On Hobbs: The Terps’ top returning scorer who will be counted on heavily at both ends of the field … a player who leaves it all on the field … numbers have improved with each season … an outstanding offensive player with good speed … one of the team leaders and top midfielders with the ability to thrive on the attack … enters the season needing 41 goals and 72 points to crack the Maryland career top 10 … worked hard in the offseason to be physically ready to be on the field at all times … carries a 27-game scoring streak into her senior season … one of three Terps from Australia … member of the 2001 Australian World Cup team that earned a silver medal.
2001 (Junior): Started in all 23 games … had career highs in goals (47), assists (20) and points (67) … finished fourth on the team in scoring, trailing only the All-American trio of Jen Adams, Quinn Carney and Allison Comito … finished second on the team and in the ACC in ground balls with 66 … averaged 2.91 points per game … tied her career-high of four goals twice … scored at least a point in every game, had a goal in all but one (Brown, 3/17) and had 13 multiple-goal outings (10 of which were a hat trick or better) … was outstanding in the second half of the season … had a stretch (from Penn State to Johns Hopkins) where she scored 18 goals in six games … had 13 goals in the four NCAA tournament games including a six point effort against Princeton (5/18) in the semifinals, her second strong outing in as many years against the Tigers … notched a career-high four assists in the season finale at Harvard (5/6) … had a hat trick in the national finals against Georgetown (5/20) … had two game-winning goals, 23 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers.
2000 (Sophomore): Started in all 22 games … tallied 38 points, sixth-most on the team and tops among underclassmen … scored 32 goals and closed the season with a flurry … had what was then the best game of her young career in the NCAA finals versus Princeton (5/21) when she scored a career-high four goals … her first two goals in that game were huge as she netted the first goal of the game and later tied the score at four after the Terps had trailed, 4-3, at the half … had 11 multiple-goal games … shooting percentage was .508 … picked up 25 ground balls and caused seven turnovers.
1999 (Freshman): Saw action in 19 of the Terps’ 21 games … netted 15 goals, leading all freshmen … had a .484 shooting percentage … she took 31 shots and had 13 ground balls … had three goals at Old Dominion (3/27) in the Terrapins’ 16-9 win … had three multiple-goal games during the 1999 season, her three-goal effort against Old Dominion, as well as two goals each in the Syracuse (3/13) and Georgetown (4/14) games.
Prep: A product of Wilderness High School in Adelaide, South Australia … a three-sport athlete, playing lacrosse, tennis and netball … captained the U-16 state team … captain of the U-19 Australian tour in 1998 … helped guide lacrosse team to the premiers in 1995-98.
Personal: Courtney Hobbs was born February 2, 1981, in Adelaide, Australia … is the daughter of Pam and Graham Hobbs … a communications major.
Career Stats Year GP G A Pts. 1999 19 15 0 15 2000 22 32 6 38 2001 23 47 20 67 Career 64 94 26 120
Career Highs Goals: 4, three times (most recently vs. Princeton, 5-18-01) Assists: 4 at Harvard, 5-6-01 Points: 6 vs. Ohio State, 4-1-01; vs. Princeton, 5-18-01