A day after six Maryland men’s lacrosse players received preseason honors, four members of the reigning national champion Maryland women’s lacrosse team were named to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-America list Wednesday.
The Terps are tied with Syracuse and Northwestern for the second-most preseason All-Americans — behind only North Carolina with six selections.
Seniors Meghan Doherty, Brindi Griffin and Kali Hartshorn were selected to the second team, and junior Grace Griffin was chosen to the third team.
Doherty, a member of the 2017 Inside Lacrosse All-Rookie Team, has started in 65 games during her tenure in College Park, scooping 64 groundballs and tallying 45 caused turnovers.
Brindi Griffin was part of the 2019 NCAA All-Tournament Team after scoring nine goals in the Final Four. She completed last season with 44 goals and 24 assists and is the Terps’ top returning scorer.
Hartshorn notched 48 goals and secured 137 draw controls — the fourth-most ever in a season by a Terp — in 2019 and was an IWLCA Second Team All-American selection.
Grace Griffin, the 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, finished with 45 goals, 57 points, 27 groundballs and 14 caused turnovers. The junior had seven goals on 10 shots in last year’s Final Four.
The Terps begin their season at George Mason on Feb. 8.
In other news
The Terps mourned the death of legendary coach Morgan Wootten, who died Jan. 21.
I am saddened to learn of the the passing of legendary DeMatha coach Morgan Wootten. Coach Wootten was one of the all time best coaches at any level and will be forever respected for his impact on our sport. My thoughts are with Wootten family & the DeMatha basketball community.— Mark Turgeon (@CoachTurgeon) January 22, 2020
We’ve lost an incredible leader & teacher in the passing of Coach Morgan Wootten. His impact on the game of basketball & the lives of individuals all across the nation will never be forgotten. Sending prayers to our neighbors at @DeMathaCatholic & the entire Wootten family. https://t.co/LtgKLu4a3j— Michael Locksley (@CoachLocks) January 23, 2020
Jalen Smith had a career-night Tuesday, but one play defines the sophomore above all others.
Stix had 25 points, 21 in the second half, and 11 boards— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 22, 2020
But this play defined his career night
All. Effort. pic.twitter.com/il0QJimwWR
Here are a few highlights of the Terps’ first true road win over Northwestern Tuesday.
Dug deep— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 22, 2020
On to the next
Win 1⃣5⃣ pic.twitter.com/21soINALrM
Wear red for Maryland’s game against Iowa on Jan. 30.
Check out a few key moments in No. 20 Maryland women’s basketball’s win over No. 17 Indiana.
Now, the Terps are on the road again.
Ten days until opening faceoff for Maryland men’s lacrosse.
Maryland women’s lacrosse is also prepping for its opening faceoff.
Maryland gymnastics is looking impressive.