Nov. 15, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
#2 Old Dominion (22-2)
Game Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Stadium: Trager Stadium
Live Stats: Live stats will be available
Watch Live (FREE): http://www.ncaa.com/championships/fieldhockey/d1
NCAA Tournament Info
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Scouting The Terps
Maryland is currently ranked No. 4 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches poll. The Terrapins are coming off of their seventh national title, ninth ACC title, and a 23-1 overall record last year. They are ranked No. 4 in the latest RPI, released Nov. 8.
Most recently, the Terps topped No. 3 Syracuse, 2-1, Sunday in the NCAA Second Round in College Park. Katie Gerzabek
opened scoring in the 56th minute when Janessa Pope
found her along the sideline to take it in. Syracuse's Kelsey Millman evened the score eight minutes later. In overtime, junior Harriet Tibble
sent the Terrapins to the Final Four with her first goal of the year in the 84th minute. She scored with 1:34 left in the overtime period.
Scouting The Monarchs
The Monarchs are 22-2 overall and are the No. 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Most recently, the Monarchs beat Duke, 2-1, Sunday in the NCAA Second Round in Norfolk, Va. Kati Nearhouse scored in the 63rd minute off of a cornerto break a 1-1 tie.
The Terrapins own the all-time series, 26-24-1, but lost the last two meetings. Old Dominion beat Maryland, 4-0, on Sept. 2 in Norfolk and 5-2 on Oct. 14 in College Park. Emma Batten had hat tricks in both Monarch wins.
Old Dominion has the most NCAA titles with nine, while Maryland is second with seven.
NCAA Tournament History
Maryland has appeared in 24 NCAA Tournaments, including the last 17 straight. The Terps have won seven NCAA titles, including six under head coach Missy Meharg, and won the 2010 NCAA title.
The Terrapins are 49-16 (.790) all-time in the NCAA Tournament and are tied with Old Dominion for the most wins in tournament play.
Maryland is 4-4 all-time vs. Old Dominion in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps last beat the Monarchs in the Big Dance 5-0 in the First Round in 2007.
The Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has played home to 19 of Maryland's NCAA Tournament games, including two Final Fours (2007, 2010). Maryland has played the first two rounds at home every year since the Complex opened in 2003. The Terrapins are 19-1 in NCAA games at the Complex and won the 2010 national title on their home field.
Play the Best
Due to being in the toughest conferences in the nation, the Terrapins play one of the strongest schedules in the country.
The three ACC schools that made the NCAA Tournament - North Carolina, Duke and Maryland - all went to the NCAA Second Round. North Carolina advanced to the Final Four.
Five of the six ACC schools are in the top 20 of the final Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll. North Carolina is ranked No. 1, while Duke finished No. 6. Boston College was at No. 19. Wake Forest was No. 18.
The Terps battled nine of the 16 teams that participated in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Maryland went 6-3 against those teams in the regular season.
Maryland played 12 of the 20 teams ranked in the preseason top 20 and went 8-3 vs preseason ranked teams.
The 2010 NFHCA National Coach of the Year and ACC Coach of the Year, Missy Meharg returns for her 24th season at the helm of the successful Terrapin field hockey program. Her current career record is 430-106-9 (.797). Below is a breakdown of just a few of her highlights since she took the reins in 1988:
Six-time National Champions
Nine ACC Titles
Eight NFHCA Coach of the Year honors
Six ACC Coach of the Year awards
13 NCAA Final Four Appearances
Six Honda Awards won by four players
85 All-ACC selections
14 ACC Players of the Year
Seven ACC Rookies of the Year
Five Terrapins were named to the All-ACC Team earlier this week. Jemma Buckley, Megan Frazer, Ali McEvoy, Harriet Tibble and Jill Witmer were all honored.
Jemma Buckley and Melissa Vassalotti were invited to participate in the NFHCA Senior Game on Nov. 19 in Louisville, Ky.
The Terrapins have won four of the 10 ACC Player of the Week honors this season.
8/30/11 - Jemma Buckley, Maryland
9/6/11 - Kelsey Kolojejchick, North Carolina
Jill Witmer, Maryland/Jacqui Moorfield, Boston College
9/20/11 - Maxine Fluharty, Maryland
9/27/11 - Courtney Tavener, Boston College/Elizabeth Stephens, North Carolina
10/4/11 - Emmie Le Marchand, Duke
10/11/11 - Melissa Vassalotti, Maryland
10/18/11 - Samantha Nelson, Duke
10/25/11 - Kelsey Kolojejchick, North Carolina
11/1/11 - Caitlin Van Sickle, North Carolina/Jenny Johnstone, Virginia
Three Terrapins were named to the Preseason All-ACC Team - Megan Frazer, Harriet Tibble, and Jill Witmer.
Terps Picked to Finish No. 2 in ACC
Maryland was picked to finish second in the ACC, as voted by the league's six head coaches.
The Terrapins received two of the six first-place votes.
The Terps have won the last three straight ACC championships (2008, 2009, 2010), and nine overall.
North Carolina, last year's NCAA and ACC runner-up, was picked to win the league with four of the first-place votes. Virginia came in third and Duke, Wake Forest and Boston College rounded out the standings, respectively.
Home Sweet Home
Since its opening in 2003, the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex has provided the Maryland hockey program a huge home field advantage.
The Terps are 106-11 (.906) all-time at the Complex.
Pack the House
The Maryland field hockey team has increasingly attracted more and more fans to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex season after season.
An NCAA record crowd of 2,381 came out to watch as Maryland beat North Carolina 3-2 in double overtime for the 2010 national championship at the Complex last November.
The Terrapins have led the ACC in attendance for four straight years. In 2010, Maryland averaged over 700 fans per game and 10,572 fans saw the Terps play during the year.
Terps in Openers
Maryland is 33-3-2 in season openers and the Terps have won their last 15 straight.
The Terrapins haven't opened the season at home in the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex since 2000. They've opened 23 of their 36 seasons on the road.
With their win over Michigan last weekend, the Terps are 9-0 in home openers at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex and have outscored their opponents 37-6 in those nine games.
Home Openers at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex
9/13/03 - Maryland 6, Drexel 0
9/4/04 - Maryland 6, Old Dominion 0
9/2/05 - Maryland 4, Michigan 0
9/4/06 - Maryland 1, Old Dominion 0
9/2/07 - Maryland 3, Michigan 2 (2OT)
9/5/08 - Maryland 8, Old Dominion 1
9/6/09 - Maryland 4, Michigan 1
9/3/10 - Maryland 3, Old Dominion 1
9/4/11 - Maryland 2, Michigan 1
|2011 Terps When...
|vs. Top 5 opponents
|vs. Top 10 opponents
|vs. Top 20 opponents
|vs. unranked opponents
|vs. 2010 NCAA Tournament teams
|Leading at half
|Trailing at half
|Tied at half
|Maryland has more shots
|Opponent has more shots
|Shots are tied
|Maryland has more saves
|Opponent has more saves
|Saves are tied
|Maryland has more corners
|Opponent has more corners
|Corners are tied
|Maryland scores first
|Opponent scores first
|Games decided by one goal
|Games decided by 2-4 goals
|Games decided by more than 4 goals
Meharg Named ESPNU/ESPN The Magazine Top 20 Recruiter
Terrapin head coach Missy Meharg was named one of college athletics' top 20 recruiters by ESPNU/ESPN The Magazine in January.
"ESPNU AND THE MAGAZINE asked an all-star panel a seemingly simple question: Who are the top 20 recruiters in college sports? We spoke with three dozen experts, from Mag college football Insider Bruce Feldman to volleyball legend Karch Kiraly to women's World Cupper Cat Whitehill. Turns out, baseball coaches aren't the only ones pulling roster magic from a hat half-filled with scholarships."
|ESPNU/ESPN The Magazine Top 20 Recruiters
|1. Pat Henry
|2. Anson Dorrance
|3. Ed Orgeron
|4. Chris Dailey
||Women's Basketball (Asst).
|5. Missy Meharg
|6. Mike Krzyzewski
|7. Russ Rose
|8. Barton Burns
|9. Jay Clark
|10. Chad Holbrook
|11. Dan Jordan
|12. John Calipari
|13. Mike McGraw
|14. Jovan Vavic
||M/W Water Polo
|15. Thad Matta
|16. Kelly Inouye-Perez
|17. Mike LoPresti
|18. Tosh Lupoi
|19. Kelly Amonte Hiller
|20. J Robinson
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