Adolph's Honor Roll
On Adolph: Tough competitor who will be a contributor at close defense or as a long pole ... has also played some short-stick defensive midfield ... great character player ... understands the game very well ... plays the game with passion and is always trying to improve ... returned to see time as a back-up in 2005 after sitting out the entire 2004 season recovering from back surgery ... was injured near the end of his senior year in high school.
As a junior (2007): Made his season debut in 14-7 loss to No. 2 Duke (3/2) ... three groundballs and a caused turnover, while playing three defensive positions, in 13-4 win over Lafayette (3/13) ... helped hold the Leopards to just one goal over the final 45:22 of the game ... career-high two caused turnovers and a pair of groundballs in 18-3 win over Mount St. Mary's (3/20) ... helped hold the Mount scoreless for a stretch of 37:29 ... one groundball and a caused turnovers in 11-10 loss to No. 3 Virginia (4/27) in the ACC semifinals ... one groundball in 12-4 win over Yale (5/5).
As a sophomore (2006): One groundball in 8-7 overtime win at No. 1 Duke (3/4) ... caused one turnover in 14-2 win over Dartmouth (3/21) ... helped the Terp defense hold the Big Green scoreless for 53:32 ... tallied his first collegiate assist in 18-2 win over Sacred Heart (4/18) ... one groundball in 16-8 win over No. 12 Denver (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a redshirt freshman (2005): Made his collegiate debut in 13-6 season-opening win over No. 5 Georgetown (2/26) ... one groundball in 10-8 loss to Duke (3/5) ... saw time late in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... saw his most extensive playing time in 21-6 drubbing of Penn (5/7) at Lincoln Financial Field.
As a freshman (2004): Sat out the season recovering from back surgery.
Before Maryland: Lacrosse and football star at Springfield High School in Pennsylvania ... a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse under coach Mike Friel ... served as team captain as a senior in leading the Cougars to a 19-4 record in 2003 ... named first team all-county in lacrosse ... totaled one goal and 14 assists in his career on defense ... second team all-county in football, playing both fullback and outside linebacker ... played in the lacrosse Champ Camp All-Star game and 205 All-Star Camp.
Personal: Born in Wilmington, Del. ... son of Deborah and William Adolph Jr. ... brother of Bill III and Sam ... both brothers played lacrosse at Penn State, Bill from 1990-94 and Sam from 1993-97 ... named to the Honor Roll all four years in high school ... majoring in environmental science and policy.