Even with the season still a little under two months away, Maryland men’s lacrosse has already started to rake in the honors. Four Terps were named to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-America teams.
Junior attackman Jared Bernhardt is expected to step into the top scoring role, and headlines Maryland’s honorees with a second team nod. Senior defenseman Curtis Corley was named to the third team, while sophomore midfielder Bubba Fairman and faceoff specialist Justin Shockey earned honorable mentions.
The Terps join Notre Dame as the only two schools with a nation-leading four players represented on the list. Bernhardt is expected to take over the offense with Connor Kelly having graduated. The junior was second on the team to Kelly last season with 40 goals and 56 points, as Maryland made it’s seventh Final Four in eight years before falling to Duke in the semifinals.
Here’s IL’s full All-American list. All in all, the Big Ten lands 16 players on the rosters.
In other news
Maryland basketball’s Jalen Smith and Shakira Austin swept the Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards for the second time this season. It’s the second time Smith has won the award and the third for Austin.
Field hockey’s Linnea Gonzales was named to the United States National Team, earning a promotion to the senior squad less than a week after winning National Player of the Year honors.
Women’s basketball is up to No. 5 in the latest AP Poll, moving up a spot with a blowout win over Loyola (Md.) before finals.
Bruno Fernando hasn’t been garnering as much attention this year, but has been consistent for the Terps this season as the game slows down for him, from The Athletic ($$).
Terp gymnasts Sanya Glauber’s tkatchev and Alexis Rubio’s full-in—not going to pretend I know what those mean—made College Gym News’ version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” (even if they’re counting the wrong way).