Reese Tabs Captains for 2011 Campaign

Oct. 26, 2010

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Head coach Cathy Reese has named seniors Sarah Mollison, Katie Gallagher and Laura Merrifield captains for the 2011 campaign.

    Mollison served as captain last year as a junior, helping lead Maryland to its first national championship since 2001. The attacker was third on the team last season with 45 goals. The Melbourne, Australia, native is a two-time All-American and returns for her third season as a starter.

    Gallagher missed last season with an illness but is poised to lead the Terrapin defense in 2011. One of Maryland's strongest players, Gallagher is a three-year starter for the Terps and played a key role in the squad capturing the 2009 ACC Championship.

    Merrifield has been a steady force in the midfield for Maryland since her arrival. As one of the tallest players in the country, she brings an imposing stature to the Terps' offensive scheme and also boasts the speed to allow Maryland to run its fast-paced style of play.

    "We are thrilled to have Katie, Sarah and Laura as our captains this year," head coach Cathy Reese said. "Each player brings something different to the table and we believe together they will be a tremendous asset in terms of leadership for our team this season.

    "Sarah was a captain on our national championship team last season and Katie and Laura have both been starters for the majority of their careers. They all understand what it takes to be a champion and I believe they will be great role models for our 2011 team."

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