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Terps Receive Top Seed in 1999 NCAA Tournament

Women's lacrosse earns 10th consecutive bid.

May 3, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland womens lacrosse team, and the 1999 ACC champions, earned its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid Sunday evening, and the top-seeded Terps play host to the winner of Wednesdays first-round game which features North Carolina at Georgetown. The quarterfinal game is scheduled for Sat., May 8, at a time to be determined later. Virginia and Duke earned the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively, while the Princeton Tigers, who took Maryland to sudden-death overtime, earned the tournaments fourth seed. The top four seeds all earn first-round byes in the tournament.

MARYLAND EARNS 10th CONSECUTIVE TOURNAMENT BID
Maryland earned its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid, and is seeking its fifth consecutive national championship title. A fifth straight title would tie Maryland for fifth place among womens teams with consecutive national titles in any sport. Before Marylands run, no womens lacrosse team had won consecutive NCAA titles since the tournament began in 1982.

TERPS CONCLUDE THIRD UNDEFEATED SEASON IN HISTORY
Maryland concluded the 1999 regular-season schedule with a perfect 18-0 record, marking the fifth time in Maryland school history a team posted an undefeated mark during the regular season. Only two other Maryland teams, the 1995 and 1996 teams, ran the board and finished the entire year with undefeated marks. The 1995 team posted a 17-0 mark while the 1996 team finished the year 19-0.

RECORDS AND RANKINGS
Maryland enters Saturdays NCAA quartefinal game sporting an 18-0 record, and winners of its last 25 games, following its 17-9 win against 10th-ranked Loyola on Saturday. The Terps are ranked No. 1 in the latest IWLCA poll, a feat they have accomplished all eight weeks of the regular season.

Maryland has played and defeated nine of the 12 teams in this years tournament draw, including two wins against North Carolina, and a 21-9 win at Georgetown on April 14.

Eleven of Marylands 18 wins have been against teams ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 all eight weeks in the regular-season IWLCA poll.

HEAD COACH CINDY TIMCHAL
Marylands Cindy Timchal (West Chester 76), the 1999 ACC Coach of the Year, now in her ninth season at the helm of the Terrapin womens lacrosse program, and her 18th year overall, ranks among the all-time coaching greats in lacrosse history. The Pennsylvania native has guided Maryland to five national championship titles, two ACC titles, including the inaugural ACC title in 1997, and eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. She has posted a 145-11 record at Maryland, and a 221-51 (.813) overall record. Timchal guided the Maryland womens lacrosse program to its pinnacle in 1997 -- its first-ever back-to-back-to-back national championship -- and followed it up with a return trip to the Final Four in 1998, and the schools record fourth consecutive national championship.

PROBABLE STARTERS FOR MARYLAND...


Pos. No.  Name 
 D    #3  Kerri Mulligan
          (Has started in 18 games,24 GB, 9 CT, 4 DC)
 A    #7  Jen Adams
          (Has started in 18 games, leading scorer with 101 points, 60 goals and 41 assists, 64 GB, 40 DC)
 A    #9  Allison Comito
          (Has started in 18 games, has totaled 69 points, 44 goals, 25 assists, 48 GB, 8 CT, 14 DC)
 A   #11  Tori Wellington
          (Has started in 18 games, 10 goals, 31 GB, 17 CT, 11 DC)
 A   #16  Meghan McNamara
          (Has started in 17 games, 10 goals, 2 assists, 18 GB, 11 DC)
 A   #20  Quinn Carney
          (Has started in 18 games, 59  points, 40 goals, 19 assists, 53 DC, 43 GB)
 M   #10  Kristin Sommar
          (Has started in 17 games, 54 points, 37 goals, 17 assists, 26 CT, 26 DC, 35 GB)
 M   #12  Courtney Martinez
          (Has started in 18 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 34 GB, 18 CT, 12 DC)
 M   #18  Tonia Porras
          (Has started in 18 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 25 GB, 22 DC, 18 CT)
 M   #21  Christie Jenkins
          (Has started in 18 games, second-leading scorer with 73 points, 46 goals, 27 assists, 44 GB, 38 CT)
 M   #23  Meredith Egan
          (Has started in 18 games, 10 goals, 5 assists, 41 GB, 13 CT, 20 DC)
GK   #33  Alex Kahoe
          (Has started in 18 games, 1075 minutes played, 195 saves, 115 goals allowed, 6.42 GAA)

1999 ACC STANDINGS
as of May 3, 1999

               Overall       ACC
Teams            W   L      W   L   
Maryland        18   0      3   0   
Duke            12   4      1   2   
Virginia        13   5      1   2
North Carolina   8   6      1   2
1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll
April 26, 1999
 1.  MARYLAND
 2.  Virginia
 3.  Penn State
 4.  Duke
 5.  James Madison
 6.  Princeton
 7.  North Carolina
 8.  Georgetown
 9.  Dartmouth
10.  Loyola
11.  Yale
12.  Rutgers
13.  Delaware
14.  George Mason
15.  Syracuse
16.  William & Mary
17.  Boston U.
18.  Old Dominion
19.  Cornell
20.  Brown 
ADAMS MAKING HER MARK
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) is nearing marks in the Maryland single-season record book for goals, assists and points. She is currently third in assists with 41. To date, Adams 60 goals ranks her second, and her 101 points place her only nine goals shy of tying former Terrapin great Kelly Amonte for the top spot.
                         No.   Year
Goals                  
1.   Kelly Amonte        62    1996
2.   Jen Adams           60    1999
3.   Sarah Forbes        59    1997
4.   Cathy Nelson        58    1998
5.   Mary Ann Oelgoetz   55    1990

Assists 1. Kelly Amonte 48 1996 2. Sascha Newmarch 42 1998 3. Jen Adams 41 1999 4. Judy Dougherty 38 1979 5. Sarah Forbes 36 1997

Points 1. Kelly Amonte 110 1993, 96 2. Jen Adams 101 1999 3. Sarah Forbes 94 1997 4. Sascha Newmarch 90 1998

ADAMS NEARING INDIVIDUAL RECORD MARKS
Sophomore Jen Adams is chasing former Terrapin standout Kelly Amonte for the individual single-season goals record. Amonte scored a school-record 62 goals in 1996. Adams currently has charted 60 goals through 18 games, with at least one game remaining.

TERPS ON TAP TO BREAK ALL-TIME GOAL RECORD
Marylands 281 goals scored through 18 games is its highest in school history at this point in the season, and only five shy of the all-time single-season record. The school record for most goals in a season is 286 in 21 games in 1998. Maryland is currently averaging 15.6 goals per game which also is a record at this point in the season. The single-season record is 14.40 which was set in 1996.

SUDDEN-DEATH SCARE
Marylands 8-7 sudden-death overtime win against sixth-ranked Princeton last Wednesday was the Terps first sudden-death overtime game since 1987. Maryland defeated Pennsylvania 9-8 in sudden-death overtime on May 2, 1987.

JENKINS AND ADAMS NEARING CAREER MARKS
Junior Christie Jenkins and sophomore Jen Adams are making a mark in the Maryland all-time career assist record book. Adams jumped into the top 10, and is now in eighth place with 58 career assists. Jenkins is five assists shy of cracking the top 10 after posting a career-total of 47 during her three years.

Career Assists

     Name                Assists    Years
 1.  Kelly Amonte          132     1993-96
 2.  Judy Dougherty        106     1978-81
 3.  Anysia Fedec           83     1984-87
 4.  Cathy Nelson           77     1995-98
 5.  Karen MacCrate         76     1993-96
 6.  Sascha Newmarch        74     1995-98
 7.  Sarah Forbes           63     1994-97
 8.  Jen Adams              58     1998-
 9.  Michele Uhlfelder      55     1988-91
10.  Kay Ruffino            52     1982-85
     Sue Brown              52     1978-80
12.  Christie Jenkins       47     1997-
ON A STREAK OF HER OWN
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in all 18 of Marylands games, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 31 games. Her streak began on March 31, 1998, when she scored two goals and added an assist against Temple. The last time she was held scoreless was on March 30, 1998, in the Terps 16-4 win against Vanderbilt.

ON A STREAK OF HER OWN, PART II
Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins is riding a 30-game scoring streak. The Pennsylvania native and U.S. National Team member has scored at least one point in all 18 games this season and was last held scoreless on March 31, 1998, against Temple. She recorded a career-high and team-high seven goals against Harvard on April 11.

ON A STREAK OF HER OWN, PART III
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has scored at least one point in all 18 of Marylands games this season, and has extended her consecutive-game scoring streak to 25 games. Her streak began on April 23, 1998, when she totaled one assist in the Terps 16-7 win at William & Mary. The last time Carney was held scoreless was April 11, 1998, against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.

TERPS BY THE NUMBERS

6
Maryland sophomore attack Allison Comito scored a career-high six goals against Georgetown and Loyola.

7
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams scored a career-high seven goals against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals.

7
Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins scored a career-high seven goals against Harvard.

10
Maryland extended its winning streak against Virginia to 10 consecutive games with its 13-5 defeat in the finals of the ACC Tournament on April 25.

15.6
Maryland is averaging 15.6 goals per game.

21
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 21 saves in Marylands 8-7 sudden-death overtime victory against Princeton. It also tied her career-high.

21
The Terps scored 21 goals in three consecutive games, marking the first time a Terp team has scored 20+ goals in three straight outings.

25
Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has scored at least one point in the Terps last 25 games, including all 18 this season.

30
Maryland junior Christie Jenkins has scored at least one point in the Terps last 30 games, including all 18 this season.

31
Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Marylands last 31 games, including all 18 this season.

281
The number of goals scored through 18 games this season--the most ever at this point in a season.

346
Maryland is the countrys all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 346-80-3 record.

COME AGAIN COMITO
Maryland sophomore attack Allison Comito, a 1999 All-ACC selection, has started in all 18 games this season and ranks third in scoring with 69 points. She has scored at least one point in every game this season except against Duke. Last season, the New York native scored 11 goals and added eight assists to finish as the Terps ninth-leading scorer. In the Terps 12-11 win against JMU on April 3, she scored at the 63:53 mark in overtime to give the Terps a two-goal lead early in the second overtime period. She has twice scored a career-high six goals, including against Georgetown on April 14 where she also totaled six shots. She most recently had six goals against Loyola on May 1.

ALL-AMERICA ADAMS
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has posted All-American numbers in the Terps 18 games this season. Adams charted a career-high seven goals against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. She leads the Terps in scoring with 101 points, and has totaled a team-high 60 goals and 41 assists. Here is a game-by-game review of the Australian natives 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*
No. 5 James Madison       1        2
Towson                    6        3
Harvard                   1        2
No. 8 Georgetown          5        2
No. 15 William & Mary     2        2
No. 6 North Carolilna     7*       3
No. 2 Virginia            3        4
No. 6 Princeton           2        1
No. 10 Loyola             3        3

*Career-high

KAHOE IN 1999
Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe, the Terps all-time saves leader, has totaled 195 saves while allowing 115 goals in 1,075 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia and Towson. She charted a new season-high saves total, and matched her career-high, against Princeton, posting 21 saves. She has posted a 6.42 goals allowed average. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of Kahoes 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
No. 5 James Madison      10
Towson                    3
Harvard                   6
No. 8 Georgetown         14
No. 15 William & Mary    13
No. 6 North Carolina     12
No. 2 Virginia           18
No. 6 Princeton          21*
No. 10 Loyola            12

*Indicates season-high and ties her career-high

KAHOE FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
Junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe will be featured in "Faces in the Crowd" in the May 10 issue of Sports Illustrated.

OFF TO A HOT START
Sophomore midfielder Meredith Egan (Maplewood, N.J.) has started in all 39 games of her young Terrapin career, including all 18 games this season.

MARYLAND CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER PERFECT YEAR
With one regular-season game remaining, and an NCAA quarterfinal berth right around the corner, Maryland is looking to secure its third undefeated record in school history. The Terps are currently 17-0 and hope to follow in the footsteps of the 1995 and 1996 teams which finished 17-0 and 19-0, respectively.

CARNEY NEARING SINGLE-SEASON RECORD MARK
Sophomore attack Quinn Carney has charted 40 goals through 18 games which leaves her nine shy of cracking the top 10 in the Maryland single-season record book. Former Terrapins Sascha Newmarch and Kay Ruffino are tied for ninth with 49 goals.

COMITO NEARING SINGLE-SEASON RECORD MARK
Sophomore attack Allison Comito is nearing the single-season record chart in assists as she has totaled 25 assists in 18 games. Three former Terps are tied for 10th with 28 assists, including Kelly Amonte, Anysia Fedec and Kay Ruffino.

MARTINEZ COLLECTS FIRST HONOR
Sophomore defender Courtney Martinez garnered her first award of her young career at the ACC Tournament. Martinez was named to the all-tournament team following her performances against North Carolina and Virginia.

THE TORI STORY
Sophomore attack Tori Wellington (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), like fellow teammate Allison Comito, has gone from a key reserve player on last years team to one of the Terps 12 starters on this years team. The 6-1 Wellington has already surpassed her career-high seven goals she totaled last season, and has now totaled 10. She matched her career-high three goal performance that she set against Towson last season, posting three goals against Syracuse on March 13.

SOMMAR SCORES
Junior midfielder Kristin Sommar has totaled 37 goals in the 17 games she has played in, surpassing her then-season-high 14 goals she scored in 1998. She has also surpassed her season-high assist total of 14, which was also set in 1998, with 17. Sommar scored a career-high five goals against Towson on April 7.

MARYLAND AMONG THE NCAA LEADERS (as of April 26)
Maryland is ranked first in the nation in scoring offense as the Terps average 16 goals per game. Maryland is ranked fifth in scoring defense as the Terps are allowing their opponents a 6.44 goals per game average. Marylands 9.56 scoring margin ranks it first, and it is the only Division I school with an undefeated record.

MARYLANDS ADAMS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS (as of April 26)
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams is among the NCAA leaders in points per game, goals per game and assists per game. Adams leads the nation in points per game with a 5.75 average. She is ranked second in assists per game with a 2.31 average, and sixth in goals per game with a 3.44 average. Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins is ranked 13th in points per game with a 4.31 average. Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe is third in the nation in goals-against average with a 6.28 per game average, and ranks fifth in save percentage with a .621.

JENKINS NAMED ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The top-ranked Terrapins, with a league-high six players, head up the 1999 All-Atlantic Coast Conference womens lacrosse team. Headlining this years All-ACC team is Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins, who earned ACC Player of the Year honors, and was joined on the all-conference team by sophomores Jen Adams and Allison Comito (Glen Head, N.Y.), and juniors Kristin Sommar, Tonia Porras (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and Alex Kahoe.

FIRST FOR THE TERPS
Maryland freshman Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) netted her first collegiate goal against Brown on March 22 ... sophomore Tara Foran (Davidsonville, Md.) scored her first goal as a Terp against Towson on April 7 ... freshman Debbie Wheat (Laytonsville, Md.) played in her first game wearing a Maryland uniform against Temple on March 30 ... sophomore goalkeeper Fon Muttamara (Gaithersburg, Md.) saw her first action between the pipes against Towson ... freshman Annie Morris (Middlebury, Vt.) scored her first two goals of her career during the Terps 12-goal spurt in the second half of the Maryland vs. Temple game ... freshman Kim Blouin (Annapolis, Md.) tallied her first career save against Harvard.

ADAMS COMES CLOSE TO AMONTES RECORD
Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams scored 10 points (5G-5A) in the Terps 23-5 romp against Temple, only one point shy of tying former Terrapins Kelly Amonte, Judy Dougherty and Kay Ruffinos record of 11 points scored in one single game.



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