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MM 7.27: Former Terp Nike Lorenz is shining for Germany women’s field hockey at the Olympics

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

Germany v India - Hockey - Olympics: Day 3 Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Former Maryland field hockey defender Nike Lorenz has excelled for Germany women’s field hockey at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Lorenz, who has captained both of Germany’s games thus far, helped her country to a 2-0 record in Pool A. The defender and the rest of her team have allowed just one goal over the nation’s two-game winning streak. Lorenz also chipped in with a goal off a penalty corner in Germany’s 2-0 win against India Monday.

Before beating India in the shutout win, Germany opened play with a 2-1 victory against Great Britain on Sunday.

The former Terp is just 24-years-old and she’s in her second Olympics with Germany. Lorenz won the bronze medal with her country back in 2016.

She had just one season in which she wore a Maryland uniform, which came in 2018. Lorenz was named a Second Team All-Big Ten selection for her defensive efforts that season with the Terps.

In other news

The Atlanta Hawks recapped a strong 2020-21 campaign from Kevin Huerter.

Former Maryland football star Stefon Diggs was tabbed as the 4th-best receiver in Madden 22.

Maryland men’s soccer alum Chase Gasper had a strong weekend for Minnesota United.

Jalen Smith returned to College Park after his 2020-21 season ended in the NBA Finals.

Former Terp Zack Steffen has returned to Manchester to prepare for the upcoming Manchester City season.