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MM 5.24: Seven Maryland women’s lacrosse players named All-Americans

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

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Maryland women’s lacrosse had seven players earn All-American honors, Inside Lacrosse announced on Monday.

Junior goalie Emily Sterling, who was also the Big Ten Goaltender of the Year, was named to the first team. Graduate defender Abby Bosco, along with graduate attacker Aurora Cordingley were named to the first team as well.

Bosco was named the Big Ten Defender of the Year with 3.15 groundballs per game, good for seventh in the country. She was also a Tewaaraton nominee.

Cordingley ranks fourth in the nation in both points and assists. She was named the Big Ten Attacker of the Year, the Big Ten Tournament MVP and is a Tewaaraton award finalist.

Junior midfielder Shaylan Ahearn was named to the third team, while graduate midfielder Grace Griffin, graduate attacker Hannah Leubecker, and junior attacker Libby May earned honorable mentions.

The influx of selections come as no surprise as Maryland dominated the Big Ten and earned the No. 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, making a trip the Final Four for the 12th time in 13 years. The Terps will play in the national semifinals this Friday against Boston College at 5 p.m.

In other news

Maryland baseball is ranked in the top 10 for the first time in program history.

Maryland baseball added some new bleachers to the outfield at Bob “Turtle” Smith stadium with the potential of the Terps hosting a regional in the NCAA Tournament.

They also shared a behind-the-scenes look into the historic series against Purdue, where Maryland baseball clinched the Big Ten regular season title for the first time in program history.

Former Maryland women’s basketball star Alyssa Thomas was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Former Maryland women’s basketball star Brionna Jones reached 1,000 career points in the WNBA on Sunday.

Maryland men’s golf coach Jason Rodenhaver announced his retirement on Monday after 23 seasons with the program.

Maryland celebrated World Turtle Day on Monday.