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Terp Greats: Defense
Maryland is known throughout the lacrosse world as one of the toughest, hardest-hitting and dominating units to ever take the field. It's a reputation earned over 87 years and is well earned.
John Hough was the first Terp to earn first team All-America honors in 1925 - the second official year of the program. Since then 35 others have gone on to be named first team All-Americans - more than any other position in the history of Maryland lacrosse.
Robert Fetters was the first Terrapin to win the Schmeisser Memorial Cup, which is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding defenseman. Overall, nine Terps have won the award with the most recent being Lee Zink in 2004.
From 1999 to 2011 Maryland had at least one first, second or third team All-America defender. Brett Schmidt was a third team selection in 2010 and a second team honoree in 2011.