Weller on Lytle "Debbie was one of the greatest athletes I've ever seen or coached. She could have been a point guard on a men's college team."
A versatile guard, Lytle remains at or near the top of several Maryland offensive records ... one of only 22 Terps to achieve the 1,000 point plateau, finishing with 1,189 points ... holds the Maryland record for most steals in her career (315) and in a single game (9, twice) ... also tops the Maryland all-time list for most assists in her career (583) ... averaged six assists per game during the NCAA Tournament, a team record ... member of the 1981 Kodak All-Region team and E.A.I.A.W. All-Region team ... member of the 1980 All-ACC Tournament Team ... a leader of the 1982 Final Four team, she was named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team that season ... tallied 53 points, 32 rebounds and 32 assists during the Terps' first Final Four run ... also saw significant time at the small forward position.
Jasmina Perazic #4 WBCA All-America: 1983
Weller on Perazic "Jas is a savvy person on and off the court. She had the ability to score in any situation and she has demonstrated that superiority at all levels of play - collegiate and international."
One of the leaders of the 1982 Final Four team, Perazic led the team in scoring that year with 441 points and a .565 shooting percentage ... co-MVP of the 1983 ACC Tournament, in which the Terps defeated NC State, 84-81, to take the title ... also named to the All-ACC Tournament team in 1982 ... ranks tenth on the Terrapins' all-time scoring list, pouring in 1,393 points during her career ... her .860 free throw percentage for the 1981-82 season stood at the Maryland standard for 14 years ... named to the All-West Regional Team during the 1982 NCAA Tournament ... participated in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow with Yugoslavia ... played in the inaugural campaign of the WNBA as a member of the 1997 New York Liberty.
Weller on Bullett "Those that saw Vicky play recognize her outstanding skill and athleticism. Those that work and play with Vicky know these are only a small part of what makes her special."
Named the 1989 ACC Player of the Year, Bullett led the Terps to their second NCAA Final Four while also playing her way to the top of many of Maryland's record lists ... is the all-time leading scorer in Maryland history with 1,928 points, nearly 250 points ahead of the next-closest Terp ... that total was helped by a record 686 points in her senior campaign of 1988-89, one of only four players in school history to score 600 points in a season ... was the first player in school history to register two 500-point seasons ... scored 30 or more points on seven occasions, with her highest total coming at Penn State on January 14, 1987, when she tallied 36 ... also tops the Maryland all-time list with 968 career rebounds ... first team All-ACC in 1988, in addition to her 1989 MVP campaign ... took home the MVP of the 1989 ACC Tournament, which the Terps captured with a 73-57 victory over NC State ... also named to the All-ACC Tournament team in her freshman year of 1986 ... named to the All-Mideast Region team of the 1988 NCAA Tournament and the All-West Region team in 1989 ... Kodak Regional All-American in 1988 ... gold medalist with the 1988 U.S. Olympic team in Seoul, Korea ... played six seasons in the WNBA with the Charlotte Sting (1997-99) and Washington Mystics (2000-02), scoring 2018 total points with an average of 10.8 ppg.
Weller on Tate "Deanna is the quickest playing and thinking player I've ever coached. Her high energy personality ignites enthusiasm in those around her, on and off the court."
A two-time MVP of the ACC Tournament (1986, 1988), Tate dominated the 1989 NCAA Tournament while helping the Terps reach their second NCAA Final Four ... the only Terp named to the 1989 All-Final Four team ... also named the MVP of the 1989 NCAA Tournament West Region ... left as the fifth-leading scorer in Terrapin history despite only playing three seasons (1,541 points) ... second on the all-time list for scoring average with 16.5 ppg ... ranks third all-time with her 500 career assists ... her 1988-89 season was the most prolific for any Maryland thief in the history of the program, when she recorded 126 steals (31 more than the next closest season total) ... first team All-ACC selection in 1989 ... named to the All-ACC Tournament team in 1989 ... a member of the U.S. Select team in 1988 ... played one season in the ABL, 1997-98, with the New England Blizzard and Chicago Condors.
Frese on Langhorne "When we raised Crystal's name and number to the rafters at Comcast Center, it was a fitting end to her time at Maryland, and with over 15,000 fans there to cheer her and witness it, it made us very proud. One only had to look around at the crowd that day to understand what Crystal and her teammates had built in a very short time here at Maryland. A true All-American, both athletically and academically, Crystal truly earned her place among the game's greats."
Made an immediate impact when she arrived on campus, leading the Terrapins to the program's first NCAA crown and first Final Four in 17 years in 2006 ... the first Terp All-American since 1989 and the only multiple All-American in school history ... broke Maryland's scoring and rebounding records, becoming the only men's or women's Terp with 2,000 points and 1,000 reboubds ... first player in NCAA history to lead the country in field goal shooting three times, breaking the ACC record as a junior (70.7 percent) ... career 65.2 shooting percentage ranks top 15 all-time in the NCAA across all divisions and top five in Division I history ... seventh all-time in the NCAA in double-figure scoring games ... 22nd player in school history to score 1,000 points, reaching the plateau faster than anyone in school history (64 games) ... only player in school history to score 500 points in three seasons ... one of four to score 600 points in a season ... has peppered her name all over Maryland's career, season, game and class records ... finalist for the Wooden Award twice and finalist for the WBCA's Wade Trophy and Naismith Award in 2007 and 2008 ... 2008 ACC Player of the Year ... 2005 ACC Rookie of the Year, garnering rookie of the weeks honors a school-record five times, and was the highest-honored freshman Terrapin in school history, earning second team all-conference honors ... one of four ACC players all-time to receive Player and Rookie of the Year honor ... only three-time first team All-ACC in Maryland history and only one selected all-conference four times ... one of 10 in the league all-time to earn four All-ACC nods ... earned a spot on the All-ACC Tournament team four times, only Terrapin to do so ... also voted the NCAA Albuquerque Region Most Valuable Player ... preseason candidate for the Wooden, Wade Trophy and Naismith Awards multiple times ... 2008 ACC Scholar Athlete ... an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Frese on Toliver "When we recruited Kristi, we knew she should be one of the truly elite players in the game. She became a Maryland legend as a freshman by hitting one of the most memorable shots in NCAA history. Her All-American seasons as a junior and senior build her case to be considered among the very best in our program's history. I'm also happy for her because doing it as a point guard is a perfect reflection of her unselfish nature."
Best known for "The Shot," which sent the 2006 National Championship game into overtime, developed into one of the top point guards in Maryland and ACC history ... 747 career assists is a Maryland record and the second-most in ACC history ... first Terp to reach 600 and 700 career-assist milestones ... one of only three players in school history with more than 2,000 career points ... ACC Player of the Year in 2009 after averaging 18.4 points and 5.1 assists per game ... shot league-best 42.3 percent from 3-point range as a senior ... first-team all-ACC Tournament as Terps won the league championship ... also named to all-Raleigh Regional team ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist ... won the 2008 Nancy Lieberman Award, presented to the nation's top point guard ... that season, was also a first team All-ACC selection, leading the league and ranked fifth in the nation with a 7.4 assists per game average ... broke the ACC's 30-year old single-season assists mark, dishing out 275 on the year ... preseason candidate for the Wade Trophy, Wooden Award and Naismith Award multiple times ... a third team All-ACC selection as a sophomore ... 25th player in school history to score 1,000 points ... also holds career marks for free-throw percentage and 3-pointers made ... third in ACC history in made 3-pointers.
Frese on Coleman "Marissa meant everything to our program in every way imaginable. Think back to any of our biggest moments and she played a huge role. Her place among our all-time greats is unquestionable."
One of the most versatile players in Maryland history ... finished career ranked No. 2 on school's scoring and rebounding list ... ranks in the program's top 10 in most major categories ... was a star immediately, being named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2006, as well as making the ACC's second team as a freshman ... was a starter as a freshman on Maryland's 2006 national title team and hit the game-clinching free throws against Duke in overtime ... earned all-ACC status all four seasons in College Park, including first-team status as a senior in 2009 ... dominated down the stretch of senior season, earning ACC Tournament MVP honors as the Terps won the league crown ... set school record for points in a game with 42 in a Sweet Sixteen victory against Vanderbilt, rallying the Terps to victory after trailing by double digits late in the game ... one of only two players in school history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds ... school record holder in games played ... among other accomplishments, Coleman ranks second in school history in free-throw percentage, third in made 3-pointers, fourth in blocks, while placing in the top 15 in 3-point percentage and steals ... won three straight ACC Player of the Week awards as a senior, finishing her career with seven ... closed out career as ACC's active leader in points and rebounds.
One of the most versatile players in Maryland history ... first underclassman in school history to be earn WBCA All-America honors...also first underclassman in school history to make AP All-America First Team...second underclassman to ever be named ACC Player of the Year and first to earn ACC Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP honors in same season...first Terrapin to be named ACC Player of the Year twice...named to AP All-America Second Team in 2013...first Terp to notch multiple triple-doubles...first player in NCAA or WNBA history to average over 15.0 points, 10 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game for a season in 2013.