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Maryland lacrosse has 4 midseason First Team All-Americans

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

Maryland lacrosse Connor Kelly vs. Albany Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse are a combined 16-2 and both ranked in the top three in the country, so it’s no surprise to see Terps flooding midseason All-America lists.

Inside Lacrosse released its midseason teams Thursday, and the men’s and women’s first teams featured two Maryland players each. Midfielder Connor Kelly and defender Bryce Young were first-team selections on the men’s side, while attacker Megan Whittle and midfielder Lizzie Colson earned identical honors on the women’s side. Kelly and Whittle finished the 2017 season as First Team All-Americans, while Young and Colson have stepped up after the Terps lost a combined five such honorees to graduation after sweeping the national titles last season.

The women’s team is represented on the second team by midfielder Jen Giles and goalie Megan Taylor, who was a first-team honoree last year. Defender Julia Braig garnered a third-team nod. Four more Terps—attacker Caroline Steele, midfielder Kali Hartshorn and defenders Megan Doherty and Kathy Rudkin—earned honorable mentions.

Although the men’s squad doesn’t have any second-team honorees, midfielder Tim Rotanz and long-stick midfielder Matt Neufeldt were named to the third team. Attacker Jared Bernhardt and goalie Dan Morris took honorable mentions.

That’s a combined 15 All-Americans in College Park. There are just 22 starters across the two teams.

Both squads will visit Michigan on Saturday, with the men’s contest starting at noon and the women’s game starting at 3 p.m. ET.

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