All-ACC Academic Team (2013)
As a sophomore in 2013: Named to NFHCA All-America Third Team, All-ACC First Team and NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team...has started in every game this season...scored first goal of the season in 62nd minute at Temple off a corner setup (Sept. 1)...defense held #8 Old Dominion scoreless (Sept. 6)...scored twice off penalty corners in Terps' 8-3 rout over #17 Drexel (Sept. 8)...notched an assist off a penalty corner play vs. Columbia (Sept. 14)...had an assist off a corner score vs. Miami (Ohio) and defense held Redhawks scoreless (Sept. 15)...scored Maryland's first goal in 14th minute off a penalty corner in 2-0 win over #15 Wake (Sept. 20)...defense held Michigan scoreless (Sept. 22)...scored two goals to tie the game each time in a 3-2 win at #9 Boston College (Sept. 27)...2:51 into the second half, fed a pass to Witmer for the Terps' third goal in 3-1 win over #9 Princeton (Oct. 11)...along with defense, helped notch Terps' fifth shutout of the year at American (Oct. 13)...assisted on Witmer's goal that opened the scoring in the fifth minute vs. #5 Virginia (Oct. 25)...notched second career hat trick, all in the first half, vs. Georgetown (Oct. 27)...helped lead defense to 2-0 win over #3 North Carolina in ACC Championship match (Nov. 10)...named to ACC All-Tournament Team...assisted on Turner's goal to tie the game 4:54 into the Final Four match vs. #4 Duke (Nov. 22)...member of 2013 ACC Championship team...named to All-ACC Academic Team.
As a freshman in 2012: Saw action in 20 of the Terps' games and started in 18...missed Terps' first four games because she was playing for the German Under-21 National Team in the EuroHockey Championships...named to NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team...made first career start vs. Dartmouth...in that game, she scored first career goal off a penalty corner and notched an assist (Sept. 9)...scored in Terps' 6-0 rout of Temple (Sept. 30)...scored in team's win at #8 Old Dominion (Oct. 12)...scored two goals in Terps' win over UC Davis (Oct. 14)...scored twice off corners in the first half to give Maryland a 3-1 lead on #1 North Carolina (Oct. 22)...notched an assist in the Terps' win over Rutgers (Oct. 26)...scored first career hat trick in Terps' ACC Semifinal win over #6 Virginia (Nov. 2)...also scored in ACC Championship game vs. #1 North Carolina (Nov. 4)...just the fourth player in history to score four goals in a single ACC Tournament, which earned her a spot on the All-ACC Tournament Team.
Before Maryland: Member of the German Under-21 team...missed first four games of Terps' season to play for Germany's U-21 team in the EuroHockey Junior Championships, where team finished fourth...has long been playing in the German national team system with the Under-16 and Under-18 teams...won silver with the German Under-18 team at the European Championships.
Personal: Sarah Sprink...parents are Meinold and Elke Sprink...mother played field hockey for the German national team and won a world championship in 1981 and silver in the Olympics in 1984...has three sisters, Julia, Laura and Annika.
SPRINK'S CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 3, twice (last vs. Georgetown, Oct. 27, 2013)
Assists: 1, 6X (last vs. #4 Duke, Nov. 22, 2013)
Points: 6, twice (last vs. Georgetown, Oct. 27, 2013)