#2 Terps Host #4 Duke in Home Opener Sunday

Feb. 22, 2013

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team opens up the home portion of its schedule with a league test against No. 4 Duke Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Terps (2-0, 0-0 ACC) picked up a statement win at the Carrier Dome last Sunday, topping then-No. 2 Syracuse 19-11. Katie Schwarzmann tallied a career-high seven goals and freshman Taylor Cummings added five. Maryland's offense is averaging 19.5 goals through the first two contests of the young 2013 campaign.

Duke (4-0, 1-0 ACC) went 12-7 a year ago and will face a ranked opponent for the first time this season on Sunday at Maryland.

Fans who buy a women's lacrosse ticket for Sunday's contest against the Blue Devils can also get into the women's basketball game against Duke at Comcast at 3 p.m. for free.

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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. 2/2 8 2 2
A 22 Halle Majorana Fr. 5-4 Manhasset, N.Y. 2/2 3 0 1
M 20 Beth Glaros Jr. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 2/2 2 3 6
M 22 Taylor Cummings Fr. 5-7 Ellicott City, Md. 2/2 7 1 11
M 6 Kelly McPartland So. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 2/2 1 3 1
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Sr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 2/2 10 2 5
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-So. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 2/2 1 3 0
D 5 Megan Douty So. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 2/2 0 0 0
D 15 Melissa Diepold Sr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 2/2 0 0 0
D 27 Shanna Brady So. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 2/2 0 0 1
D 14 Iliana Sanza Sr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 2/2 0 0 4
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  34 Kasey Howard Sr. 5-2 Annapolis, Md. 2/2 9.33 15 2-0

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Scouting The Terps
· Maryland welcomes Duke for its first home game of the season Sunday.

2013 Maryland Terrapins: 2-0, 0-0 ACC (IWLCA #4, Inside Lacrosse #2)
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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!

Scouting The Blue Devils
· Duke is 4-0 heading into Sunday's league battle at Maryland.

2013 Duke Blue Devils: 4-0, 1-0 ACC (IWLCA #7, Inside Lacrosse #4)
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· The Blue Devils return eight starters and 24 letterwinners from last year's squad, which went 12-7. Kerrin Maurer leads the offense with 19 points and Makenzie Hommel boasts a team-high 13 goals.

· Duke is averaging 18.25 goals per game but has yet to play a ranked opponent in 2013. A total of 14 players have scored at least one goal for the Blue Devils this season.

· Maryland leads the all-time series 14-9. The two teams split last season with Duke winning during the regular season and the Terps picking up the win in the ACC semifinals.


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

Maryland Cruises at #2 Syracuse
· The No. 4 Maryland women's lacrosse team picked up its first marquee win of the season with a 19-11 victory at No. 2 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome last Sunday.

· 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 last Sunday.

· The midfielder is now fifth all-time in career goals with 180. She needs seven 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 have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, announced Tuesday.

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

Terps Throttle Richmond, 20-7
· The No. 4 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.

Terps/Devils, Last Meeting
· Alex Aust tallied seven points on four assists and three goals to lead No. 3 seed Maryland in a 12-3 rout of second-seeded Duke in the semifinals of the 2012 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship in Durham.

· Duke landed on the scoreboard first with a Kim Wenger goal at 28:03 but would not be able to notch its second goal until the 27:07 mark of the second period. Following the first media timeout, the Terps regrouped for a punishing 6-0 run, which included three goals and one assist from Aust.

· Following Duke midfielder Taylor Trimble's goal three minutes into the second half, the Terrapins erupted for another 6-0 run, this time led by a hat trick from Katie Schwarzmann.

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 61-2 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 201-16 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 2-0
Home 0-0
Away 2-0
Neutral 0-0
ACC Record 0-0
Non-Conference Record 2-0
Day Games 2-0
Night Games 0-0
Leading after first half 2-0
Trailing after first half 0-0
In overtime 0-0
Maryland has more shots 2-0
Opponent has more shots 0-0
Maryland has more saves 1-0
Opponent has more saves 1-0
Maryland wins more draw controls 2-0
Opponent wins more draw controls 0-0
Maryland commits more fouls 0-0
Opponent commits more fouls 2-0
Maryland scores first 2-0
Opponent scores first 0-0
Maryland commits more turnovers 0-0
Opponent commits more turnovers 1-0
Games decided by one goal 0-0
Games decided by 2-4 goals 0-0
Games decided by 5 or more goals 1-0
Maryland scores less than 10 goals 1-0
Maryland scores 10-14 goals 0-0
Maryland scores 15-19 goals 1-0
Maryland scores 20+ goals 1-0
Opponent scores less than 10 goals 1-0
Opponent scores 10-14 goals 1-0
Opponent scores 15-19 goals 0-0
vs. top 5 ranked opponents 1-0
vs. teams ranked 6-10 0-0
vs. teams 11-20 0-0
vs. unranked opponents 1-0
During the work week 0-0
On the weekends 2-0
Games in February 2-0
Games in March 0-0
Games in April 0-0
Games in May 0-0

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Media Information
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