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MM 5.10: Maryland Volleyball brings in third-best recruiting class in program history

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

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Maryland volleyball’s latest recruiting class is one of the best it’s had in years, with the class of 2020 ranking third in program history.

Joining the Terps next year are Sydney Dowler, Samantha Csire and Laila Ricks, each of which rank inside PrepVolleyball’s Top 100 Senior Aces.

Dowler headlines this year’s class, having won the Andi Collins Award for the nation’s best setter in January while being just the 10th Under Armour All-American to commit to Maryland in program history and the first since 2016.

“Can’t wait to see what this talented trio achieves in College Park,” head coach Adam Hughes tweeted. “We’ve got some lofty goals and lots of work to, but looking forward to getting EVERYONE back to campus soon!”

Maryland’s 2020 class ranks 19th in the country, and should provide a much needed boost to a squad that finished 13-19 last season.

And though First Team All-Big Ten selection Katie Myers transferred to Minnesota, the team returns a talented outside hitter in rising senior Erika Pritchard, who had a team-high 417 kills last season, and the team leader in digs in rising junior Allegra Rivas.

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Maryland football picked up a commitment Saturday, as three-star tight end Weston Wolff announced his pledge.

The Terps also doubled down on Sunday with three-star Pennsylvania athlete CJ Dippre, who also figures to fit in the tight end room.

Maryland men’s basketball also got on board in the 2021 class as four-star power forward Julian Reese, brother of five-star 2020 Maryland women’s basketball signee Angel Reese, announced his commitment to the Terps.

Maryland football also made the top-nine list for a Class of 2021 quarterback out of California.

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The Connecticut Sun showed some love to its Terp players.

Teams across Maryland athletics had some Mother’s Day messages Sunday.