GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Maxine Fluharty of the top-ranked Maryland field hockey team was named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week Tuesday for her two-goal performance over the weekend as the Terrapins clinched the conference’s regular season title.
Fluharty helped jump-start the Maryland (17-1, 5-0 ACC) offense with two goals in a 4-1 win over No. 5 Virginia, cliching the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Field Hockey Championship for the Terrapins. The Millsboro, Del., native buried Maryland’s second goal for a 2-0 lead in the 13th minute versus the Cavaliers, taking a pass from Anna Dessoye and sending the shot home from the top left part of the circle. She then gave the Terps a 3-0 lead with just over 90 seconds to play in the first half, when she scored on a rebound of Sarah Sprink’s shot on a penalty corner.
Fluharty picked up an assist in Sunday’s 9-0 rout of Georgetown, giving her five points for the weekend. She is second on the Maryland squad in goals with 11 this season and has six assists on the year.
This marks the second weekly honor for the forward, as she was honored as a freshman in 2011. She was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team in August, along with teammates Ali McEvoy and Jill Witmer.
Syracuse’s Lauren Brooks is also Co-ACC Player of the Week.
The Terrapins are No. 1 in both the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches poll and the latest NCAA RPI rankings released Oct. 22. The Terps have held the top spot in both polls for the last month.
Next, Maryland will close the regular season Saturday at No. 7 Duke (13-4, 3-2 ACC) with a 1 p.m. game in Durham, N.C. Live stats will be available through umterps.com and fans can follow online at https://twitter.com/TerpFieldHockey.
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