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Women's Lacrosse Ends Regular Season at Home

Terps to play Princeton and Loyola.

April 26, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The defending national champion Maryland womens lacrosse team, and the 1999 ACC champions, conclude the 1999 regular-season schedule at home, hosting Princeton on Wednesday and Loyola on Saturday. The Terps will look to complete their third undefeated regular-season record in school history.

MARYLAND CLAIMS SECOND ACC TITLE
Maryland claimed its second ACC championship title in three years after its 13-5 defeat against second-ranked Virginia in Sundays championship game. The Terps advanced to the ACC championship game following its 19-17 overtime win against sixth-ranked North Carolina on Saturday. Sophomore Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) was named MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by juniors Christie Jenkins (Media, Pa.), Alex Kahoe (Villanova, Pa.) and Kristin Sommar (North Wales, Pa.), and sophomore Courtney Martinez (Towson, Md.).

RECORDS AND RANKINGS
Maryland enters Wednesdays game sporting a 16-0 record, and winners of its last 23 games, following its 13-5 win against second-ranked Virginia in the ACC championship game on Sunday. The Terps are ranked No. 1 in the latest IWLCA poll, a feat they have accomplished all seven weeks of the regular season. Princeton enters Wednesdays game with the Terps carrying an 11-3 record. In the most recent IWLCA poll, the Tigers are ranked No. 4 but dropped an 8-7 decision to Dartmouth on Saturday. Eighth-ranked Loyola brings an 11-3 record to College Park on Saturday. The Greyhounds meet Virginia on Wednesday before their meeting with the Terps. They most recently defeated Delaware 15-6 on Saturday.

Nine of Marylands 16 wins have been against teams ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 all seven 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 143-11 record at Maryland, and a 219-51 (.811) 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.

ADAMS GARNERS ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK AND ECAC HONORS
Sophomore attack Jen Adams, the 1999 ACC Tournament MVP, has been selected as this weeks ACC and ECAC Player of the Week following her performances against sixth-ranked North Carolina and second-ranked Virginia in the 1999 ACC Tournament. Adams posted a career-high seven goals and added three assists in the Terps 19-17 overtime win against the Tar Heels, and followed that outing with a three-goal, four-assist performance against the Cavaliers in Sundays 13-5 win. Her seven goals was a new tournament record.

PROBABLE STARTERS FOR MARYLAND...

Pos.  No. Name               Notes
 D    #3  Kerri Mulligan     Has started in 16 games,21 GB, 8 CT, 4 DC
 A    #7  Jen Adams          Has started in 16 games, leading scorer with 92 points, team-high 55 goals and 37 assists, 59 GB, 37 DC
 A    #9  Allison Comito     Has started in 16 games, has totaled 62 points, 37 goals, 25 assists, 44 GB, 8 CT, 10 DC
 A   #11  Tori Wellington    Has started in 16 games, 9 goals, 28 GB, 14 CT
 A   #16  Meghan McNamara    Has started in 16 games, 10 goals, 2 assists, 17 GB, 14 DC
 A   #20  Quinn Carney       Has started in 16 games, 56  points, 39 goals, 17 assists, 47 DC, 34 GB
 M   #10  Kristin Sommar     Has started in 15 games, 47 points, 32 goals, 15 assists, 25 CT, 25 DC, 29 GB
 M   #12  Courtney Martinez  Has started in 16 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 28 GB, 16 CT, 11 DC
 M   #18  Tonia Porras       Has started in 16 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 21 GB, 19 DC, 16 CT
 M   #21  Christie Jenkins   Has started in 16 games, second-leading scorer with 69 points, 44 goals, 25 assists, 37 GB, 37 CT
 M   #23  Meredith Egan      Has started in 16 games, 7 goals, 4 assists, 37 GB, 13 CT, 17 DC
GK   #33  Alex Kahoe         Has started in 16 games, 946 minutes played, 162 saves, 99 goals allowed, 6.28 GAA

Game Facts and Coverage

  • Princeton at Maryland
  • Wednesday, April 28, 1999
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Ludwig Field

  • Loyola at Maryland
  • Saturday, May 1, 1999
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Ludwig Field

    Series History:
    Wednesdays meeting with Princeton marks the 16th time the two schools have met in Maryland school history. The Terps own a 12-3 advantage. Saturdays meeting with the Greyhounds marks the 20th meeting, with the Terps holding an 18-1 series lead.

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    1999 ACC STANDINGS
    as of April 22, 1999

                  Overall     ACC
    Teams           W  L     W  L 
    Maryland       16  0     3  0 
    Duke           10  4     1  2 
    Virginia       12  4     1  2
    North Carolina  7  6     1  2
    
    1999 IWLCA Top 20 Poll
    April 19, 1999
     1.  MARYLAND
     2.  Virginia
     3.  James Madison
     4.  Princeton
     5.  Duke
     6.  North Carolina
     7.  Penn State
     8.  Loyola
     9.  Georgetown
    10.  Dartmouth
    11.  Yale
    12.  Rutgers
    13.  Delaware
    14.  George Mason
    15.  William & Mary
    16.  Old Dominion
    17.  Syracuse
    18.  Boston U.
    19.  Vanderbilt
    20.  Brown
    

    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.

    TIMCHAL EARNS ACC COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS
    Maryland head coach Cindy Timchal earned ACC Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three years after leading the Terps to a perfect 3-0 conference record.

    ADAMS MAKING HER MARK
    Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams (Brighton, Australia) is nearing the mark in the Maryland single-season record book for goals, assists and points. She is currently ranked fourth in assists with 37. To date, Adams 55 goals tie her for fourth place. Her 92 points also rank her third in the standings.

    Goals No. Year

    1. Kelly Amonte       62  1996
    2. Sarah Forbes       59  1997
    3. Cathy Nelson       58  1998
    4. Jen Adams          55  1999
       Mary Ann Oelgoetz  55  1990
    
    Assists
    1. Kelly Amonte       48  1996
    2. Sascha Newmarch    42  1998
    3. Judy Dougherty     38  1979
    4. Jen Adams          37  1999
    5. Sarah Forbes       36  1997
    
    Points
    1. Kelly Amonte      110  1993, 96
    2. Sarah Forbes       94  1997
    3. Jen Adams          92  1999
    4. Sascha Newmarch    90  1998 
    
    TERPS ON TAP TO BREAK ALL-TIME GOAL RECORD
    Marylands 256 goals scored through 16 games is its highest in school history at this point in the season. The school record for most goals in a season is 286 in 21 games in 1998. Maryland is currently averaging 16 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.

    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 ranked ninth with 54 career assists after totaling seven assists at the ACC Tournament. Jenkins is seven assists shy of cracking the top 10 after posting a career-total of 45 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.  Michele Uhlfelder   55   1988-91
     9.  Jen Adams           54   1998-
    10.  Kay Ruffino         52   1982-85
         Sue Brown           52   1978-80
    12.  Christie Jenkins    45   1997-
    
    ON A STREAK OF HER OWN
    Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in all 16 of Marylands games, extending her consecutive-game scoring streak to 29 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 28-game scoring streak. The Pennsylvania native and U.S. National Team member has scored at least one point in all 16 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 16 of Marylands games this season, and has extended her consecutive-game scoring streak to 23 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.

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

    7
    Maryland junior midifelder 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.

    16
    Maryland is averaging 16 goals per game.

    18
    Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe posted a season-high 18 saves in Marylands 13-5 win against Virginia in the ACC championship game.

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

    23
    Maryland sophomore Quinn Carney has scored at least one point in the Terps last 23 games, including all 16 this season.

    28
    Maryland junior Christie Jenkins has scored at least one point in the Terps last 28 games, including all 16 this season.

    29
    Maryland sophomore Jen Adams has scored at least one point in Marylands last 29 games, including all 16 this season.

    256C The number of goals scored through 16 games this season--the most ever at this point in a season.

    344
    Maryland is the countrys all-time winningest program. The Terps own a 344-80-3 record.

    COME AGAIN COMITO
    Maryland sophomore attack Allison Comito, a 1999 All-ACC selection, has gone from a top reserve on last years Terp squad to a starter on this years team. Playing behind departed seniors Sascha Newmarch and Cathy Nelson last season, Comito has started in all 16 games this season and ranks third in scoring with 62 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 scored a career-high six goals against Georgetown on April 14, and did not miss a shot on goal in that game.

    ALL-AMERICA ADAMS
    Maryland sophomore attack Jen Adams has posted All-American numbers in the Terps 16 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 92 points, and has totaled a team-high 55 goals and 37 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
    *Career-high
    

    KAHOE IN 1999
    Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe, the Terps all-time saves leader, has totaled 162 saves while allowing 99 goals in 946 minutes played, including a season-low three goals against third-ranked Virginia and Towson. She charted a new season-high saves total against Virginia in the ACC championship game, posting 18 saves. She has posted a 6.28 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*
    *Indicates season-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.

    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 55 goals through 16 games, and there are at least three games remaining, including an NCAA quarterfinal berth.

    OFF TO A HOT START
    Sophomore midfielder Meredith Egan (Maplewood, N.J.) has started in all 37 games of her young Terrapin career, including all 16 games this season.

    MARYLAND CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER PERFECT YEAR
    With two regular-season games 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 16-0 and hope to follow in the footsteps of the 1995 and 1996 teams which finished 17-0 and 19-0, respectively.

    AND THEY CAN PLAY DEFENSE, TOO
    Not only is the Terps offense averaging a national-high 16 goals per game, their defense is also leading the nation as it is only allowing its opponents a mere 6.4 goals a game. Junior Christie Jenkins is not only recording record numbers on offense, but defense as well. The 1999 ACC Player of the Year leads the team in caused turnovers with 37. Also playing great on defense is junior Tonia Porras, a 1999 All-ACC selection, and sophomore Courtney Martinez.

    CARNEY NEARING SINGLE-SEASON RECORD MARK
    Sophomore attack Quinn Carney has charted 39 goals through 16 games which leaves her 10 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 16 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 last weekend 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 nine. 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 already totaled 32 goals in the 15 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 15. Sommar scored a career-high five goals against Towson on April 7.

    MARYLAND AMONG THE NCAA LEADERS (as of April 20)
    Maryland is ranked first in the nation in scoring offense as the Terps average 16.15 goals per game. Maryland is also ranked first in scoring defense as the Terps are allowing their opponents a 5.92 goals per game average. Marylands 10.38 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 20)
    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 5.46 average. She is ranked fourth in assists per game with a 2.15 average, and eighth in goals per game with a 3.31 average. Maryland junior midfielder Christie Jenkins is ranked 19th in points per game with a 4.15 average, and her 1.69 assists per game average ranks her 15th. Maryland junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe leads the nation in goals-against average with a 5.76 per game average, and ranks fifth in save percentage with a .620.

    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.

    ADAMS AGAIN COMES CLOSE
    Sophomore attack Jen Adams again scored 10 points (7G-3A) in the Terps 19-17 overtime win against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, matching her 10-point performance she recorded against Temple. Her 10 points is one shy of tying former Terrapins Kelly Amonte, Judy Dougherty and Kay Ruffinos record of 11 points scored in one game. The seven goals Adams scored against the Tar Heels is a new ACC Tournament record.

    TERPS BY THE ACC NUMBERS

    1
    Junior goalkeeper Alex Kahoe ranks first in both save percentage (.621) and goals-against average (6.28).

    2.31
    Jen Adams is averaging a league-leading 2.31 assists per game.

    2.75
    Junior Christie Jenkins ranks second in the ACC with a 2.75 goals per game average.

    3
    The number of categories Jen Adams ranks first (scoring, goals and assists).

    3
    The number of categories that Christie Jenkins, Quinn Carney, Allison Comito and Kristin Sommar are ranked in the ACC statistics.

    3
    The number of Maryland players who have garnered ACC Player of the Week honors (Jen Adams (3), Quinn Carney and Allison Comito).

    3.44
    Sophomore Jen Adams is averaging a league-leading 3.44 goals per game.

    4.31
    Junior Christie Jenkins is averaging 4.31 points per game which ranks her second in the ACC.

    5
    The number of Maryland players who are ranked among the ACC goal leaders.

    5
    The number of Maryland players who are ranked among the ACC scoring and assist leaders.

    5.75
    Sophomore Jen Adams is averaging a league-high 5.75 points per game.

    6
    The number of players named to the All-ACC team--a league-high.

    6.40
    The number of goals Maryland is allowing its opponents which ranks it first in the ACC.



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