Maryland volleyball graduate middle blocker has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Leading the Big Ten in total blocks and blocks per set to start the season? That's our Rainelle.— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) August 29, 2022
Rainelle Jones is your B1G Defensive Player of the Week!
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Jones had a massive week, pacing both the Terps and the Big Ten with an eye-popping 23 blocks. Jones’ 23 blocks and 2.56 blocks per set are both by far the most in the conference; the next closest respective players have 18 blocks and two blocks per set.
The conference honors are nothing new for Jones, who was a First Team All-Big Ten honoree last season. Jones has also won the conference’s weekly distinction twice prior. The fifth-year veteran and Maryland native is on pace to shatter more school records, as she is 81 total blocks and 52 block assists away from the program record.
The Terps look to improve on their 2-1 start at the Stony Brook Tournament on Long Island, New York, this upcoming weekend.
In other news
Jack Parry recapped Maryland volleyball’s opening weekend.
Damon Brooks Jr. had the coverage of No. 4 Maryland field hockey’s nail-biting 1-0 win over Stanford on Monday.
Ben Dickson broke down the betting odds, presented by DraftKings Sportsbook, for each Big Ten football matchup this weekend.
Emmett Siegel wrote a fascinating piece on the Maryland football tailgating community.
Maryland football junior wideout Rakim Jarrett changed his uniform number from No. 5 to No. 1.
Young RAK1M and D1GGS— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 30, 2022
Rep your city pic.twitter.com/LslbnNRqDc
Maryland football senior wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr. was mic’d up at a recent practice.
The dates and times were announced for Maryland football head coach Michael Locksley’s weekly talk show.
Talking Terps with @CoachLocks is back!— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 29, 2022
Presented by @WindowNation, the first two shows will take place at the GrillMarx Columbia location. The remaining 10 episodes will be held at the new GrillMarx College Park location.
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Maryland athletics launched the Maryland Marketplace, giving Terps a platform to maximize their NIL possibilities.
The Maryland Marketplace is here— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 29, 2022
Powered by @opendorse, the marketplace gives Maryland fans, brands and sponsors the ability to browse, book, pitch and pay current and former Terp student-athletes for NIL activities in one platform.
More ⬇️ https://t.co/u5YdTetaZz
Maryland men’s soccer took a deep dive into how its esteemed “The Crew” fan section came about.
Maryland men’s basketball was back together ahead of the school’s first day of classes.
First day together— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) August 29, 2022
Squad is back in CP pic.twitter.com/zP6UhnRBIO
Maryland women’s soccer showed love to its visiting fans that came to its game against Penn on Sunday night.
Special shoutout to Terp Nation for making the trip out to Philadelphia last night! We heard you LOUD and clear all game!— Maryland W. Soccer (@TerpsWSoccer) August 29, 2022
Let’s bring that same energy on Thursday as we host Georgetown at 7 for our home opener and PACK Ludwig pic.twitter.com/tM90fNjuHa