This past Tuesday Inside Lacrosse released their Face-Off Yearbook, featuring a Top 20 poll and three All-American teams along with Honorable Mentions. Maryland earned the No. 4 ranking in the country along with six All-American selections, which was joint best in the country along with Notre Dame and Virginia.
Senior goalie Kyle Bernlohr was named to the first team, the Terps lone first team selection. Junior short stick defensive midfielder and senior defenseman Matt Dunn were both named to the second team. The Terps placed two attackmen on the third team: junior Matt Rambo, who led Maryland in goals last season, and senior Bryan Cole, who led the team in assists last campaign. Senior midfielder Pat Young, a transfer from UMBC, was named an honorable mention.
Maryland went all the way to the national championship game last season, where they fell 10-5 to the Denver Pioneers. They return five of their seven players who totaled more than 15 points last campaign, including a twenty goalscorer in Henry West and a forty goalscorer in Rambo. They also bring back their two leading assist compilers from last year, Rambo and Bryan Cole. They do have to replace 85 points from the losses of Joe LoCascio and Jay Carlson.
The Terps will likely be the favorites to win the Big Ten Conference next season, and to make yet another run to a Final Four and potentially capture their first national championship since 1975.