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Women's Lacrosse Earns No. 3 Seed in NCAA Tournament
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

May 7, 1998

NCAA BIDS AWARDED
The third-ranked Maryland Terrapins earned the No. 3 seed, and a first-round bye, in this year's NCAA Tournament, and will meet James Madison (11-7) on Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. Maryland concluded its 1998 regular-season schedule on Sunday, defeating fourth-ranked Loyola, 13-9. Maryland improved to 15-3 overall. This year marks the first year since 1993 that Maryland has not entered the tournament as a No. 1 seed. Other tournament pairings and top seeds are as follows:

#1 Virginia (15-2) will play Princeton (12-4); #2 North Carolina (14-2) will play Temple (14-4); and #4 Dartmouth (12-2) will meet Loyola (13-3). All second-round games are scheduled for Saturday, May 9.

MARYLAND IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Maryland enters the 1998 NCAA Tournament for the 19th time, missing the tournament only twice (1988 and '89) in the tournament's 21-year history. Maryland captured the 1997 national championship, its third in as many years.

A DECADE OF CHAMPIONS
The 1990's have been crowned the most successful decade in Maryland women's lacrosse history. The Terrapins have won four national championships in the last six years, and six national championships in the history of the program. The six championships are the most by any school. The Terps have reached the NCAA finals an unprecedented 14 times, including seven of the last eight years. The Terps are also the first team in women's Division I lacrosse history to win three consecutive national championships.

SENIORS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Maryland's senior class is the only class in school and women's lacrosse tournament history to capture three national championships. The Terp seniors have outscored their tournament opposition, 64-30, the last three years.

THE LAST TIME...
The last time Maryland entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 3 seed it won the national championship. The Terps defeated Harvard, 11-10, in overtime.

ANOTHER ACC TOURNAMENT
This year's NCAA Tournament has the looks of a mini ACC Tournament. Three of the four Atlantic Coast Conference teams earned first-round byes and will all host second-round games with the end result being a trip to the NCAA Final Four in Baltimore, Md. Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland all received first-round byes while Duke plays Temple for the right to meet North Carolina in the second round.

TIMCHAL IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal will enter the 1998 NCAA Tournament for the 12th time in her 17-year career. While at Northwestern, Timchal took the Wildcats to the tournament five times, including three consecutive fifth-place finishes during 1986-88. A Timchal-coached Maryland team has never once missed the NCAA Tournament since her arrival in College Park in 1991. She has coached the Terps to four national championships, two runner-up titles and a third-place finish.

TIMCHAL EARNS CAREER-WIN 200
Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal, the third-winningest coach in women's lacrosse, collected her 200th career victory on Sunday after the Terps handed Loyola a 13-9 defeat. Timchal became the third coach in women's lacrosse history to earn career-win 200.

MARCHIN' UP

Senior midfielder Sascha Newmarch has recorded 143 career goals, including a career-high five against Old Dominion (3/28).  She is now tied for fifth place in the Maryland career record book.  

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. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 143 Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 143 Newmarch's 213 career points ranks her fourth in the all-time scoring records. She is ranked ninth in the country in points per game, averaging 4.43 points per game.

1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 319 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 250 3. Anysia Fedec (1984-87) 240 4. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 213

Newmarch's 70 career assists, including a career-high six against Towson University (4/8), place her sixth in the career charts. She is ranked second in the country in assists per game with a 2.14 average.

1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 132 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 107 3. Anysia Fedec (1984-87) 83 4. Karen MacCrate (1993-96) 76 5. Cathy Nelson (1995-98) 71 6. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 70

NELSON CLIMBING THE ASSIST LADDER

Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 71 career assists in her 76-game career, and is in fifth place in the Maryland career record book.  Nelson has twice scored a season-high three assists, versus Syracuse and Old Dominion.
1.  Kelly Amonte        (1993-96)   132
2.  Judy Dougherty      (1978-81)   107
3.  Anysia Fedec        (1984-87)   83
4.  Karen MacCrate      (1993-96)   76
5.  Cathy Nelson        (1995-98)   71
    
Nelson's 202 career points place her in fifth place in the Maryland record book.

1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 319 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 250 3. Anysia Fedec (1991-94) 240 4. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 213 5. Cathy Nelson (1995-98) 202

Nelson's 131 career goals rank her eighth in the Maryland record book.

5. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 143 Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 143 7. Karen Trudel (1982-85) 135 8. Cathy Nelson (1995-98) 131

NELSON AND NEWMARCH AMONG TOP-10 SEASON PERFORMERS
Maryland seniors Cathy Nelson and Sascha Newmarch are both ranked in the Maryland top-10 season performance charts. Nelson's 49 goals to date rank her in a three-way tie for eighth place. Former Terp Kelly Amonte is the single-season goal leader with 62 goals scored in 1996. Newmarch's 38 assists to date tie her for second. She had scored 32 last season which places her third on the performance list. Newmarch's 80 points also place her fourth. Her 75 points last year rank her ninth.

NEVER FAIL--PART I
Maryland senior Cathy Nelson has scored at least one point in all of the Terps' 18 games.

NEVER FAIL- PART II
After being shut out completely by the Duke defense in the first game of the 1998 season, Maryland senior Sascha Newmarch has scored in 17 consecutive games.

THE MARYLAND SENIOR CLASS
No doubt about it, this year's senior class has had a record-setting four years wearing the Maryland uniform. This year's senior class has won three national championships. They have an accumulated record of 72-4, including two undefeated seasons (1995 & 1996) and a national-record 21 wins in 1997. They made history last year in becoming the first team in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse history to win three consecutive national championships. The 50 consecutive wins enjoyed by these seniors the last three seasons was a national record for Division I lacrosse. Sascha Newmarch is a two-time All-American and Cathy Nelson earned third team All-America honors last season. Newmarch earned NCAA all-tournament honors in 1996 and e97 while Nelson earned all-tournament honors in e97. The senior class also captured the inaugural ACC championship last year, with Newmarch earning tournament MVP honors.

THE TOUGH GET GOING
Eleven of Maryland's 18 wins have come against ranked teams--No. 3 Virginia (11-8); No. 12 Dartmouth (16-7); No. 15 Old Dominion (18-1); No. 7 Temple (11-5); No. 8 James Madison (14-11); No. 10 Georgetown (10-7); No. 7 William & Mary (16-7); No. 12 Penn State (14-10); No. 7 Princeton (12-11); and No. 4 Loyola (13-9).

MUCH ADO ABOUT MITCHELL
Maryland senior attack Noelle Mitchell is scoring career marks in her final year wearing a Maryland uniform. The Somers, N.Y. native has already scored 30 goals surpassing her old mark of 11 total goals in 1997. Her 32 points also surpass her 13 points she scored as a junior. She has scored a hat trick four times this season (vs. Syracuse, Towson, William & Mary and Princeton).

TERPS BY THE NUMBERS

200 Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal recorded her 200th career victory on Sunday after the Terps defeated Loyola 13-9.  She joins only two other coaches to reach this milestone.
19  Maryland is making its 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
9   Maryland senior Sascha Newmarch is ranked eighth in the nation in points per game with a 4.44 average.
9   Maryland is making its ninth consecutive NCAA appearance.
19  Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a career-high 19 saves against Virginia on March 18.
23  Maryland scored a season-high 23 goals against Towson University on April 8.  It marked the second time this season that the Terps have scored 20+ goals.
143 Senior Sascha Newmarch has totaled 143 career goals which places her in fifth place in Maryland's all-time record book.
71  Senior Cathy Nelson has totaled 71 career assists which places her in fifth place in Maryland's all-time record book.  
213 Senior Sascha Newmarch has scored 213 career points in her four years as a Terp.  The 207 career-point total ranks her fourth in the Maryland record book.
3   Maryland senior Sascha Newmarch is third in the nation in assists per game with 2.11 per game.
8   Maryland is holding its opponents to 8.38 goals per game.
6   Cathy Nelson scored a career-high six goals against Penn State.

Maryland's Record When...

At Home                           9-0
    On the Road                   6-2
    Neutral Site                  0-1
Vs. Ranked Opponents             11-3
    Vs. Top 10 Opponents          6-2
Current Winning Streak             4
    Longest Winning Streak        11
Closest Margin of Victory        12-11
    Largest Margin of Victory    23-3
    Avg. Margin of Victory        5.75
Largest Margin, Halftime         13-0
    Largest Deficit, Halftime     7-3
Scoring First                    13-1
    Opponent Scoring First        2-2
Leading After Halftime           12-0
    Trailing after halftime       1-3
Score 25+ Goals                    NA
    20-24 Goals                   2-0
    15-19 Goals                   5-0
    10-14 Goals                   8-1
    0-0 Goals                     0-2
Allow 25+ Goals                    NA
    20-24 Goals                    NA
    15-19 Goals                    NA
    10-14 Goals                   3-3
    0-9 Goals                    12-0
Outshooting Opponents            13-0
    Outshot by or even with Opp.  3-2
Controlling More Ground Balls    11-1
    Controlling Less Ground Balls 4-1
    Even Ground Ball Totals       1-0
Day Games                        12-1
    Night Games                   3-2

TOP TERPS:

GOALS
1.  Cathy Nelson            49
2.  Sascha Newmarch         42
3.  Noelle Mitchell         30

ASSISTS 1. Sascha Newmarch 38 2. Cathy Nelson 19 3. Jen Adams 14

POINTS 1. Sascha Newmarch 80 2. Cathy Nelson 68 3. Jen Adams 39

GROUNDBALLS 1. Sascha Newmarch 56 2. Cathy Nelson 55 3. Jen Adams 50 Quinn Carney 50

THE TERPS WIN GAMES BY PLAYING DEFENSE
The Maryland defense is allowing its opponents a stingy 8.39 goals per game, the 13th-best scoring defense in the country. Maryland has held 11 of its 18 opponents to under 10 goals. The Terps held the high-powered attack of Dartmouth to a mere seven goals. The Big Green average 15.21 goals per game.

Opponent    Goals Allowed   Current Avg.   Rank
Dartmouth          7          15.21        No.1
Syracuse           7          15.08        No. 2
Temple             5          13.29        No. 5
Virginia           8          12.18        No. 13
North Carolina    10          12.13        No. 15
Georgetown         7          11.93        No. 17

HIGH STEPPIN'
Maryland is ranked fourth in the nation in scoring offense. The Terps have scored 248 goals in their 18 games, and average 13.78 goals per game.

THE AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION
Maryland's Australian duo of Sascha Newmarch and Jen Adams have combined for 67 goals and 52 assists, and rank as the Terps' top and third-leading scorers, respectively, this season. Newmarch scored a career-high five goals against Old Dominion on March 28, and recorded a career-high six assists against Towson University on April 15. She has scored four hat tricks so far this season while Adams has twice scored a career-high four goals. Adams scored the game-winning goal with 53 seconds to give the Terps a 12-11 victory over Princeton April 29.

K-O
Sophomore goalie Alex Kahoe, the 1997 ACC co-Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Year, has started in all 18 of Maryland's games. She has allowed 127 goals in 1037 minutes played (.635 save percentage) and is allowing 7.35 goals a game. She has posted double-figure saves in 13 of the Terps' 18 games, including a career-high 19 saves versus Virginia on March 22. She is ranked No. 4 in the nation in save percentage and seventh in goals-against average. She most recently posted 16 saves against William & Mary, Penn State and Loyola.

KAHOE'S BEST

                        No.   Oppt.           Date
Season High             19   Virginia        3-22-98 
Career High             19   Virginia        3-22- 98
10+ Career Saves Games  22 

KAHOE RANKED NATIONALLY
Maryland goalie Alex Kahoe is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in save percentage and goals allowed average. Her .635 save percentage ranks her fourth while her 7.35 goals allowed ranks her seventh.

PICKING UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF
Maryland sophomore Christie Jenkins is on tap to break her one-year career totals in goals, assists and points. As a freshman, Jenkins totaled 26 goals, 11 assists and 37 points in 22 games played. Through 18 games this year, Jenkins has totaled 22 goals, nine assists and 31 points. She has equalled her career-high three-goal performance twice this season (vs. Vanderbilt on March 30 and vs. Loyola on May 3). Jenkins was also an All-ACC selection.

NCAA History
Maryland women's lacrosse has recently established itself as one of the premier programs in the nation. The 90's have already been crowned the most successful decade of Maryland's women's lacrosse existence.

Last year marked the Terrapins' 18th trip to the NCAA championship tournament and their third NCAA championship in three years. Maryland also sealed its first-ever, and the Atlantic Coast Conference's first-ever, tournament title.

The Maryland women's lacrosse team is the only team in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse history to win three consecutive national championships. The Terps won the 1995, 1996 and 1997 championships. In addition, Maryland became the first team in women's lacrosse history to complete two consecutive unbeaten, untied seasons. Maryland won 17 consecutive games in 1995 and 19 straight games in 1996. The winning streak reached 50 straight games, the longest win streak in Division I men's and women's lacrosse, after the Terps' 11-10 victory over Virginia in the ACC Championship game.

Maryland has won four national championships in the last six years, and six national championships in the history of program. The four national championships are the most by any school.

Maryland's six national championships is the most ever by any Maryland team. The Terps have reached the NCAA finals an unprecedented 14 times, including seven of the last eight seasons.

The Maryland players are among the most decorated in the history of the sport. The Terps have had at least one player named All-American every year since 1980. In each of the past four years, Maryland has had 10 All-America selections, more than any other team in the sport of women's lacrosse. Most recently, Sarah Forbes received the Atlantic Coast Conference Female Athlete of the Year award and earned her third All-America selection as well as being named the NCAA Division I Offensive Player of the Year. In 1996, Kelly Amonte was named the National Division I Most Valuable Player and Division I Offensive Player of the Year. She also earned National Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1995. In 1990, the Terps had both the National Offensive Player of the Year, Mary Ann Oelgoetz, and the National Defensive Player of the Year, Mary Kondner. Mandy Stevensen became the first Terp to earn National Goalkeeper of the Year honors while Kerstin Manning earned National Defensive Player of the Year in 1993. In 1994, Betsy Elder became the third Maryland player to receive the National Offensive Player of the Year award.

Year-by-Year Tournament History

1978 - National Runners-Up
QF - Maryland def. Yale, 7-6 (OT); SF - Maryland def. East Stroudsburg, 5-4; CG - Pen State def. Maryland, 9-3.
1979 - Quarterfinals
QF - William & Mary def. Maryland, 6-5.
1980 - National Runners-Up
QF - Maryland def. New Hampshire, 6-1; Maryland def. Pennsylvania, 5-4; CG - Penn State def. Maryland, 3-1.
1981 - National Champions
QF - Maryland def. Penn State, 12-8.  SF - Maryland def. Harvard, 5-3.  CG - Maryland def. Ursinus, 5-4.
1982 - National Runners-Up
QF - Maryland def. William & Mary, 7-3; SF - Maryland def. Pennsylvania, 7-5; CG - Temple def. Maryland, 3-2.
1983 - Quarterfinals
QF - Delaware def. Maryland, 11-8.
1984 - National Runners-Up
QF - Maryland def. Lehigh, 12-6; SF - Maryland def. Massachusetts,  ; CG - Temple, Def. Maryland, 6-4.
1985 - National Runners-Up
QF - Maryland def. Loyola (Md.), 17-6; SF - Maryland def. Penn State, 12-11; CG - New Hampshire def. Maryland 6-5.
1986 - National Champions
QF - Maryland def. Northwestern , 11-7; SF - Maryland def. Virginia, 12-7; CG - Maryland def. Penn State, 11-10.
1987 - Quarterfinals
QF - Virginia def. Maryland, 10-5.
1990 - National Runners-Up
QF - Bye; SF - Maryland def. Loyola (Md.), 10-5; CG - Harvard def. Maryland, 8-7.
1991 - National Runners-Up
QF - Bye; SF - Maryland def. New Hampshire, 4-3 (OT): CG - Virginia def. Maryland, 8-6.
1992 - National Champions
QF - Bye; SF - Maryland def. Virginia, 8-7 (OT); CG - Maryland def. Harvard, 11-10 (OT).
1993 - Semifinals
QF - Bye; SF - Princeton def. Maryland, 7-6.
1994 - National Runners-Up
QF - Bye; SF - Maryland def. Loyola (Md.); 19-4; CG - Princeton def. Maryland, 10-7.
1995 - National Champions
QF - Bye; SF - Maryland def. Penn State, 12-7; CG - Maryland def. Princeton, 13-5.
1996 - National Champions
QF - Bye, SF - Maryland def. Princeton, 6-5; CG - Maryland def. Virginia, 10-5.
1997 - National Champions
QF - Maryland def. Penn State, 6-2; SF - Maryland def. Temple, 9-6; CG - Maryland def. Loyola, 8-7.

Legend: QF - Quarterfinals; SF - Semifinals; CG - Championship Game.



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