May 27, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -Head women's lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal has been named the 1999 National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA). She led the Terps to a perfect 21-0 record this past season and an unprecedented fifth consecutive NCAA title. Maryland was the top-ranked team the entire season, and also captured the ACC tournament title.
Since arriving at Maryland in 1991, Timchal has led the Terps to a 148-11 record and six national titles. The Terps have qualified for the final four all nine seasons she has been at the helm, and have advanced to the title game eight times.
Currently, the Terps have a 27-game winning streak, dating back to April 23, 1998. From March 9, 1995- April 20, 1997 Maryland had a NCAA record 50-game winning streak.