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Maryland lacrosse owned the Big Ten’s weekly honors

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

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Four Maryland lacrosse players—two from the men’s team and two from the women’s team—took home Big Ten weekly awards for their performances in last week’s games.

Connor Kelly was named Big Ten Player of the Week for his three goal, seven assist outburst against No. 8 Notre Dame. He’s only the third player in program history to reach seven assists in one game. It was the fourth time a Terp reached 10 points and the most recent since Maryland great Bob Boneillo did it twice in 1979.

Freshman Justin Shockey earned his first career start at faceoff for the Terps and came away with 15 of 22 draws—including 10 of 11 in the second half—and 11 ground balls. His Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor is the first award of his career, but if he keeps performing like that, it certainly won’t be the last.

The men host No. 1 Albany Saturday at noon on BTN.

In two wins over UMBC and Hofstra, senior attacker Megan Whittle totaled 12 goals and two assists on only 20 shots. Against UMBC, she passed Taylor Cummings to top the program scoring list. Her outstanding week earned her Big Ten Player of the Week honors.

Sophomore defender Lizzie Colson earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for her team-high four ground balls, seven draw controls and one forced turnover. This is already the second time this season Colson and Whittle have won each award.

The women play No. 8 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

In other news

Maryland men’s golfer David Kocher won Auburn’s Tiger Invitational after firing scores of 67, 69 and 69 (nice) to finish 11 shots under par. He previously won the Firestone Invitational in 2015. The team finished fifth out of 17 and is back in action on April 9-10.

Maryland baseball’s game against Delaware got postponed until 4 p.m. Thursday.

Women’s basketball signee Taylor Mikesell hit a half-court buzzer beater at the end of the half and it was pretty darn cool.

Maryland wrestling’s Youssif Hemida is looking for another chance to prove himself as an All-American at the NCAA Championships the weekend after next.

The women’s basketball team is right on the cusp of potentially hosting a pair of NCAA Tournament games. ESPN’s women’s bracketologist says the Terps won’t. Our expert Justin Fitzgerald thinks there’s a chance they will.

Spring football practice started Monday and Maryland’s quarterback situation is ... um ... not bad, but certainly less than ideal.

Our former fearless leader Alex Kirshner watched The Bachelor for the first time Monday night and wrote what was a very entertaining article about the finale, even for somebody like me who has no idea what’s going on. He went on HLN to talk about it yesterday.