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Maryland field hockey sweeps weekly Big Ten honors

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

The Maryland field hockey team is 12-0, with its most recent victory the most high-profile of all. The Terps went into Storrs, Connecticut, and outclassed defending national champion UConn, snapping the Huskies’ 33-game winning streak.

Three different Terps earned individual honors for their performances in the win, as Maryland swept all three Big Ten weekly honors. Nike Lorenz was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week, while Bodil Keus earned Defender of the Week and Bibi Donraadt took home Freshman of the Week.

Lorenz recorded a second-half goal and an an assist in the Terps’ 4-2 win. Keus scored Maryland’s first two goals off penalty corners, but earned the honor for her performance on defense, as the Terps held UConn scoreless on five shots and two penalty corners in the game’s first 60 minutes. Donraadt scored Maryland’s third goal in the first half.

Maryland plays No. 17 Rutgers at home Friday and visits No. 6 Penn State on Sunday.

In other news

Maryland’s Board of Regents met yesterday, but it doesn’t appear any decisions were made regarding the investigation into Maryland football’s culture. Here’s Ryan on where things stand there.

The Diamondback wrote about the boosters who still support DJ Durkin and continue to bash media reporting on the team.

From InsideMdSports, college basketball corruption trials begin this week, and while Maryland wasn’t listed among the 12 schools that could come up in court, Andy Miller (the agent who allegedly paid Diamond Stone) and Silvio de Sousa’s names were mentioned.

And we haven’t mentioned this yet, but Maryland women’s basketball alum Ieshia Small will play in China this season.