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MM 6.4: Tori Barretta to use extra season of eligibility for Maryland women’s lacrosse

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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 women’s lacrosse will be returning a key defender for next season. The team announced via social media that senior defender Tori Barretta will be returning next season.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to play for this university, these coaches and with all my teammates for another year,” Barretta said. “I cannot wait to see what next year has in store for us and am excited to be back in College Park!”

Barretta had a breakout season this past year. She finished the season with 25 groundballs and tied for second on the team with 19 caused turnovers. Barretta was named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team and a second-team honoree on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region team.

Barretta is the second known player that will be returning to the team next year. Earlier in the season, midfielder Grace Griffin announced she will use the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In other news

Maryland baseball opens up regional play in the NCAA tournament in Greenville, North Carolina later today.

Maryland men’s basketball announced the hiring of former graduate assistant Brenton Petty as the team’s video coordinator.

Former Maryland men’s soccer goalkeeper Zack Steffen got the captain armband in last night’s Concacaf Nations League semifinal.

The men’s soccer team also announced Miles Vaughn, who was the team’s director of operations, was promoted to assistant coach.

The NCAA announced that the women’s three-point line would be moved back to the international distance.

Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse highlighted its Tewaarton finalists — attacker Jared Bernhardt and defender Lizzie Colson.

Maryland baseball revealed that pitcher Jason Savacool will start against Charlotte.