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MM 2.12 No. 4 Maryland men’s lacrosse’s John Geppert earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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After a standout performance in No. 4 Maryland men’s lacrosse’s 14-13 victory over Richmond Saturday, sophomore John Geppert was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday.

Geppert is the first Maryland player to earn the award since Bryce Young on March 27, 2018.

The defenseman caused three turnovers and picked up four ground balls — both of which were career highs against the Spiders.

The Washington, D.C. native also scored his first collegiate goal during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s contest, helping Maryland’s late-game comeback that eventually led to an overtime win. He also drove the Maryland defense in the homecoming stretch against Richmond, only allowing a single goal from the Spiders during the final 20 minutes of action.

Geppert and the rest of the Maryland will look to build on its success this Saturday when No. 6 Penn comes to College Park for a top ten matchup.

In other news

No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball barely hung on, but the team recorded its 20th win Tuesday, beating Nebraska 72-70.

Lila looked at how the Terps have been the comeback kids this year as the first Power-5 team in 15 season with multiple 14-point second-half comebacks.

No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse started out the new decade as they left the last one: winners.

Head coach Mark Turgeon is part of the 200-club after Tuesday’s win.

A couple of Maryland legends came by for the game against Nebraska.

Sean provided an interesting stat after Tuesday’s contest.

Some things are bigger than basketball.

The Maryland football team is putting their free time in the offseason to good use.

Senior forward Kaila Charles was named to the Citizen Naismith Watch List for the second consecutive year.

Maryland women’s basketball took some time to marvel at a miraculous play from the Rutgers game, courtesy of Stephanie Jones.

Hannah Leubecker scored her first goal as a Terp against George Mason.

Maryland Baseball announced Junior lefty Sean Fisher as the starter for opening day.