On Wellington: An all-around solid defender who can come on the attack and be an explosive offensive threat … one of the leaders of this year’s defense … a starter in 1999 and 2000 … is coming off of a career year for goals and assists. Preseason Honors: An honorable mention All-American selection by College Lacrosse USA and Inside Lacrosse.
2000 (Junior): Started in all 22 games … led all defensive players with 10 goals … had 12 points total as she also notched two assists for the season … the 10 goals tied her single-season career high set the year previous … her 10 goals came on just 12 shots … shooting percentage of .833 was far-and-away tops on the team among players who had taken at least five shots … caused 29 turnovers, second-most on the team … also scooped up 30 ground balls … had a season-high two goals on two separate occasions as she scored twice at No. 5 North Carolina (3/5) and again versus No. 10 Penn State (3/9) … two goals in the UNC game were huge as they helped the Terps stay in a close game eventually won by UNC (only loss of the season for Maryland).
1999 (Sophomore): Started in every game (21) for the Terps on defense … finished the season with 10 goals … had 36 ground balls and 21 forced turnovers … her three goals against Syracuse (3/13) tied her career high, previously set against Towson in 1998 … also had a two-goal effort against Temple (3/30) … also notched single-goal games against North Carolina (3/7), Harvard (4/11), William & Mary (4/21), Virginia (4/25), and Loyola (5/1).
1998 (Freshman): Appeared in 17 games … registered seven goals and added one assist … scored a hat trick against Towson (4/8) … also scored goals against North Carolina (4/18), Dartmouth (3/25), Old Dominion (3/28) and Vanderbilt (3/30) … her one assist came in the Terps’ home opener against Syracuse (3/14) … also tallied 12 ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Prep: A graduate of the Lawrence Academy … earned high school All-American honors as a senior and honorable mention honors as a junior … played in the North/South High School All-Star game her senior season … a four-time all-league selection in lacrosse, earning first team honors as a junior and as a senior, and honorable mention honors as a freshman and as a sophomore … captained the lacrosse team her final two seasons … earned 12 varsity letters, four each in lacrosse, soccer and basketball … earned first team all-league honors in soccer and basketball, sports in which she also served as her teams’ captain … played goalkeeper in soccer and was a center on the basketball team … named to the Who’s Who in High School Athletics as a junior and as a senior.
Personal: Victoria Wellington was born August 23, 1978 … is the daughter of Coco and Ben Wellington ... majoring in communications.
Year GP G A Pts. 1998 17 7 1 8 1999 21 10 0 10 2000 21 10 2 12 Totals 59 27 3 30
Goals: 3 vs. Syracuse, 3-13-99; 3 vs. Towson, 4-8-98
Assists: 1 on three occasions