March 28, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team kicks off a four-game homestand when it welcomes Penn Saturday at 1 p.m.
Maryland (12-0, 3-0 ACC) leads the nation in offense, tallying over 16 goals per game. Alex Aust is tops in the country with 74 points and also ranks second in assists (37) and third in goals (37). Katie Schwarzmann became only the fourth player in program history to record 200 goals with five in a win at Towson Tuesday.
Penn (4-3, 3-0 Ivy) is riding a four-game winning streak after dropping the first three games of the season.
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|Maryland's Probable Starters (2013 statistics)|
|A||10||Alex Aust||Sr.||5-8||Sterling, Va.||12/12||37||37||3|
|D||8||Alice Mercer||Fr.||5-8||Woodbine, Md.||12/78||0||0||6|
|M||20||Beth Glaros||Jr.||5-9||Ellicott City, Md.||9/9||7||6||19|
|M||21||Taylor Cummings||Fr.||5-7||Ellicott City, Md.||12/12||25||8||55|
|M||6||Kelly McPartland||So.||5-6||Farmingdale, N.Y.||12/12||12||13||9|
|M||7||Katie Schwarzmann||Sr.||5-4||Sykesville, Md.||12/12||32||15||24|
|M||11||Brooke Griffin||R-So.||5-5||Edgewater, Md.||12/12||25||11||4|
|D||5||Megan Douty||So.||5-6||Fair Haven, N.J.||12/12||0||0||5|
|D||15||Melissa Diepold||Sr.||5-5||Baltimore, Md.||12/12||0||0||4|
|D||27||Shanna Brady||So.||5-6||Smithtown, N.Y.||12/12||0||0||6|
|D||14||Iliana Sanza||Sr.||5-5||Cockeysville, Md.||11/11||0||0||12|
|34||Kasey Howard||Sr.||5-2||Annapolis, Md.||12/12||7.90||65||12-0|
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Scouting The Terps
· Maryland begins a four-game homestand when it welcomes Penn Saturday.
|2013 Maryland Terrapins: 12-0, 3-0 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 - Year of the Senior Profile Series
· Iliana Sanza
Scouting The Quakers
· Penn is riding a four-game winning streak after dropping the first three games of the 2013 season.
|2013 Penn Quakers: 4-3, 0-0 Ivy (IWLCA NR, Inside Lacrosse NR)|
· After scoring just 18 goals over three games to start the season - all losses - the Quakers have scored 52 over their next four games to secure the win in each.
· Lucy Ferguson has kept up her play in the cage for the Quakers, ranking first in the Ivy League in save percentage at .471 and second in goals-against average at 9.01. Iris Williamson has scored 12 of her team-leading 17 goals over the past four games, connecting at a clip of .571.
· The Quakers are 2-17 all-time against the Terrapins and 0-9 against Maryland in College Park. Penn's last win against Maryland came in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 - a 9-7 win at Franklin Field.
Schwarzmann Leads Terps Past Towson
· Katie Schwarzmann recorded a game-high five goals to lead the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory at Towson Tuesday.
· After a sluggish first half in which the Terps held on to a season-low one-goal cushion at the break, the squad turned on the gas in its re-defending effort in the second period, wreaking havoc for Towson in the clear and jump-starting its offense.
· With a 6-5 advantage through 30 minutes - led by four points on two goals and two assists from Schwarzmann - the Terps rolled off the first five goals in the second half and held Towson scoreless for nearly 16 minutes to take control of the contest.
Schwarzmann Snags Career Goal #200
· With her second tally in a five-goal showing Tuesday, Katie Schwarzmann became only the fourth player in Maryland history to record 200 career goals.
· Maryland has won all 12 of its game by at least three goals.
· The Terps are defeating opponents by an average of nearly eight goals per game and have dropped four foes by 10 or more goals.
Schwarzmann Snags ACC Weekly Honor
· Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, announced Tuesday.
· Schwarzmann was key in No. 1 Maryland's defense on the weekend as the Terps held back-to-back opponents to a combined eight goals on just 16 shots. Schwarzmann marked Boston College's Mikaela Rix, holding her to one shot and zero goals in the 13-5 win over the Eagles.
· The native of Sykesville, Md., was also tasked with defending No. 18 Stony Brook's Demmianne Cook, who entered the week as the nation's leading goal scorer. Schwarzmann held Cook without a goal or shot in an 8-3 victory. The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner also added four goals and two assists on the weekend.
Defense is Electric in Wins at Boston College, #18 Stony Brook
· No. 1 Maryland held opponents to a mere eight goals in a pair of wins at Boston College and No. 18 Stony Brook.
· The Terps defeated the Eagles 13-5 for their third ACC win of the year Saturday and stymied Stony Brook 8-3 Sunday.
· Taylor Cummings led the Terps with four goals against BC while Katie Schwarzmann tallied a hat trick vs. the Seawolves.
Balanced Attack Leads Terps Past #7 Penn State
· A total of 10 Terrapins registered at least one goal Saturday as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team handled No. 7 Penn State 20-10 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
· Maryland was led in scoring by Alex Aust and Brooke Griffin who tallied four goals apiece as the Terps turned in one of their most complete performances of the young season. Aust added four assists and now has 38 points in the last four games. The senior is one of only eight players in program history to record 100 assists.
· Freshman Taylor Cummings added five points on two goals and three assists.
Aust Snags ACC Weekly Honors Again
· Maryland attacker Alex Aust has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her work against UMBC and Penn State.
· Aust, the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week, notched 19 points in a pair of wins against UMBC and No. 7 Penn State. Against the Retrievers, the senior from Sterling, Va., racked up a career-best 11 points - one shy of the Terrapin single-game record - including a program record seven assists.
· Maryland is outscoring foes an incredible 193-94 this season. The Terps are averaging over 16 goals per game.
· The offense has tacked 20 goals on the scoreboard twice in 2013.
· Maryland has scored first in eight of 12 games in 2013.
· Three times the Terps have scored within the first 45 seconds of the game, including twice with less than 20 seconds elapsed.
Aust Racks up ACC, National Honors
· Maryland attacker Alex Aust was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Nike National Player of the Week for her effort against Virginia and Hofstra.
· Aust racked up 19 points in two games to help No. 1 Maryland stay perfect in 2013. The senior tallied five goals and five assists as the Terrapins defeated No. 6 Virginia 18-10 on the road for their third-straight win over a top-10 foe. The 10-point total is tied for the third highest in Maryland single-game history.
Terps Rout #6 Virginia on the Road
· Fueled by a career-high 10 points from senior Alex Aust, the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated No. 6 Virginia 18-10.
·Aust tallied five goals and five assists - tying the third-highest point total in Terrapin single-game history - as Maryland dropped its third straight top-10 ranked foe. Sophomore Kristen Lamon added a career-best four goals.
·The Terps have now scored 15 or more goals in each of their four games this season. Taylor Cummings boasted a team-high seven draw controls as Maryland picked up its seventh straight win over the Cavaliers.
· Alex Aust has been downright awesome in 2013, tallying a massive 74 points on 37 goals and 37 assists.
· The senior has 224 points in her career and her 114 assists rank fourth all-time in Maryland career annals.
· She nearly beat her freshman point total (9g, 3a) versus UMBC alone (4g, 7a) this season. She had more points through six games in 2013 (43) than she did her entire sophomore season (42).
· Seven of Maryland's first 12 wins this season have come on the road.
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 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.
· 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.
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 fourth all-time in career goals with 203. She's averaging nearly a hat trick per game for the top-ranked Terps.
Howard at Home in Cage
· Kasey Howard has been steady as a rock at goalie for Maryland this season.
· The first year starter has allowed 83 goals while tallying 65 saves in 2013. She's recorded double-digit saves three times, including a career-best 14 against No. 7 Penn State.
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.
· 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.
· 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).
· 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.
· 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.
Lacrosse Magazine Previews 2013 Terps
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Protect This House
· Maryland is 66-2 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 206-16 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.
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)...
|Leading after first half||12-0|
|Trailing after first half||0-0|
|Maryland has more shots||11-0|
|Opponent has more shots||1-0|
|Maryland has more saves||4-0|
|Opponent has more saves||8-0|
|Maryland wins more draw controls||10-0|
|Opponent wins more draw controls||2-0|
|Maryland commits more fouls||3-0|
|Opponent commits more fouls||9-0|
|Maryland scores first||8-0|
|Opponent scores first||4-0|
|Maryland commits more turnovers||4-0|
|Opponent commits more turnovers||6-0|
|Games decided by one goal||0-0|
|Games decided by 2-4 goals||1-0|
|Games decided by 5 or more goals||11-0|
|Maryland scores less than 10 goals||1-0|
|Maryland scores 10-14 goals||2-0|
|Maryland scores 15-19 goals||8-0|
|Maryland scores 20+ goals||2-0|
|Opponent scores less than 10 goals||7-0|
|Opponent scores 10-14 goals||5-0|
|Opponent scores 15-19 goals||0-0|
|vs. top 5 ranked opponents||2-0|
|vs. teams ranked 6-10||2-0|
|vs. teams 11-20||2-0|
|vs. unranked opponents||6-0|
|During the work week||3-0|
|On the weekends||8-0|
|Games in February||3-0|
|Games in March||7-0|
|Games in April||0-0|
|Games in May||0-0|
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