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Welma Luus
Player Profile:
Welma Luus 1396837
Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa
High School: Waterkloof


  • Big Ten Player of the Week (9/29/15; 10/20/15)


As a graduate student (2015): Has seen action in every game and started in 10...scored first goal of the year in Terps' opener at Temple (Aug. 28)...scored Maryland's only goal in match vs. #7 Albany (Sept. 11)...scored Terps' fifth goal in 5-2 win vs. New Hampshire (Sept. 20)...scored both goals in 2-1 win over #18 Michigan...scored equalizer in the 27th minute off a penalty corner, then scored the game-winner three minutes into the second half and added first career defensive save later in the game to help preserve the win (Sept. 25)...scored Terps' first goal, just 1:25 into the match vs. Michigan State (Sept. 27)...named Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 29)...scored an added an assist in Terps' 5-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 2)...scored twice in Maryland's 6-2 win over Miami (Ohio) (Oct. 4)...picked up third career hat trick in 4-0 win at Rutgers (Oct. 18)...named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20)...assisted on gamewinning overtime goal vs. Indiana (Oct. 23)...scored in Terps' 6-0 rout of Towson (Oct. 25).

As a senior (2014): Saw action in 17 games...scored twice in Terps' 8-1 win at Princeton...opened the scoring 15 minutes in when she buried a shot for a 1-0 lead, then made it a 4-0 lead in the second half with a high shot (Oct. 15)...scored Terps' fifth goal in 8-2 win at #19 Indiana (Oct. 24)...scored Terps' lone goal vs. #12 Albany (Nov. 16). 

As a junior (2013): Saw action in 18 games...took a shot vs. #20 New Hampshire (Aug. 31)...scored first career goal in 55th minute vs. #17 Drexel (Sept. 8)...added a goal and an assist in Terps' win vs. Columbia (Sept. 14)...scored with a reverse shot in the 54th minute in Terps' win over Hofstra (Oct. 8)...scored Terps' final goal in 4-1 rout vs. #5 Virginia when she took a hard shot from the top of the circle in the 53rd minute (Oct. 25)...member of 2013 ACC Championship team...named to the ACC Honor Roll.

Before Maryland: Played tennis at Maryland for three years...played on South Afrian U18 team...was a three-sport athlete in track and field, field hockey and tennis in high school...ran 400 and 800m hurdles.

Personal: Daughter of Hennie and Rosa Magdalena Luus ... has two siblings Anel  and HP... both parents are tennis coaches...lists Andy Roddick as her sports hero ... enrolled as a kinesiology major in the School of Public Health.

Goals: 3, at Rutgers (Oct. 18, 2015)
Assists: 1, 3X (last vs. Indiana, Oct. 23, 2015)
Points: 6,  at Rutgers (Oct. 18, 2015)

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