COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (6-0) opens Big Ten play with new conference rival Johns Hopkins (7-1) Sunday at noon.
• The Terps-Blue Jays game will be aired nationally on the Big Ten Network.
• All parking lots will be open. Fans should arrive early as the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament will be taking place at the XFINITY Center.
• The first 500 fans will receive a 'Kiss Me I'm a Terp' t-shirt. All Maryland Alumni who show their Alumni Card will receive $4 admission to the game, and the first 50 will get a Maryland Alumni t-shirt.
• All Pride Members are invited out to the game, and the first 10 members of the Pride to show the “Pride Text Message” will receive a Google Chromecast.
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• Whittle set a new career high with seven goals and eight points. Taylor set a career high with 18 saves while also picking up three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
• Freshman midfielder Kali Hartshorn tallied five points (4G, 1A) and also pulled in six draw controls.
scouting the johns hopkins blue jays
• The Blue Jays are coming off a 12-4 win over Hofstra. Nicole DeMase (3G, 2A) and Maggie Schneidereith (2G, 3A) each had five points.
• Miranda Ibello leads Hopkins with 26 points while Nicole DeMase and Haley Schweizer each have 15 goals.
• Caroline Federico has started every game in goal and holds a 7.58 goals against average and a .504 save percentage.
terps-blue jays history
• The Terps are 14-0 all-time against Johns Hopkins.
• Last season, the teams met twice. In the regular season, the Terps were down 6-3 at halftime before coming back for a 10-8 win. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Maryland picked up a 14-8 win over the Blue Jays.
• This is the teams' first game as Big Ten rivals as Johns Hopkins joined the conference for women's lacrosse before this season.
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• Maryland is 108-2 in College Park under head coach Cathy Reese.
• The Terps have won all eight games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past eight seasons.
• Maryland is currently on a 54-game win streak at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex and hasn’t lost in College Park since March 10, 2012. The Terrapins are 246-16 in College Park, dating back to 1990.
four terps named to tewaaraton watch list
• Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg, senior defender Nadine Hadnagy and junior attacker Megan Whittle were named to the Tewaaraton Watch List last month. Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor was added to the watch list this week.
• Stukenberg, Hadnagy and Whittle were named Tewaaraton nominees last season. All three were named preseason first team All-Americans.
• Maryland has won six of the last seven Tewaaraton Awards.
terps selected as big ten favorites
• Maryland was unanimously selected to win the Big Ten Championship in the coaches’ preseason poll.
• The Terps have won the last two Big Ten regular season titles and are undefeated in conference play during the regular season since joining the conference in 2014. Maryland also won the 2016 Big Ten Tournament title.
• Following Maryland is Penn State (2), Northwestern (3), Johns Hopkins (4), Ohio State (5), Rutgers (6) and Michigan (7). Hopkins joins the Big Ten for women’s lacrosse this season.
six terps named il preseason all-americans
• Six returning members of the Maryland women’s lacrosse team were selected as Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans.
• Hadnagy, Stukenberg and Whittle are Maryland’s returning 2016 IWLCA All-Americans while Taylor was an all-region selection as just a freshman.
maryland welcomes top-ranked freshman class
• The Terrapins will feature Inside Lacrosse’s No. 1 freshman class in the nation next spring. This is the first time since 2011 Maryland has had the top-ranked freshman class.
• The Terps feature seven Under Armour All-Americans, all of whom were ranked by Inside Lacrosse: No. 2 Colson, No. 4 Griffin, No. 5 Warther, No. 19 Sliwak, No. 23 L’Insalata, No. 29 Hartshorn and No. 48 Miller.
hadnagy, stukenberg named team captains
• The 2017 roster voted on Hadnagy and Stukenberg to be captains for the second straight season.
• Both Hadnagy and Stukenberg return as three-year starters and were named Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-Americans.
six terps named to u.s. world cup roster
• Six former members of the Maryland women’s lacrosse team were named to the 18-player U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup.
• The Terps have the most representatives on the 2017 U.S. team of any collegiate program. The FIL World Cup, which takes place every four years, will be in Guildford, England, from July 12-22. The United States are seven-time world champions.