#4 Terps Battle #2 Syracuse Sunday

Feb. 15, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 4 Maryland women's lacrosse team heads to the Carrier Dome for a battle with No. 2 Syracuse Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Terps (1-0) toppled Richmond 20-7 in the season opener last Sunday. Katie Schwarzmann and Alex Aust combined for 10 points to lead the offense.

Syracuse (1-0) defeated Jacksonville in its season opener and is coming off a successful 2012 campaign that ended in the national finals.

Fans watching in the state of New York can catch the game on Time Warner Cable Sportschannel.

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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. 1/1 4 1 2
A 22 Halle Majorana Fr. 5-4 Manhasset, N.Y. 1/1 2 0 1
M 20 Beth Glaros Jr. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 1/1 2 2 3
M 22 Taylor Cummings Fr. 5-7 Ellicott City, Md. 1/1 2 1 5
M 6 Kelly McPartland So. 5-6 Farmingdale, N.Y. 1/1 0 1 0
M 7 Katie Schwarzmann Sr. 5-4 Sykesville, Md. 1/1 3 2 2
M 11 Brooke Griffin R-So. 5-5 Edgewater, Md. 1/1 1 1 0
D 5 Megan Douty So. 5-6 Fair Haven, N.J. 1/1 0 0 0
D 15 Melissa Diepold Sr. 5-5 Baltimore, Md. 16/16 0 0 0
D 27 Shanna Brady So. 5-6 Smithtown, N.Y. 16/16 0 0 0
D 14 Iliana Sanza Sr. 5-5 Cockeysville, Md. 16/16 0 0 1
GK No. Player Yr. Ht. Hometown GP/GS GAA Sv. W-L
  34 Kasey Howard Sr. 5-2 Annapolis, Md. 1/1 6.00 4 1-0

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Scouting The Terps
· Maryland heads to Syracuse for an early top-five matchup Sunday.

2013 Maryland Terrapins: 1-0, 0-0 ACC (IWLCA #4, Inside Lacrosse #4)
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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

Scouting The Orange
· Sixth-year head coach Gary Gait led Syracuse to its most successful season in program history in 2012. The Orange won a school-record 19 games and went undefeated in BIG EAST play for the second time in school history.

2013 Syracuse Orange: 1-0, 0-0 BIG EAST (IWLCA #2, Inside Lacrosse #1)
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· The Orange advanced to the national semifinals for the third time in five years where it came back from a seven-goal deficit to defeat No. 1 Florida in double overtime. SU's season came to an end in an 8-6 setback against Northwestern in the national championship game.

· Syracuse returns five of its top six scorers from last season, including junior Alyssa Murray and senior Michelle Tumolo. Murray led the nation in points (105) and goals (74) in 2012, while Tumolo finished sixth in the country in points (95) and 10th in assists (43).

· Maryland leads the all-time series 11-1.


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 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 Sunday 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 Capture Fourth Straight ACC Crown
· Maryland upended top-seeded North Carolina 14-10 en route to its unprecedented fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference last season.

· Katie Schwarzmann was named tournament most valuable player after capping her stellar weekend with a six-point showing against the Tar Heels.

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.

Syracuse - Maryland, Circa 2012
· No. 6 Syracuse edged the No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team 10-9 to snap the Terps' 36-game home winning streak last March at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Despite holding a distinct advantage in nearly every statistical category including shots in which it trumped the Orange 30-20, Maryland picked up its second loss of the year.

· It was the first regular season loss at home in head coach Cathy Reese's six-year tenure.

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.

Terps Roll Past Japan in Lone Exhibition
· Senior Alex Aust led all scorers with five goals as No. 4 Maryland topped Japan 19-8 in exhibition action last Friday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

· Maryland's attack was very balanced with 10 goal scorers on the day. Freshman Halle Majorana tallied four goals and fellow rookie Taylor Cummings registered two goals and three draw controls.

· Fresh off a stint with the US women's national team, sophomore Kelly McPartland was the Terps' top distributor, posting four in the squad's season debut.

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 1-0
Home 0-0
Away 1-0
Neutral 0-0
ACC Record 0-0
Non-Conference Record 1-0
Day Games 1-0
Night Games 0-0
Leading after first half 1-0
Trailing after first half 0-0
In overtime 0-0
Maryland has more shots 1-0
Opponent has more shots 0-0
Maryland has more saves 0-0
Opponent has more saves 1-0
Maryland wins more draw controls 1-0
Opponent wins more draw controls 0-0
Maryland commits more fouls 0-0
Opponent commits more fouls 1-0
Maryland scores first 1-0
Opponent scores first 0-0
Maryland commits more turnovers 0-0
Opponent commits more turnovers 0-0
Games decided by one goal 0-0
Games decided by 2-4 goals 0-0
Games decided by 5 or more goals 0-0
Maryland scores less than 10 goals 1-0
Maryland scores 10-14 goals 0-0
Maryland scores 15-19 goals 0-0
Maryland scores 20+ goals 1-0
Opponent scores less than 10 goals 1-0
Opponent scores 10-14 goals 0-0
Opponent scores 15-19 goals 0-0
vs. top 5 ranked opponents 0-0
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 1-0
Games in February 1-0
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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