Maryland men’s lacrosse star Jared Bernhardt will return for his fifth and final season next spring.
The Longwood, Florida native, who played quarterback in high school, committed to Ferris State to play college football with his final year of eligibility. The Division II Bulldogs ultimately postponed their season until at least January and he’ll now return to the Terps for another year.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to come back to Maryland and rejoin my coaches and teammates,” Bernhardt said in a press release, adding that he is “thankful to have another chance to play college lacrosse this season.”
During his time in College Park, Bernhardt has amassed 131 goals and 60 assists over 60 games. His success has brought him national recognition, earning him three U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America nods, two All-Big Ten awards, and the 2017 Maryland Athletics Freshman of the Year award.
“I could not be more excited to have Jared back at Maryland for one more season,” men's lacrosse head coach John Tillman said in the release, noting how difficult the last nine months have been for collegiate athletes due to COVID-19 related season cancellations.
Bernhardt looks to continue the success he and the team have had over the last four years, as the Terps stand as a Big Ten powerhouse and are the number five team in the country going into 2021 according to U.S. Lax Magazine. In the senior’s tenure alone, men’s lacrosse has taken home three Big Ten titles and a 2017 National Championship.
In Other News
Maryland men’s basketball pulled off a major upset, taking down No. 6 Wisconsin 70-64 on the road.
Maryland football received a transfer commitment from former Nebraska wide receiver and four-star recruit Marcus Fleming on Monday.
Former Terp Steve Suter remembers his iconic Gator Bowl touchdown this Wednesday at 7 pm.
What could make a 77-yard punt return for a TD in the Gator Bowl any better?— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) December 28, 2020
Doing it against a rival.
Steve Suter breaks down his famous TD on Behind the Play, debuting Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. on Terrapin Club+. Free Preview: https://t.co/xwuxWTowct pic.twitter.com/2EosVhPkT7
Maryland football defensive back Tahj Capehart reportedly entered the transfer portal.
Maryland football DB Tahj Capehart has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 29, 2020
The former 3-star Virginia Beach native came to College Park as a WR in the 2017 class and transitioned to the defensive side of the ball.
Capehart saw action in 2 games in 2020.
Former Terp Stefon Diggs added three more touchdowns on Monday Night Football for the Buffalo Bills as the league-leader in receptions and receiving yards.
Most receiving yards in a single-season in franchise history.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) December 29, 2020
Congratulations, @StefonDiggs! #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/d5UzyExxW3
Hat trick for @stefondiggs!— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) December 29, 2020
#BUFvsNE: https://t.co/06mt3vGXF6 pic.twitter.com/4dAXQo8N2g
Maryland women’s lacrosse is also bringing a star senior back in 2021.
The No. 1's are back for Terp lax! Jared Bernhardt and Brindi Griffin have combined for:— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) December 28, 2020
3 National Titles
5 Final Fours
8 Big Ten Titles
Lax Capital of the World is lit. pic.twitter.com/CumTU2u25g