April 23, 1999
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland's No. 1-ranked women's lacrosse team, with a league-high six players, head up the 1999 All-Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse team. The team, voted on by the league's four head coaches, includes players from all four lacrosse playing schools.
Maryland midfielder Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) was the coaches' choice as the ACC Player of the Year. The Pennsylvania native is third in the ACC and ranked 19th nationally in scoring with 35 goals and 25 assists for 60 points in 14 games for the 14-0 Terps. In addition, Maryland's Cindy Timchal was picked as the ACC Coach of the Year. Timchal, a West Chester University graduate, has compiled a 142-11 (.927) mark in nine years with the Terps, and has produced five national titles one ACC championship and 26 All-Americans.
Five Maryland teammates join Jenkins on the All-ACC team, sophomores Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) and Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.), and juniors Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.), Tonia Porras (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.). Adams is the nation's leading scorer with 75 points (45 goals, 30 assists) in 14 games while Comito is fourth among ACC scoring leaders with 53 points while Sommar is sixth with 44.
Kahoe, the lone goalkeeper named to the All-ACC team, leads the nation and the ACC in goals against average with a 5.63 average.
Maryland enters the 1999 ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed and meets fourth-seeded North Carolina on Saturday at 1 p.m. The other semifinal game pits the two-seeded Duke Blue Devils against the third-seed Virginia Cavaliers at 3 p.m.