#1 Terps Travel to #6 Virginia Friday

Feb. 27, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team looks to stay perfect in 2013 with a game at No. 6 Virginia Friday at 7 p.m.

The Terps (3-0, 1-0 ACC) had nine different goal scorers in a 15-6 win against No. 4 Duke last Sunday in Maryland's home opener. Brooke Griffin led the offense with three goals and two assists.

Virginia (2-1, 0-0 ACC) fell to Syracuse by a slim 10-9 margin in its last outing after the Orange overcame a 5-2 halftime deficit.

Following Friday night's matchup, Maryland returns home for two games in three days when it plays host to Hofstra Sunday and UMBC Tuesday.

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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. 3/3 10 3 3
A 22 Halle Majorana Fr. 5-4 Manhasset, N.Y. 3/3 4 0 1
M 20 Beth Glaros Jr. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 3/3 4 3 7
M 22 Taylor Cummings Fr. 5-7 Ellicott City, Md. 3/3 9 2 14
M 6 Kelly McPartland So. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 3/3 2 4 2
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Sr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 3/3 12 4 7
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-So. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 3/3 4 5 1
D 5 Megan Douty So. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 3/3 0 0 0
D 15 Melissa Diepold Sr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 3/3 0 0 1
D 27 Shanna Brady So. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 3/3 0 0 1
D 14 Iliana Sanza Sr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 3/3 0 0 5
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  34 Kasey Howard Sr. 5-2 Annapolis, Md. 3/3 8.00 22 3-0

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Scouting The Terps
· Maryland travels south for an ACC game against Virginia Friday.

2013 Maryland Terrapins: 3-0, 1-0 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

Scouting The Cavaliers
· Virginia dropped a tough game at Syracuse 10-9 its last time out.

2013 Virginia Cavaliers: 2-1, 0-0 ACC (IWLCA #6, Inside Lacrosse #8)
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· Virginia picked up a solid win in Baltimore against then-No. 6 Loyola to start the season. The Cavaliers are averaging 10.67 goals per game.

· After graduating the majority of its starting lineup from a year ago, the Cavaliers are led by Casey Bocklet, Morgan Stephens and Ashlee Warner, who account for 19 of the team's 32 goals. Kim Kolarik returns in the cage and has tallied 25 saves in three games.

· The Terps topped Virginia 12-9 last March and lead the all-time series 36-17, including six straight against the Cavaliers.


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 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 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 182. She needs five 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 Beth Glaros, 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/Cavs, Last Meeting
· Karri Ellen Johnson, Kelly McPartland and Katie Schwarzmann netted hat tricks to lead No. 3 Maryland past No. 6 Virginia 12-9 last March.

· The win was Maryland's 36th consecutive at home and first in league play in 2012. The Terps picked up an additional goal each form Alex Aust, Beth Glaros, and Kristy Black.

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 3-0
Home 1-0
Away 2-0
Neutral 0-0
ACC Record 1-0
Non-Conference Record 2-0
Day Games 3-0
Night Games 0-0
Leading after first half 3-0
Trailing after first half 0-0
In overtime 0-0
Maryland has more shots 3-0
Opponent has more shots 0-0
Maryland has more saves 1-0
Opponent has more saves 2-0
Maryland wins more draw controls 2-0
Opponent wins more draw controls 1-0
Maryland commits more fouls 0-0
Opponent commits more fouls 3-0
Maryland scores first 3-0
Opponent scores first 0-0
Maryland commits more turnovers 0-0
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 2-0
Maryland scores less than 10 goals 1-0
Maryland scores 10-14 goals 0-0
Maryland scores 15-19 goals 2-0
Maryland scores 20+ goals 1-0
Opponent scores less than 10 goals 2-0
Opponent scores 10-14 goals 1-0
Opponent scores 15-19 goals 0-0
vs. top 5 ranked opponents 2-0
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 3-0
Games in February 3-0
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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