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#7 Emma Thomas
Position: Back
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: High Wycombe, England
High School: Wycombe
Experience: 1 Letter

International Experience:
A member of England's Indoor Winter team in 2007-08, which finished as the runner-up at the European Championships...finished the tournament as the top goal scorer...played for England's A team in 2008...also competed for England's junior teams in 2003 (U16), 2004-05 (U18) and 2007 (U21)...led England's U-18 team to victory in the European Invitational in 2005, defeating Holland in the final in sudden death penalty strokes.

As a senior in 2009:
Started all 24 games for the Terps as one of the top defensive threats in the country...also potent on the offensive side of the ball...named a First Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association...named Defensive Player of the Year by both womensfieldhockey.com and the ACC...earned a spot on the All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team...play in ACC Tournament earned her a spot on the All-Tournament team...third on the team in scoring with 24 goals on the year...penalty corner dragshot was effective throughout the year...six game-winning goals, including the Terps' final two wins in the regular season at No. 2 North Carolina (Oct. 24) and vs. No. 12 Stanford (Oct. 30)...recorded one hat trick on the year against Towson (Sept. 13) and also had three assists giving her a career-high nine assists...scored two goals in six games...4-4 in penalty strokes...finished top-five in the ACC in goals and points and ninth in assists...tied for second in the conference in game-winning goals...led the team in defensive saves with three, which put her at secod in the ACC...recorded a defensive save, one goal and one assist in Terps' 3-1 win over No. 3 Virginia (Oct. 2)...notched five goals and one assist in Terrapins' postseason...member of ACC Championship team and NCAA finalist team.

As a junior in 2008:
Joined the team partway through the season, starting 15 of her 16 games played...a key to the offensive attack which finished second in the nation with 4.79 goals per game...fourth on the team with seven goals and 22 points scored...named the ACC Player of the Week on Oct. 7 after just three games with the team...posted a pair of game-winning goals...assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the winner in the 4-3 overtime victory at No. 10 Virginia on Oct. 4 to earn the award...dished out two assists in the NCAA quarterfinal victory over Duke (Nov. 16) ...tallied two goals and an assist for a career-best five points in the 5-1 win over Penn on Oct. 12...matched her two-goal output in the 7-0 win over Delaware on Oct. 19, including the game-winner...had a goal and two assists in the 10-0 victory over VCU on Oct. 30...recorded her first point as a Terp with an assist in the 7-0 win over Richmond on Sept. 28...earned Academic All-ACC status.

Before Maryland:
A letterwinner at Wycombe High School in field hockey, indoor hockey, tennis, netball, track and rugby...helped field hockey team advance to the National Championship quarterfinals as a freshman...captained the team as a junior, leading it to a BUSA South Premier league title and a trip to the National Championship semifinals...member of the Team Bath Buccaneers field hockey club...played rugby for three years, starting at fly half...captained her indoor hockey team to a National Schools U-16 championship as a sophomore...remained captain as a junior and senior...won a National Schools U-18 title with rugby as a junior...coached her school's indoor hockey team to another National Schools U-16 title as a senior.

Personal:
Majoring in general biology at Maryland...a musician who played the cello in her high school orchestra and still plays the piano...daughter of June and David Thomas...sisters Alexa and Zoë both play field hockey collegiately in England, Alexa at the University of Birmingham and Zoë at the University of Oxford...also has a brother, Ben (17), who is also a field hockey player...Emma Louise Thomas was born in Oxford, United Kingdom on January 3, 1987.

THOMAS' CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS
2008 16 15 7 8 22 29 2 0 0-0
2009 24 24 24 11 59 109 6 3 4-4
TOTAL 40 39 31 19 81 138 8 3 4-4

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