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MM 9.19: Maryland men’s lacrosse scores two class of 2021 commitments

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

Maryland lacrosse vs. Albany Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Maryland men’s lacrosse has secured commitments from Dante Trader and Chase Mullins, two top-10 players in the Class of 2021, just over two weeks into the contact period.

NCAA recruiting rules for lacrosse now state that coaches and student athletes cannot be in contact until September 1 of the player’s junior year, which opened the door for Class of 2021 athletes to start the process this month.

Trader, a five-star midfielder, is a Delaware transplant that will spend his senior season in the MIAA with McDonogh. His athleticism, speed and toughness make him a threat on both ends of the field and a key player to have in the fold. In addition to lacrosse, he plays defensive back and wide receiver and could vie for a football scholarship as well.

Mullins is listed as a five-star recruit and the top faceoff man in the Class of 2021. He attends St. Christopher’s School in Virginia. This addition, along with Colin Hagstrom in the Class of 2020, will attempt to shore up Maryland’s future at the faceoff X after ranking No. 27 in the nation in 2019, winning 53.8 percent of faceoffs.

Editors note: Testudo Times apologizes for not having this article out sooner. We had the article scheduled to be published early this morning, but the site was having technical difficulties that wouldn’t allow the article to be published. We were working all day with SB Nation’s staff to fix the issues.

In other news

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Maryland basketball had a photoshoot Wednesday with the 2019-20 season almost here.

As anticipation builds for Maryland football’s September 27 tilt against Penn State, the extra seating for students has been put in place.

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Maryland field hockey goaltender Noelle Frost was named NFHCA Defensive Player of the Week shortly after receiving Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors.