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MM 10.2: Maryland women’s soccer forward Alyssa Poarch receives Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland women’s soccer forward Alyssa Poarch was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for her performances against Minnesota and then-No. 20 Rutgers.

The team’s upset on the road against the Scarlet Knights on Sunday was due to a strong performance by Poarch. Her goal in the 22nd minute was her second in two games, increasing her season total to six.

The Middletown, Delaware, native has recorded 21 shots on goal this season, 10 more than the next player on the team. Her 43 total shots are also a team-high.

Poarch was recognized on the Big Ten Preseason Honors List following a two-goal sophomore campaign. The team’s leading scorer in 2018, Jarena Harmon, had just six goals, a feat that Poarch has matched with nine games remaining in the regular season.

The junior is the third Terp to win a conference honor this year, following goalkeeper Erin Seppi and defender Malikae Dayes, who were awarded for their respective positions earlier in the season. Dayes also appeared on the Preseason Honors List with Poarch.

Maryland now sits at 6-3-2, its most wins since 2017. Two victories in conference play match last year’s total and put the team in third place in the Big Ten, 10 spots higher than it was ranked heading into the 2019 campaign.

In other news

Maryland running back Lorenzo Harrison III is likely out for the season with a torn MCL and partial ACL tear.

Jordan wrote about how Mike Locksley and the Terps blew a golden opportunity against Penn State (Opinion).

Maryland football’s fan support plummeted in the latest FanPulse poll.

Mike Locksley and James Franklin reunited last Friday when Maryland played No. 12 Penn State.

Maryland men’s soccer hosts Rutgers today. Here is what you can expect from the Scarlet Knights.

Maryland football announced its team captains for the away matchup with Rutgers.

Through five weeks of the season, defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. leads the Big Ten in solo tackles.

Maryland men’s basketball forward Ricky Lindo Jr. answered five questions prior to tipoff this season. He was the team’s featured player yesterday.

Anthony Cowan Jr. and Darryl Morsell are headed to Big Ten Media Day in Chicago. Stay tuned for all the coverage on that from Testudo Times.

The WNBA Finals is underway and LeBron James showed some love to former Terp Alyssa Thomas a.k.a “Baby Bron.”

And it doesn’t look like anything is stopping Alyssa Thomas from a championship.

Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese was in attendance for game two of the WNBA Finals and caught up with some old friends.

A few former Terps had quite a showing in that WNBA Finals contest.

The Atlanta Hawks had media day yesterday, featuring a few familiar faces.

Maryland men’s soccer game tomorrow against Rutgers is the team’s annual Pride Night.

Bring your individually wrapped candy to the Maryland women’s soccer game on Sunday. It’s also the team’s first inaugural Pink Out game in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

It was picture day for Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse teams.