April 25, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jen Adams (Marino, Australia) and Craig Munroe (Thornhill, Ontario), members of the women's lacrosse team and baseball team, respectively, have been named student-athletes of the week by the Maryland Department of Athletics for the week of April 24-28.
Adams, a junior midfielder, was named ACC Player of the Year last Friday. The honor was just the beginning of a series of accolades for her. On Saturday, Adams netted two goals and recorded two assists as the No. 1 Terps held on to defeat No. 8 Virginia, 8-6, to advance to the ACC Championship game on Sunday. In the conference final the following day, Adams came on to lead the No. 2 seeded Terps past the No. 1 seed North Carolina, 17-6. Her six goals and two assists were instrumental in Maryland's win over the Tar Heels, who had snapped the Terps' 28-game win streak when the two teams met in March.
Adams was one of a record seven Terps selected to the 2000 All-ACC Team, and was named the ACC Tournament MVP as well. Currently she has netted 59 goals and is on her way to breaking the school record she set last season of 71 goals in a single season. Adams has tallied 39 assists this season, Kelly Amonte who dished out 48 assists in the 1996 season holds the school record for assists in a single season. Adding to her list of honors, Adams has been named ACC Player of the Week twice.
Munroe, a senior first baseman and designated hitter, hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to lead the Terps' come-from-behind victory over No. 10 Wake Forest last Friday. Maryland took the three-game series from the Demon Deacons for the first time ever, during which Munroe recorded five RBI. In the Terps' five games last week, he went 8-for-19 at the plate, recorded 11 RBI and hit three home runs. His spectacular weekend performance earned him ACC Player of the Week honors on April 24.
Last Wednesday, Munroe belted out two home runs in the Terps' 13-1 romp over UMES. He has been the Terps' offensive leader this season. He is currently batting .402, as he continues his quest to become only the 10th Maryland player to bat .400 or better in a single season. Munroe has hit 10 home runs and boasts 49 RBI on the season as the Terps enter the home stretch, hosting 13 of their next 14 contests at home.
This marks the third time Adams has received student-athlete of the week honors, and the first time for Munroe. Adams is majoring in communications, and Munroe is a kinesiology major.