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MM 6.17: Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Brindi Griffin to return after spoiled senior season

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

Maryland women’s lacrosse Brindi Griffin vs. Michigan Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Brindi Griffin’s college career will live another year as she announced a return to College Park on Monday.

“I am so thrilled to announce that I will be returning to the University of Maryland next year,” Griffin said in a press release. “Growing up, my biggest dream was to play for the University of Maryland.”

All spring athletes were granted another year of eligibility after the COVID-19 outbreak cut seasons short, though there has been mixed responses from 2020 graduates.

Of the three seniors with All-American honors, Griffin is the only one returning for the 2021 season. Megan Doherty and Kali Hartshorn, who were also a part of Maryland’s last two championship seasons, have both opted out of another year of eligibility.

Griffin was a key part to the Terrapins’ national championship in 2019, in which the attacker tallied 44 goals in the season, nine of which came in the Final Four.

Prior to her senior season, the Edgewater, Maryland, native was named the 2020 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year as well as a Preseason All-American.

Griffin’s return for the spring will allow her to build on an abbreviated yet impressive 2020 campaign that saw her she score a team-high 15 goals and three assists in six games.

“This experience has given me the greatest memories and created the lasting relationships that I will cherish forever,” said Griffin. “I cannot wait to step back on the field and compete for Terp Nation one last time. I am so excited to see what 2021 has in store.”

In other news

A number of recruits for the class of 2022 received calls from Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon about scholarships on June 15. Wes took a look at who was offered.

Turgeon introduced incoming freshman Marcus Dockery Tuesday.

Former women’s basketball star Kaila Charles spoke out about social injustice and the recent protests.

Maryland baseball assistant coach Matt Swope led a blood drive at DeMatha Catholic to help those in need.

Maryland men’s lacrosse was involved in a blood drive as well.

Maryland track standout Joseph Ewan issued a statement on the nation’s current events.