On Senkler: A very experienced player in the Maryland backfield … one of the most solid athletes at the right back and right fullback positions ... possesses a tremendous amount of mental and physical consistency ... displays quality skills will see a lot of minutes during her senior year … began her career as a midfielder and successfully made the transition to defense … twice named to the ACC Honor Roll … represents the field hockey team on Maryland’s Student-Athlete Advisory committee.
International Experience: Selected to U.S. Field Hockey’s A Camp, held in December following the 2000 season … a member of the U.S. Under-16 team in 1996.
As a junior in 2000: Played in 14 games and started two in a full-time defensive back role … contributed to a season-long defensive effort that limited opponents to 1.2 goals per game and 6.5 shots per game … also helped the Terps post nine shutouts, including five against NFHCA Top 20 rivals … served as the chief back-up on penalty corner pushouts ... recorded an assist from her backfield position in Maryland’s 6-3 win at Rutgers (Oct. 11), helping the Terps to give Missy Meharg her 200th career coaching victory … part of a stifling backfield unit that did not allow Delaware a shot in the Terps’ 8-0 win (Sept. 8) … part of a defensive performance that limited Towson to only two shots in Maryland’s 7-1 victory (Sept. 13) … a member of the NFHCA national academic squad … among 14 field hockey players listed on the 2000-01 ACC Honor Roll.
As a sophomore in 1999: Scored a career-high two goals and recorded a career-high five total points … played in 21 games with 10 starts … earned playing time in Maryland's ACC championship clinching victory over Wake Forest (Nov. 7) and started her first NCAA Tournament game against Lafayette (Nov. 13) … scored her first goal of the year in the Terps' season-opener against Virginia Commonwealth (Aug. 29) … added her career-high second goal of the season against Ball State (Sept. 19) in the championship game of the Terrapin Invitational … was credited with an assist against Massachusetts (Sept. 12) … played in all four regular season ACC games and was a starter in Maryland's regular-season championship clinching victory over North Carolina (Oct. 23) … started the final six games of the regular season … Maryland was undefeated, 10-0, when she was in the starting line-up … a member of the NFHCA national academic squad … listed on the 1999-2000 ACC Honor Roll.
As a freshman in 1998: Started 12 games while playing in 21 total contests … scored her first collegiate goal against Temple (Oct. 23) … picked up her first career assist against James Madison (Oct. 25) in a 3-2 Terp victory … made her first career start in her first career game against Richmond (Sept. 2) … earned playing time as a reserve in the Terps' ACC title game victory over Virginia (Nov. 8) … named to the ACC Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: A South Region All-America selection ... a three-time first-team all-state selection ... Tower Hill won the state title her senior year and she was the captain of the team ... scored 22 goals and tallied seven assists her senior year ... scored a combined total of 37 goals during her final three years … a member of the Chesapeake Futures Under-16 team that won the bronze medal at the 1996 National Tournament … was on the Chesapeake Region Under-19 Futures team that won the gold medal at the National Tournament in 1997 … also selected to the Under-19 Chesapeake Futures team in 1998.
Personal: Born Feb. 3, 1980 … Carol is the daughter of Carol and George Senkler … a neurobiology and physiology major … was awarded an academic scholarship by Maryland in April, 1998.
Senkler’s Career Statistics
Year GP GS G A TP Shots GWG DS PS
1998 21 12 1 1 3 2 0 0 0-0
1999 21 10 2 1 5 5 0 0 0-0
2000 14 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0-0
Totals 56 24 3 3 9 8 0 0 0-0
Senkler’s Single-Game Highs
Goals: 1 three times
Assists: 1 three times
Points: 2 vs. Va. Commonwealth (Aug. 29, 1999), 2 vs. Ball State (Sept. 19, 1999)
Senkler Up Close
Favorite movie: The Thomas Crown Affair.
Favorite place to go on vacation: South Beach in Miami.
CD in my CD player the most: Nelly Furtado.
Favorite actress: Sarah Jessica Parker.
What do you want to accomplish this season? I want to enjoy myself, and appreciate my teammates who I feel privileged to play with.
After Maryland I’d like to: travel and go to medical school.