April 18, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team wraps up the regular season with a game at Virginia Tech Saturday at noon.
Maryland (16-0, 4-0 ACC) is seeking its first perfect regular season since 2009 and its seventh overall in program history. Alex Aust is four points shy of 100 in 2013 and Katie Schwarzmann needs three goals to tie Kelly Coppedge for third all-time in career goals at Maryland.
Virginia Tech fell to Virginia its last time out Wednesday and is winless in conference play in 2013. Maryland is 10-0 against the Hokies all-time.
· Fans can watch the game via Hokie All-Access here.
|Maryland's Probable Starters (2013 statistics)|
|A||10||Alex Aust||Sr.||5-8||Sterling, Va.||16/16||53||43||4|
|D||8||Alice Mercer||Fr.||5-8||Woodbine, Md.||16/11||0||1||10|
|M||20||Beth Glaros||Jr.||5-9||Ellicott City, Md.||13/13||14||6||23|
|M||21||Taylor Cummings||Fr.||5-7||Ellicott City, Md.||16/16||32||11||68|
|M||6||Kelly McPartland||So.||5-6||Farmingdale, N.Y.||16/16||16||15||11|
|M||7||Katie Schwarzmann||Sr.||5-4||Sykesville, Md.||16/16||46||18||32|
|M||11||Brooke Griffin||R-So.||5-5||Edgewater, Md.||16/15||31||17||6|
|D||5||Megan Douty||So.||5-6||Fair Haven, N.J.||16/16||0||0||5|
|D||15||Melissa Diepold||Sr.||5-5||Baltimore, Md.||16/16||0||0||4|
|D||27||Shanna Brady||So.||5-6||Smithtown, N.Y.||16/15||0||0||9|
|D||14||Iliana Sanza||Sr.||5-5||Cockeysville, Md.||16/16||0||0||13|
|34||Kasey Howard||Sr.||5-2||Annapolis, Md.||16/16||8.48||98||16-0|
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Scouting The Terps
· Maryland wraps up the regular season with a game at Virginia Tech Saturday.
|2013 Maryland Terrapins: 16-0, 4-0 ACC (IWLCA #1, Inside Lacrosse #1)|
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· Brooke Griffin and reserves Halle Majorana to form the top scoring offense in the nation, averaging over 15 goals per match in 2013.
· Maryland's deepest position is certainly the midfield where it returned eight players from last year's squad including all-everything Taylor Cummings has made a seamless transition to the college game and leads the Terps in draw controls.
· The Maryland defense is led by reigning IWLCA National Defender of the Year Alice Mercer.
· Senior Brittany Dipper in the goal. She has four double-digit save performances, including a career-best 14 against Penn State.
2013 Season Preview
· The Year of the Senior - 2013 Maryland Women's Lacrosse
WATCH - Year of the Senior Profile Series
· Iliana Sanza
Scouting The Hokies
· Virginia Tech is 8-6 heading into Saturday's regular season finale.
|2013 Virginia Tech Hokies: 8-6, 0-4 ACC (IWLCA NR, Inside Lacrosse NR)|
· The Hokies fell to Virginia 10-5 on Wednesday night and are in search of their first conference win in 2013.
· Megan Will and Brooke Martin lead VT's attack with 39 and 31 goals, respectively. The Hokies have used three different goal keepers this season.
#1 Terps Drop Dartmouth on Senior Day
· The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team honored its stellar senior class with a 17-8 victory against Dartmouth Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
· The Terps were led by Alex Aust, who racked up six goals and one assist. Katie Schwarzmann, Kelly McPartland, Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin and Halle Majorana added two goals each as the Terps capped a perfect home regular season.
· Senior Kasey Howard registered her fifth career double-digit save performance with 10.
· Maryland has boasted six perfect regular season records in program history.
· The Terps were unbeaten in the regular season in 1980, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2009.
· Maryland fell in the national semifinals to North Carolina in 2009 to thwart a perfect season.
· Maryland has been fortunate to have steady leadership from an eight-member senior class in 2013.
· Other returning senior starters include Camilla Hayes round out the group.
· The class has helped Maryland to three ACC championships, three NCAA Final Four berths and an incredible 78-7 record.
Aust, Howard Sweep ACC Weekly Awards
· Maryland senior attacker Alex Aust and senior goalkeeper Kasey Howard were named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, announced Tuesday by the conference.
· Aust tallied nine goals and five assists in a pair of wins for No. 1 Maryland last week to help the squad complete an unbeaten home regular season slate. Against No. 13 Princeton on Wednesday, the senior was one of four Terps to tally a hat trick and also added a ground ball and a caused turnover in a 15-9 win over the Tigers.
· Howard recorded 16 saves in two wins over Princeton and Dartmouth last week. She registered six stops against the Tigers Wednesday and tallied her fifth double-digit save performance of the year with 10 saves against Dartmouth on Sunday.
#Operation2k - A Success!
· The Terps set a new attendance record for a lacrosse game at the FH & Lax Complex with a crowd of 2,347 against North Carolina.
· The mark bested the previous top crowd of 2,214 against North Carolina in 2007.
Schwarzmann Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week
· Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week, for her work against No. 2 North Carolina.
· Schwarzmann led Maryland with five goals in a 14-13 victory over No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday to clinch at least a share of the ACC regular season championship. The senior hit 5-of-6 shots on the day.
· It is the seventh career weekly award for Schwarzmann, who has five offensive honors and two defensive honors.
Terps Clinch Top Seed in ACC Tourney with Win vs. #2 North Carolina
· The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team clinched at least a share of the ACC regular season title with a 14-13 victory against No. 2 North Carolina.
· Kasey Howard was spectacular in goal, tallying a double-digit save performance with 11. Cummings led the way with six draw controls and Alice Mercer added three in a breakout performance for the rookie defender.
Schwarzmann Snags Career Goal #200
· With her second tally in a five-goal showing at Towson, Katie Schwarzmann became only the fourth player in Maryland history to record 200 career goals.
· Schwarzmann joins Jen Adams (267), Karri Ellen Johnson (236) and Kelly Coppedge (219) as Terps with 200 or more scores.
Be the Best? Play the Best.
· Eight of Maryland's 16 wins this season have come against nationally-ranked opponents.
· The Terps have recorded five wins against top-10 ranked foes and three in the top five, including No. 2 North Carolina and Syracuse.
Schwarzmann Snags ACC Weekly Honor
· Katie Schwarzmann was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, for her work against Boston College and Stony Brook.
· Schwarzmann was key in No. 1 Maryland's defense on the weekend as the Terps held back-to-back opponents to a combined eight goals on just 16 shots. Schwarzmann marked Boston College's Mikaela Rix, holding her to one shot and zero goals in the 13-5 win over the Eagles.
· The native of Sykesville, Md., was also tasked with defending No. 18 Stony Brook's Demmianne Cook, who entered the week as the nation's leading goal scorer. Schwarzmann held Cook without a goal or shot in an 8-3 victory. The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner also added four goals and two assists on the weekend.
Balanced Attack Leads Terps Past #7 Penn State
· A total of 10 Terrapins registered at least one goal Saturday as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team handled No. 7 Penn State 20-10 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
· Maryland was led in scoring by Alex Aust and Brooke Griffin who tallied four goals apiece as the Terps turned in one of their most complete performances of the young season. Aust added four assists and now has 38 points in the last four games. The senior is one of only eight players in program history to record 100 assists.
· Freshman Taylor Cummings added five points on two goals and three assists.
Aust Snags ACC Weekly Honors Again
· Maryland attacker Alex Aust has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her work against UMBC and Penn State.
· Aust, the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week, notched 19 points in a pair of wins against UMBC and No. 7 Penn State. Against the Retrievers, the senior from Sterling, Va., racked up a career-best 11 points - one shy of the Terrapin single-game record - including a program record seven assists.
· Maryland is outscoring foes an incredible 254-134 this season. The Terps are averaging 15.9 goals per game.
· The offense has tacked 20 goals on the scoreboard twice in 2013.
· Maryland has scored first in 12 of 16 games in 2013.
· Three times the Terps have scored within the first 45 seconds of the game, including twice with less than 20 seconds elapsed.
Aust Racks up ACC, National Honors
· Maryland attacker Alex Aust was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Nike National Player of the Week for her effort against Virginia and Hofstra.
· Aust racked up 19 points in two games to help No. 1 Maryland stay perfect in 2013. The senior tallied five goals and five assists as the Terrapins defeated No. 6 Virginia 18-10 on the road for their third-straight win over a top-10 foe. The 10-point total is tied for the third highest in Maryland single-game history.
Terps Rout #6 Virginia on the Road
· Fueled by a career-high 10 points from senior Alex Aust, the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated No. 6 Virginia 18-10.
·Aust tallied five goals and five assists - tying the third-highest point total in Terrapin single-game history - as Maryland dropped its third straight top-10 ranked foe. Sophomore Kristen Lamon added a career-best four goals.
·The Terps have now scored 15 or more goals in each of their four games this season. Taylor Cummings boasted a team-high seven draw controls as Maryland picked up its seventh straight win over the Cavaliers.
· Alex Aust has been downright awesome in 2013, tallying a massive 96 points on 53 goals and 43 assists.
· The senior has 246 points in her career and her 120 assists are third all-time in Maryland career annals.
· She nearly beat her freshman point total (9g, 3a) versus UMBC alone (4g, 7a) this season. She had more points through six games in 2013 (43) than she did her entire sophomore season (42).
· Seven of Maryland's first 16 wins this season have come on the road.
Terps Drop #4 Duke in Home Opener
· Brooke Griffin notched three goals and two assists to lead the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team past No. 4 Duke 15-6 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
·The Terps were sparked by a 9-2 first-half advantage and ended the home opener with five unanswered goals to stay unbeaten in 2013. In addition to Griffin, Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust, Taylor Cummings, and Beth Glaros each added two goals to lead the offense.
Griffin Named ACC Player of the Week
· Maryland midfielder Brooke Griffin was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday for her work in the Terps' victory against No. 4 Duke.
· Griffin, a redshirt sophomore from Annapolis, Md., tallied a game-high five points on three goals and two assists to help the Terps remain perfect in 2013 and drop its second-consecutive top-five ranked opponent.
Maryland Cruises at #2 Syracuse
· Maryland women's lacrosse team picked up its first marquee win of the season with a 19-11 victory at then-No. 2 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.
· Katie Schwarzmann tallied a career-high seven goals to lead Maryland to another dominant offensive performance. Freshman Taylor Cummings added five goals and a game-high six draw controls. Alex Aust boasted her second four-goal showing of the year.
Schwarzmann Has a Day in the Dome
· Senior Katie Schwarzmann had little trouble adjusting to the dome environment, boasting a career-best seven goals against Syracuse.
· The midfielder is now fourth all-time in career goals with 216. She's averaging nearly a hat trick per game for the top-ranked Terps.
Howard at Home in Cage
· Kasey Howard has been steady as a rock at goalie for Maryland this season.
· The first year starter has allowed 123 goals while tallying 98 saves in 2013. She's recorded double-digit saves five times, including a career-best 14 against No. 7 Penn State and most recently 10 against Dartmouth.
Terps Sweep ACC Weekly Awards
· Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and goalkeeper Kasey Howard were named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their work against Syracuse.
· Schwarzmann was also named Nike National Player of the Week.
· Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men's and women's nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men's and five women's finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
· Schwarzmann scored in every game in 2012 and led the Terps with 72 goals, the fifth-highest mark in single-season history at Maryland.
· Sanza started every game for the nation's fourth-ranked defense. She led the Terrapins in ground balls and caused turnovers and was third in draw controls. Against ACC opponents, Sanza tallied 11 ground balls, 10 draw controls, and 11 caused turnovers.
· Aust had a breakout campaign in 2012. She racked up five or more points in 10 games in 2012 and was the Terrapin leader in assists (52) and points (96).
· 2012 Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann returns for her final season in College Park.
· The two-time captain hopes to lead the Terps back to the final four for a fifth straight season and bring the national championship back to College Park for the first time since her rookie season in 2010.
· Schwarzmann, a senior midfielder and the reigning Tewaaraton winner, is one of only two current collegiate players on the roster, joining Danielle Etrasco from Boston.
· McFadden, a former Tewaaraton winner and current assistant coach with the Terps, was a midfielder on the 2009 national team which won gold in Prague.
· Sophomore Kelly McPartland also spent extensive time with the national team this offseason.
Defense Remains Intact
· All four starters from Maryland's stellar defense in 2012 will return this season.
· Led by reigning IWLCA National Defender of the Year Iliana Sanza, the Terps will hope to jump start one of the top offenses in the country again this season.
Lacrosse Magazine Previews 2013 Terps
· Click here for Lacrosse Magazine's full season preview of the Terps in 2013.
Protect This House
· Maryland is 70-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.
· The Terps have won all five games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past six seasons. The Terps are 210-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 13 perfect seasons in that span.
Head Coach Cathy Reese
· A national champion as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Cathy Reese returns for her seventh season at the helm of the prestigious Terp program. Here are just a few of her highlights with the Terps.
2010 IWLCA National Coach of the Year
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Coach of the Year
2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Champions
Coached 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year, two Tewaaraton Award winners, five Tewaaraton finalists, 23 All-Americans, and 21 All-ACC selections
2006 MPSF Coach of the Year
2009, 2010 and 2011 IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year
Guided Denver to school-record 16 wins in 2006
Won eight national championships at Maryland as a player and coach (1995-2001, 2010)
1998 NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
The Terps When (2013)...
|Leading after first half||15-0|
|Trailing after first half||0-0|
|Maryland has more shots||14-0|
|Opponent has more shots||2-0|
|Maryland has more saves||5-0|
|Opponent has more saves||11-0|
|Maryland wins more draw controls||12-0|
|Opponent wins more draw controls||4-0|
|Maryland commits more fouls||3-0|
|Opponent commits more fouls||12-0|
|Maryland scores first||12-0|
|Opponent scores first||4-0|
|Maryland commits more turnovers||4-0|
|Opponent commits more turnovers||9-0|
|Games decided by one goal||1-0|
|Games decided by 2-4 goals||1-0|
|Games decided by 5 or more goals||14-0|
|Maryland scores less than 10 goals||1-0|
|Maryland scores 10-14 goals||3-0|
|Maryland scores 15-19 goals||11-0|
|Maryland scores 20+ goals||2-0|
|Opponent scores less than 10 goals||9-0|
|Opponent scores 10-14 goals||7-0|
|Opponent scores 15-19 goals||0-0|
|vs. top 5 ranked opponents||3-0|
|vs. teams ranked 6-10||2-0|
|vs. teams 11-20||3-0|
|vs. unranked opponents||8-0|
|During the work week||4-0|
|On the weekends||12-0|
|Games in February||3-0|
|Games in March||10-0|
|Games in April||3-0|
|Games in May||0-0|
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