Maryland men’s lacrosse will open its 2020 season as the fourth-ranked team in both the US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse preseason rankings released Tuesday.
The Terps suffered loss to Virginia in the quarterfinals of last year’s NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers — ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the aforementioned rankings, respectively — secured the victory in overtime after a controversial blown call in regulation tied the game with just over a minute remaining.
Inside Lacrosse had Big Ten rival Penn State ranked as No. 2 in the nation, while US Lacrosse Magazine ranked the Nittany Lions first. The defending champion Yale Bulldogs find themselves ranked third in both preseason rankings, while Duke and UPenn are No. 5 in the US Lacrosse and Inside Lacrosse rankings, respectively.
Entering in the top-five, the Terps face lofty expectations that have come to define their program during the John Tillman era.
Tillman, entering his tenth season as head coach, has game-changing players at his disposal once again this year. Senior attacker Jared Bernhardt and junior midfielder Logan Wisnauskas will hope to replicate the 2017 National Championship campaign for the Terps.
Maryland will look to avenge their sour ending to the 2019 season with a championship in the 50th annual NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament.
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Tomorrow... A new chapter begins. #NSD20 #FTT pic.twitter.com/bYwnA248J9— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 17, 2019
And Terps’ head coach Mike Locksley has some special shoes for the occasion.
DMV inspired. DMV made.— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 17, 2019
Thanks to @SwaggyLloydd for creating @CoachLocks' custom signing day kicks!#FTT pic.twitter.com/wqL7S6cCMF
Head coach Mark Turgeon had a message for No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball as the team looks to regroup after its first loss of the season.
"The Program is bigger than all of us"— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) December 17, 2019
Maryland Basketball is forever#FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/5w4s98zxwL
And while nothing was said during weekly media availability and a team spokesperson could not confirm, it appears that Chol Marial could possibly suit up for the Terps Thursday, per Adam Zagoria.
Terplanta is in full effect with No. 13 Maryland women’s basketball down south for its game against Georgia State.
The #Terps are taking over Atlanta!— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) December 17, 2019
The #TerpFamily is heeeeere, @KevinHuerter, @BrunoFernandoMV, @alexlen!
Found a special in Atlanta, Sarah Myers! ❤️ #TerpFamily // #Terplanta pic.twitter.com/Td3QMuMtmN— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) December 18, 2019
Maxwell Costes was named a Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American.
Maxwell Costes is a @CBNewspaper Preseason All-American— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) December 17, 2019
Choose your top 3 midfielders of the decade for Maryland men’s lacrosse.
Which 3 middies are you rocking with from the 2010s— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) December 17, 2019
Quote tweet with your top-3! #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/zAQWlQspVa
Women’s lacrosse all-decade attackers were announced.
Results are in‼️— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) December 17, 2019
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Brooke Griffin, Megan Whittle and Caroline Steele#FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/1sjy1PRnpC