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#3 Terps Prep for #6 Syracuse Saturday
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 03/08/2012

March 8, 2012

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team faces another highly ranked foe Saturday when No. 6 Syracuse pays a visit to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. First draw is slated for 1 p.m.

Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday after racking up a pair of hat tricks in wins against No. 6 Virginia and Hofstra last weekend. Schwarzmann leads the Terps with 19 goals in 2012.

Syracuse (2-2) moved up five spots in this week's IWLCA national poll after notching its first win against an opponent ranked in the top five since 2006. The Orange upset No. 4 Florida in double overtime on Saturday.

Maryland leads the all-time series 11-0.


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Maryland's Probable Starters (2012 statistics)
Pos. No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS G A DC
A 10 Alex Aust Jr. 5-8 Sterling, Va. 6/6 10 4 1
A 8 Kristy Black Sr. 5-5 Glenwood, Md. 6/6 5 7 10
A 18 Karri Ellen Johnson Sr. 5-7 Annapolis, Md. 6/6 14 7 12
M 20 Beth Glaros So. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 6/6 11 0 7
M 6 Kelly McPartland Fr. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 6/6 13 2 11
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Jr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 6/6 19 3 5
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-Fr. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 6/6 11 1 2
D 5 Megan Douty Fr. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 6/6 1 0 8
D 15 Melissa Diepold Jr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 6/6 0 0 0
D 27 Shanna Brady Fr. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 6/6 0 0 3
D 14 Iliana Sanza Jr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 6/6 0 0 14
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  43 Brittany Dipper Sr. 5-6 Clarksboro, N.J. 6/6 6.40 31 5-1

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Scouting The Terps
·Maryland puts its 36-game home winning streak on the line Saturday when it plays host to No. 6 Syracuse.

2012 Maryland Terrapins: 5-1, 1-1 ACC (IWLCA #3, Inside Lacrosse #4)
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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
· It's a Pride Thing - 2012 Maryland Women's Lacrosse
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Scouting The Orange
· Syracuse is 2-2 heading into Saturday's match. The Orange upset No. 4 Florida their last time out Saturday.

2012 Syracuse Orange: 2-2, 0-0 BIG EAST (IWLCA #6, Inside Lacrosse #5)
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· The Orange has tackled a very difficult schedule thus far, playing No. 13 Boston College, No. 6 Virginia, and No. 1 Northwestern in addition to Florida last weekend. Every game except the opener against BC has been tight with no more than two goals determining the outcome.

· Alyssa Murray paces the offense with 11 goals and five assists. Four other players have seven goals each.

· Kelsey Richardson and Alyssa Costantino have split time in goal and work to replace former All-American Liz Hogan in the cage.

· Maryland leads the all-time series 11-0.


 

Poll Central
· Follow the Terps and their opponents in the 2012 season via these national polls:
IWLCA/Under Armour Poll
Inside Lacrosse/deBeer Poll


Schwarzmann Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honors
· Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week 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.


Home Sweet Home
· Maryland boasts the fifth-longest active home winning streak in all of NCAA Division I sports.

· The Terps (36) follow Ohio State men's tennis (137), Florida women's tennis (99), Stanford women's basketball (79), and Kentucky men's basketball (52).


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.


Hat Tricks Aplenty in Win vs. No. 6 Virginia
· Karri Ellen Johnson, Kelly McPartland and Katie Schwarzmann netted hat tricks to lead No. 3 Maryland past No. 6 Virginia 12-9 last Friday.

· 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.


Terps Stumble at No. 5 Duke
· Sophomore Beth Glaros scored a game-high four goals but the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team fell short at No. 2 Duke 10-9.

· It was only the fifth loss for Maryland since 2009 and the first in regular season conference play since 2010. The Terps' last three losses have been decided by one goal.


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 53-1 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 193-15 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 14.7 goals per game through its first six matches this season. The Terps are outscoring opponents 88-41 this season.

· Katie Schwarzmann leads the Terps with 19 goals. Six Terps boast double-digit goals this season.


Three's Company
· Maryland topped North Carolina 12-7 last season to capture its third consecutive ACC championship.

· Then-senior Laura Merrifield was named Most Valuable Player. Current Terps Brittany Dipper and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to the all-tournament team.


New-look Defense
· The Terps lost starters Katie Gallagher, Sara Cooper and Brittany Poist from last year's back line. Iliana Sanza is poised to lead the defense this season as a junior.

· 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 17 goals in the first half this season.


Welcome Rookies!
· Maryland boasts a large, talented class of freshman this season. A total of 10 freshmen saw their first collegiate action in the season opener.

· Nicole Aust, Shanna Brady, Erin Collins, Megan Douty, Kristen Lamon, Kelly McPartland, Mattie Meredith and Taylor Salandra join redshirt freshmen Kelsey Horton, Brooke Griffin and Abbey Clipp.

· Brady, Douty, Griffin and McPartland have started in all six matches in 2012.


Schwarzmann Returns
· 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 scored a game-high five goals against William & Mary last Sunday.

· 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.

· Seniors Brittany Dipper and Karri Ellen Johnson and juniors Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to the first team.


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 (196). She needs 24 goals to pass Kelly Coppedge for the No. 2 spot.


Newest Terp
· 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.

Reese Notes:
• 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 currently 10th in the nation in goals against average (6.33).

· 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)...

Maryland Tendency
Overall Record 5-1
Home 3-0
Away 2-1
Neutral 0-0
ACC Record 1-1
Non-Conference Record 4-0
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 2-0
Leading after first half 5-0
Trailing after first half 0-0
In overtime 0-0
Maryland has more shots 5-1
Opponent has more shots 0-0
Maryland has more saves 1-0
Opponent has more saves 4-1
Maryland wins more draw controls 5-1
Opponent wins more draw controls 0-0
Maryland commits more fouls 2-0
Opponent commits more fouls 3-1
Maryland scores first 4-0
Opponent scores first 1-1
Maryland commits more turnovers 0-0
Opponent commits more turnovers 5-0
Games decided by one goal 0-1
Games decided by 2-4 goals 1-0
Games decided by 5 or more goals 4-0
Maryland scores less than 10 goals 0-1
Maryland scores 10-14 goals 2-0
Maryland scores 15-19 goals 2-0
Maryland scores 20+ goals 1-0
Opponent scores less than 10 goals 5-0
Opponent scores 10-14 goals 0-1
Opponent scores 15-19 goals 0-0
vs. top 5 ranked opponents 0-1
vs. teams ranked 6-10 1-0
vs. teams 11-20 1-0
vs. unranked opponents 3-0
During the work week 2-0
On the weekends 3-1
Games in February 3-1
Games in March 2-0
Games in April 0-0
Games in May 0-0

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Media Information
· Terps on the Web: For up-to-date game stories, statistics, schedules and results, and other Maryland athletic department information, please log-on to www.umterps.com on the Internet.

· GameTracker: Follow Terps games live in 2012 on your computer with GameTracker. Links for all games that will be available can be found at www.umterps.com.




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