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Maryland women’s lacrosse has 6 All-Big Ten honorees

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

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Maryland women's lacrosse has a 16-1 record and holds the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament. The team is rolling, and a title defense is well within reach. And even though this squad is as deep as it is, there have been some standouts on both ends of the field.

The Big Ten announced its all-conference teams Wednesday, and the Terrapins were well represented. Their total of six players honored matches Northwestern for tops in the conference. Each of the three facets of the team were equally represented with attack, midfield, and defense receiving two representatives apiece.

On attack, senior Megan Whittle and junior Caroline Steele were both unanimous selections. They are Nos. 1 and 2 on the team in points, respectively, with 139 combined between them.

At midfield, junior Jen Giles was chosen unanimously, and she was joined by freshman Grace Griffin, who has come out of her shell in the second half of the season to complement Maryland’s established stars.

Defensively, unanimous honors were given to junior Julia Braig. But in a surprising twist, sophomore Lizzie Colson did not receive the same recognition. However, after winning numerous Defensive Player of the Week Awards, Colson did earn a First Team nod.

The individual awards will not come until Monday following the conclusion of the Big Ten tournament this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But if these selections are any indication, Maryland will pick up plenty of hardware then as well.

In other news

Maryland men’s lacrosse will face off against Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. Read Justin’s preview here. (The game has been moved up to 4 p.m. due to weather concerns.)

Peter Knade and David Kocher are headed to the NCAA Golf Regionals in Columbus.

The Maryland basketball team fell to the university’s club dodgeball squad in a 3-0 defeat.

Maryland football’s offensive line visited a pair of local middle schools over the past two days.

And on a sad note, former Maryland men’s lacrosse coach Dick Edell passed away Wednesday. He was 74.