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#1 Terps Open Season vs. William & Mary

Maryland Athletics
2-9-2018
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#1 Maryland
Maryland vs. William & Mary
William & Mary
Feb. 11, 2018 || Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex || Noon

GAME DETAILS

• The top-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team opens the 2018 season against William & Mary at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Sunday at noon.

• The game will be live streamed on BTN Plus.

• Parking will be available in lot 11b, adjacent to the Complex. Credit cards will now be accepted for ticket sales at Maryland home games.

scouting the william & mary tribe

• William & Mary posted a 3-14 record in 2017, including an 0-6 mark in conference play. The Tribe was selected to finish seventh in the CAA preseason coaches poll.

• The Tribe are led by fifth-year head coach Hillary Fratzke. W&M lost its top scorer and three starting defenders from last season's squad to graduation.

• Last season, the Terps opened the year with a 13-3 road win over the Tribe. The Terrapins have won 19 straight contests against W&M and haven’t lost to the Tribe since April 7, 1989.

terps selected as big ten favorites

• The reigning NCAA Champion Maryland women's lacrosse team was unanimously selected to win the Big Ten Championship in the preseason coaches' poll.

• The Terps have won the last three Big Ten regular season titles and are undefeated in conference play during the regular season since joining the conference in 2014. Maryland has also won the previous two Big Ten Tournament titles.

• Senior attacker Megan Whittle, junior goalie Megan Taylor and junior midfielder Jen Giles were named Maryland's Big Ten Players to Watch.

NINE terps named il preseason all-americans

• Nine members of the top-ranked Maryland women’s lacrosse team were selected to Inside Lacrosse’s preseason All-American list.

• Junior defender Julia Braig and junior goalie Megan Taylor earned spots on the first team while senior attacker Megan Whittle was selected to the second team.

• Junior midfielder Jen Giles and sophomore Meghan Doherty were named to the third team and sophomore attacker Kali Hartshorn, junior attacker Caroline Steele, junior midfielder Meghan Siverson and senior defender Kathy Rudkin are honorable mention selections.

• The Terrapins feature the most players of any program on the All-American squads.

maryland welcomes 11 newcomers for 2018

• The Terps welcome 11 newcomers to the roster for the 2018 season. The Terps feature ILWomen's No. 3 freshman class, in addition to two transfers. 

• The 2018 freshman classes includes attackers Tori Barretta, Catie May and Maggie Root; midfielders Kylie Davis, Grace Griffin, Courtney Renehan and Brooke Robbins; defender Laurie Bracey; and goalie Madison Hine.

• The Terps feature seven players listed in Inside Lacrosse's Power 100 Freshman Rankings: No. 6 May, No. 16 Griffin, No. 23 Davis, No. 32 Bracey, No. 39 Renehan, Robbins (watch list) and Root (watch list). May, Griffin, Bracey, Renehan and Robbins were all 2017 Under Armour All-Americans.

• The Terrapins also welcome two transfers to the team: senior defender Kathy Rudkin (Syracuse) and junior midfielder Meghan Siverson (Louisville).

team captains NAMED

• The Terps selected seniors Taylor Hensh and Megan Whittle and juniors Julia Braig and Jen Giles as team captains for the 2018 season. The captains were voted on by the team.

• In their three years in College Park, Hensh and Whittle have helped Maryland to a 63-2 overall record, including a 36-0 record. The duo have won two NCAA Championships, three Big Ten regular season titles and two Big Ten Tournament titles. Both attackers on Maryland's highly potent offense, Hensh and Whittle have combined for 285 career goals and 323 career points. Whittle is a three-time All-American, including second team honors last year.

• Braig and Giles were both starters on last season's national championship team. Braig led the team with 27 caused turnovers as a defensive leader while Giles was second on the team with 32 assists. The sophomores were both named Inside Lacrosse Media Honorable Mention All-Americans.

2017 season review

• The Terps went 23-0 last season, beating Boston College, 16-13, to win the program's 14th national championship.

• Maryland completed an undefeated season for the fifth time in program history and the first time since 2001. Maryland has won three NCAA Championships in the last four years.

• Midfielder Zoe Stukenberg was named the recipient of the prestigious Tewaaraton Award, won the Honda Award and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American.

• Stukenberg, Nadine Hadnagy and Megan Taylor earned IWLCA's top positional honor. Stukenberg was named National Midfielder of the Year, Hadnagy was tabbed as National Defender of the Year and Taylor earned National Goalie of the Year honors.

protect this house

• Maryland is 118-2 in College Park under head coach Cathy Reese

• Maryland is currently on a 65-game win streak at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex and the Terps haven’t lost in College Park since March 10, 2012. The Terps are 256-16 in College Park, dating back to 1990.

• The Terrapins led the nation in attendance in 2017.

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