Faceoff between Maryland and Virginia is scheduled for 5 p.m. at UNC's Keenan Stadium.
Ritz's Honor Roll
On Ritz: Ambidextrous attackman who is the team's leading returning scorer ... the lone senior attackman of the roster ... will have to increase what he can do on the field and make other players better ... could also be used at midfield if needed ... can adjust his game to accomodate the skills of the players around him ... a great rider ... has a knack for creating space in front of the goal ... able to get a shot off in traffic ... unselfish player who can create opportunities for others.
As a junior (2007): Set his career high with three assists in 11-6 season-opening win over Bellarmine (2/17) ... also picked up two groundballs and caused a turnover vs. the Knights ... one goal and two assists for his second-straight three-point game in 16-7 win over Vermont (2/20) ... also picked up two groundballs vs. the Catamounts ... turned in his fourth-straight multi-point game with five points on three goals and two assists in 8-6 loss to No. 4 Georgetown (2/24) ... also picked up four groundballs and caused a turnover vs. the Hoyas ... two goals and an assist in 14-7 loss to No. 2 Duke (3/2) ... also picked up four groundballs vs. the Blue Devils ... three goals and an assist in 8-7 win at No. 13 Towson (3/10) ... another three-point game with one goal (on only two shots) and two assists in 13-4 win over Lafayette (3/13) ... seventh-straight three-point game with two goals and an assists one groundball in 11-7 win over No. 19 UMBC (3/17) ... two assists in 18-3 win over Mount St. Mary's ... another multi-point game with a goal and an assist in 14-8 win over No. 11 North Carolina (3/24) ... three goals in 12-8 loss at No. 2 Virginia (3/31) ... a goal and an assist in 8-7 double-OT win at No. 7 Navy ... two assists in 8-7 OT loss to No. 10 Johns Hopkins (4/14) ... tied his career high with six points on a season-best four goals and two assists in 14-10 win at Penn (4/21) ... earned ACC Player of the Week honors for his effort vs. the Quakers ... a pair of assists in 11-10 loss to No. 3 Virginia (4/27) in the ACC semifinals ... another two-assist game in 12-4 win over Yale (5/5) ... also had four groundballs vs. the Bulldogs ... four points on three goals and an assist in 13-9 loss to UMBC (5/13) in the NCAA tournament ... set his career-high with five groundballs vs. the Retrievers.
As a sophomore (2006): Four goals and an assist in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... two of the four goals vs. the Hoyas were man-up goals ... also picked up three groundballs vs. Georgetown ... named ACC Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Hoyas ... earned honorable mention national player of the week honors, along with brother Xander, for his efforts vs. Georgetown from Inside Lacrosse ... one groundball in 8-7 overtime win at No. 1 Duke (3/4) ... assisted Joe Walters' second goal in 9-6 win over No. 15 Towson (3/11) ... also picked up three groundballs vs. the Tigers ... assisted two of his brother Xander's three goals in 14-2 win over Dartmouth ... also caused one Big Green turnover ... scored twice in 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25) ... two goals and two assists in 15-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/1) ... a goal and an assist in 7-6 loss to No. 8 Navy (4/8) ... assisted Joe Walters' game-winner in 11-4 win at No. 6 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in 18-2 win over Sacred Heart (4/18) ... one goal in 10-9 win over North Carolina (4/28) in the ACC Semifinals ... one goal in 12-4 win over No. 10 Penn (5/6) ... had the best game of his career in 16-8 win over No. 12 Denver (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored a career high five goals, including two man-up, and added an assist vs. the Pioneers ... his third goal came off an assist from Joe Walters, which broke the school's all-time points record for Walters ... one goal in 11-6 win over No. 9 Princeton (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... goal and an assist in 8-5 loss to No. 10 UMass (5/27) in NCAA Semifinals.
As a freshman (2005): Shared the team's Levitt Memorial Award for the team's best freshman with Joe Cinosky ... started his first collegiate game in 13-6 season opening win over No. 5 Georgetown (2/26) ... one shot in limited action in 9-5 win at No. 9 Towson (3/12) ... scored his first career goal in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... scored a goal in 11-6 loss to No. 1 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... also picked up his first career groundball vs. the Blue Jays ... first two-goal game in 9-6 win at No. 15 Fairfield (4/23) ... two goals, including the game winner, in just his second career start to help the Terps to a 8-7 overtime victory over No. 3 Virginia in the ACC Semifinals (4/29) ... also picked up three groundballs vs. the Cavaliers ... named to the ACC All-Tournament team following a two-goal performance in 9-5 win over No. 2 Duke (5/1) to win the ACC championship ... also picked up four groundballs vs. the Blue Devils ... scored the game-winning goal in 21-6 drubbing of Penn (5/7) at Lincoln Financial Field ... assisted Joe Walters' third goal for his first career assist in 14-10 win over No. 11 Penn State (5/14) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... three points on two goals and an assist in 9-8 overtime win over No. 8 Georgetown (5/22) in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... four groundballs in 18-9 loss to No. 2 Duke (5/28) in the NCAA Semifinals.
Before Maryland: Earned all-state honors as a senior ... scored 44 goals and dished out 45 assists ... 111 goals and 91 assists during his career at Radnor ... two-time all-Delco ... two-time all-Mainline and all-Suburban ... 2004 team MVP ... participated in senior all-star game ... led Radnor to a 52-12 record over three years ... also a three-year letterwinner in soccer ... scored eight goals to go along with 23 assists ... all-Delco, all-Mainline and all-Suburban for soccer.
Personal: Son of Dr. Joseph and Cynthia Ritz ... father played college football at Marist ... brother of Xander and Georgia ... also recruited by Penn State, Georgetown, Princeton, Penn and Towson ... hobbies include surfing, shooting skeet, fishing and the Philadelphia Eagles ... majoring in history.