Jan. 12, 2000
Maryland's five-time defending National Champion women's lacrosse team has announced seniors Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.), and Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) as the team captains for the 2000 campaign, which kicks off March 3 at Duke. All three were All-Americans in 1999, with Kahoe and Jenkins landing on the first-team Brine/IWLCA team, and Sommar getting the nod on the second team.
"We're really excited about our captains," said head coach Cindy Timchal, in her tenth year at Maryland. "They have demonstrated great leadership qualities in the past and we're certainly excited about them leading the team in 2000."
A 1999 co-captain with Kahoe, Jenkins has started every game since she arrived in College Park. The 1999 ACC Player of the Year, Jenkins was the Terps' second-leading scorer with 55 goals and 30 assists for 85 points. At midfield, she has 161 points for her career (111 goals, 50 assists), and was a member of the 1999 U.S. National Team. She scored seven goals in last year's 21-3 win over Harvard, shattering her previous best of four against Dartmouth her sophomore year.
Maryland's starting goalkeeper, Kahoe is serving her second year as a captain for the Terps. Kahoe has started in goal all 64 games since her arrival at Maryland, compiling a 64.3 save percentage for her career (749 saves, 417 goals against). Last year she allowed just 139 goals in the Terrapins undefeated 21-0 season. In the double-overtime game against Princeton in 1999, she tied her career-high 21 saves, previously set against Virginia in the 1998 NCAA Championship game.
Sommar is the only new addition at captain for the Terps this season. A U.S. National Team player, Sommar netted 44 goals and tallied 24 assists during her junior campaign last season. A two-time first team All-American, Sommar has 67 goals and 47 assists for her Terp career. Her career-high five-goal game came in last year's 21-2 rout of Towson.
All three captains have made it to the second round of tryouts for the U.S team, which will tour Australia this summer. The trio attended the second round of tryouts this past weekend at Old Dominion, and is awaiting the results.