Maryland women’s lacrosse stars Lizzie Colson, Brindi Griffin, and Grace Griffin were named Preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse Monday.
Colson, a redshirt senior and defender, took home first-team honors. Fifth-year attacker Brindi Griffin and senior midfielder Grace Griffin earned third-team and honorable mention honors, respectively.
Now a three-time All-American, Colson has also amassed multiple All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten tournament awards over her career in College Park despite missing all of 2020 with an ACL injury. Ranked as the 14th best player in the country by Inside Lacrosse, Colson rode a historic 2019 effort to a National Championship with the Terps.
A valuable member of the Terps’ national championship run in 2019, Brindi Griffin maintains her All-American status for the second year in a row. The attacker’s goal-scoring prowess stands out, as her 15 goals and 18 points led the team in a limited 2020 season. Griffin sits just three goals shy of 100 for her career.
After being named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2018, Grace Griffin has gone on to contribute 77 goals and 22 assists to the Terps offense. The midfielder is no stranger to national acclaim; 2021 will be the third consecutive season in which she enters as a Preseason All-American.
The Big Ten has yet to release the 2021 women’s lacrosse schedule.
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"We all know that Maryland basketball needs to improve on being more consistent. So as a leader, I'm just trying to harp on being on the same page at all times, being alert at all times and just understanding that every possession in every game matters." — Darryl Morsell— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) February 1, 2021
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The latest AP Top 25 rankings for men’s and women’s basketball were released Monday.
Maryland has played every ranked & receiving votes team besides Ohio State this season — including Wisconsin & Michigan twice. That's 9 of 10 Big Ten games!— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) February 1, 2021
The Terps have another shot vs Purdue, now No. 24, Tuesday. They go to Penn State Friday & face No. 7 Ohio State in a week https://t.co/mqgiHqj417
Maryland women's basketball drops 3 spots to No. 10 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll after a loss vs. OSU and a win vs. MSU.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) February 1, 2021
Big Ten teams in the top 25:
No. 10: Maryland (12-2)
No. 11: Ohio State (10-1)
No. 13: Michigan (10-1)
No 17: Indiana (10-4)
No. 22: Northwestern (9-3)
Ashley Owusu continues to impress.
Maryland football returns lots of talent for the 2021 season.
Maryland football at No. 10 in terms of returning production.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) February 1, 2021
And this doesn't factor in recruiting. The Terps bring in the No. 18 class in the country, highlighted by 5-star Terrence Lewis and 4-stars Demeioun Robinson, Branden Jennings, Taizse Johnson & Tommy Akingbesote. https://t.co/EfdtESQiBj
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Gymnastics standout Audrey Barber earned Terp of the Week yesterday.