Maryland women’s lacrosse announced 10 newcomers to the program for the 2019 season Wednesday, with a high-profile transfer joining nine incoming freshmen.
The Terps, who went 20-2 this spring and reached the Final Four, will bring in midfielder Erica Evans, who starred from 2015-17 at Canisius but missed 2018 with a torn ACL. She’s the program’s all-time scoring leader with 186 goals and was a Tewaaraton Award semifinalist in 2017, when she tallied 108 points (72 goals, 36 assists) and led the Golden Griffins to a MAAC championship. Evans will have one year of eligibility at Maryland.
The incoming freshman class includes three top-25 recruits: attacker Julia Hoffman (No. 14), midfielder Darby Welsh (No. 16) and attacker Madison Reilly (No. 21). The rest of the group includes five midfielders—Sarah Ayer, Sydney Bender, Hannah Glaros, Kennedy Lynch and Maddie Sanchez—and goalie Maddie McSally. Seven of the nine recruits are from Maryland, while Reilly and Sanchez are from New York.
Maryland will also return an overwhelming majority of its 2018 team, with only attackers Megan Whittle and Taylor Hensh graduating this spring. The Terps’ core of attacker Caroline Steele, midfielder Jen Giles and defenders Lizzie Colson and Julia Braig now (officially) has additional reinforcements.
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