April 20, 1998
No. 2 MARYLAND vs. No. 7 WILLIAM & MARY
Thursday, April 23; 4 p.m.
No. 2 MARYLAND vs. No. 12 PENN STATE
Saturday, April 25; 7 p.m.
TERPS FALL TO TAR HEELS IN ACC SEMIFINALS
The top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels came from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the second-ranked Maryland Terrapins in the semifinals of the 1998 ACC Tournament. Maryland scored three times in the first five minutes but the Tar Heels rallied and tied the game at 3-3 halfway through the first period. The game featured seven ties and four lead changes before the Tar Heels finally prevailed 12-10, knocking off the defending ACC champions. Freshman Jen Adams had four goals and added an assist to lead the Terrapin scoring attack.
THREE TERPS NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Maryland seniors Sascha Newmarch and Cathy Nelson and sophomore Christie Jenkins were all named to the 1998 All-ACC team. It was the second such honor in as many years for both Newmarch and Nelson while it marked the first such selection for Jenkins.
PORRAS AND ADAMS SELECTED ALL-TOURNAMENT
Maryland freshman Jen Adams and sophomore Tonia Porras were named to the 1998 ACC All-Tournament team. Adams scored a team-high and career-high tying four goals and added one assist in the Terps' 12-10 loss to North Carolina in the semifinals.
Senior midfielder Sascha Newmarch has recorded 133 career goals, including a career-high five against Old Dominion (3/28). She is in seventh place in the Maryland career record book.
5. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 143 6. Karen Trudel (1982-85) 135 7. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 133
Newmarch's 195 career points ranks her fifth in the all-time scoring records. 1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 319 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 250 3. Anysia Fedec (1984-87) 240 4. Betsy Elder (1991-94) 199 5. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 195
Newmarch's 62 career assists, including a career-high six against Towson University (4/8), place her sixth in the career charts.
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) 68 6. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 62
NELSON CLIMBING THE ASSIST LADDER
Senior attack Cathy Nelson has notched 68 career assists in her 72-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) 68 Nelson's 187 career points place her in seventh in the Maryland record book.
1. Kelly Amonte (1993-96) 319 2. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 250 3. Anysia Fedec (1991-94) 240 4. Betsy Elder (1991-94) 199 5. Cathy Nelson (1995-98) 187
Nelson's 119 career goals also place her in the top 10 of the Maryland record book.
5. Judy Dougherty (1978-81) 143 6. Karen Trudel (1982-85) 135 7. Mary Ann Oelgoetz (1987-90) 130 8. Sascha Newmarch (1995-98) 129 9. Sandy Lanahan (1979-81) 124 10. Cathy Nelson (1995-98) 119
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 68-4, 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 '97 while Nelson earned all-tournament honors in '97. The senior class also captured the inaugural ACC championship last year, with Newmarch earning Tournament MVP honors.
UPSETTING THE RANKS
Six of the last nine Maryland 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); and No. 10 Georgetown (10-7). The Terps' 14-11 victory over James Madison snapped the Dukes' four-game winning streak, including a 12-10 victory at No. 10 William & Mary (William & Mary defeated then-No. 1-ranked North Carolina and then-No. 3-ranked Duke).
Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal, the third all-time winningest coach in women's lacrosse history, has recorded a 120-11 (91.6 winning percentage) record at Maryland. Her 17-year career total is now 196-51 (79.4 winning percentage).
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 22 goals surpassing her old mark of 11 total goals in 1997. Her 23 points also surpass her 13 points she scored as a junior. She has twice this season scored a hat trick (against Syracuse and Towson University).
FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT, I GOTTA WEAR SHADES
This year's freshman class has scored 72 of Maryland's 193 goals to date which accounts for 37 percent of goals scored. They have also accounted for 35 percent of Maryland's 291 points. Led by Jen Adams 30 points, five freshmen are ranked in the top 10 on the Maryland scoring chart. Quinn Carney has scored 25 points and has 20 goals.
THE TERPS WIN GAMES BY PLAYING DEFENSE
The Maryland defense is allowing its opponents a stingy 8.14 goals per game, the fourth-best scoring defense in the country. Maryland has held nine of its 13 opponents to under 10 goals. The Terps held the high-powered attack of Temple (which is ranked No. 6 in the country in scoring offense) to a mere five goals. The Owls average 13.55 goals per game.
Opponent Goals Allowed Current Avg. Rank Syracuse 7 17.44 No. 1 Dartmouth 7 15.14 No. 2 Temple 5 13.55 No. 6 Virginia 8 12.58 No. 11 Georgetown 7 12.50 No. 12 North Carolina 10 12.33 No. 13 James Madison 11 11.67 No. 19
NEWMARCH AMONG NATIONAL SINGLE-GAME LEADERS
Maryland senior center Sascha Newmarch not only ranks as among the NCAA leaders, she is also ranked in several single-game high categories. Her nine points she scored against Towson University is a single-game high in points. Her career-high six assists against Towson University also ranks as a single-game best.
THE AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION
Maryland's Australian duo of Sascha Newmarch and Jen Adams have combined for 52 goals and 40 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 in the Terps' 21-7 win over Syracuse on March 14.
Sophomore goalie Alex Kahoe, the 1997 ACC co-Rookie and Goalkeeper of the Year, has started in all 14 of Maryland's games. She has allowed 90 goals in 797 minutes played (.647 save percentage) and is allowing 6.78 goals a game. She has posted double-figure saves in 10 of the Terps' 14 games, including a career-high 19 saves versus Virginia on March 22.
KAHOE'S BEST No. Oppt. Date Season High 19 Virginia 3-22-98 Career High 19 Virginia 3-22- 98 10+ Career Saves Games 19
LAST TIME OUT VS. THE TRIBE
MARYLAND VS. WILLIAM & MARY--THE SERIES Last Maryland Win...Maryland won, 10-9, on April 24, 1997. Last William & Mary Win...William & Mary defeated Maryland 9-8 in 1989. Maryland leads the series, 14-6.
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE--THE SERIES Last Maryland Win...Maryland defeated Penn State, 6-2, in the NCAA Second Round on May 10, 1997. Last Penn State Win...Penn State defeated Maryland, 7-6, on April 11, 1991. Maryland leads the series, 15-11-1.
Maryland senior Ginette Chelius scored a career-high four goals and added one assist to lead No. 1 ranked Maryland to a 10-9 victory over sixth-ranked William & Mary. Christie Jenkins and Dana Gwaltney each added two goals apiece.
LAST TIME OUT VS. THE NITTANY LIONS
Maryland and Penn State met twice last season, with the final meeting coming in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Junior Sascha Newmarch scored three goals including the game-winner to propel the No. 1 ranked and No. 1 seeded Maryland to a 6-2 victory over the eighth-ranked Nittany Lions. The victory sent the Terps to their eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament semifinal appearance. Cathy Nelson scored two goals while Sarah Forbes added one in the win.
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 14 games this year, Jenkins has totaled 15 goals, eight assists and 23 points. She equalled her career-high three-goal performance against Vanderbilt on March 30. Jenkins was also an All-ACC selection.
TERP TEAM LEADERS IN THE NCAA STATISTICS (April 12, 1998) Rank Category Avg. No. 3 Scoring Offense 14.42 No. 9 Scoring Defense 7.92 No. 5 Scoring Margin 6.50 No. 4 (tie) Winning Percentage .833
IT DOESN'T GET ANY EASIER
Maryland has no time to let up as far as its schedule goes. Easily ranked as one of the nation's top schedules, Maryland's next four opponents are all ranked in the top 15, including a May 3 matchup with the fourth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds. The Terps' opponents this week, William & Mary and Penn State, are ranked sixth and 12, respectively. William & Mary has done what the Terps haven't been able to do this season---beat Duke and North Carolina. Following the Terps' final home game of the season on Saturday against Penn State, the Terps travel to sixth-ranked Princeton on April 29.