to make the Maryland career assist chart at No. 10.
Christie Jenkins has made the Maryland career list in every offensive category. She is tied for 9th on the career goals list with Mary Ann Oelgoetz at 130, tied for 10th on the career assists list with Michele Ulhfelder at 55, and is tied with Karen Trudel for 8th on the career points list with 185.
The Terps are on a six-game win streak.
The Terrapins enter the 2000 season as the five-time defending national champions.
Jen Adams average points per game in 2000.
Number of national titles for the Maryland program.
Cindy Timchal is in her 10th season as head coach for the Terrapins.
Goals by Jen Adams, last year's Player of the Year, breaking Terp legend Kelly Amonte's previous record of 62 set in 1996.
Head Coach Cindy Timchal's 17-4 win over Towson was her 150th at Maryland.
Maryland Lacrosse by the Numbers
The Terrapins are the No. 1 team in the nation for the third consecutive week this season in the IWLCA poll.
Maryland has won two of the three ACC Tournaments (1997, and '99).
Number of coaches in Maryland history: Sue Tyler (1974, 1976-90), Margarite Arrighi (1975), Cindy Timchal (1991-Present).
Academic All-Americans in Terp history.
Number of consecutive titles for the Maryland women's lacrosse team. The string of five-straight is the longest current streak in Division I women's athletics.
Number of national championships in Maryland history. Seven NCAA titles (1986, '92, '95, '96, '97, '98, and '99) and one AIAW title (1981).
The Terps have made it to the NCAA title game nine of the past 10 years.
National Players of the Year, including Terp legend Kelly Amonte, current Terp Jen Adams, Betsy Elder, Sarah Forbes, Mary Kondner, Kerstin Manning, Mary Ann Oelgoetz, Mandy Stevenson, Michele Uhlfelder.
Appearances in the national tournament.
Individuals who have achieved All-American status at least once with the Terps.
Terp team record for consecutive wins (1995-97).
March 3rd's win over No. 2 Duke was the program's 350th win. The Terps have just 81 losses in the program's history, and three ties.