Maryland men’s lacrosse senior defender Curtis Corley, junior attack Jared Bernhardt and sophomore attack Logan Wisnauskas each received All-Big Ten selections Tuesday, with Corley and Bernhardt earning first-team selections while Wisnauskas was selected for the second team.
This is Bernhardt’s second consecutive first-team selection, earning the same honor last season after posting 40 goals and 16 assists as a sophomore. Bernhardt finished No. 1 on the team and No. 3 in the Big Ten in goals this season with 42, finishing in the top three in total points in the conference as well with 66. He’s also been listed as a finalist for the Tewaaraton for the country’s top player, one of just four players from the conference to make the cut.
Corley earns his second all-conference nod, after being a second-team selection last season. Corley led a Terps defense that was second in the conference and top-25 in the country in scoring, allowing 10.29 goals per game. As the team’s best defender, Corley was regularly tasked with shadowing the opposing team’s best attack, going toe-to-toe with the likes of Grant Ament, Bryan Costabile and Tre Leclaire and holding them in check in each matchup.
“Sometimes you’re going against the team’s best attackmen but it’s really fun,” Corley said. “You kinda grow as the year goes on, you work on things in practice, you watch the film from previous games to see you can get better at.”
This is Wisnauskas’ first of likely many All-Big Ten selections after having a record-breaking season for the Terps. He currently holds the team lead in points with 69, totaling 38 goals and 31 assists in 14 starts. It’s also his second consecutive season with over 50 points, becoming the first player in program history to do so in his first two years as a Terp. While Bernhardt still earns more headlines, Wisnauskas showed he was more than capable as a scorer and facilitator for the Terps this season.
Maryland finished the regular season 10-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play. The Terps play Johns Hopkins for the second straight game on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament semifinals.