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Maryland men’s lacrosse adds transfer defender Nick Grill

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Former Marquette defenseman Nick Grill will join Maryland men’s lacrosse as the latest transfer into the program, Inside Lacrosse reported Monday.

Grill entered the portal on June 11, less than a week after Golden Eagles head coach Joe Amplo took the same position at Navy.

During his college career at Marquette, Grill started all 42 games, earning Second Team All-Big East honors in his first two seasons and First Team honors after a successful junior campaign. Despite being a smaller defender, listed at 5’7 and 185 pounds, Grill tallied 68 ground balls and caused 31 turnovers across three seasons.

With Maryland losing defenseman Curtis Corley and long-stick midfielder Nick Brozowski to graduation, Grill can step into one of those roles and provide leadership for the Terps.

The Terrapins will also reportedly bring in former Georgetown goalie Chris Brandau, who gained national attention for his play during the Hoyas’ postseason run as a freshman. He will become the third top-five goalie recruit on the Maryland roster, which includes rising juniors Drew Morris and Colin Miller, as well as incoming freshman Logan McNaney. They should provide depth to a now-youthful position for head coach John Tillman.

In other news

It’s Defensive Backs Week at Testudo Times, and Thomas laid out what to look for across the board heading into fall camp.

Justin kicked individual previews off with a focus on one of the biggest defensive playmakers, Antoine Brooks Jr.

Mike Locksley still has to prove himself as a head coach, and The Athletic ($) took a look into how he hopes to not repeat what happened at New Mexico.

Here’s a UMTerps roundup of former Maryland lacrosse stars in the MLL All-Star game and the PLL.

Despite shuffling during the professional soccer summer transfer window, Maryland men’s soccer currently has the most former players on MLS active rosters: