Two Maryland women’s basketball players were named to ESPN’s midseason player rankings, released Wednesday. Sophomore forward Angel Reese was ranked No. 12 and junior guard Ashley Owusu was ranked No. 10. Maryland is one of only three schools to have multiple players named to the list.
Reese has arguably been the Terps’ most impactful player this season, leading the team in points, rebounds, blocks and steals. She leads the nation with 5.4 offensive rebounds per game and attempts the country’s third-most free throws per game. Reese averages 18.1 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game, with ten double-doubles in just 15 appearances. She has broken out as a star in her sophomore season after dealing with a foot fracture last season.
With many teammates nursing injuries, one of Owusu’s best abilities has been her availability. Owusu is one of two Maryland players to have started every game thus far and is the primary ball-handler for the fifth-highest scoring team in the country. She has been incredibly effective on the offensive end, averaging 16.7 points per game and 4.3 assists per game. Owusu has lived up to expectations after being named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team and the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List, given to the top point guard in women’s college basketball each year.
The Terps were ranked No. 8 in the latest Associated Press poll and have a record of 12-4 on the season, all four losses coming to teams ranked in the top ten. In the team’s next matchup they will host No. 11 Michigan on Sunday, January 16 at 5 p.m.
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Maryland men’s basketball assistant coach Bruce Shingler was suspended for 30 days following being arrested in October on charges of soliciting prostitution.
Terps women’s soccer signed Baltimore product Juliana Lynch, the first signing under head coach Meg Ryan Nemzer.
Officially a Terp ✍️— Maryland W. Soccer (@TerpsWSoccer) January 13, 2022
Welcome to Maryland Juliana! #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/NqA3LW8WiM
Our first #MarylandLegend to return back home! Can’t wait to get started with you ⚽️ https://t.co/nG4UFwlokv— Meg Ryan Nemzer (@MegNemzer) January 13, 2022
Two Maryland women’s basketball commits were nominated as 2022 McDonald’s All-Americans.
Congrats to our ✌ McDonald’s All-American nominees, Mila Reynolds and Ava Sciolla! #FTT pic.twitter.com/mPUpztXHWd— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) January 13, 2022
Former Maryland field hockey and lacrosse coach Sue Tyler earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Congratulations to a trailblazer, a champion and a legend, former head coach Sue Tyler, who will earn a Lifetime Achievement Award from the @NFHCA tonight! pic.twitter.com/UaeZG55e1v— Maryland Field Hockey (@TerpsFH) January 13, 2022
With Ben Bender’s No. 1 overall selection in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, Maryland men’s soccer has had three players selected first in the SuperDraft, the second most of any school.
Our three No. 1 picks ❤️— Maryland Men’s Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) January 13, 2022
Bender, Edu, Cullen.
Second most in the history of the SuperDraft. pic.twitter.com/rF5XeE3CML
Listen to Terrapin wrestling head coach Alex Clemsen preview the upcoming schedule in the latest installment of Clemsen’s Corner.
Our latest Clemsen’s Corner is here! Preview the Virginia Duals, our upcoming Big Ten slate, and information on our Alumni Dual! #TurtlePower pic.twitter.com/KW559lBUWS— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) January 13, 2022
Fatts Russell, Eric Ayala and Xavier Green all had impressive performances in Maryland men’s basketball first Big Ten win against Northwestern.
Fat Stats.— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 13, 2022
23 points, 7 assists, 5 boards.
Clutch down the stretch. pic.twitter.com/ZA9W5wRWL5
EA was a bad man last night:— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 13, 2022
26 pts (career high)
11 reb (career high)
This move @EA_Glo pic.twitter.com/KsLZTWsHnX
"You know I'm gonna lock up!"@xaviergreen23 put on a defensive clinic on double OT pic.twitter.com/3ZWhBAtiLb— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 13, 2022
Take a look at Maryland football’s trip to the Pinstripe Bowl with the team’s photographers.
All eyes on us— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) January 13, 2022
Go on our @PinstripeBowl journey through the eyes of our photogs. pic.twitter.com/P12tgA8gYs
In advance of the team’s season, Maryland men’s lacrosse visited Top Golf for some team bonding.
Top Golf night with the squad ⛳️— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) January 13, 2022
Comment with who you think has the best swing on the team ️⤵️ pic.twitter.com/GJlZUgv3fD
Maryland women’s lacrosse is looking forward to seeing what attacker Hannah Leubecker is going to do during the 2022 season.
58 goals in 2021— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) January 13, 2022
Who’s excited to see what Hannah Leubecker has in store for 2022?! pic.twitter.com/Z8oCHhzlwH