Redshirt sophomore Katie Myers earned First Team All-Big Ten honors on Wednesday, providing Maryland volleyball a silver lining on a forgettable year.
While the Terps as a team struggled, Myers was terrific. After battling injuries for her entire career prior to 2019, she was finally able to put together a full season to great success, establishing herself as one of the top players in the conference.
Myers placed top three in the Big Ten in aces/set (0.39), blocks/set (1.33) and hitting percentage (41.2%) — the only player to do so in the conference.
The middle blocker produced 156 blocks to lead Maryland — a 34 block increase from last season. She also contributed 273 kills on offense.
The Terps finished near the bottom of the Big Ten this season with a 5-15 conference record. But with Katie Myers’s vastly improved play and 2018 All-Big Ten member Erika Pritchard returning for her senior year, Maryland will look to have a bounce back season in 2020.
In other news
No. 3 Maryland men’s basketball took care of business against Notre Dame, starting 9-0 for the first time since 1998-99.
The Testudo Times Podcast crew met again, and they previewed the upcoming week in Maryland sports.
Maryland volleyball’s injuries were the biggest reason it regressed heavily from last year.
Freshman forward Donta Scott celebrated his birthday with a win over the Fighting Irish.
Happy Birthday, Donta!— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) December 4, 2019
We're having a party tonight, starts at 7:30pm on ESPN! pic.twitter.com/gn7fyAunuR
Check out some of the highlights from Maryland’s victory over Notre Dame.
Aaron Wiggins has left me speechless with numerous plays so far in this game, but this one especially. @Aaron_Wiggins_ misses the three-pointer, but isn't finished quite yet. He follows the shot up with a monstrous poster to give Maryland a 32-20 lead at the half. pic.twitter.com/KoMriqlLUd— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) December 5, 2019
The Terps’ winning ways continue to catch the eyes of the biggest names in college basketball.
Maryland can win with either style or substance. Terps looked elite defensively tonight against Notre Dame in College Park. Can't wait to see this team in a true road game.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 5, 2019
Maryland is up 22 on Notre Dame and Anthony Cowan only has 9 points. This is a legit team people.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) December 5, 2019
#KatzRankz - Top PoY choices after 1 month, as heard on Tuesday's #MM365 podcast!— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 4, 2019
1. Myles Powell
2. Markus Howard
3. Cassius Winston
4. Obi Toppin
5. Anthony Cowan Jr
6. Cole Anthony
7. Vernon Carey Jr
8. Devon Dotson
9. Jordan Nwora
10. Nico Mannion
Three Maryland football players earned All-Big Ten honorable mentions Wednesday.
Fofie Bazzie is officially transferring away from Maryland. That’s five players announcing their intent to transfer in the last few days.
I am officially transferring from The University of Maryland. I will graduate in May 2020 and be a graduate transfer with 2 years of eligibility left. Thank you Terp Nation for everything these past 3 seasons. #NewBeginnings #Blessed pic.twitter.com/T0PbLHdNMR— F. Bazzie (@UptopBazzie) December 5, 2019
But the Terps seem to be in the mix for a four-star prospect as head coach Mike Locksley looks to rebuild the program.
Maryland football makes the top five of four-star 2020 prospect Alante Brown.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 4, 2019
The prep school product plays all over the field, but mostly lines up as a RB/WR.
Locksley and his staff are up against Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska and Virginia Tech for Brown's early signature. https://t.co/ZzxWfZQEY2
Blair Watson has been lethal from three-point territory this season, and the senior continues to rise up the Maryland ranks.