Six members of the Maryland women’s lacrosse team earned All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association over the weekend.
Senior attacker Megan Whittle, junior midfielder Jen Giles and junior defender Julia Braig all earned first-team spots. Whittle led the Terps with 84 goals and 99 points this spring, while Giles was third on the team with 52 goals and second with 83 points and 38 ground balls. Braig locked down top opposing players all season en route to being named Big Ten Defender of the Year.
Junior Caroline Steele, who tallied 59 goals, earned a second-team nod at attack. Reigning National Goaltender of the Year Megan Taylor took somewhat of a step back in her junior season, but she still made the third team. She’s joined by sophomore defender Lizzie Colson, who posted 91 draw controls (second to Kali Hartshorn’s 139) and led Maryland with 39 ground balls.
Whittle is the only member of this group that won’t be back next spring, so the core will be in place as the Terps hope to reclaim the title after going 20-2 and bowing out in the Final Four this season.
In other news
Rodney Wallace’s Costa Rica team played its first World Cup game yesterday, but the former Terp didn’t see the pitch. The team lost, so we’re going to say those things are related.
HoopsHype’s Aran Smith called Kevin Huerter “not the most popular teammate” at Maryland and questioned Huerter’s maturity as part of a mock draft, which .......... is aggressively incorrect.
“He wasn’t the most popular teammate at Maryland, so the hope will be that he matures being around pros that take him under his wing.”— Josh Stirn (@Josh_Stirn) June 17, 2018
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Huerter conducted himself like pro from the first day he stepped on campus. https://t.co/aJOAbvBDvn
Lmaoooooo...I hold my tongue for a lot...but bad teammate? Aran Smith...attack me for something else, but bad teammate? Find some sources bud https://t.co/Su382j88Iu— Kevin Huerter (@KevinHuerter) June 17, 2018
Last April, I wrote about seeing high school classmate Caleb Henderson become Maryland’s projected starting quarterback. Fourteen months later, things have changed dramatically. Now he’s following in his dad’s footsteps and entering the coaching realm.
This new feature closed out Quarterbacks Week, but Sean looked at some of the best opposing signal callers Maryland will face this season.
Yesterday was Fathers’ Day, so here’s a UMTerps.com feature on Andrew and Travis Valmon.
And we’re all still reeling from Jordan McNair’s passing. Maryland held a press conference Thursday and announced an external investigation. We’ll share updates on this emotional story as it progresses.