On McQuillan: Has seen marked improvement in her technical ability and overall skills ... possesses good game sense off the ball ... will compete for playing time on the forward line.
As a redshirt freshman in 2002: Played in 20 games, making first-career start at No. 5 Wake Forest (Sept. 21) ... scored first-career goal against Massachusetts (Sept. 13) ... in only second-career start, tallied game-winner in the shutout of Davidson (Oct. 13) ... also notched a goal in the 7-0 rout of No. 8 James Madison (Oct. 27) ... assisted on the Terps' only goal in the 2-1 loss at No. 5 Wake Forest for first-collegiate helper (Sept. 21) ... Added another assist in the win over local rival American (Nov. 3) ... named to the ACC Honor Roll for the second-consecutive year.
As a freshman in 2001: A redshirt season ... one of 10 Terps listed on the 2001-02 ACC Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: An accomplished field hockey student-athlete at Southern Lehigh, leading her squad to the 1998 state championship and state title game again in 1999 ... first team all-state as a senior in 2000, all-conference selection from 1998 to 2000 ... finished career with 75 goals and 30 assists ... also recruited by several Division I schools to play soccer after earning all-state honors in 2001 and all-league accolades for three seasons ... led the Colonial League in scoring in both soccer and field hockey in 1999 ... a recipient of Wegman's Athlete of the Month and WTKZ Athlete of the Week honors in both sports, and Southern Lehigh Female Athlete of the Year in 2002 ... holds the Southern Lehigh high school and Colonial League soccer record with 102 career goals scored.
Personal: Born August 10, 1983 ... Amber is the daughter of Donna Reilly and Robert McQuillan ... has one sister, Kristin Reilly (20), and three brothers, Dustin (20) and Tyler McQuillan (9) and Kyle Reilly (18) ... an honors student in high school, editor-in-chief of the yearbook, student council executive and queen of the prom ... a secondary education and English major.
McQuillan's Career Statistics Year GP GS G A TP Shots GWG DS PS 2002 20 2 3 2 8 7 1 0 0-0
McQuillan's Single-Game Highs Goals: 1 three times Assists: 1 at Wake Forest (Sept. 21, 2002); vs. American (Nov. 3, 2002) Points: 2 three times
McQuillan Up Close
Nickname: I actually don't have one but I want one like Betty the Bulldog (Silvetti).
The CD in my CD player most is: Avril Lavigne... awesome!
Who is your hero/role model? My brother Dustin. As much as we've been through growing up, he's still holding his head up high and seeing the brighter side of life.
Few people know that I: Have a pig named Zach.
What do you want to accomplish this season: Maryland hockey is going to define what it is to be a great team, what it is to have a great work ethic, and what it is to have pride by setting the bar for the rest of the community.