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MM 3.5: Erika Pritchard and Katie Myers selected to U.S. Collegiate National Team

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


Maryland volleyball’s Erika Pritchard and Katie Myers were two of 28 players selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team (Gold Roster), USA Volleyball announced Wednesday.

The Terps are just one of seven schools — including Florida, Minnesota, Ohio State, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin — to have two or more players to make the team.

The duo previously participated in U.S. Women’s National Team Tryouts Feb. 21-23 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Pritchard, who is a rising senior, excelled last season from the outside for the Terps. She led the team with 417 kills, finished second on the team in digs (248) and third on the team in aces (30).

Myers, who is expected to graduate this spring, was selected to the team for the second-straight year and competed in Japan last summer. She completed her senior season as a First Team All-Big Ten selection, ranking first in the conference in blocks (156), second in aces (46) and fourth in hitting percentage (.395).

The Terp duo will train from July 5-12 in Anaheim, California, and compete with the U.S. Women’s National Team as it prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In other news

I had three takeaways from No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball’s 78-67 loss to Rutgers Tuesday night.

Behind Tavan Shahidi’s home run, Maryland baseball earned a 13-6 victory against Delaware.

No. 15 Maryland women’s lacrosse got back in the win column Wednesday night, beating Navy, 16-7, behind a strong offensive performance.

Logan took a behind the scenes look at Maryland’s Beauty and the Beast event that took place in February.

It is coming down to the wire in the Big Ten.


Yesterday was Terp legend Gary Williams’ birthday.

Maryland women’s basketball is wheels up to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament.

It’s a team effort in the faceoff X for Maryland men’s lacrosse.