It’s been another dominant spring for Maryland lacrosse. The men’s and women’s teams are ranked No. 3 and No. 2 in the country, respectively, and they boast a combined record of 18-1. On Tuesday, two Terps from each squad earned conference and/or national recognition for their performances last week.
Logan Wisnauskas picked up a horde of honors for his four-goal, four-assist performance in Maryland’s win over UNC on Saturday. Not only did he win Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, but he was also named National Player of the Week by both Warrior/US Lacrosse Magazine and Reverent/Inside Lacrosse. Wisnauskas now has 26 goals and 20 assists through just nine games, and he’s four points away from surpassing his total of 50 from last season.
His teammate, faceoff specialist Austin Henningsen, won Big Ten Specialist of the Week and was named to the USILA Team of the Week after a career day of his own against the Tar Heels. The senior won 22 of 26 faceoffs Saturday, giving Maryland more than its fair share of opportunities. Henningsen now has a winning percentage of .669, fifth-best in the country.
On the women’s side, Kali Hartshorn was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The junior tallied three goals, an assist, 11 draw controls and two caused turnovers in Maryland’s win over Penn State.
And then there’s Megan Taylor. The senior goalie continued her career season with standout performances against Penn State and James Madison, saving 16 of the 27 shots she faced in the two matchups. That was more than enough to win her fourth consecutive Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor. Taylor’s save percentage currently sits at .585; the next-best mark in the country is .537.
Double dose of #Terps earning @B1GLacrosse weekly awards‼️— Maryland Women's Lax (@MarylandWLax) March 26, 2019
Kali Hartshorn - Offensive Player of the Week (Second time this season)
Megan Taylor - Defensive Player of the Week (Fourth week in a row) https://t.co/8SbNC341IH#FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/ne0z7FbR98
The women’s team hosts No. 14 Princeton on Wednesday night on FS1, then battles Rutgers on the road Saturday. The men’s team hosts No. 1 Penn State in a marquee matchup Sunday night.
In other news
I wrote about Maryland women’s basketball seeing another season end just a little too early.
After leading Maryland soccer to a championship, Amar Sejdic has officially signed with Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact.
And spring football practice is here! We’ll have coverage from throughout the next five weeks.