Maryland women’s basketball’s Channise Lewis was named to the watch list for the 2018-19 Nancy Lieberman Award, annually given to the top point guard in women’s college basketball.
The sophomore point guard joins the list of 20 after averaging 4.7 assists per game as a freshman. The crop of lead guards is headlined by reigning Lieberman Award winner Sabrina Ionescu.
Lewis and Ionescu are joined on the list by, among others, Oregon State’s Destiny Slocum, a former Terp, and Carmen Grande, who transferred to Big Ten foe Ohio State after averaging the second-most assists in the nation for Ball State with 9.2 dimes a game.
After a disappointing finish in the NCAA Tournament last season, there are once again high expectations for Maryland. The Terps were picked to finish first in the Big Ten by both the media and the coaches, and will be led by junior Kaila Charles, picked for the preseason all-conference team.
The Terps start the season at home against Coppin State on Nov. 9.
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Brenda Frese’s Terps will enter the season with yet another top-10 recruiting class, reloading while retaining most of their core.
Men’s basketball opens the season right outside the AP top 25, garnering the 31st-most points in the preseason poll. That’s right around where they opened in the initial KenPom rankings, where the Terps clocked in at No. 30.
For the Terps to truly be a threat this season, Darryl Morsell will have to prove that he can be a consistent jump shooter. After hours in the gym over the summer, he’s confident in his shot. Now it’s just a matter of putting it in action, from InsideMdSports.
Maryland football’s blackout game against Michigan State on Nov. 3 will start at noon. The Week 10 matchup will air on ESPN2.
The university system’s Board of Regents is scheduled to meet today to discuss the future of the football program, and university president Wallace Loh has yet to see the findings from the commission looking into the team’s culture, The Washington Post reports.
Gymnastics released its 2019 schedule on Monday, featuring two quad meets and three solo meets at home.
Field hockey’s Bibi Donraadt was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, after securing a conference regular-season championship by scoring both of the Terps’ goals against Northwestern.
Bibi Donraadt of @TerpsFH earns Freshman of the Week honors after recording both of Maryland’s goals against No. 17 Northwestern, securing the Terrapins’ fourth Big Ten Championship in the last five years. #B1GFH pic.twitter.com/ISDyL7i6cX— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) October 22, 2018
Volleyball’s Allegra Rivas was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after stellar performances last weekend.