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.
Maryland football makes the top-9 for 2021 California QB Chayden Peery.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) May 10, 2020
The three-star Sierra Canyon product stands as the No. 22 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class.
He just picked up an offer from the Terps in Wednesday May 6. https://t.co/UcHigOJltZ
Michael Wilbon shared his thoughts on Len Bias’ legacy.
“Bias would have been to Jordan what Bird was to Magic.”— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) May 10, 2020
Len Bias, legendary. pic.twitter.com/Lm7dJFIaht
Should Maryland men’s basketball bring back these uniforms?
RT and Like if you think we should bring these threads back pic.twitter.com/9Etl9zYpBY— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) May 10, 2020
The Connecticut Sun showed some love to its Terp players.
Maryland product, Connecticut refined. We appreciate you @_bjones18! pic.twitter.com/rc3ysDoJl8— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) May 9, 2020
You can't spell veteran without AT. Look at what @athomas_25 has accomplished in her six seasons! pic.twitter.com/UyTcFAt5lc— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) May 9, 2020
Teams across Maryland athletics had some Mother’s Day messages Sunday.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our amazing moms!— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) May 10, 2020
We love you and thank you for everything you do! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/w4HfBIhx3p
"You are the star among stars, and in my heart you shine the brightest."@EA_Glo with a message to his hero, his mom Brandy.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) May 10, 2020
Happy #MothersDay! pic.twitter.com/zU0sCYuj1a
#HappyMothersDay to all of the amazing moms, including some of our favorite Terp moms!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/lLSvEIu6Jc— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) May 10, 2020
Happy #MothersDay to our #⃣1⃣ fans!— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) May 10, 2020
Thank you for all that you do and for giving us the opportunity to play the game we love ❤️ #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/D8nOuDmGfk
Wouldn't be anywhere without them ❤️#HappyMothersDay to all of our Terp moms! pic.twitter.com/uizAHO0Q41— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) May 10, 2020
Hall of Fame Coach— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) May 10, 2020
Hall of Fame Mom
Happy #MothersDay, @cathyreese5! pic.twitter.com/IK906Fis9Y