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Profiles in Terpage: Maxine Fluharty

Our series continues with a look at field hockey's dynamic midfielder, Maxine Fluharty.

Courtesy Maryland Athletics

Maxine Fluharty, Senior, midfielder, #2

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Stats:

Height: 5’3"

Twitter: @Maxflu2

Collegiate Stats: Goals: 23 (5 game winners) Assists: 16

High School: Sussex Technical

Hometown: Millsboro, DE

How'd She Get to College Park?

A two sport athlete in high school, Fluharty, who was also  a prolific scorer in lacrosse, came to Maryland as her high school’s all-time leader in field hockey goals and assists with 120 and 61 respectively.  She led her team to state championships as a junior and senior and was also Delaware’s player of the year in both seasons.

Nickname:

"Flu bug"

Career Highlight:

Scored the game winning goal in overtime against Duke in 2013 ACC Tournament semifinals.

Dream Season:

Asserts herself as the Terps’ leading scorer, leads Maryland to its first B1G championship, and earns first team All-American honors.

2014 Prospectus:

Highly recruited out of high school, Fluharty has shown herself to be a truly unselfish content to allow the spotlight to shine on her teammates Honda Award winner Megan Frazer and All-American Jill Witmer. With Witmer the last of those two to graduate, Fluharty, a third team All-American in 2013, should be able to assert herself more and  provide Maryland with a dangerous scoring threat from the midfield.

Ten Questions:

1) Other than teammates and coaches the best thing about being at Maryland is: The family experience and the support of President Loh who even visits us at practice.

2) The workout or drill I love to do is: Competition day. (The day before a game we play many little competitive games to get us fired up for the game the next day.)

3) My favorite pregame meal is: Black coffee, scrambled eggs, and slice apples (gameday breakfast)

4) My pregame ritual or superstition is: I've got to have a little glitter on my eyes.

5) The best or most meaningful on field moment I've ever had is: Winning the National Championship at Louisville against North Carolina in my freshman year.

6) The best or most meaningful off field moment I've ever had is: Spending 4 months living with a former Terp in Australia growing my game and learning about another culture.

7) Dog, Cat, or other: Dog

8) If not field hockey, then: Stand up Paddle

9) I go to as many Maryland women's lacrosse games as I can.

10) If people know only one thing about me, I'd like it to be: I like to dance in front of the mirror when I'm home alone.