#10 Terps to Host #19 Hawkeyes Friday

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Sept. 22, 2017 || Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex || 3 p.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --  The 10th-ranked Maryland field hockey team (5-3, 1-0 B1G) will welcome No. 19 Iowa (4-5, 0-1) to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Friday for a 3 p.m. matchup.

• Admission is free. Fans coming to campus prior to 4 p.m. can park in lot 4B. Fans parked outside of lot 4B are subject to ticketing. Click here for a campus parking map.

• Friday is Maryland's LGBT Awareness Day. The first 150 fans will get a Maryland Equality T-shirt. All students will also be invited to a free tailgate during the game.

• Maryland’s game on Friday will be streamed online through BTN Plus. Fans can watch with their BTN Plus subscriptions. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Live Stats will be available and updates will also be posted to the Maryland Field Hockey Twitter feed, so "Follow" to get updates sent straight to you.

right here, right now

• The Terrapins fell to No. 17 Princeton, 2-1, Tuesday night in College Park. The Tigers scored 3:38 into the match, then again in the 27th minute. Bodil Keus sent in a penalty stroke in the 47th minute to cut into the Tigers' lead, but the Terrapins fell just short.

• Senior Lein Holsboer was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Kyler Greenwalt was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for their first career weekly honors.

• Fifth-year senior Marissa Cutry will serve as the Terps’ team captain for the 2017 season.

• The Terrapins welcome eight newcomers to the roster this season from all over the world and the United States. These new faces come to College Park from The Netherlands, South Africa, Pennsylvania and the local area.

• Head coach Missy Meharg is in her 30th season as head coach of the Terrapins. She’s led them to a record of 532-131-9 (.798), seven NCAA titles, 23 conference titles and 16 Final Fours. She has been named NFHCA National Coach of the Year an unprecedented nine times in her career.

Scouting the hawkeyes

• No. 19 Iowa is 4-5 overall this year and 0-1 in Big Ten play. Last weekend, the Hawkeyes fell to No. 3 Penn State, 3-0, and beat Penn, 3-2.
• Katie Birch is leading Iowa with nine goals so far this season.
• The Terps lead the all-time series with Iowa, 12-3-1 and are 2-0 vs. the Hawkeyes in the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terps have won the last eight meetings, dating back to 1995. Most recently, Maryland won 4-2 in Iowa City on Sept. 23, 2016. Linnea Gonzales scored twice in the final eight minutes to give the Terps the win.

Maryland in the rankings

• Maryland was tabbed as the No. 10 team in the country in the Penn Monto/Division I Coaches poll released Sept. 19.

Penn Monto/Division I Coaches  Poll
1. Connecticut (43)
  2. Duke
  3. Penn State*
  4. Virginia (1)
  5. Delaware (2)
  6. Syracuse
  7. North Carolina
  8. Boston College
  9. Michigan*
  11. Wake Forest
  12. Stanford
  13. James Madison
  14. Northwestern*
  15. Louisville
  16. Harvard
  17. Princeton
  18. William & Mary
  19. Iowa*
  20. Albany
  21. Saint Joseph's
  22. American
  23. Rutgers*
  24. Boston University
  25. Monmouth

Three Terps Selected To Big Ten Players To Watch List

• Junior Linnea Gonzales, seniors Lein Holsboer and Carrie Hanks were named to the Big Ten Players to Watch list in August.  The full list, click HERE

• Hanks has been a leader of the Terrapins’ defense the last three years, starting in all 69 games of her career. She’s scored nine goals with 12 assists in her career. Hanks was named to the NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team for the second straight season last year.

• Holsboer earned NFHCA Third Team All-America honors last season, as well as All-Big Ten Second Team honors. She has 11 career goals and 24 career assists in her 68 career games.

• Gonzales was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2015. She has notched 20 career goals and six assists. The junior also earned NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region honors the last two seasons.

staff updates

• The Terrapins welcome two new assistant staff members in 2017. Former Terrapin Katie Bam joins the Terrapins as assistant coach and Marvin Bam comes as an assistant coach as well. 

Katie Bam, a two-time Olympian, played for the Terrapins from 2007 through 2010, leading them to the 2008 and 2010 NCAA championships, as well as three ACC titles. A four-time NFHCA All-American, Bam was named ACC Player of the Year all four years of her career, and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top player twice. She represented the United States in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Marvin Bam brings over 20 years of experience as a player and a coach to College Park. In 2017, he served as an assistant at Harvard and helpe the Crimson to its first Ivy League title since 2004. As a player, Bam earned 98 international caps, competing in over 30 international tournaments. A native of South Africa, Bam represented his home country in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as well as at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, the African Cup Championship and the Commonwealth Games. 


Since its opening in 2003, the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has provided the Maryland hockey program a huge home field advantage.

• The Terps are 163-20 (.891) all-time at the Complex.

• Maryland won 38 straight games at the Complex from Oct.11, 2008 through Oct. 14, 2011. The streak ended with a 5-2 loss to then-No. 1 Old Dominion.

• The Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has played home to 26 of Maryland's NCAA Tournament games and has played host to three Final Fours (2007, 2010, 2014). The Terrapins are 23-3 in those games and won the 2010 national title on their home field.


• The Maryland field hockey team has increasingly attracted more and more fans to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex season after season.   The Terrapins have led the nation in attendance in five of the last seven years.

•  An NCAA-record crowd of 2,381 came out to watch as Maryland beat North Carolina 3-2 in double overtime for the 2010 national championship at the Complex.

terps on national teams

• Eight Terrapins, former and present, are currently on USA Field Hockey’s national team rosters. 

• Jill Witmer competed with Team USA in the Rio Olympics last summer, along with volunteer assistant coach Stefanie Fee.

• Recent Terp alums Anna Dessoye and Alyssa Parker  are on the U.S. Women's National Team. Senior Carrie Hanks and recent grad Kasey Tapman are on the U.S. Developmental Squad.

• Current Terps Brooke DeBerdine and Linnea Gonzales are on the U.S. Under-21 Team.

overtime is terps time

During Missy Meharg's tenure, the Terrapins have become one of the nation's most dangerous teams in overtime. 

• The Terps are 63-24 (.724) all-time in games that went to overtime or penalty strokes.

• In Meharg's tenure, the Terps are 52-20 (.722) in overtime or penalty strokes games.