June 15, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, MD. - The 2000 national champion Maryland women's lacrosse team has placed eight Terrapins on College Lacrosse USA's All-America list this year. The Terps had six first-team honorees, one second-team pick, and one honorable mention selection. Maryland was the only school to have eight student-athletes on the All-America list. National runner-up Princeton was the second highest with five selections (one second-team, two third-team, and two honorable mention).
Attack Jen Adams (Marino, South Australia), midfielder Quinn Carney (Flemington, N.J.), attack Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.), midfielder Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), goalkeeper Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.), and defender Tonia Porras (Shaker Heights, Ohio) were all first-team selections for Maryland. Senior midfielder Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.) received second-team recognition, while sophomore Courtney Hobbs (Wilderness, South Australia) was an honorable mention pick.
The 2000 NCAA Tournament MVP, Adams' All-American was also a first-team Brine/IWLCA selection. The first-ever Honda Award winner for women's lacrosse, she ended the season with 81 goals and 55 assists for an NCAA record 136 points for the 2000 season. Only a junior, Adams shattered the Maryland single-season marks for goals, assists and points and will begin the 2001 season within striking distance of every Maryland career record, and some NCAA career marks. Adams other honors this season include being named the 2000 ACC Player of the Year as well as ACC Tournament MVP.
The Terps' third leading scorer this season, Carney was recently selected as a member of the U.S. developmental squad. A 2000 All-ACC team selection, she finished the Terps' national championship season with 38 goals and 43 assists. The junior, who takes the draw for Maryland, accumulated 52 draw controls, scooped a team-high 68 groundballs and added 24 caused turnovers. A midfielder, she was one of six Terps to score over 30 goals this season, and took part in an offense that averaged over 15 goals per game. She also ranked nationally in assists per game.
An All-ACC pick, Comito was also a first-team Brine/IWLCA All-American. The Terps' second-leading scorer, Comito ended the 2000 championship campaign with 65 goals and 27 assists. A junior, she ranks nationally in points per game with a 4.18 average, and also had 28 draw controls for the Terps. Comito will begin her senior campaign with 192 points, which is ninth on Maryland's all-time list.
A senior tri-captain, Jenkins' was also one of the Terps six Brine/IWLCA All-Americans this season. The team's fourth-leading scorer, she ended the season with 39 goals and 23 assists. She ended her four-year career at Maryland tied for fifth all-time for career goals (150) with Laura Harmon (1992-95), ninth in career assists (74) and fifth in career points (224). Jenkins was recently chosen to represent the United States with the U.S. Elite team on their Australian Tour.
A two-year captain with Jenkins, Kahoe's selection by College Lacrosse USA was also her second All-America selection of the year after being voted to the Brine/IWLCA first-team. Kahoe was a four-year starter for Maryland and was among the nation's best goalies again this year. An All-ACC pick, her final goals against average was a mere 7.02. She also owns a .591 save percentage. The top goalie in the ACC, her 968 career saves are the most ever in Terrapin history, only Marylynne Morgan (1981-84) is even close with 720.
Another 2000 Brine/IWLCA All-American selection, Porras anchors an impressive defensive unit that gives up only 7.14 goals per game. In addition to her defensive efforts, Porras added four goals and five assists to the offensive efforts on her way to being selected to the all-conference team.
Serving as a tri-captain for the Terps this season, Sommar was also a second-team selection on the Brine/IWLCA list. Sommar rounds out Maryland's compliment of 35-plus goal scorers. She has 37 goals and 25 assists this season for the Terrapins. An All-ACC selection, her 72 career assists are 10th all-time at Maryland. Sommar will join fellow All-American Jenkins on the U.S. Elite team's Australian Tour.
A sophomore, Hobbs' honorable mention selection is the first of her young Terrapin career. The Terps' sixth-leading scorer, she still netted an unbelievable 32 goals and six assists in 21 starts. She also scooped 25 groundballs and had 14 draw controls.
Maryland (21-1) won its sixth consecutive national championship this season, and increased its record to 26-8 overall in NCAA Tournament play. The Terrapins' championship win-streak is the longest active streak in Division I women's athletics.