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Women's Lacrosse Returns Home to Host James Madison
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

April 2, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team returns home to host the James Madison Dukes on Sat., April 3, at 4 p.m. in Byrd Stadium. The Terps own a 3-0 record while playing in front of their home crowd.

Game Facts and Coverage
James Madison at Maryland
Saturday, April 3, 1999
4:00 p.m.
Byrd Stadium

Series history: Maryland and James Madison meet for the 35th time in school history on Saturday. The Terps own a 322-2 advantage against the Dukes.

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RECORDS AND RANKINGS
Maryland enters Saturday's game against James Madison carrying a 9-0 record following its 23-5 win against Temple on Tuesday. Five of Maryland's eight wins have been against teams ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 all five weeks in the IWLCA poll. James Madison enters Saturday's game with the Terps sporting a 6-1 record. The Dukes are ranked fifth in this week's IWLCA poll.

Maryland and James Madison have each faced common opponents this season, playing North Carolina, Penn State, Temple and Old Dominion. James Madison's only loss was a 17-12 decision at Penn State. The Dukes handed North Carolina an 8-7 defeat, and defeated Temple (17-8) and Old Dominion (15-2).

CARNEY EARNS ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.) shared ACC Player of the Week honors with North Carolina goalkeeper Debbie Castine. Carney recorded seven goals and one assist in the Terps' two wins against Brown and Old Dominion. Her five goals she posted against Brown marked a career-high.

MARYLAND'S ADAMS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS (as of March 28)
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) is among the NCAA leaders in points per game, goals per game and assists per game. Adams ranks eighth in points per game with a 4.88 average. She is ranked 14th in assists per game with a 1.75 average, and 16th in goals per game with a 3.13 average.

Maryland junior Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.) is ranked 17th in assists per game with a 1.50 average.

Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) is ranked seventh in goals-against average with a 5.95 per game average, and ranks 11th in save percentage with a .618.

HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
Maryland's Cindy Timchal (West Chester e76) is in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin women's lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to five national championship titles, the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 135-11 record at Maryland, and a 211-51 (.805) overall record which ranks her ninth among all-time coaches in winning percentage. Her 211 career wins rank her third all-time. Timchal guided the Maryland women's lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trip to the Final Four in 1998, and the school's record fourth consecutive national championship.

PROBABLE STARTERS FOR MARYLAND...


Pos.    No. Name 
D       #3  Kerri Mulligan (Has started in nine games, 9 GB, 4 CT)
A       #7  Jen Adams (Has started in nine games, leading scorer 
            with 49 points, team-high 30 goals and 19 assists, 38 GB)
A       #9  Allison Comito (Has started in nine games, has totaled 26 points, 
            17 goals, 9 assists, 22 GB, 8 CT, 7 DC)
A       #11 Tori Wellington (Has started in nine games, 6 goals, 21 GB, 7 CT)
A       #16 Meghan McNamara (Has started in nine games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 9 GB, 3 CT)
A       #20 Quinn Carney (Has started in nine games, second-leading scorer, 
            35  points, 25 goals, 10 assists, 20 DC)
M       #10 Kristin Sommar (Has started in eight games, fifth-leading scorer with 
            22 points, 17 goals, 5 assists, 13 CT)
M       #12 Courtney Martinez (Has started in nine games, 1 goal, 1 assist, 13 GB)
M       #18 Tonia Porras (Has started in nine games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 11 GB, 17 DC)
M       #21 Christie Jenkins (Has started in nine games, third-leading scorer with 
            31 points, 17 goals, 14 assists, 18 GB)
M       #23 Meredith Egan (Has started in nine games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 15 GB, 7 CT)
GK      #33 Alex Kahoe (Has started in nine games, 530 minutes played, 86 saves, 
            51 goals allowed, 5.77 GAA)
1999 ACC STANDINGS
as of April 1, 1999
                Overall     ACC
Teams           W   L       W   L   
Maryland        9   0       3   0   
Duke            7   1       1   1   
Virginia        5   3       0   2
North Carolina  4   3       1   2

1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll
March 29, 1999
1.  MARYLAND
2.  Duke
3.  North Carolina
4.  Virginia
5.  James Madison
6.  Princeton
7.  Georgetown
8.  Penn State
9.  Loyola
10. Dartmouth
11. Old Dominion
12. Rutgers
13. Boston U.
14. Vanderbilt
15. William & Mary
16. George Mason
17. Delaware
18. Yale
19. Syracuse
20. Brown

ADAMS GARNERS BACK-TO-BACK ACC HONORS
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams earned ACC Player of the Week honors two consecutive weeks. For the week of March 1, Adams recorded nine goals and four assists in the Terps' three games, including a four-goal performance against Penn State. For the week of March 8, the Australia native scored a career-high five goals and added three assists to lead the Terps to an 18-8 win against 17th-ranked Syracuse. She netted all five goals in the second half, including three within a five-minute span.

KAHOE IN 1999
Maryland junior goalkeepr Alex Kahoe, the Terps' all-time saves leader, has totaled 86 saves while allowing 51 goals in 530 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia. She has posted a minuscule 5.77 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoe's performances:

Opponent                Saves
No. 9 Penn State        17*
No. 7 Duke              16
No. 2 North Carolina    14
No. 17 Syracuse         10
No. 3 Virginia          8
No. 8 Dartmouth         5
No. 20 Brown            7
No. 12 Old Dominion     4
Temple                  5
*Indicates season-high

ALL-AMERICA ADAMS
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) has posted All-American numbers in the Terps' nine games of the season. Adams three times has charted a career-high five-goal performance (vs. Syracuse,Brown and Temple). She leads the Terps in scoring with 49 points, and has totaled a team-high 30 goals and 19 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian native's numbers:

Opponent Goals Assists No. 9 Penn State 4 1 No. 7 Duke 2 3 No. 2 North Carolina 3 0 No. 17 Syracuse 5* 3 No. 3 Virginia 3 1 No. 8 Dartmouth 3 1 No. 20 Brown 5* 2 No. 12 Old Dominion 0 3 Temple 5* 5* *Career-high

TERPS BY THE NUMBERS

2 Maryland juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar are two members of the U.S. National Team.

4 Maryland won its fourth consecutive national championship last season, defeating Virginia, 11-5, in the championship game.

4 Maryland junior Kristin Sommar has twice scored a career-high four goals (vs. North Carolina and Old Dominion).

5 Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has scored a career-high five goals three times--against Syracuse, Brown and Temple.

5 Maryland junior midifelder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high five goals against Dartmouth.

7 Maryland has captured seven national titles -- 1981, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

9 Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to nine consecutive games with its 13-3 defeat on March 16.

15 Maryland is averaging 15.00 goals per game.

16 Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Maryland's last 16 games, including all nine this season.

17 Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 17 saves in Maryland's 12-8 win against Penn State.

23 The number of Maryland players who have played in at least one of Maryland's nine games.

49 Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has totaled a team-high 39 points (30G-19A).

MARYLAND AMONG THE NCAA LEADERS (as of March 28)
Maryland is ranked third in the nation in scoring offense as the Terps average 14.00 goals per game. Maryland is also ranked second in scoring defense as the Terps are allowing their opponents a 5.88 goals per game average. Maryland's 8.13 scoring margin also ranks it second, and it is one of four teams who post an undefeated record.

RPI RANKINGS
Maryland is ranked No. 1 in this week's LaxPower power ratings with a 32.97 rating. The Terps rank third in the latest LaxPower strength of schedule rating.

AND MORE...
Twenty-three of the 24 players listed on the Maryland roster have played in at least one of the Terps' eight games.

CAN'T TOUCH THIS
Maryland is the country's all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 337-80-3 record and have posted an all-time winning percentage of .802. The Terps also own the longest current winning streak in Division I men's or women's lacrosse--a 50-game win streak which dated back to March 9, 1995, and extended itself to April 22, 1997.

KELLY NETS FIRST GOAL
Maryland freshman Megan Kelly netted her first collegiate goal against Brown on March 22.

WHEAT SEES FIRST ACTION AGAINST TEMPLE
Maryland freshman attack Debbie Wheat (Laytonsville, Md.) saw her first action in a Terrapin uniform against Temple. She totaled one ground ball and one turnover.

HOBBS-TANDING
Maryland freshman Courtney Hobbs (West Lakes, Australia) had a career day against Old Dominion as she netted three goals to help guide the Terps to the 16-9 win.

DISHIN' IT OUT
Maryland owns a 64-14 assist advantage against its opponents. The Terps twice totaled a season-high 10 assists (against Syracuse and Temple).

SHARP SHOOTERS
Maryland has outshot its opponents 319-162, including a team-high 62 shots by sophomore attack Jen Adams. Adams has scored 30 goals and has posted a .484 shooting percentage.

SHANK SEEING PLAYING TIME
Maryland redshirt sophomore Becky Shank (Arnold, Md.), who has been forced to sit out the past two seasons because of knee injuries, has finally seen action in the Terrapin lineup. The Maryland native has appeared in all nine games, adding depth to the Maryland defensive unit. Shank scored her first collegiate goal against Temple and has also totaled three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

MORRIS TALLIES FIRST CAREER GOAL
Freshman midfielder Annie Morris (Middlebury, Vt.) scored the first goal of her college career during Maryland's 12-goal outburst in the second-half of the game against Brown.

MULLIGAN PLAYING A LITTLE D
Maryland junior Kerri Mulligan (Marshfield, Mass.), who played at attack last season, is now playing on the defensive end for the Terps. She has totaled eight ground balls and has forced three caused turnovers.

HAPPY TRAILS
Maryland has never trailed at halftime in each of its nine games this year. The last time the Terps trailed at the half was on April 29, 1998, at Princeton. The Tigers held a narrow 6-5 advantage.

FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCE
Out of the 23 players who have played in Maryland's eight games, 15 have scored at least one goal. The Terps have outscored their opponents 199-66.

THE NEW NEWMARCH
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has earned the starting center position, replacing departed senior Sascha Newmarch. Carney has controlled 20 draws and has helped lead the Terps to a 114-66 advantage against their opponents.

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
Maryland assistant coach Gary Gait (Syracuse e91) is in a league of his own when it comes to national championships. A former lacrosse player at Syracuse, Gait owns a piece of all of Maryland's last four national championships, and was a three-time national champion for the Orangemen. His 15 goals scored in the 1990 NCAA Tournament is a tournament record, and his nine goals against Navy in 1988 is also a NCAA record for most goals in an NCAA Tournament game.

COLLEGE LACROSSE HONORS
College Lacrosse USA has tabbed Maryland as the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Selected to the preseason All-ACC team are juniors Christie Jenkins and Kristin Sommar in the midfield, sophomore Jen Adams on attack, junior Tonia Porras on defense, and junior Alex Kahoe in goal. Kahoe was also named ACC Preseason Player of the Year.



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