Terps place five each on All-ACC men's and women's lacrosse teams

Rob Carr

Even in the "Bizarro" World of All-ACC voting, the Terps appropriately led all schools with five players on the eighteen member men's team. On the women's side, four Terrapins earned first team honors and one Terp was named to the second team.

The ACC announced its men's and women's all conference teams Wednesday and in both cases, the school with the most representatives was the University of Maryland Terrapins. Five Maryland men and five women made the All-ACC teams. Here's an alphabetical look at them.

For the men

Niko Amato - Maryland's senior goalie became the second Terrapin - the other being Pete Worstell -and one of only seven players in league history as a four time All-ACC selection. Amato leads the ACC allowing only 7.38 goals per game. That number is good for fifth best in the NCAA. Amato's .571 save percentage is second in the league and ninth best in the nation.

Michael Chanenchuk - The Terrapins' midfielder and leading scorer with 44 points on 28 goal and 16 assists is making his first appearance on the all league team. He is in the top ten in the conference in points, goals and assists per game.

Michael Ehrhardt - One of three Maryland defenders on the team, Ehrhardt joins Chanenchuk as a first time all conference player. Ehrhardt moved into the long stick midfield defense position to start the season and has not only embraced the change but has obviously flourished there as well.

Goran Murray - Murray is also a making the All-ACC team for the first and last time in his career. A preseason All-American, Murray was the 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year and is one of the top close defenders in the nation.

Charlie Raffa - Raffa's performance at the faceoff X has played an instrumental role in Maryland's success this season. His faceoff winning percentage of .663 is good for third in the country. Raffa is also in the top ten nationally in ground balls averaging 8.3 per game. He stepped up his level of play in conference games where he picks up 9 ground balls and wins 69.4 percent of his faceoffs.

For the women

Taylor Cummings - Cummings has been in the ACC two years and has been voted to the All-ACC team both of those years. After being named Freshman of the Year in 2013, Cummings has avoided any hint of a sophomore slump. Cummings does a bit of everything for the Terps. She is one of three Terrapins with 44 goals and is second in assists (21) and points (65). Her 83 draw controls, 26 ground balls, and 23 caused turnovers all lead the ACC regular season champs.

Megan Douty - Douty is the anchor of a stout Maryland defense that has yielded only 135 goals through the season's first seventeen games. The junior adds 14 caused turnovers and 23 ground balls to her stellar season.

Beth Glaros - The senior from Ellicott City is the Terps Charlene Hustle. She is, as her coach calls her, fun to watch. And that hustle has paid off in the best season of her Maryland career. Glaros has scored 37 goals, 22 ground balls, and is second on the team with 46 draw controls.

Kelly McPartland - Like Cummings, McPartland has also found the back of the net 44 times this season for the Terps. She also leads the team in assists with 25 and total points with 69. McPartland makes an efficient 57/1 percent of her shots and like her younger teammate comes out of the midfield to generate her offense.

Unlike the men's squad which simply names eighteen players, the women's all-conference squad is dicided into first and second teams. One Terp was voted to the second team. that would be:

Brooke Griffin - Another junior, Griffin has also registered that magic number of 44 goals from her attack position. She's added 14 assists for 58 total points. Griffin joins Cummings as the only Terrapins to repeat as All-ACC players.

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