#1 Terps Welcome Hofstra Sunday

March 2, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - After a decisive win at No. 6 Virginia Friday, the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team returns home for a game against Hofstra Sunday at 1 p.m.

Senior Alex Aust was electric in Charlottesville, recording 10 points on five goals and five assists to lead Maryland (4-0, 2-0 ACC) to an 18-10 victory against the Cavs Friday night.

Hofstra (4-0) defeated Marist its last time out. This is the first time the Pride will face a No. 1-ranked opponent since 2009.

Sunday's game is the second of three games in a five-day span. Youth lacrosse players who wear their jersey to the game will receive a $3 discounted ticket.

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Maryland's Probable Starters (2013 statistics)
Pos. No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS G A DC
A 10 Alex Aust Sr. 5-8 Sterling, Va. 4/4 15 8 4
A 22 Halle Majorana Fr. 5-4 Manhasset, N.Y. 4/4 5 0 1
M 20 Beth Glaros Jr. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 4/4 6 4 9
M 22 Taylor Cummings Fr. 5-7 Ellicott City, Md. 4/4 11 2 21
M 6 Kelly McPartland So. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 4/4 3 6 4
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Sr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 4/4 13 4 9
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-So. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 4/4 6 6 1
D 5 Megan Douty So. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 4/4 0 0 0
D 15 Melissa Diepold Sr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 4/4 0 0 1
D 27 Shanna Brady So. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 4/4 0 0 1
D 14 Iliana Sanza Sr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 3/3 0 0 8
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  34 Kasey Howard Sr. 5-2 Annapolis, Md. 4/4 8.50 27 4-0

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Scouting The Terps
· Maryland returns home for a Sunday match against Hofstra.

2013 Maryland Terrapins: 4-0, 2-0 ACC (IWLCA #1, Inside Lacrosse #1)
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· The Terps will have a mix of midfielders and attackers on the attack this season and the unit will be led by senior All-American Alex Aust. Aust was tremendous down the stretch for Maryland, including an epic performance in the ACC tournament. The Sterling, Va., native was the team leader in assists (52) and points (96) and will be called upon to be the main distributor again in 2013.

· Maryland's deepest position is certainly the midfield where it returns eight players from last year's squad including all-everything Schwarzmann, who spent the majority of the offseason training with the U.S. women's national team in preparation for the 2013 FIL World Cup.

· The Maryland defense will be led by reigning IWLCA National Defender of the Year Iliana Sanza. Sanza stepped out of the shadow in her junior campaign to lead a youth-laden defense back to the final four.

· The Terps will have a large void to fill in the cage after the graduation of four-year starter Brittany Dipper. Senior Kasey Howard and redshirt sophomore Abbey Clipp will compete to fill the vacancy.

2013 Season Preview
· The Year of the Senior - 2013 Maryland Women's Lacrosse

· WATCH - 2013 Season Preview!

WATCH - Year of the Senior Profile Series
· Iliana Sanza

· Danielle Kirk

Scouting The Pride
· Hofstra is 4-0 heading into Sunday's contest in College Park.

2013 Hofstra Pride: 4-0, 0-0 CAA (IWLCA NR, Inside Lacrosse NR)
Roster Schedule 2013 Statistics

· Hofstra, which has never started a season 5-0, defeated Marist 14-8 on Wednesday afternoon in its last aciton.

· Sophomore attacker Brittain Altomare had a strong game against the Red Foxes with seven points on four goals and three assists.

· Altomare leads Hofstra in scoring this season with 18 points on team-highs of nine goals and nine assists. Freshman attacker Emily Considine is second on the squad with eight goals and also tied for second in points with eight.


Poll Central
· Follow the Terps and their opponents in the 2013 season via these national polls:
IWLCA/Under Armour Poll
Inside Lacrosse/deBeer Poll

Terps Rout #6 Virginia on the Road
· Fueled by a career-high 10 points from senior Alex Aust, the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated No. 6 Virginia 18-10 Friday night.

·Aust tallied five goals and five assists - tying the third-highest point total in Terrapin single-game history - as Maryland (4-0, 2-0 ACC) dropped its third straight top-10 ranked foe. Sophomore Kristen Lamon added a career-best four goals.

·The Terps have now scored 15 or more goals in each of their four games this season. Taylor Cummings boasted a team-high seven draw controls as Maryland picked up its seventh straight win over the Cavaliers.

· Alex Aust tallied a career-high 10 points at Virginia Friday on five goals and five assists.

· The senior has at least a hat trick in each game in 2013. Her 10-point mark in Charlottesville is tied for the third-highest total in Maryland single-game history.

Road Warriors
· Three of Maryland's first four wins this season have come on the road.

· The Terps are averaging over 18 goals a game on the road and 15 in College Park heading into Sunday's game against Hofstra.

Terps Drop #4 Duke in Home Opener
· Brooke Griffin notched three goals and two assists to lead the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team past No. 4 Duke 15-6 last Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

·The Terps were sparked by a 9-2 first-half advantage and ended the home opener with five unanswered goals to stay unbeaten in 2013. In addition to Griffin, Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust, Taylor Cummings, and Beth Glaros each added two goals to lead the offense.

Griffin Named ACC Player of the Week
· Maryland midfielder Brooke Griffin was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday for her work in the Terps' victory against No. 4 Duke last weekend.

· Griffin, a redshirt sophomore from Annapolis, Md., tallied a game-high five points on three goals and two assists to help the Terps remain perfect in 2013 and drop its second-consecutive top-five ranked opponent.

Maryland Cruises at #2 Syracuse
· Maryland women's lacrosse team picked up its first marquee win of the season with a 19-11 victory at then-No. 2 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.

· Katie Schwarzmann tallied a career-high seven goals to lead Maryland to another dominant offensive performance. Freshman Taylor Cummings added five goals and a game-high six draw controls. Alex Aust boasted her second four-goal showing of the year as the Terps are averaging 19.5 goals per game through the first two contests of the 2013 campaign.

Schwarzmann Has a Day in the Dome
· Senior Katie Schwarzmann had little trouble adjusting to the dome environment, boasting a career-best seven goals against Syracuse.

· The midfielder is now fifth all-time in career goals with 183. She needs four goals to tie Kelly Amonte Hiller for fourth on the prestigious list.

Howard at Home in Cage
· In only her second collegiate start, Kasey Howard tallied a career-high 11 saves at No. 2 Syracuse last Sunday.

· The Annapolis, Md., native helped set the tone with three crucial saves in the game's opening minutes.

Terps Sweep ACC Weekly Awards
· Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and goalkeeper Kasey Howard were named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their work against Syracuse.

· Schwarzmann was also named Nike National Player of the Week.

Terps Throttle Richmond, 20-7
· The Maryland women's lacrosse team wasted little time getting its offense rolling in a 20-7 victory at Richmond in the 2013 season opener.

· Seniors Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann led Maryland, combining for 10 points on seven goals and three assists. Beth Glaros, Kristen Lamon, Mattie Meredith and freshmen Halle Majorana and Taylor Cummings each netted two goals. Cummings added five draw controls as five freshmen saw their first action in a Maryland uniform.

Four Terps Land on Tewaaraton Watch List
· Alex Aust, Kelly McPartland, Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann represent Maryland on the 2013 Tewaaraton Watch List, announced Friday.

· Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men's and women's nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men's and five women's finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

2013 - The Year of the Senior
· Maryland boasts eight seniors in 2013.

· The class is led by returning IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year Katie Schwarzmann and IWLCA National Defender of the Year Iliana Sanza.

· Other returning senior starters include Alex Aust and Melissa Diepold.

Three Terps Named IL Preseason All-Americans
· Katie Schwarzmann, Iliana Sanza, and Alex Aust have all been named Inside Lacrosse Preseson First Team All-Americans.

· Schwarzmann scored in every game in 2012 and led the Terps with 72 goals, the fifth-highest mark in single-season history at Maryland.

· Sanza started every game for the nation's fourth-ranked defense. She led the Terrapins in ground balls and caused turnovers and was third in draw controls. Against ACC opponents, Sanza tallied 11 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and 11 caused turnovers.

· Aust had a breakout campaign in 2012. She racked up five or more points in 10 games in 2012 and was the Terrapin leader in assists (52) and points (96).

She's BACK!
· 2012 Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann returns for her final season in College Park.

· The two-time captain hopes to lead the Terps back to the final four for a fifth straight season and bring the national championship back to College Park for the first time since her rookie season in 2010.

Terps and Team USA - A Winning Combination
· Caitlyn McFadden and Katie Schwarzmann will represent the University of Maryland as members of the 18-player Team USA roster at the 2013 FIL World Cup.

· Schwarzmann, a senior midfielder and the reigning Tewaaraton winner, is one of only two current collegiate players on the roster, joining Danielle Etrasco from Boston.

· McFadden, a former Tewaaraton winner and current assistant coach with the Terps, was a midfielder on the 2009 national team which won gold in Prague.

· Sophomore Kelly McPartland also spent extensive time with the national team this offseason.

Defense Remains Intact
· All four starters from Maryland's stellar defense in 2012 will return this season.

· Led by reigning IWLCA National Defender of the Year Iliana Sanza, the Terps will hope to jump start one of the top offenses in the country again this season.

· Also returning is senior Melissa Diepold and sophomores Megan Douty and Shanna Brady.

Lacrosse Magazine Previews 2013 Terps
· Click here for Lacrosse Magazine's full season preview of the Terps in 2013.

Protect This House
· Maryland is 62-2 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 202-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 13 perfect seasons in that span.

Head Coach Cathy Reese
· A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her seventh 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, 2011 and 2012 ACC Coach of the Year
• 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Champions
• Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, two Tewaaraton Award winners, five Tewaaraton finalists, 23 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

The Terps When (2013)...

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

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Media Information
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