As the regular season comes to a close this Saturday, this week's Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog is taking care of some housekeeping with some odds and ends, including Senior Day, the upcoming NCAA Tournament, Terps in professional lacrosse, information on Maryland Men's Lacrosse Summer Camps, Tournaments and Clinics, and more. Let's take a look ...
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A quick turnaround for the Terps means a quick, but fact-filled, edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog. First up will be a look at ACC tournament history in Chapel Hill, including the high-scoring affair the last time UNC hosted the event. The blog will then give a historical perspective on 20-save games. Let's get to it.
What a weekend for the Terps with a 9-7 win at Virginia! In this week's Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog we will preview this Friday's opponent Navy and give a little history lesson on the Maryland-Navy rivalry. We will also take a look at double-digit scorers and how this year's Terrapins stack up with recent teams through eight games.
In this week's Maryland men's lacrosse blog we will look ahead to this week's game at Virginia, as a the Terps finish up their ACC slate, as well as take a look at why the season isn't over after the first loss. There will also be some information on the upcoming Men's Lacrosse Alumni Reunion. Let's get to it ...
It's been this way for the past 35 years and for at least one more this is the week that the annual four-week stretch of Carolina-Virginia-Navy-Hopkins begins. This week's Blog takes a closer look at "The Stretch" and a look at this week's opponent - UNC. There's also a quick look at Terps who have scored at least 50% of the team's goals in a victory with regards to Jay Carlson's five-goal outing at Villanova.
The Blog was off last week with the midweek game on the schedule (yes all of the work was done to get ready for it even if it wasn't played), so that means there's a whole heck of a lot to get to this week.
We will preview this Saturday's game at Villanova and the impact the Philadelphia area has had on Maryland lacrosse, rewind the wins at Duke and over Stony Brook and give an update on your chance to own a special piece of Terp memorabilia.
Welcome to the first Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog featuring the No. 1 team in the country. Of course, we will rewind the Loyola game and preview this Saturday's Duke game, but we will also take a look at the Terps' history as the top team in the nation.
Plus, we will also look at the Terps' leading scorer through
three games and what's unique about that situation.
Let's get to it ...
What an opening week for the Terps, but it's just a start and there's so much more to go in the 2013 season, beginning with a game just up the road in Baltimore on Saturday.
We will preview the game at Loyola (Can we call this one a rematch? Read on and find out.), including some interesting ranking stats to go along with it, the historic start of Kevin Cooper and rewinding the Terps' win at Hartford.
Let's get to it.
A quick turnaround means a short blog this week (well, short is a relative term for this blog). But there's plenty to get to as we look back at the season opener, including some eye-opening last times and the number of different scorers. We will also look ahead to the game at Hartford and some other tidbits as we go.
Welcome to the first edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog for the 2013 season. This is the sixth season for the Blog and there is sure to be plenty to cover as the Terps embark on another season looking to claim the brass ring.
For those new to this (we do get new fans every year), the Blog is posted to umterps.com every Tuesday around 3 p.m. (give or take a few minutes) during the season. The Blog covers everything to do with the Terps, along with some news, insights and opinions (mine alone as the writer) concerning the overall landscape of college lacrosse.
So, without further adieu, lets get to it ...
There's so much to get to in this NCAA quarterfinal edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog, including a preview of the Terps-Blue Jays meeting, a history of "College Lacrosse's Greatest Rivalry" in the postseason, a lot of good moments from the Lehigh win with one being "the moment" for one Terp and we will finish with why everyone should find a way to wear some purple in Annapolis on Saturday.
Here we go. The preseason is long gone and the regular season is in the books, so that can only mean one thing - the postseason is here! This week we will take a look at the Terps' NCAA opponent, Lehigh, as well as a quick hit on every first round game. We will also touch on why Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium was "Home Sweet Home" in 2012 and a rewind on the regular season finale.
Wow, a lot has happened since the last blog, which was on hiatus last week due to the Terps' midweek game at Mount St. Mary's. Since I last posted the Terps have played three games, going 2-1, a Maryland senior reached a historic milestone and apparently the rest of the lacrosse world has turned upside down heading into the NCAA tournament. Oh, and by the way, Maryland still has a huge game left on the regular season schedule. Let's get to it all.
So much to get to this week, including a preview of this week's game vs. Duke at the ACC tournament and remembering the life and legacy of Maria Young, but there's really only one place to start ...
For as long as I've written this blog this week has always started with one thing - It's Hopkins Week! There really isn't anything more that needs to be said. But we'll get into the matchup with the Terps and Jays a little bit more, as well as rewinding the Navy game from last Friday. We'll also tell you about a certain Terp who has proven to be a true CLASS act.
Not a lot of topics this week, but there's still a lot to get to, including a rewind on the Virginia game with some insight into the Murray-Stanwick matchup and a look at the importance of the scout team and what's the big difference between last year's squad and this year's. But we start with a preview of this Friday's Maryland-Navy game.
Week two of "The Stretch" is here and that means there is a lot to get to this week, starting with why Saturday's Maryland-Virginia isn't really a true rematch. We will look at the Cavaliers and the ACC implications of the game. We also have a complete list of promotions for this week's game, as well as a look back at last week's UNC game. There's also the announcement of a Terrapin "Doc" that could make a house call at the Hall of Fame. So, lets get to it.
This is the week every year that things get really interesting for the Terps. This is the week that the annual four-week stretch begins that goes a long way toward determining Maryland's fate in May. This is the week where questions get asked and start to get answered. We'll begin things here with a closer look at "The Stretch" and a closer look at this week's opponent - UNC. Then we'll also take a look back at last week's game vs. Villanova and finish up with a terrific story about a true Terp Ambassador.
The Blog was off last week with the Tuesday game, so there's a lot to get to this week. We'll rewind the Marist, UMBC and Duke games with an interesting look at two other midweek night games from the past eight seasons. Several Terps had some firsts during the past three games and there's also a past-meets-present moment captured for all to see. But first we're going to preview this Saturday's big top 10 matchup with Villanova.
If you couldn't get AC/DC's "Back In Black" out of your head on Friday night you're probably not alone, but we'll get to the Terps' latest fashion statement in a bit. First up this week is a more serious topic and how you, lacrosse fans, can help. Plus, we'll look back on the Georgetown game and ahead to the ACC opener vs. Duke.
So much to get to coming off of the Terps' 12-6 season opening win vs. Hartford. We'll look back at the 19th straight opening day win for Maryland, including looking at Curtis Holmes' dominance at the X and how youth was served at close defense. All that and much, much more in this week's edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog.
A day late, but not a dollar short, welcome to the 2012 Preview Edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog.
In addition to debuting the 2012 video preview, there is also a written outlook of this year's Terrapin team. We'll also give fans a sneak peek at the new uniforms, as well as a quick review of the Syracuse scrimmage and a look ahead to a tough season opener.
There's a lot to cover in week two of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog - the first scrimmage of 2012, this year's team captains and some history of Terp captains, congratulating a Hall of Fame Terp, the annual look at the preseason polls and what they mean, and more - so lets not waste any more time.
Welcome to the first edition of the 2012 Maryland men's lacrosse blog! This begins what promises to be an exciting and interesting season for the Terps.
Welcome to the Fall Ball edition of the Maryland men's lacrosse blog. Fall Ball will wrap up officially this weekend with a trio of events, so this is a good opportunity to catch Terrapin fans up on what's been going on over the past couple of weeks.
First, we'll start with this coming weekend and works backwards a bit. Let's get going ...
Welcome to the final regular edition of the 2011 Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog. This week we'll wrap up the season with a look back at an incredible championship weekend, including an tremendous turnout by Terp alums, and sending out some thank you's.
Losing stinks. There's no other way to put it and it's a part of why sports are so special - the highs are so incredibly high that they make the lows that much harder to take. But, let's have some perspective and appreciate what the Terps accomplished this year. The loss hurts, but this team has a lot to be proud of this season.
This will be short and sweet this week (this time I mean it), because there is so much going on with getting ready for the Final Four. So, let's get to it.
Short and sweet this week due to a lot of things needing to be done in a short amount of time, so we're not going to waste time with a witty intro. Here we go.
This is what the past 16 weeks have led up to. This is what all of the blood, sweat and tears have been shed for. It's May and that can only mean one thing - the NCAA tournament is here.
This week we'll look at Round 3 of Maryland-North Carolina, give the tournament field a quick overview and look back at last week's Colgate game, plus a few more tidbits.
May is here! The season is winding down, which brings to mind a number of things, including Senior Day and the NCAA Tournament.
This week we'll touch on those two items, plus a look at how the Terps spent their "free" Saturday. But first we're going to look at something even more important (to some at least) - uniforms!
What a weekend! There were extraordinary ups and downs in games, in emotion and even with the weather.
We'll get to everything from the Terps' amazing run to their first ACC title since 2005 and the team's emotional trip to Long Island on Monday.
On Saturday the Terps lost a game. On Sunday we lost a member of our family.
I'll get into the game vs. Johns Hopkins, but in reality there are more important things to start with this week. We will also give you a peek inside the Lacrosse Reunion and preview this weekend's ACC tournament.
There doesn't need to be any long build up. It's really that simple - it's Hopkins Week!
We'll get into some of the history of the Maryland-Hopkins series and look at this year's match-up. We'll also take a quick peek back at the Navy game and catch everyone up on the ACC tournament seeding scenarios.
Things look a lot better for the Terps as they enter the third week of "The Stretch" than they did going into week two. It's funny how that happens after a big win.
This week's edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog is going to touch on a number of different topics, including a Navy preview with a remembrance of a fallen hero, a quick review of the Virginia game, a big event coming to College Park on April 16, how John Haus stacks up to former Maryland All-America middies and a reminder about the importance of purple.
This week the Terps return to the scene of the inadvertent whistle. Ok, what happened two years ago may not matter to this game, but there's no way to get ready for this week's game at Virginia without going back and looking at the last time Maryland played in Charlottesville (you know - that game).
The Virginia game will be the main focus of this week's Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog, but we'll also touch on the terrific job Curtis Holmes has done facing-off and we'll shed some light on the milestone Ryan Young reached last weekend.
This is the week things get really interesting for the Terps. This is the week that the annual four-week stretch begins that will go a long way toward determining Maryland's fate in May. This is the week where questions get asked and start to get answered. We'll begin things here with a closer look at "The Stretch," including a closer look at this week's opponent - UNC. Then we'll also take a look back at last week's games vs. UMBC and St. Joseph's and finish up with a quick peek at the latest NCAA rankings.
It's another two-game weekend for the Terps this week and in this edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog we'll get into the games vs. UMBC and St. Joseph's, take a look back at the Towson game, get a complete (or as complete as we can get) history of 100-point scorers and breakdown the Terps' shooting so far this season.
It was a four-day whirlwind for the Terps. In this somewhat abbreviated edition of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog we'll touch on the Bellarmine, including the importance of playing mid-week games and Duke, including why purple is one of this Maryland team's colors, games.
Wow! Did anyone see that coming? Of course, I'm talking about the Terps blitzing the Hoyas in the second half en route to hanging 20 on Georgetown last Saturday.
We'll start with a look back to that game in this week's blog, but we'll also get into this weekend's big ACC showdown in Durham, N.C., take closer look at the Terps' dominating defense and we'll answer the question "What the heck is a Hard Shell?"
It seemed like it took a long time to get here and then it was over in the blink of an eye. Yes, the 2011 season finally got underway last Saturday with an unorthodox thumping of Detroit Mercy at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Inside this week's blog we'll take a look back at the opener, including an inside view of what happened with the illegal stick, look ahead to this coming Saturday, which is sure to be a great one for all lacrosse fans. So, let's get started ...
It's game week! When it comes to the season opener it doesn't matter who it's against it is always an exciting game. This year the Terps open their season vs. Detroit Mercy at 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Tickets can be ordered online or purchased by calling the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-462-TERP (8377) or at the gate.
The first scrimmages are in the books and the countdown to the official start of the 2011 season is 12 days!
Today all over the country calendars flipped to February, which can only mean one thing - actual lacrosse games will be played beginning this month. While real games are still a few weeks away, the change from January to February means the wait is almost over.
The 2011 season is here! The first practice is in the books and the journey to M&T Bank Stadium has begun.
So what did we learn from the first practice? Honestly, nothing that we really didn't know prior to Monday's practice. But you can check out the highlights for yourself:
Welcome back to the fourth year of the Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog!
We're less than a week away from the start of spring practice and there is a level of excitement in the air for the upcoming season from the coaches to the players to the support staff.
The season is over and there has been some time to digest all that's gone on since May 22, so this is as good a time as any to wrap up the season with the final regular Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog for 2010.
There are no style points at this time of year - it's survive and advance and that's what the Terps did last week against Hofstra. We'll touch on that game, but first we'll look ahead to Notre Dame and check out the News & Notes.
The first season is over. Let the second season begin. The Terps are the No. 3 seed in the 2010 NCAA men's lacrosse tournament and we'll start there with the Hofstra game, then get into some News & Notes, including some thoughts on the NCAA tournament and finish with a look back at last week's Colgate game.
This week the blog breaks from its usual pattern with News & Notes kicking things off with an overview of what we know about the NCAA tournament. Then we'll get into reviewing the win over Fairfield and looking forward to the game vs. Colgate, .
There's a lot to get through this week, so we'll skip the witty (if they ever were witty) intro paragraph and get right to last week's ACC tournament, news and notes and this week's game vs. Fairfield.
The Terps' four-week run through Carolina, Virginia, Navy and Hopkins is over, but the fun isn't, as Maryland now has to get ready for the ACC tournament and a semifinal meeting with the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels Friday night. We'll touch on that game, as well as some news and notes, but first - let's talk about the Hopkins game.
There's only one thing that needs to be said about this week - it's Hopkins week! For the 106th time (or 96th officially for the Terps - the first 10 were played before men's lacrosse program was an official university athletic program) the Terrapins and the Blue Jays will hook up on the lacrosse field.
In a bit of a switch, we'll start with Hopkins, look back at the Navy game and then finish with some news and notes.
There's no time for worrying about what coulda, woulda, shoulda with regards to last Saturday's Virginia game (although we will get into that a bit here), because it's Navy week. Let's take a short review of the game vs. the Wahoos, get into some news & notes and finish with an early look forward to the Mids.
No one said this season was going to be easy. The North Carolina game is in the rearview mirror and with No. 1 Virginia coming up on Saturday there is no time to dwell on the past. However, we will take a look back at the Terps' trip to Chapel Hill, get into some news and notes and finish with a preview of the Wahoos.
I was really pleased with our team's progress and effort last week during spring break. I think we made some improvement as a team and we had an opportunity to work on some areas of concern.
To win three games in eight days, two versus in-state rivals and one beating a much-improved Penn team, shows we made outstanding progress.
This week's challenge is North Carolina and it is our goal as coaches to put our team in a good position to be able to play the best lacrosse that it can play. We must put our players in a position to be aggressive, be positive and play with good effort, toughness and execution. That has to be the focus of what we need to do. We cannot focus on the result, but our focus must be on the progress of things that will allow us to play the best lacrosse both individually and collectively.
This game is about the players. There are a lot of good players on both teams. North Carolina is very well coached and plays with good effort and toughness. In my opinion they have three first team All-Americans. They are an outstanding team. However, we have All-Americans, great leadership and play with great effort and toughness too.
We are improving each week and we must continue to get better. We must prepare with great concentration and focus so that we can play our best game of the season.
The team that plays the best will win this Saturday's game. Hopefully, that team will be ours.
"Be The Best!"
And so it begins - the annual four-week stretch (which is actually five weeks this year thanks to the ACC tournament not moving with the NCAA tournament) that can define Maryland's season.
But before we look ahead, lets look back on last week's game vs. UMBC and get into some news and notes.
Two down, one to go. Maryland's three-games-in-eight-days grind is in the home stretch. Towson and Penn are in the rearview mirror and UMBC is straight ahead. Let's take a quick look at the two games, which were as different as they were similar, and then get to some news and notes.
|Game||Coaches' Award||Captain's Award|
|at Bellarmine (2/20/10)||Ryder Bohlander||Jake Bernhardt|
|at Georgetown (2/27/10)||Brian Farrell & Will Yeatman||Will Yeatman|
|vs. Duke (3/6/10)||Dean Hart & Bryn Holmes||Grant Catalino & Brian Phipps|
From the ACC:
Maryland junior attackman Grant Catalino and Virginia junior midfielder Rhamel Bratton were named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Co-Players of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, March 7.
Catalino had a career-best five goals, including the game-winner, one assist, and four groundballs in the seventh-ranked Terrapins' 11-10 overtime victory over No. 9 Duke at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium. The Webster, N.Y., native tallied his first career overtime goal at the 1:50 mark in the extra period, while Maryland possessed the ball for only eight seconds of the overtime period. Catalino had two goals in the first quarter, one in the second and third and his final goal of the day in overtime. With his second goal of the game, Catalino reached the 100-point mark for his career and now has 104 points on 62 goals and 42 assists. Catalino was also a key component in Maryland's defensive presence with his four groundballs and a caused turnover.
Maryland is now 56-17 all-time against Duke. The 56 wins are the most for the Terrapins against any one opponent, and the overtime win marked Maryland's first since defeating Navy 8-7 in two OTs in 2007.
Bratton tallied a career-high four goals in No. 2 Virginia's 11-10 victory in front of 7,501 fans at Klöckner Stadium over top-ranked Syracuse. The Huntington Station, N.Y, native's goal at 5:46 in the second quarter helped erase an early 5-2 Orange lead and gave UVa the lead for good, 6-5. Bratton scored three of his goals unassisted on All-American goalie John Galloway and added two groundballs for the winning effort.
The last four meetings between Syracuse and Virginia in the series each have been determined by one goal, with UVa holding the 3-1 advantage during the span. The victory is also UVa's second consecutive over Syracuse when the Orange are ranked No. 1 in the nation and the Cavaliers are No. 2.
Obviously, there were a lot of good things in the Duke game after watching the film.
Our guys played hard and competed throughout the game. When negative things happened, our leaders stood up to the task. We kept playing the whole game at an intense level. We stayed together as a team and never lost focus.
While we did a lot of good things against Duke, we also have a lot of things to work on. We did not clear the ball as well as we should and we must improve our effort on riding, particularly with our attack. We didn't win the groundball battle at times and that caused us to play a lot more defense than we should have had to play. We lost a lot of 50-50 groundballs on the face-off that we could have had. We also didn't do a good job handling the ball on the offensive end in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter. We got several stops and turned the ball back over to Duke. Moving forward we must get better organized and our attack must work harder to get the ball, sprint with it when they have it, and make better decisions.
We were happy to win the game, but must continue to focus on the areas we need to improve on. A famous coach once said it is no different than when you start to get a cold; if you do nothing about it, the odds are it is going to get worse. However, if you take care of yourself, you will minimize your chances of getting sick.
Certainly, we want to maximize our potential, to get better and continue to improve not only through knowledge and understanding, but to get the right people on the field that have the ability to execute what we need to do and have the right motivation and discipline to carry it our when they are in the game.
Towson is our next opponent and we have a lot of respect for its coaches, players and program. They have a Hall of Fame coach who will have his players very well prepared, organized and motivated. Towson is a team that always plays hard. This game has always meant a lot to their coaches and players and we will have to match their intensity and enthusiasm.
This will be our first game on grass and we must be able to make the adjustment to a new surface.
Monday will be a day to fix some mistakes and improve our team. Tuesday, our players will start preparing for the Tigers.
Saturday will be our first home game in Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium since 2008 and we are very excited to play our first game at home.
"Be The Best!"
New this year for the Maryland men's lacrosse team are weekly award given by the team captains and the coaching staff.
For the Bellarmine game, junior close defenseman Ryder Bohlander was selected for the Coaches' Award, while sophomore midfielder Jake Bernhardt was the pick for the Captains' Award. Bohlander made his second career start in the season opener at Bellarmine and led the defense with a career-best two caused turnovers and a groundball. Bernhardt made his first career start vs. the Knights and set career-bests with three points and two goals.
Senior midfielder Will Yeatman was a double winner following the Terps' 15-13 come-from-behind win at Georgetown. Yeatman was chosen for the Captains' Award and was co-recipient of the Coaches' Award with redshirt junior Brian Farrell. Yeatman had his first hat trick as a Terp vs. the Hoyas, scoring all three goals during Maryland's decisive 7-0 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters. Farrell was easily the best defensive player on the field vs. the Hoyas. The long pole, who missed nearly all of 2009 with a rib and internal injuries, returned to his All-America form and set career-bests with 10 groundballs and six caused turnovers. He also contributed to the offense with an assist on Scott LaRue's second quarter goal.
|Game||Coaches' Award||Captain's Award|
|at Bellarmine (2/20/10)||Ryder Bohlander||Jake Bernhardt|
|at Georgetown (2/27/10)||Brian Farrell & Will Yeatman||Will Yeatman|
A message from Coach Cottle on the Georgetown victory and the upcoming game against Duke:
Well, first I want to give a brief summary of the Georgetown game.
I think the key was playing hard, not just for part of the game, but for all 60 minutes and winning the fourth quarter. Scoring 15 goals was enjoyable to see and the offense picked up the slack for the rest of the team.
I think we responded to adversity in that game - even if some of the adversity was self-inflicted. We need to learn how to play our game as a team. We made some mistakes in the game that are correctable, but we have to reduce those mistakes.
We have to put the team first in terms of making personal choices and decisions, whether it is technique or discipline. We must, as a group, be collectively responsible in order to continue to improve. It is our responsibility as coaches to ensure this happens.
As good of a win last week's game was, we have to put it behind us and prepare for our next challenge.
Duke is a great team with a great coaching staff. They are well coached in every area and present a great challenge. Our team must continue to improve this week and prepare with great concentration. We must play this game with great emotion, toughness and effort. This will be a great test for our team.
Playing in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is a great opportunity that we are looking forward to.
Lastly, we need to learn to get off to a fast start and finish strong. I think we need to emphasize this to our players so we can play with consistency over a 60-minute period. The season is an on-going process and we need to focus on every player getting better, which in turn will make our team better.
BONUS BLOG: Last week's Terrapin men's basketball game vs. Georgia Tech had a déjà vu moment for Maryland men's lacrosse fans.
An inadvertent whistle on a timeout that wasn't called by Maryland head coach Gary Williams wiped out a half-court three by Greivis Vasquez that would have won the game for the Terps.
That sounds eerily similar to the inadvertent whistle that wiped out Grant Catalino's would-have-been game-winning goal just seconds into the first overtime at Virginia last March.
Unlike the lacrosse game, which went an NCAA-record seven overtimes and saw the Cavaliers pull out the win, the basketball refs were bailed out by Terp junior Cliff Tucker, who buried a three-pointer as time expired to give Maryland the 76-74 victory.
As Yogi Berra once famously said, it was déjà vu all over again. But this time the good guys came away with the win.
The Maryland men's lacrosse scrimmage vs. Cornell, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, has been moved to Friday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. at the J. Logan and Louise Schutz Football Practice Complex located behind the Varsity Team House off of Stadium Drive.
The Terps' second scrimmage with Loyola, originally slated to follow the scrimmage with the Big Red, has been cancelled.
There is no public parking adjacent to the Varsity Team House. Paid parking is available in the Stadium Drive Garage. The digital pay station facilities hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily. Current rates at this facility are $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 per day maximum.
What a difference a week makes. Early last week the weather was great with temperatures in the 60s. Yesterday (Feb. 1) there was snow and ice on the practice field, temps were in the 20s and practice was moved indoors to the bubble. I guess I should not be surprised since we are still in the middle of winter.
The first day (and second by the time this is posted) of practice is in the books and the 2010 season has officially begun for the Maryland men's lacrosse team. National championships are not won on the 18th of January, but everything has to start somewhere.
So, how did 2010 start for the Terps? Early. There were no classes on Monday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, so the Terps were able to get on the field at 1 p.m. The early start also made for great weather with temps in the mid 40s and sunshine throughout practice.