Oct. 24, 2012
October 26, 2012
#6 Maryland (13-4)
Maryland will be honoring its eight seniors Friday prior to gametime. Kirstie Dennig, Megan Frazer, Colleen Gulick, Danielle Kauffman, Janessa Pope, Lindsey Puckett, Harriet Tibble and Tara Zollinger will all be honored at midfield. The senior ceremony will be shown live on the TerpsTV Premium broadcast.
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Scouting The Terps
The defending national champion Maryland is ranked No. 6 in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches poll released Tuesday. The Terrapins are coming off of their eighth national title and a 19-4 overall record last year.
|2012 Maryland Terrapins: 13-4, 3-2 ACC (Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches poll #6)|
|Roster||Schedule||Statistics||Digital Media Guide|
The Terps used a strong second half to beat American 3-0 Monday night in College Park.
Just over 10 minutes into the second half, juniors Ali McEvoy and Jill Witmer teamed up to open the scoring. McEvoy swung it to Witmer along the post for a deflection off a penalty corner and a 1-0 lead. Off another penalty corner just over three minutes later, Witmer passed it behind her back to senior Janessa Pope on the other side of the cage for the Terps' second goal in the 48th minute. Nine minutes later, sophomore Steffi Schneid scored off a penalty corner to make it 3-0. She took a high shot and American's goalkeeper, Ashley Dalisera, got a hand on it but it deflected in for the goal.
Scouting The Scarlet Knights
Rutgers is 8-9 on the season and 2-4 in Big East play.
|2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 8-9, 2-4 Big East|
Lisa Patrone is leading Rutgers with eight goals and 19 points so far this season.
Rutgers head coach Meredith Long played at Maryland under Meharg and was a member of the 2005 NCAA Championship squad.
The Elite Eight
Maryland will be honoring its eight seniors Friday prior to gametime. Kirstie Dennig, Megan Frazer, Colleen Gulick, Danielle Kauffman, Janessa Pope, Lindsey Puckett, Harriet Tibble and Tara Zollinger will all be honored at midfield.
This year's senior class has played in three Final Fours, three NCAA title games, won two ACC crowns and two NCAA championships.
Collectively, they've won 78-10 record overall for a winning percentage of over 88 percent. In ACC play, they've gone 17-3 (.850).
As a group, these seniors have made 226 starts over their four years.
Play the Best
Due to being in the toughest conferences in the nation, the Terrapins play one of the strongest schedules in the country.
The Terps will battle eight of the 16 teams that participated in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. So far, they are 5-3 vs. those teams.
Maryland will play 10 of the teams ranked in the preseason top 25 in 11 regular season games and are 7-4 against them.
Head Coach Missy Meharg
The 2010 and 2011 NFHCA National Coach of the Year and ACC Coach of the Year, Missy Meharg returns for her 25th season at the helm of the successful Terrapin field hockey program. Her current career record is 445-110-9 (.797). Below is a breakdown of just a few of her highlights since she took the reins in 1988:
Seven-time National Champions
Nine ACC Titles
Nine NFHCA Coach of the Year honors
Six ACC Coach of the Year awards
14 NCAA Final Four Appearances
Seven Honda Awards won by five players
85 All-ACC selections
14 ACC Players of the Year
Seven ACC Rookies of the Year
The Terrapins welcome a newcomer and a returnee to the program in 2012. Marvin Bam joins as an assistant coach/technical director and Katie O'Donnell comes on board as a student assistant coach.
Bam comes to College Park after playing and coaching professionally in South Africa and the United Kingdom. As a member of the the South African hockey team, Bam played in over 30 international tournaments and test series with the South African team, as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2006 and 2002 Men's World Cups. He has worked with six hockey clubs between the UK and South Africa as director and head coach.
O'Donnell is the most decorated player in Maryland hockey history. The four-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year and four-time First Team All-American recently started for Team USA in the London Olympics. She led the Terps to two national titles (2008, 2010) and three ACC titles (2008, 2009, 2010) in her career in College Park.
Oh Captain, My Captain
Seniors Megan Frazer and Janessa Pope will serve as the Terrapins' captains for the 2012 season. Both have been on the Terps' 2010 and 2011 NCAA championship teams.
Frazer, a midfielder from Derry, Northern Ireland, is the 2011 Honda Sports Award winner, an All-American and was one of two team captains last season.
Pope, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., was a key member of the Terps' championship run last season and has been an active team leader for years.
Terps Picked to Win ACC
Maryland was picked to win the ACC, as voted by the league's six head coaches.
The Terrapins received three of the six first-place votes and 23 of 25 votes overall.
The Terrapins have won nine overall ACC titles. Most recently, they won three straight from 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Two Picked to All-ACC Team
Two Terrapins were named to the 11-member Preseason All-ACC Team - Megan Frazer and Harriet Tibble.
Both Frazer and Tibble were named to the Preseason All-ACC last season. Both made the All-ACC Team at the end of the year and were named NFHCA First Team All-Americans.
Frazer will serve as team captain this fall and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top player last year.
Tibble was named the ACC's Scholar Athlete in the spring and led the league in assists last season.
Home Sweet Home
Since its opening in 2003, the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has provided the Maryland hockey program a huge home field advantage.
The Terps are 114-13 (.898) all-time at the Complex.
Maryland won 38 straight games at the Complex from Oct.11, 2008 through Oct. 14, 2011. The streak ended with a 5-2 loss to then-No. 1 Old Dominion.
The Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has played home to 20 of Maryland's NCAA Tournament games, including two Final Fours (2007, 2010). The Terrapins are 19-1 in those games and won the 2010 national title on their home field.
Pack the House
The Maryland field hockey team has increasingly attracted more and more fans to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex season after season.
An NCAA record crowd of 2,381 came out to watch as Maryland beat North Carolina 3-2 in double overtime for the 2010 national championship at the Complex.
The Terrapins have led the ACC in attendance for five straight years. In 2011, Maryland averaged over 450 fans per game in College Park and over 5,400 fans saw the Terps in action.
|2012 Terps When...|
|vs. Top 5 opponents||0-3|
|vs. Top 10 opponents||1-3|
|vs. Top 20 opponents||6-3|
|vs. unranked opponents||5-0|
|vs. 2011 NCAA Tournament teams||5-3|
|Leading at half||9-2|
|Trailing at half||1-1|
|Tied at half||3-1|
|Maryland has more shots||13-1|
|Opponent has more shots||1-1|
|Shots are tied||0-1|
|Maryland has more saves||0-2|
|Opponent has more saves||10-2|
|Saves are tied||2-1|
|Maryland has more corners||10-2|
|Opponent has more corners||0-1|
|Corners are tied||4-0|
|Maryland scores first||12-0|
|Opponent scores first||1-4|
|Games decided by one goal||2-4|
|Games decided by 2-4 goals||5-0|
|Games decided by more than 4 goals||6-0|
Meharg Named ESPNU/ESPN The Magazine Top 20 Recruiter
Terrapin head coach Missy Meharg was named one of college athletics' top 20 recruiters by ESPNU/ESPN The Magazine in January.
"ESPNU AND THE MAGAZINE asked an all-star panel a seemingly simple question: Who are the top 20 recruiters in college sports? We spoke with three dozen experts, from Mag college football Insider Bruce Feldman to volleyball legend Karch Kiraly to women's World Cupper Cat Whitehill. Turns out, baseball coaches aren't the only ones pulling roster magic from a hat half-filled with scholarships."
|ESPNU/ESPN The Magazine Top 20 Recruiters||Coach||School||Sport|
|1. Pat Henry||Texas A&M||Track/Cross Country|
|2. Anson Dorrance||North Carolina||Women's Soccer|
|3. Ed Orgeron||Southern California||Football (Asst.)|
|4. Chris Dailey||Connecticut||Women's Basketball (Asst).|
|5. Missy Meharg||MARYLAND||FIELD HOCKEY|
|6. Mike Krzyzewski||Duke||Men's Basketball|
|7. Russ Rose||Penn State||Women's Volleyball|
|8. Barton Burns||Alabama||Football (Asst.)|
|9. Jay Clark||Georgia||Women's Gymnastics|
|10. Chad Holbrook||South Carolina||Baseball (Asst.)|
|11. Dan Jordan||Alaska||Rifle|
|12. John Calipari||Kentucky||Men's Basketball|
|13. Mike McGraw||Oklahoma State||Men's Golf|
|14. Jovan Vavic||Southern California||M/W Water Polo|
|15. Thad Matta||Ohio State||Men's Basketball|
|16. Kelly Inouye-Perez||UCLA||Softball|
|17. Mike LoPresti||Fairleigh-Dickinson||Women's Bowling|
|18. Tosh Lupoi||California||Football (Asst.)|
|19. Kelly Amonte Hiller||Northwestern||Women's Lacrosse|
|20. J Robinson||Minnesota||Wrestling|
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