#5 Terps Celebrate Seniors Wednesday
April 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Fresh off its fourth straight conference title, the No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team welcomes No. 15 Georgetown for Senior Day Wednesday. First draw is slated for 7 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
The Terps (16-3) topped North Carolina 14-10 to capture its unprecedented fourth straight ACC championship in Durham on Monday night. Katie Schwarzmann garnered most valuable player honors after tying a tournament record with 11 goals in three games in the championship.
Georgetown is 8-6 overall following a double-overtime loss to Notre Dame its last time out. Maryland leads the all-time series 18-4.
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Scouting The Terps
· The Terps are ecstatic to have a healthy Karri Ellen Johnson back in the lineup in 2012. The senior captain and two-time IWLCA First Team All-American missed 12 games last season due to an injury. She has resumed her vital role in Maryland's offense. Maryland relies on returning starters Kristy Black and Alex Aust. Black serves as a captain in 2012 after scoring 31 goals as a junior. Aust tallied 42 points as a sophomore in her first year as a starter and has a team-high 83 in 2012.
· Katie Schwarzmann, the 2011 IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and Tewaaraton finalist, leads the Terps through the middle. Widely known as the fastest player in the nation, Schwarzmann led Maryland in goals last season with 65 and boasts 61 as a junior.
· The defense has three new starters in 2012 after the departure of Katie Gallagher, Brittany Poist and Sara Cooper. Iliana Sanza, a second team all-region pick as a sophomore, is the lone returning starter for Maryland. While the unit is young, it is no less disciplined. Sanza leads the back line as a junior and, along with four-year starter goalie Brittany Dipper, do the majority of the organizing.
· Dipper, the 2011 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, is back for her final season in College Park. She has been tabbed to three straight ACC championship all-tournament teams while leading Maryland to conference titles in each season since her arrival.
2012 Season Preview
Scouting The Hoyas
· Sophia Thomas leads GU with 33 goals and 41 points. The Hoyas have scored 192 goals this season - nearly 100 less than Maryland -through 14 games.
· Georgetown fell to Notre Dame 7-6 in double overtime in its last outing. The Hoyas have won four of their last five.
· Maryland leads the all-time series 18-4, including a stout defensive showing against the Hoyas in an 8-5 win in Washington, D.C. last season.
#3 Terps Capture Fourth Straight ACC Crown
· Katie Schwarzmann was named tournament most valuable player after capping her stellar weekend with a six-point showing against the Tar Heels. The junior midfielder joined Karri Ellen Johnson with four goals each to lead the Maryland attack.
· This year's senior class is a remarkable 80-7 in their four-year tenure at Maryland.
Aust Re-Writes ACC History
· With five assists against Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals, the junior attacker set a single-game tournament record.
· She ended the championship with 13 assists. That mark established the highest number of assists in any one tournament in conference history. Her 17 points was also a single tournament record.
· Monday's win was Maryland's third consecutive in the ACC championship against UNC. The victory avenged an early-April loss to the Tar Heels.
· The Terps turned the ball over only once the entire game and dominated the ground ball category 14-4. Goalie Brittany Dipper saved nine of the 13 shots Duke attempted on the day.
· The Terrapin defense held Duke scoreless for over 30 minutes after the Blue Devils tallied the first goal of the game.
Aust Nabs Two ACC Offensive Player of the Week Honors
· Aust played an integral role in two wins against Penn and Towson in late March. Aust tallied 10 assists over two games, including a school record six assists at No. 8 Penn.
· She then recorded a career-high 10 points, including a school-record six assists, as Maryland cruised past #18 Princeton 15-9 to garner last week's award.
High Octane Offense
· Katie Schwarzmann leads the Terps with 61 goals. Seven Terps boast 20 or more goals this season.
The Terps and The ACC Championship
Johnson and the Climb
· Johnson is also quietly making her ascent on the career points list, due in part to a breakout season assist-wise, boasting 15 in 17 games in 2012. She is currently fourth on the points list with 289.
· The junior is currently fourth on Maryland's single-season assists list with 47.
· She has dished a school-record six assists on two occasions this season.
Schwarzmann on the Attack
· Katie Schwarzmann, the 2011 IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year and Tewaaraton finalist, continues to lead the Terps through the middle. Widely known as the fastest player in the nation, Schwarzmann led Maryland in goals last season with 65 and has tallied 61 through 19 games this season.
· She was the first junior to be named captain since Sarah Mollison in 2010. Schwarzmann is second on the team in points (74), ground balls (29) and draw controls (36).
Terps Kick Off Road Trip with Win at #8 Penn
· Karri Ellen Johnson tied Kelly Coppedge for No. 2 on Maryland's career goals list with a game-high four goals in the match. Alex Aust continued her recent dominance with a nine-point showing via three goals and a school-record six assists.
Johnson Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honor
· Johnson, of Annapolis, Md., accumulated six goals, eight draw controls and an assist in Maryland's two victories on the week. With a pair of goals against Richmond on Tuesday, Johnson became only the third player in Maryland women's lacrosse history to record 200 career goals.
#6 Syrcause Halts Terps Home Winning Streak
· Despite holding a distinct advantage in nearly every statistical category including shots in which it trumped the Orange 30-20, Maryland picked up its second loss this season. It was the first regular season loss at home in head coach Cathy Reese's six-year tenure.
Schwarzmann Nabs ACC Offensive Weekly Honors
· Schwarzmann scored six goals and tallied two assists on the week, including a hat trick against No. 6 Virginia. The junior from Sykesville, Md., also racked up two draw controls and caused a turnover to pace the Terps to their first ACC win of the year.
One Terp vs. One Team
· Brooke Griffin tallied five goals against Delaware in a 21-4 rout of the Hens. Katie Schwarzmann scored six goals at No. 17 Penn State in a 16-6 victory on the road. Karri Ellen Johnson (5g) and Schwarzmann (3g), tallied the same or more goals as the Tigers against Towson.
· Schwarzmann single handedly outscored Duke with four goals in the ACC semifinals last Saturday.
· Maryland clearly shifted its focus to winning the draw in the second half, besting the Cavaliers 10-5 in the category including several key draws down the stretch after Virginia shrunk the Terrapin lead to 8-7 with 13:12 remaining. A 3-0 run with goals from McPartland, Schwarzmann and Alex Aust in-and-around the five minute mark gave the Terps a comfortable lead for the remainder of the match.
Sanza Nets ACC Weekly Honor
· The Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List nominee racked up eight draw controls over two games, while also tallying four groundballs and a caused turnover.
Milestones Galore in Delaware Win
·Head coach and former Terrapin All-American Cathy Reese won her 100th career game at Maryland and senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson scored career goal No. 188 to move into sole possession of third on the Terps' all-time goals list.
Lacrosse Magazine Previews 2012 Terps
Protect This House
· Maryland is 58-2 at home under head coach Cathy Reese.
· The Terps have won all five games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or 2 at home in the past five seasons. The Terps are 198-16 in College Park dating back to 1990 with 13 perfect seasons in that span.
Four Terps Tabbed to Tewaaraton Watch List
· Four Maryland players were named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List, the early compilation of players who will be under consideration for college lacrosse's highest individual honor.
· The Terps boasted more Tewaaraton nominees than any other program in the nation. Brittany Dipper, Karri Ellen Johnson, Iliana Sanza and Katie Schwarzmann were tabbed to this year's list. All four were named Inside Lacrosse Preseason First Team All-Americans earlier this season.
· Sanza was named an IL Preseason All-American after garnering all-region honors in 2011. She teams up with freshmen Megan Douty and Shanna Brady and junior Melissa Diepold to form Maryland's defensive four.
· Maryland has surrendered only 60 goals in the first half this season. The Terps held Towson and Virginia Tech scoreless in the first half this season.
· Maryland boasts a large, talented class of freshman this season. A total of 10 freshmen saw their first collegiate action in the season opener.
· Brady, Douty, Griffin and McPartland have started in all 19 matches in 2012.
Four Terps Tabbed Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans
· Reese, who is in her sixth season at the helm of the program, gave birth to her fourth child. Braxton Jacob weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is the third boy in the Reese brood. He joins brothers Brody and Riley and sister Cayden.
Head Coach Cathy Reese
Dipper Back in the Cage
· Dipper, the 2011 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year, has been tabbed to three straight ACC championship all-tournament teams while leading Maryland to conference titles in each season since her arrival.
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