In a game that’s not known for being friendly to goaltenders, future Maryland goalie Logan McNaney was named the Most Valuable Player of Saturday night’s Under Armour All-American game.
Representing the North team in the annual showcase of some of the best high school players in the country, McNaney made a game-record 16 saves in 28 attempts in the first half of a 24-22 win for the North. He’s the first Maryland signee to win MVP in the game since future Tewaaraton winner Matt Rambo scored a record eight goals in 2013.
The Salisbury School graduate hails from Corning, New York, which is also the hometown of current Maryland coach John Tillman. McNaney committed to Maryland early in his freshman year in September 2015, and was Inside Lacrosse’s No. 2 goalie in the Class of 2019 last fall. With starter Danny Dolan graduating, McNaney should compete with rising junior Drew Morris to replace him.
McNaney was one of three incoming freshmen to participate in the game, along with attackman Dylan Pallonetti and midfielder Jack Sawyer. The three are part of a class that included seven players ranked in Inside Lacrosse’s top 100 last fall and should be one of the top classes in 2019.
Maryland is coming off a 12-5 season in 2019 that ended in the quarterfinals in a controversial 13-12 overtime loss to eventual national champion Virginia, missing the Final Four for the first time since 2013. McNaney will be part of a group that will look to help the Terps get back to championship weekend.
In other news
Inside Lacrosse has the recap of the game, along with an interview of McNaney.
Maryland women’s lacrosse had a team-high six commits in the women’s Under Armour All-American game. Attack Hannah Leubecker had a hat trick for the south, who lost to the North, 13-12. ILWomen has the recap and named midfielder Shaylan Ahearn as one of the players who impressed.
Proud of our 6️⃣ @UnderArmour All-America Terps!!— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) June 30, 2019
Next stop ➡️ College Park! pic.twitter.com/5J2bG1Qyix
The game allowed players and coaches, including former Maryland legend Taylor Cummings, to be around the best players in the country, writes The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Seidel.
The USMNT is moving on to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals with a 1-0 win over Curacao. Former Terp Zack Steffen was a huge reason why.
ZACK STEFFEN! What a save!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 1, 2019
Leandro Bacuna has Curacao's best chance of the game and forces a huge stop from the reigning USMNT Player of the Year. #GoldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/beJR8HDkxH
Be sure to read Lila’s feature about incoming wide receiver Dino Tomlin’s experience being the son of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
Tomlin, along with fellow rookie Isaiah Hazel, will look to make an impression at a crowded receiver position.
Five former Maryland women’s basketball players took part in Saturday’s game between the Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun. Here are some of the highlights:
Give her an inch, she'll take a 3.#ToliverThings pic.twitter.com/z6o7Mfc5Hj— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 29, 2019
@KristiToliver finishing the half on another level #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/udYEJF2yjK— WNBA (@WNBA) June 29, 2019
The Engine with the steal and the bucket! #DunkTheVote: https://t.co/jLzxaH4EhI pic.twitter.com/Wrg2k7LBqn— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) June 29, 2019
Ricky Lindo Jr. and Will Clark will have new numbers this season.
Same Faces, New Numbers— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) June 28, 2019
Ricky Lindo Jr. ➡️ 4
Will Clark ➡️ 14#FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/m7ki3rnvtE
Our State of the Program series continues with Maryland gymnastics, who is on the upswing but still has room to grow.
Maryland women’s soccer forward Alyssa Poarch was named Women’s Premier Soccer League Player of the Week after scoring seven goals in 24 hours.
In greater university news, the University of Maryland was placed on warning amid an accreditation review.