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Maryland GK Amato picks up final ACC weekly lacrosse honor of season

Posted on 06 May 2014 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. –Notre Dame senior attackman John Scioscia and Maryland senior goalie Niko Amato have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, as announced Tuesday by the conference.

Scioscia tied a career-high mark with six goals and also dished out two assists in Notre Dame’s thrilling 18-17 win over No. 19 Army in the Fighting Irish’s regular-season finale. His eight points were a career-best and one shy of tying the program record. The Summit, N.J., native played a pivotal role in the victory as he scored the game-tying goal (16-16), and assisted on Conor Doyle’s game winner, which came with 20 seconds left after he forced a turnover and picked up the ground ball. He also netted two goals during a 4-0 Notre Dame run that reversed a 7-5 deficit, and scored with five seconds left in the third quarter to bring the Irish to within a goal (14-13).

Amato had a career game versus Navy in his final regular-season home game as a Terrapin, making 10 saves to go along with one groundball and one caused turnover in the 12-6 win. Amato had never had above a .500 save percentage in three previous games against the Midshipmen, but earned his fourth career victory over the Mids by stopping 62.5 percent of the shots Navy put on goal. His 10 saves were also significant in that they gave him 601 for his career to join only two other Terps in the 600-save club.

All six ACC men’s lacrosse teams earned a berth in the 2014 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship, with five of the six among the top eight seeds. Action will get underway this weekend with first round games on May 10-11.

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Terps Tillman, Amato, Cannizzaro honored by ACC

Posted on 02 May 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, MD. – Head coach John Tillman, senior goalie Niko Amato and freshman attackman Connor Cannizzaro were among the recipients of the annual ACC men’s lacrosse individual awards, the conference announced Thursday.

Tillman was selected as the ACC Coach of the Year, while Amato and Cannizzaro were named the Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively.

Tillman earns his first ACC Coach of the Year honor after guiding the Terrapins to a 10-3 overall record, including a 4-1 mark in conference play, which earned Maryland the 2014 ACC Regular Season championship. Tillman, who is in his fourth season at the helm of the Maryland program, is the third Terrapin head coach to earn the honor, joining Dick Edell, who won the award in 1989, 1992 and 1998, and Dave Cottle, who won the award in 2004 and 2008.

Amato, who is the first goalie in the history of the ACC to be named to the All-ACC squad four times, becomes the second Terp to win the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award in just the third season of the award’s existence. The native of Conshohocken, Pa., leads the conference with a 7.27 goals-against average, which is nearly a full goal less than the second-place goalie. He is also tops in the conference with a .573 save percentage. A three-time ACC Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season, Amato was at his best in conference games and had a 7.80 goals-against average with a .585 save percentage in the five regular season conference games. His standout performance of the season came in the Terps’ 10-6 victory over then-No. 1 Duke on March 1 when he recorded a season-best 17 saves, which is the most by an ACC goalie this year.

Cannizzaro becomes the eighth Terrapin to earn the ACC Freshman of the Year award and is the first Maryland attackman to win the award since Joe Walters in 2003. The native of Cazenovia, N.Y., was solid throughout the season for the Terps, ranking third on the team with 25 points and is tied for third with 19 goals. But Cannizzaro excelled in ACC games this season and ranks 10th in the conference in points per game (2.80) and goals per game (2.0). He scored three goals and added an assist in the Terps’ 16-8 win at Syracuse on Feb. 22 and matched that performance with three goals and an assist in Maryland’s 12-8 win at Notre Dame on April 19. He also had two goals and an assist in each of the Terps’ games vs. Virginia and North Carolina.

Duke senior attackman Jordan Wolf was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

Maryland closes out its regular season vs. Navy on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

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Maryland to host Virginia in first ACC/Big Ten Challenge in new conference

Posted on 01 May 2014 by WNST Staff

Terps to Host Virginia in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland men’s basketball team will host rival Virginia Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge as announced today by ESPN. It marks the Terps’ first time competing in the contest as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Maryland concluded its tenure in the ACC this past spring with a thrilling season finale overtime victory against No. 5 Virginia at Comcast Center on March 9. The Terrapins have played the Cavaliers more than any team in program history, garnering a 107-74 mark in 181 meetings.

The Terps are tied for the second-most wins (10) all-time in ACC/Big Ten Challenge history, trailing only Duke (13).  Maryland also holds a formidable 5-1 home record in the contest, with its only loss coming on Nov. 29, 2011 to Illinois.

The Challenge, now approaching its 16th year, is breaking new ground with the expansion to 14 games. Nine of the 14 games are first-time matchups in the Challenge.

The Big Ten Conference is unbeaten in its last five ACC/Big Ten Challenges dating back to 2009. Since winning three straight from 2009 to 2011, the Big Ten has tied with the ACC (6-6) the last two seasons.

Start times and network assignments will be confirmed and announced in early August.

 

2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule

Monday, December 1st

  • ·         Nebraska @ Florida State
  • ·         Rutgers @ Clemson

Tuesday, December 2nd

  • ·         Illinois @ Miami
  • ·         Minnesota @ Wake Forest
  • ·         NC State @ Purdue
  • ·         Ohio State @ Louisville
  • ·         Pittsburgh @ Indiana
  • ·         Syracuse @ Michigan

Wednesday, December 3rd

  • ·         Duke @ Wisconsin
  • ·         Georgia Tech @ Northwestern
  • ·         Iowa @ North Carolina
  • ·         Michigan State @ Notre Dame
  • ·         Virginia @ Maryland
  • ·         Virginia Tech @ Penn State

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Maryland stunned by Notre Dame in final seconds of ACC Tournament semis

Posted on 26 April 2014 by WNST Staff

CHESTER, Pa. – The No. 7 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team trailed for only 6.5 seconds, but it was the final 6.5 seconds in a 6-5 loss to No. 9 Notre Dame Saturday night in the ACC semifinals at PPL Park.

The Terrapins are now 10-3 overall on the season, while the Fighting Irish improved its mark to 7-5.

The first quarter was scoreless through the first 12:50 of the period, but at the 2:10 mark freshman Tim Rotanzdodged past his defender from right goal line extended and scored from in close to give Maryland a 1-0 lead.

The lead doubled to 2-0 at the 12:23 mark of the second quarter when freshman Matt Rambo, who was victimized by two pipes early in the game, ripped one from 12 yards out straight away into the upper left corner.

Junior Joe LoCascio pushed the Maryland lead to 3-0 with 10:45 on the second quarter clock when he went with some high heat into the top left corner of the net.

Notre Dame finally broke through at the 5:38 mark of the second when a Terrapin turnover created a transition opportunity and Jack Near found a wide open Westy Hopkins breaking for the Maryland goal and Hopkins ended the Irish’s scoreless streak at 29:22.

The second half opened with another unassisted goal for the Terps. This time it was freshman Connor Cannizzaroscoring after dodging down the left alley and stinging the top right corner to give Maryland a 4-1 advantage.

Notre Dame cut the Terrapin lead in half with another transition score, this one coming from John Scioscia off a feed to the crease by Nick Ossello at the 8:46 mark of the third.

The Irish made it a one-goal game with 3:17 left in the third when Jim Marlatt scored off a feed from Sergio Perkovic.

The Notre Dame extra-man unit tied the game at 4-4 when Eddy Lubowicki scored unassisted at the 13:06 mark of the fourth quarter.

Maryland regained the lead when the Terps’ extra-man unit cashed in on an illegal body check by Stephen O’Hara. Junior Jay Carlson took a pass in the high slot and threaded the ball to right goal line extended where senior Rustin Bryant was able to slip the ball past ND goalie Conor Kelly at the 9:31 mark of the fourth.

The lead was short-lived as the Irish evened the game at 5-5 a minute later when Conor Doyle scored unassisted.

The Terps had the ball with just about a minute left in the game and looked to try to get the last shot, but Notre Dame forced a turnover in the waning seconds and pushed the ball in transition. Near found Matt Kavanagh on the right side of the crease and the Irish’s leading scorer netted his lone goal of the game to give ND its only lead of the game, 6-5, with 6.5 seconds left.

Junior Charlie Raffa won his 10th faceoff of the day to give Maryland a last-second opportunity, but LoCascio’s shot went over the crossbar.

Senior goalie Niko Amato made nine saves in the game for the Terps. Raffa and Cannizzaro each had six groundballs, while senior Michael Ehrhardt and junior Casey Ikeda each had two caused turnovers.

Maryland will wrap up its regular season with “Senior Day” on May 3 at Capital One Field when the Terrapins host Navy. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 6-5 loss Maryland is now 5-2 all-time vs. Notre Dame.

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Maryland, Notre Dame square off again Friday night in ACC semis

Posted on 24 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 7 Maryland men’s lacrosse team is the No. 1 seed heading into the 2014 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament and will take on No. 4 seed Notre Dame in the second game of the semifinal doubleheader at approximately 7:30 p.m at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., on Friday, April 25 The first semifinal game features No. 2 seed Duke battling No. 3 seed Syracuse at 5 p.m. The winners of the two games will meet in the finals on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m.

• The semifinals and finals of the ACC tournament will be broadcast live on ESPNU and streamed on the WatchESPN app. The Saturday night ACC Showcase game between North Carolina and Virginia will be streamed exclusively on ESPN3.com. Eamon McAnaney will handle the play-by-play call, Quint Kessenich will provide the expert analysis and Paul Carcaterra will report from the sideline.

• Maryland claimed its 31st ACC Regular Season title with its 12-8 win at then-No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday, April 19. Senior Mike Chanenchuk and freshman Connor Cannizzaro paced the Terrapin offense with three goals and one assist apiece, while junior faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa controlled possession by winning 20-of-24 faceoffs with a game-high nine groundballs. Chanenchuk continues to lead the team this season with 44 points on 28 goals and 16 assists. He is followed by freshman Matt Rambo, who has 28 points on 23 goals and five assists. Raffa has won 132-of-199 (.663) faceoffs this season, which ranks third in the nation, with a team-best 83 groundballs. SeniorMichael Ehrhardt has made a seamless transition to the long-stick midfield spot and has 45 groundballs, which leads all non-faceoff men, and a team-best 22 caused turnovers to go along with two goals and an assist. Senior Niko Amato has started every game of his college career (62 straight) and boasts a 7.38 goals-against average (5th in the NCAA) with a .571 save percentage (9th in the NCAA) this season.

• Notre Dame is 6-5 on the season following the loss to the Terps last Saturday. Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanaugh leads the Irish offense with 46 points on 23 goals and 23 assists. Junior Conor Kelly started vs. the Terps, replacing freshman Shane Doss, who had started the previous seven games in net for ND. Kelly has a 10.63 goals-against average and is saving 45.8 percent of the shots opponents have put on goal, while Doss checks in with an 8.53 goals-against average and a 47.9 save percentage. Senior faceoff specialist Liam O’Connor ranks 11th in the NCAA in faceoff win percentage with .616 on 141-of-229. He is also 12th in the nation in groundballs per game with 7.91 (87 total).

THE COUNT DOWN

10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 110 of the 119 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .924 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 128-26 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .831 winning percentage.
8 … Mike Chanenchuk’s 35-game point scoring streak is tied for the eighth longest current streak in the nation.
7 … Maryland ranks among the Top 10 in seven team statistical categories kept by the NCAA.
6 … Six Maryland freshmen have combined to score 50 goals this season.
5 … Maryland has won five of the six all-time meetings between the Terps and the Irish.
4 … This season is the third time the Terps have won four ACC regular season games in a season – 1978 & 1979 were the other two.
3 … Charlie Raffa has totaled 10 or more groundballs in three games this season.
2 … Two Terps - Mike Chanenchuk (12) & Connor Cannizzaro (10) – have scored double-digit goals against ACC oponents this season.
1 … The Terps are the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament for the eighth time in the tournament’s history.

COACHING MATCH-UP

• John Tillman is in his seventh season as a head coach, and fourth with the Terps, with a 65-36 career record for a 64.4 winning percentage. Tillman is 45-17 (.726) as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Kevin Coorigan is in his 28th season as a head coach, with all but one of them at the helm of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. During his 28 years as a head coach he has compiled a 257-135 (.656) career record. At Notre Dame his record is 247-119 (.676).


SERIES HISTORY VS. NOTRE DAME

• Maryland and Notre Dame have only played six times. The Terps won the first four games and the most previous one just last week against the Irish, which started a varsity men’s lacrosse program in 1981, but ND won it’s game vs. the Terps in between in the quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA tournament.

• Maryland never trailed when it played at No. 8 Notre Dame on April 19, 2014, but the Irish scored four straight goals to tie the game at 8-8 with 11:36 to play in the fourth quarter. But the Terrapins would go on their own 4-0 run over the final 8:51 with the final three goals coming from freshman Connor Cannizzaro to take a 12-8 victory and claim the 2014 ACC regular season championship. Senior Mike Chanenchuk had three goals and an assist, while juniorCharlie Raffa controlled the faceoff spot, winning a career-best 20-of-24 draws with nine groundballs.• Senior Brian Phipps was sensational in cage for the Terps, stopping 13 Notre Dame shots, but the Fighting Irish scored four times in the first quarter and then held on for a 7-5 win over No. 3 seed Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on May 22, 2010 in Princeton, N.J. ND’s Sean Rogers led all scorers with three goals, while junior Travis Reed led the Terrapins with a goal and an assist.

• These two teams met in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2009 in South Bend, Ind., but it was the visiting, unseeded Terps that pulled off the 7-3 upset over the Fighting Irish. Dan Groot scored two goals, while Will Yeatman, who returned to the Notre Dame campus for the first time since transferring to Maryland prior to the 2009 season, and Ryan Young each had two assists. Brian Phipps was solid in cage for the Terps, stopping nine Irish shots.

• The teams played a one-for-one series in 2003 and 2004. Before that the team’s played their first-ever game in 1995 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

• It took two overtimes to decide the 2004 meeting between the Terps and the Irish, but in the end it was Maryland leaving Bryd Stadium with the 9-8 victory. Brendan Healy was the hero for the Terrapins, scoring the game-winner just nine seconds into the second overtime. Those heroics wouldn’t have been possible without some from J.R. Bordley, who’s goal with 19 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 8-8. Joe Walters led all scorers in the game with three goals, while goalie Tim McGinnis was sensation in cage for the Terps, stopping 16 Notre Dame shots.

• The 2003 meeting saw Maryland post a 10-4 win at Moose Krause Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. on May 3. A stifling defense shutdown the Irish’s top two scorers as the then-No. 4 Terps gave coach Dave Cottle his 200th career coaching victory. The Terps’ All-American defense of Michael Howley, Chris Passavia and Lee Zink, along with goalie Danny McCormick, held Patrick Walsh and Dan Berger pointless. Zink had a huge game with nine groundballs and seven caused turnovers. On offense, Justin Smith, Ryan Moran, Joe Walters and Brian Hunt each had two goals.

• Maryland eliminated Notre Dame from the 1995 NCAA Tournament with a 19-11 win at Byrd Stadium on May 20, 1995. The Terps advanced to the national championship game for the first of three times in a four-year span that season. In that game, Maryland built a 10-2 lead with 5:59 left in the third quarter before the Irish mounted a furious comeback to cut the score to 11-10 Maryland with 9:48 left in the fourth quarter. But Maryland held on behind the Nation’s Outstanding Goalie of the Year Brian Dougherty, who made 16 saves. Ten different Terps scored goals including two each by Pat McGuire, Peter Hilgartner and Kip Fulks. Rob Chomo had four assists and a goal in the win.


LEAGUE-BEST FIVE TERPS NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAM

• Senior goalie Niko Amato became the first goalie in the history of the ACC to be named to the all-conference team for the fourth time in his career. He is just the sixth player ever to be a four-time honoree with Duke attackman Jordan Wolf joining him as the seventh player with his fourth selection this season.

Four-Time All-ACC Selections
Niko Amato (G, MD): 2011-14
Jordan Wolf (A, Duke): 2011-14
Michael Watson (A, UVa): 1994-97
Roddy Marino (A, UVa): 1983-87
Scott Gerham (M, UVa): 1981-84
Pete Worstell (M, MD): 1977-78, 1980-81
Stan Cockerton (A, NC State): 1977-80

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk, senior defender Michael Ehrhardt, junior defender Goran Murray and junior faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa are all first time honorees.

• The five All-ACC selections are the most for the Terps since 2006 when they also placed five on the all-conference team.


TERPS ON ESPNU

• Maryland has had 51 games on ESPNU since 2006. Maryland is 28-23 (.549) all-time in games broadcast on ESPNU.

• The Terps are scheduled to play five games (at North Carolina, vs. Virginia, at Johns Hopkins, at Notre Dame and the ACC tournament semifinals) on ESPNU in 2014.


GET TO 10 AND WIN

• One axiom of lacrosse is that if you score 10 goals or more your chances of winning are pretty good. Well, a look at the results since 2002 shows that when Maryland scores 10 or more goals there’s not just a pretty good chance the Terrapins will win; it’s an almost certainty. Since 2002 Maryland has won 110 of the 119 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .924 winning percentage.

• Maryland scored 10, but fell at North Carolina, 11-10, on March 24, 2012 and again came out on the losing end, despite scoring 11 in a 13-11 loss at Colgate on May 5, 2012. The Terps scored 11 vs. Johns Hopkins on April 16, 2011, but the Blue Jays won the game in overtime, 12-11. On April 3 of last season the Terps lost to No. 1 Virginia by a final of 11-10, giving Maryland its only loss when scoring 10 or more goals in 2010. In 2009 the Terps lost to Georgetown, 13-10 on Feb. 21 and lost again when scoring 10 in the ACC Semifinals in a 16-10 defeat at North Carolina. Prior to that, Maryland had not lost when scoring 10 or more goals since dropping an 11-10 decision to Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. The Terrapins got to 10 goals in the 100th game against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays took the game 14-10. Virginia is the only team to beat the Terps twice when allowing 10 or more goals. The Wahoos did it first in 2002 with another 11-10 decision.

HOLDING OPPONENTS TO SINGLE-DIGITS

• The Terps have been extremely impressive (winning 92.4 percent of its games since 2002) when it scores 10 or more goals, they have been nearly as impressive when holding opponents to less than 10 goals during that span.

• Since 2002 Maryland is 128-26 in games, for a .831 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 205 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.1 percent of the time.


SHOOTING TELLS THE STORY

• Since 2005 the Terps are a remarkable 68-4 (.944) when shooting 30% or better in a game. The only four losses were: 13-10 to Georgetown in 2009 (the Terps shot 10 of 30 for 33.3% vs. the Hoyas), 11-10 to No. 1 Virginia on April 3, 2010 (10 of 33 for 30.3%), 12-11 in overtime on April 16, 2011 to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (11 of 28 for 39.3%) and 13-11 at Colgate on May 5, 2012 (11 of 31 for 35.5%).

• Maryland is 10-2 on the year and shot 30% or better in six of its 10 victories and just barely missed that mark in the win at Syracuse.

W- Mount St. Mary’s: 16 goals, 44 shots = 36.4%
W- UMBC: 14 goals, 45 shots = 31.1%
W- at Syracuse: 16 goals, 55 shots = 29.1%
W- Duke: 10 goals, 44 shots = 22.7%
W- at Stony Brook: 11 goals, 48 shots = 22.9%
W- Villanova: 12 goals, 39 shots = 30.7%
W- at Michigan: 13 goals, 42 shots = 31.0%
L- at North Carolina: 8 goals, 30 shots = 26.7%
W- Virginia: 9 goals, 33 shots = 27.3%
W- Robert Morris: 19 goals, 36 shots = 52.8%
L- at Johns Hopkins: 6 goals, 31 shots = 19.4%
W- at Notre Dame: 12 goals, 40 shots = 30.0%

• If 30% is the benchmark, then 40% shooting is in a class all to itself and Maryland has shot 40% or better in 16 games since the start of the 2008 season. Out of those 16 games, Maryland shot 50% or better in five of them.


STREAKING TERPS

• Twelve games into the 2014 season and only one Terp has notched at least one point in every game.

• Senior Mike Chanenchuk has scored at least one point in each of the 12 games so far in 2014 and has a 35-game point scoring streak dating back to the Johns Hopkins game on Apr. 14, 2012. Overall, for his Maryland career Chanenchuk has tallied at least one point in 41 of 43 games.

• Chanenchuk’s point-scoring streak is the second longest since the 2004 season. The only other point-scoring streak longer belongs to Joe Walters, who had at least one point in 45 straight from Feb. 2004 to April 2006. Here’s a look at the Terps’ 20+ game point-scoring streaks since 2004.

45 – Joe Walters (2/28/04 – 4/30/06)
35 - Mike Chanenchuk (4/14/12 – present)
29 – Xander Ritz (2/26/05 – 4/30/06)
26 – Bill McGlone (2/28/04 – 4/23/05)
22 – Grant Catalino (3/3/08 – 3/28/09
20 – Max Ritz (5/6/06 – 5/13/07)
20 – Joe Cummings (5/28/11 – 5/28/12)

• In conjunction with his point-scoring streak, Chanenchuk also had an impressive 23-game goal-scoring streak going, but that came to an end in the 11-6 loss at Johns Hopkins when he regiatered three assists, but didn’t score a goal. Prior to the Hopkins game, the last time Chanenchuk did not score a goal for the Terps was in the 23-6 season-opening win over Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 8, 2013.


FRESHMAN HAT TRICKS

• With four goals in his first college game, a 16-3 win over Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 8), Matt Rambo became just the ninth Maryland men’s lacrosse freshman to record a hat trick since 1998. He followed that up with another hat trick in the 14-3 win over UMBC (Feb. 15) to become the first Terp to record back-to-back hat tricks in his first two collegiate games since Grant Catalino in 2008. Rambo netted his third hat trick of the season with four goals in the Terps’ 13-5 win at Michigan (March 18) and then added his fourth with three goals in the 19-6 win over Robert Morris (April 2).

• Connor Cannizzaro scored his first hat trick with three goals in the Terps’ 16-8 win at Syracuse to become the 10th Terp freshman with a hat trick since 1998. This marks just the second time since 1998 that two freshman have recorded hat tricks in the same season. Cannizzaro netted his second career hat trick vs. Villanova on March 14 and added his third at Notre Dame on April 20.

• Game-by-game stats haven’t been saved since the 1998 season, so the following chart can only go back to then, but here’s a look at freshman hat tricks (consecutive games are underlined):

Andrew Combs (1 in 1998): 3-0=3 vs. Towson, Mar. 7
Mike LaMonica (1 in 1999): 3-0=3 vs. Penn State, Mar. 17
Mike Mollot (1 in 2000): 3-4=7 vs. Hofstra, May 14 (NCAA first round)
Dan LaMonica (3 in 2001): 3-1=4 vs. Duke, Mar. 4; 3-1=4 vs. Johns Hopkins, Apr. 14; 3-1=4 vs. Virginia, Apr. 20 (ACC semifinals)
Joe Walters (6 in 2003): 4-1=5 at Towson, Mar. 8; 4-2=6 vs. Bucknell, Mar. 114-0=4 vs. Butler, Mar. 25; 3-1=4 at Virginia, Mar. 29; 4-0=4 at Navy, Apr. 5; 3-1=4 vs. UMBC, Apr. 25
Grant Catalino (3 in 2008): 4-0=4 at Georgetown, Feb. 23; 3-1=4 at Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 26; 4-3=7 vs. Yale, May 3
Travis Reed (4 in 2008): 4-1=5 at Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 26; 3-0=3 at Duke, Mar. 1; 3-0=3 vs. Providence, Mar. 3; 3-2=5 vs. Virginia, Mar. 29
John Haus (1 in 2010): 3-0=3 vs. North Carolina, Apr. 23 (ACC semifinals)
Matt Rambo (4 in 2014): 4-2=6 vs. Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 8; 3-0=3 vs. UMBC, Feb. 15; 4-0=4 at Michigan, Mar. 18; 3-0 vs. Robert Morris, April 2
Connor Cannizzaro (3 in 2014): 3-1=4 at Syracuse, Feb. 22; 3-0=3 vs. Villanova, Mar. 14; at Notre Dame, April 20


50 PERCENT OR MORE

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk scored five of the Terps’ 10 goals in the team’s 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke on March 1, 2014. That performance marks just the ninth time since 1998 that a Maryland player scored at least 50 percent of the team’s goals in a victory (with a five-goal minimum). Chanenchuk is the first Maryland player since 1998 to accomplish the feat at home.

• Here’s a look at Terps who have scored 50% or more of the team’s goals (min. 5 goals) in wins since 1998:

Mike Chanenchuk, 5 goals in 10-6 win vs. Duke (3/1/14)
Jay Carlson, 5 goals in 10-7 win at Villanova (3/16/13)
Joe Walters, 6 goals in 11-4 win at Johns Hopkins (4/15/06)
Joe Walters, 5 goals in 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25/06)
Xander Ritz, 5 goals in 8-7 OT win at Duke (3/4/06)
Joe Walters, 6 goals in 12-11 win vs. Virginia in ACC finals (4/25/04)
Buggs Combs, 6 goals in 10-4 win at Delaware (3/17/01)
Scott Hochstadt, 6 goals in 9-4 win at Yale (5/1/99)
Scott Hochstadt, 7 goals in 14-11 win at Virginia in ACC finals (4/19/98)

• There are a couple others earlier than 1998, which includes a minimum of six goals scored (which is the minimum for the single-game records):

Rob Wurzburger, 6 goals in 12-7 win at Towson (3/26/88)
Dick Corrigan, 9 goals in 17-10 win over Navy (4/26/58)


UNIFORM AUCTION RAISES MORE THAN $25K FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

• During the March 30 game vs. Virginia, Maryland honored military men and women injured in the line of duty with a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. The Terrapins wore special Under Armour Freedom uniforms that were auctioned off at umterps.com. The auction raised more than $25,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directrly to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Maryland men’s lacrosse program and the Maryland athletics department thank everyone for their generous support.

VOTE EHRHARDT FOR SENIOR CLASS AWARD

• Maryland senior long stick midfielder Michael Ehrhardt is one of 10 lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field that were selected as finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men’s lacrosse.

• To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release.

• Fans can vote once per day per device – computers, tablets, smart phone – so be sure to VOTE EHRHARDT every day!

TERPS’ 89TH SEASON OF LACROSSE

• The Terps boast an all-time record of 756-255-4 (.747), dating back to the first varsity team in 1924 (a team was not fielded in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II). Maryland has finished every one of its previous 88 seasons with a .500 or better record, including last season when the Terps went 12-6. The program reached the 700-win milestone with a 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 at Ludwig Field and became just the fourth program with 750 wins with a 16-8 win at No. 2 Syracuse on Feb. 22, 2014.

• During the decade of the 2000s, Maryland went 111-49 for a .694 win percentage, making it the winningest decade in Terrapin lacrosse history. In the decade of the 1990s, Maryland posted a 95-47 record. The .669 winning percentage matched Maryland’s win percentage of the 1980s when the Terps went 83-41 and also compiled a .669 win percentage. So far, Maryland is 56-21 in the 2010′s for a .727 winning percentage.


THE 700 CLUB

• Maryland’s 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 was the program’s 700th victory in 84 seasons of varsity men’s lacrosse. The Terps join Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy, Army and Cornell as the only programs with 700 or more Division I wins.

• Two things that make Maryland’s accomplishment all the more impressive is that the Terps reached the 700-win plateau in just their 84th season. Only Syracuse reached win No. 700 in as few seasons, but it took the Orange 53 more games than Maryland. In fact, Maryland needed only 940 games to reach 700 wins and only Johns Hopkins needed fewer games (932) to hit the historic number, but the Blue Jays did so in their 105th season.

SEASON HONORS

Inside Lacrosse
Face-Off Magazine Preseason All-Americans
Michael Ehrhardt (1st)
Niko Amato (2nd)
Goran Murray (2nd)
Mike Chanenchuk (3rd)

National Player of the Week
Mike Chanenchuk (Mar. 3)

The ACC
Preseason All-ACC
Niko Amato
Michael Ehrhardt
Goran Murray

Offensive Player of the Week
Mike Chanenchuk (Mar. 4)
Connor Cannizzaro (Apr. 22)

Defensive Player of the Week
Niko Amato (Feb. 25)
Niko Amato (Mar. 4)
Niko Amato (Apr. 1)
Charlie Raffa (Apr. 22)

All-ACC
Niko Amato (4th selection)
Mike Chanenchuk (1st selection)
Michael Ehrhardt (1st selection)
Goran Murray (1st selection)
Charlie Raffa (1st selection)

University of Maryland
Terp of the Week
Charlie Raffa (Feb. 28)


CONSECUTIVE 10-WIN SEASONS

• Maryland’s 12-8 win at Notre Dame on April 20, 2014 extended the Terps’ streak of double-digit win seasons to 12, which is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1scource.com).

• There are only four programs with a current streak of at least five-straight 10-win seasons:

Maryland (12): 2014 (10-2), 2013 (10-4), 2012 (12-6), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-4), 2009 (10-7), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6), 2006 (12-5), 2005 (11-6), 2004 (13-3), 2003 (12-4)
Notre Dame (8): 2013 (11-4), 2012 (13-3), 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (8): 2014 (12-2), 2013 (16-4), 2012 (15-5) 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
North Carolina (6): 2014 (10-3), 2013 (13-4), 2012 (11-6), 2011 (10-6), 2010 (13-3), 2009 (12-6)

• Cornell’s string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark. Virginia’s streak of eight-consecutive seasons with 10+ wins ended in 2013 with a 7-8 record, while Siena saw its run of six 10-win seasons end with an 8-9 mark this season.


FIRST-TIME OPPONENTS

• Maryland has played 80 different opponents in its 89 seasons, including the first-ever meeting between the Terps and Michigan and then vs. Robert Morris earlier this season. In the Terps’ 80 first-time meetings Maryland is 76-4 (.950) in those games. Adelphi (12-13, 1982), Army (0-3, 1923), Syracuse (3-10, 1927) and Yale (3-5, 1925) are the only schools to beat the Terps the first time the schools met on a lacrosse field.


A FAMILY AFFAIR

• Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truly a family affair. Since 2001, the Terps have had 13 sets of brothers, including three on this season’s roster, don the red and black together for at least one season.

Harry & Thomas Alford: 2004-05-06-07
Jake & Jesse Bernhardt: 2010-11-12-13
Justin & Owen Blye: 2009-10-11
Brian & Kevin Cooper: 2011-12-13
Billy & Bobby Gribbin: 2012-13
Brendan & Ian Healy: 2003-04-05
Bryn & Curtis Holmes: 2010
Bryn & Travis Holmes: 2007
Dan & Mike LaMonica: 2001-02
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2001-02-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

• The 2014 season is the first since 2000 that the Terps have not had a brother combination on the roster.


MARYLAND IN SEASON OPENERS

• Maryland has an 85-3-1 (.961) lifetime record in season openers dating back to the 1924 season. The Terps have won their last 19 openers and 26 of the last 27, with the only loss coming to Duke in 1993, when they fell to Duke 9-5 on March 6.

• After losing their 1925 opener to Yale, 5-3, the Terps went on to win 40 consecutive season openers from 1926 through 1967. The streak was broken when Maryland tied Princeton, 6-6, in the 1968 opener. Following the deadlock, Maryland went on to win its next 14 openers, giving the Terps a 54-0-1 record over a 57-year span (Maryland did not field a team in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.)

21 STRAIGHT IN SEASON OPENERS

• After beating Mount St. Mary’s to open the 2013 season the Terps have an 20-game winning streak in season openers. Five of those wins came against Villanova (1994-98) and the last nine over Denver, Mount St. Mary’s (three times), Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 21-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 306-108 (an average score of 14.6-5.1) in those games.

• The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 21 years. Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score 10 or more goals in a season opener since Syracuse beat the Terps, 16-13 on March 9, 1983.

FOUR TAKEN IN MLL DRAFT

• Led by senior defender Michael Ehrhardt, four Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.

• Ehrhardt was chosen seventh overall by the Charlotte Hounds, becoming the eighth Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Joe Walters (2006, 1st), Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th), Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th) and Jesse Bernhardt (2013, 4th).

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk was the next Terrapin off the board, also joining the Hounds as the 11th overall selection.

• The third Terp to be selected was senior goalie Niko Amato, becoming the first Terp to join the Florida Launch, with the 29th overall selection.

• The final Terp to be drafted was senior short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Cooper, who earned the distinction of being 2014′s MLL equivalent of “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final selection of the draft, going with the 64th overall selection to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.


FIVE TERP ALUMS SELECTED FOR TEAM USA

• Five Maryland men’s lacrosse alumni were named to the 30-man roster for the U.S. National Team that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships from July 10-19 in Denver.

• Jesse Bernhardt (2013), Dan Burns (2011), Jeff Reynolds (2009), Drew Snider (2012) and Lee Zink (2004) made the team, which was selected from an original pool of 98 players through a seven-month selection process.

• Maryland’s five selections are tied for the most of any college program with Johns Hopkins, which also has five alums among the 30-man roster.


2014 TEAM CAPTAINS

• Four players have been named team captains for the 2014 season. The quartet, which was selected by a combination of team vote and coaches’ input, consists of seniors Tyler Adelsberger, Niko Amato, Mike Chanenchukand Michael Ehrhardt.


BIG TEN LACROSSE STARTS IN 2015

• The University of Maryland’s men’s lacrosse team will compete in the Big Ten Conference beginning with the 2015 season, following an announcement from the conference office on June 3, 2013 that the Big Ten has secured six men’s teams when Johns Hopkins was accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year to give the Big Ten six men’s programs, joining Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

• The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men’s lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has been an independent since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men’s lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland and 1953 for Ohio State. Michigan instituted a men’s lacrosse program in 2012. Maryland, Ohio State and Penn State each qualified for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in 2013, with the Buckeyes advancing to the quarterfinals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terps Cannizaro, Raffa pick up weekly ACC lacrosse honors

Posted on 22 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Maryland’s Cannizzaro and Raffa help Maryland clinch No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. –Maryland freshman attackman Connor Cannizzaro and Duke senior attackman Jordan Wolf have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while Maryland junior faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa is this week’s Defensive Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference.

Duke’s Wolf matched a career high with six goals and eight points overall to lead Duke to a 17-8 win over Rutgers. Wolf extended his point streak to 55 games and his goal scoring streak to 16 as Duke finished the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record at home. Wolf has nine hat tricks this season and 29 in his career, while his six goals moved him to fifth on the ACC career goals chart with 166. This is Wolf’s fourth Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season.

Maryland’s Cannizzaro netted a natural hat trick over the final 7:44 of Maryland’s 12-8 win at No. 8 Notre Dame to help secure a share of the 2014 ACC regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship, which gets underway on Friday. The Cazenovia, N.Y., native registered the game’s final three goals with 7:44, 1:35 and 1:16 left to play in the game which iced the win for the Terps.

Raffa won 20 of 24 faceoffs, including 11 of13 against Notre Dame’s Liam O’Conner who entered the game with the third-best faceoff winning percentage in NCAA Division I, to help Maryland build an early lead and protect its advantage late in the game. Following a Notre Dame goal that tied the game at 8-8 with 11:36 to play in the fourth quarter, Raffa won each of the final four faceoffs leaving the Irish without the ball in its offensive end of the field until only 22 seconds remained in the game.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 21 April 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Golf-PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on CBS. All golf from Avondale, LA), LPGA Tour Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic (Thursday-Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from San Francisco live on Golf Channel); MLS: FC Dallas @ DC United (Saturday 7pm RFK Stadium); Auto Racing: NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 (Saturday 7pm from Richmond live on FOX); Boxing: Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz (Saturday 9:30pm from Carson, CA live on Showtime); High School Basketball: Capital Classic (Saturday 7:30pm T.C. Williams High School)

10. Brian Regan (Friday & Saturday Warner Theatre); Ron White (Friday 7:30pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); Joe Rogan (Friday 8pm France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at The Hippodrome); Bill Bellamy (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Baltimore Green Week (Tuesday-Saturday throughout Charm City); The Gathering Food Trucks Rally (Friday Downtown Towson); Maryland Bacon Festival (Saturday 12pm Rash Field); “Brick Mansions” out in theaters (Friday)

This is a heart made out of bacon. This is wonderful.

These young ladies are wearing bacon. Did I mention bacon?

9. M3 Rock Festival feat. Tesla, Kix, Extreme, Sebastian Bach (Friday & Saturday Merriweather Post Pavilion); Ludacris (Friday 8pm Patriot Center); Lacuna Coil (Wednesday 7:30pm Rams Head Live), Ani DiFranco (Saturday 9pm Rams Head Live); Musiq Soulchild (Tuesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage), Kindred the Family Soul (Friday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Thursday 8pm 8×10 Club); Edwin McCain (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Maceo Parker (Sunday 8:30pm Rams Head on Stage), Bret Michaels (Monday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); The Used/Taking Back Sunday (Tuesday 7pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Alabama Shakes (Friday & Saturday 8pm 9:30 Club), Better Than Ezra (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club), Band of Skulls (Monday 7pm 9:30 Club); Nappy Roots (Sunday 8pm Howard Theatre); Johnnyswim (Wednesday 7:30pm Birchmere); Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival feat. Jerry Douglas/Cris Jacobs (Saturday Druid Hill Park); Toadies (Sunday 8pm Black Cat); Ben Folds (Monday 8pm Lisner Auditorium); G. Love & Special Sauce “Sugar”, Keb Mo’ “Bluesamericana” and Neon Trees “Pop Psychology” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

From the last time Sister Sparrow was in town…and killing it.

I like to imagine I’m living my life within an Alabama Shakes tune. Because they’re excellent.

Nappy Roots are still around??!??!?!? Do you have any idea how many times I hit repeat on a Nappy Roots track in my life?

I think Allen McCallum and I may be headed to the Birchmere to see Johnnyswim. Because Johnnyswim is wonderful.

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Terps win ACC regular season with victory over Notre Dame

Posted on 19 April 2014 by WNST Staff

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior Mike Chanenchuk and freshman Connor Cannizzaro each had four points on three goals and an assist to lead the No. 7 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 12-8 victory over No. 8 Notre Dame to win the regular season championship of the ACC Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.

The Terrapins improve to 10-2 on the season and are 4-1 in ACC play. The Fighting Irish fall to 6-5 overall and are 2-3 in the league.

Maryland opened the scoring with patient offense after winning the game’s opening faceoff via a violation. With the timer-on call on, sophomore Henry West took the ball on the left alley and buried a quick turn-and-shoot at the 13:38 mark.

The quick start continued for the Terps as Chanenchuk scored from the left alley off a good feed from Cannizzario with 12:04 left on the clock to make it a 2-0 lead.

Notre Dame cut the Terrapin lead in half at the 10:54 mark when Matt Kavanagh fed Conor Doyle behind the net and Doyle scored around the left side.

The game remained a 2-1 contest, with both teams struggling with turnovers, until the Terps’ extra-man unit got on the field thanks to a cross check penalty called on Matthew Collins. The Irish tried to force the issue, pressing out on Chanenchuk, but when Notre Dame tried to recover back into its shape, it left too much room for Chanenchuk, who was able to step into a shot and bury it into the top left corner with 38 seconds left in the first.

Maryland’s lead grew to three early in the second quarter with Chanenchuk making things happen again. This time he got past his defender and drove down the left alley, drawing an Irish slide. The slide opened up the crease and Chanenchuk found a wide open Matt Rambo and the freshman scored on the one-timer at the 13:36 mark.

The Irish extra-man unit got its first chance of the game with 11:01 on the second quarter clock when junior Casey Ikeda was called for an illegal body check. The Terps forced the ball to the ground, but another illegal body check call on senior Emmett Cahill put Maryland down two men. That could have proved to be the spark Notre Dame was looking for, but senior goalie Niko Amato made two big saves to keep the Irish off the board.

The officials put themselves in the spotlight following the second Amato save. Senior Brian Cooper was fouled near the midfield stripe and at the dead ball was pushed by Kavanagh from behind into Doyle, but the refs only saw Cooper hit Doyle and sent him to the box. Notre Dame ended up cashing in on the opportunity as Kavanagh fed John Scioscia on the crease at the 8:45 mark to make it a 4-2 game.

The extra-man game turned in the favor of the Terps again as a high hit on Ikeda by Nick Ossello gave Maryland another man-up chance. This time the Irish didn’t leave Chanenchuk wide open, so the Terrapins used sensational ball movement to get a great look for junior Joe LoCascio from the left slot and he ripped the ball right over the helmet of ND goalie Conor Kelly.

Maryland went down two players again with multiple penalties with just over two minutes on the clock. The Irish’s Sergio Perkovic got off a shot, but Amato got a piece of it to stave off the first wave. But Perkovic got another opportunity and this time found the back of the net to cut the Maryland lead back to 5-3 with 1:07 left in the second.

All of the momentum seemed to be going in Notre Dame’s direction, but junior Charlie Raffa won his ninth faceoff of the first half to give the Terps the ball as the clock wound down in the second quarter. Chanenchuk didn’t let the possession go to waste as he laced a shot from the right alley to finish his hat trick with 5.7 seconds left and give the Terrapins a 6-3 lead at the half.

Maryland found a little luck of the Irish for itself at the start of the third to extend its lead to 7-3. West looked to feed the crease from the left alley, but the ball found nothing but turf. Neither team could corral the bouncing ball and it bounded its way past Kelly and into net with 12:37 on the clock.

Kavanagh wouldn’t let the Irish fall behind further at that point, capitalizing on a Maryland turnover with an unassisted goal at the 8:42 mark to make it a 7-4 game.

A strong move from behind the cage by Rambo got him on the doorstep and he easily scored his second goal of the day to up the Maryland lead to 8-4 with 7:00 to play in the third.

Back-to-back goals by Kavanagh and Tyler Brenneman cut Maryland’s lead back to 8-6 with 1:11 left in the third.

Raffa won his 14th faceoff of the day on the ensuing faceoff, but an unforced turnover gave the Irish the chance to make it a one-goal game heading into the fourth. Kavanagh took a good rip from the right alley, but Amato was right there with his eighth save of the day with just three seconds remaining on the clock.

LoCascio seemed to be pushed with possession on the opening possession of the fourth quarter, but no call came from the officials and Notre Dame capitalized on the turnover as Jack Near scored in transition to make it an 8-7 game at the 13:45 mark of the fourth.

Notre Dame tied the game with its fourth straight goal as Kavanagh found Doyle with 11:36 on the clock.

But Maryland responded at the 8:15 mark. West had a good look from the left alley, but he was unlucky this time as his shot rang off the pipe. The Terps however were lucky as the rebound went right to LoCascio and he snuck a shot inside the right pipe to give the Terrapins the lead back at 9-8.

The lead grew to two goals 31 seconds later when Cannizzaro got under his defender and tip-toed the crease and finished past Kelly.

Cannizzaro then gave Maryland an 11-8 lead with an unassisted goal from little-to-no angle off of a time out with the timer on call on with 1:35 on the clock.

He then finished his natural hat trick with an empty-net goal at the 1:16 mark off of a long pass from sophomore Matt Dunn to make the final score 12-8.

Amato finished the game with nine saves, while Raffa won a career-best 20-of-24 faceoffs.

Ikeda led the team with a career-high six groundballs, while senior Michael Ehrhardt also finished with six groundballs. Cooper finished with two groundballs and had a team-high three caused turnovers.

Maryland and Notre Dame will meet again in just six days in the semifinals of the ACC tournament. The Terrapins will be the No. 1 seed and will be the home team against the No. 4 seed Fighting Irish. That game will faceoff at 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. No. 2 seed Duke and No. 3 seed Syracuse will square off in the first semifinal at 5 p.m.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 12-8 win/loss Maryland is now 5-1 all-time vs. Notre Dame.
• With four points on three goals and an assists, senior Mike Chanenchuk now has 15 hat tricks, 39 multi-point and 28 multi-goal games for his career.
• Chanenchuk extended his consecutive point-scoring streak to 35 games with the four-point effort.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Henry West now has six multi-point and three multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, junior Joe LoCascio now has eight multi-point and four multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, freshman Matt Rambo now has eight multi-point and seven multi-goal games for his career.
• With four points on three goals and an assist, freshman Connor Cannizzaro now has three hat tricks, eight multi-point and seven multi-goal games for his career.

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Maryland tries to clinch ACC regular season title Saturday at Notre Dame

Posted on 18 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 7 Maryland (9-2) men’s lacrosse team looks to win the ACC regular season title on Saturday, April 19 when it plays at No. 8 Notre Dame (6-4) at Arlotta Stadium. Faceoff between the Terps and the Fighting Irish is scheduled for noon.

• The Maryland-ND game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and streamed on the WatchESPN app. Eamon McAnaney will handle the play-by-play call, while Paul Carcaterra will provide the expert analysis.

• Maryland will look to rebound from its second loss of the season, an 11-6 defeat at Johns Hopkins last Saturday. Senior Rustin Bryant and juniors Joe LoCascio and Henry West each had two goals vs. the Blue Jays, while senior Mike Chanenchuk had three assists. Chanenchuk continues to lead the team this season with 40 points on 25 goals and 15 assists. He is followed by freshman Matt Rambo, who has 26 points on 21 goals and five assists. Junior faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa has won 112-of-175 (.640) faceoffs this season with a team-best 74 groundballs. Senior Michael Ehrhardt has made a seamless transition to the long-stick midfield spot and has 39 groundballs, which leads all non-faceoff men, and a team-best 22 caused turnovers to go along with two goals and an assist. Senior Niko Amato has started every game of his college career (61 straight) and boasts a 7.32 goals-against average (5th in the NCAA) with a .575 save percentage (7th in the NCAA) this season.

• Notre Dame is 6-4 on the season following its 15-5 home win over Robert Morris last Saturday. Sophomore attackman Matt Kavanaugh leads the Irish offense with 40 points on 21 goals and 19 assists. Freshman Shane Doss has started the last seven games in net for ND and has an 8.53 goals-against average and is saving 47.9 percent of the shots opponents have put on goal. Senior faceoff specialist Liam O’Connor ranks third in the NCAA in faceoff win percentage with .644 on 139-of-216. He is also ninth in the nation in groundballs per game with 8.60 (86 total).

THE COUNT DOWN

10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 109 of the 118 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .924 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 127-26 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .830 winning percentage.
8 … Eight different Maryland players have 20 or more groundballs so far this season.
7 … Midfielder Mike Chanenchuk ranks fourth on the team with seven caused turnovers this season.
6 … Six Maryland freshmen have combined to score 45 goals this season.
5 … Niko Amato ranks fifth in the NCAA with a 7.32 goals-against average.
4 … Maryland has won four of the five all-time meetings between the Terps and the Irish.
3 … The Terps are one of just three teams allowing 7.0 goals per game or fewer this season.
2 … Maryland and Notre Dame have only met twice in the regular season.
1 … This will be the first regular season meeting between the Terps and the Irish since 2004.

COACHING MATCH-UP

• John Tillman is in his seventh season as a head coach, and fourth with the Terps, with a 64-36 career record for a 64.0 winning percentage. Tillman is 44-17 (.721) as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Kevin Coorigan is in his 28th season as a head coach, with all but one of them at the helm of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. During his 28 years as a head coach he has compiled a 257-134 (.657) career record. At Notre Dame his record is 247-118 (.677).


SERIES HISTORY VS. NOTRE DAME

• Maryland and Notre Dame have only played five times. The Terps won the first four games against the Irish, which started a varsity men’s lacrosse program in 1981, but ND won the last meeting in the quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA tournament.

• Senior Brian Phipps was sensational in cage for the Terps, stopping 13 Notre Dame shots, but the Fighting Irish scored four times in the first quarter and then held on for a 7-5 win over No. 3 seed Maryland in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on May 22, 2010 in Princeton, N.J. ND’s Sean Rogers led all scorers with three goals, while junior Travis Reed led the Terrapins with a goal and an assist.

• These two teams met in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2009 in South Bend, Ind., but it was the visiting, unseeded Terps that pulled off the 7-3 upset over the Fighting Irish. Dan Groot scored two goals, while Will Yeatman, who returned to the Notre Dame campus for the first time since transferring to Maryland prior to the 2009 season, and Ryan Young each had two assists. Brian Phipps was solid in cage for the Terps, stopping nine Irish shots.

• The teams played a one-for-one series in 2003 and 2004. Before that the team’s played their first-ever game in 1995 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

• It took two overtimes to decide the 2004 meeting between the Terps and the Irish, but in the end it was Maryland leaving Bryd Stadium with the 9-8 victory. Brendan Healy was the hero for the Terrapins, scoring the game-winner just nine seconds into the second overtime. Those heroics wouldn’t have been possible without some from J.R. Bordley, who’s goal with 19 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 8-8. Joe Walters led all scorers in the game with three goals, while goalie Tim McGinnis was sensation in cage for the Terps, stopping 16 Notre Dame shots.

• The 2003 meeting saw Maryland post a 10-4 win at Moose Krause Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. on May 3. A stifling defense shutdown the Irish’s top two scorers as the then-No. 4 Terps gave coach Dave Cottle his 200th career coaching victory. The Terps’ All-American defense of Michael Howley, Chris Passavia and Lee Zink, along with goalie Danny McCormick, held Patrick Walsh and Dan Berger pointless. Zink had a huge game with nine groundballs and seven caused turnovers. On offense, Justin Smith, Ryan Moran, Joe Walters and Brian Hunt each had two goals.

• Maryland eliminated Notre Dame from the 1995 NCAA Tournament with a 19-11 win at Byrd Stadium on May 20, 1995. The Terps advanced to the national championship game for the first of three times in a four-year span that season. In that game, Maryland built a 10-2 lead with 5:59 left in the third quarter before the Irish mounted a furious comeback to cut the score to 11-10 Maryland with 9:48 left in the fourth quarter. But Maryland held on behind the Nation’s Outstanding Goalie of the Year Brian Dougherty, who made 16 saves. Ten different Terps scored goals including two each by Pat McGuire, Peter Hilgartner and Kip Fulks. Rob Chomo had four assists and a goal in the win.


ACC TOURNAMENT FIELD SET

• Maryland and Notre Dame will be familiar with each other when the next two weeks are done. After playing this weekend at Arlotta Stadium in an ACC regular season game, the Terps and the Irish will meet in the semifinals of the ACC tournament six days hence in Chester, Pa., at PPL Park. The only thing to be determined is which team will wear which color jersey. Click here to buy tickets.

• Here are the two scenarios for the final ACC Championship seeding depending on the outcome of Saturday’s Maryland – Notre Dame game:

If Maryland wins:
1. Maryland
2. Duke
3. Syracuse
4. Notre Dame

If Notre Dame wins:
1. Duke
2. Notre Dame
3. Maryland
4. Syracuse


TERPS ON ESPNU

• Maryland has had 50 games on ESPNU since 2006. Maryland is 27-23 (.540) all-time in games broadcast on ESPNU.

• The Terps are scheduled to play five games (at North Carolina, vs. Virginia, at Johns Hopkins, at Notre Dame and the ACC tournament semifinals) on ESPNU in 2014.


GET TO 10 AND WIN

• One axiom of lacrosse is that if you score 10 goals or more your chances of winning are pretty good. Well, a look at the results since 2002 shows that when Maryland scores 10 or more goals there’s not just a pretty good chance the Terrapins will win; it’s an almost certainty. Since 2002 Maryland has won 109 of the 118 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .924 winning percentage.

• Maryland scored 10, but fell at North Carolina, 11-10, on March 24, 2012 and again came out on the losing end, despite scoring 11 in a 13-11 loss at Colgate on May 5, 2012. The Terps scored 11 vs. Johns Hopkins on April 16, 2011, but the Blue Jays won the game in overtime, 12-11. On April 3 of last season the Terps lost to No. 1 Virginia by a final of 11-10, giving Maryland its only loss when scoring 10 or more goals in 2010. In 2009 the Terps lost to Georgetown, 13-10 on Feb. 21 and lost again when scoring 10 in the ACC Semifinals in a 16-10 defeat at North Carolina. Prior to that, Maryland had not lost when scoring 10 or more goals since dropping an 11-10 decision to Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. The Terrapins got to 10 goals in the 100th game against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays took the game 14-10. Virginia is the only team to beat the Terps twice when allowing 10 or more goals. The Wahoos did it first in 2002 with another 11-10 decision.

HOLDING OPPONENTS TO SINGLE-DIGITS

• The Terps have been extremely impressive (winning 92.4 percent of its games since 2002) when it scores 10 or more goals, they have been nearly as impressive when holding opponents to less than 10 goals during that span.

• Since 2002 Maryland is 127-26 in games, for a .830 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 203 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.4 percent of the time.


SHOOTING TELLS THE STORY

• Since 2005 the Terps are a remarkable 67-4 (.944) when shooting 30% or better in a game. The only four losses were: 13-10 to Georgetown in 2009 (the Terps shot 10 of 30 for 33.3% vs. the Hoyas), 11-10 to No. 1 Virginia on April 3, 2010 (10 of 33 for 30.3%), 12-11 in overtime on April 16, 2011 to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (11 of 28 for 39.3%) and 13-11 at Colgate on May 5, 2012 (11 of 31 for 35.5%).

• Maryland is 9-2 on the year and shot 30% or better in five of its nine victories and just barely missed that mark in the win at Syracuse.

W- Mount St. Mary’s: 16 goals, 44 shots = 36.4%
W- UMBC: 14 goals, 45 shots = 31.1%
W- at Syracuse: 16 goals, 55 shots = 29.1%
W- Duke: 10 goals, 44 shots = 22.7%
W- at Stony Brook: 11 goals, 48 shots = 22.9%
W- Villanova: 12 goals, 39 shots = 30.7%
W- at Michigan: 13 goals, 42 shots = 31.0%
L- at North Carolina: 8 goals, 30 shots = 26.7%
W- Virginia: 9 goals, 33 shots = 27.3%
W- Robert Morris: 19 goals, 36 shots = 52.8%
L- at Johns Hopkins: 6 goals, 31 shots = 19.4%

• If 30% is the benchmark, then 40% shooting is in a class all to itself and Maryland has shot 40% or better in 16 games since the start of the 2008 season. Out of those 16 games, Maryland shot 50% or better in five of them.


STREAKING TERPS

• Eleven games into the 2014 season and only one Terp has notched at least one point in every game.

• Senior Mike Chanenchuk has scored at least one point in each of the 11 games so far in 2014 and has a 34-game point scoring streak dating back to the Johns Hopkins game on Apr. 14, 2012. Overall, for his Maryland career Chanenchuk has tallied at least one point in 40 of 42 games. Freshman Colin Heacock has the next longest current streak for the Terps at seven dating back to the Duke game on March 1, 2014.

• Chanenchuk’s point-scoring streak is the second longest since the 2004 season. The only other point-scoring streak longer belongs to Joe Walters, who had at least one point in 45 straight from Feb. 2004 to April 2006. Here’s a look at the Terps’ 20+ game point-scoring streaks since 2004.

45 – Joe Walters (2/28/04 – 4/30/06)
34 – Mike Chanenchuk (4/14/12 – present)
29 – Xander Ritz (2/26/05 – 4/30/06)
26 – Bill McGlone (2/28/04 – 4/23/05)
22 – Grant Catalino (3/3/08 – 3/28/09
20 – Max Ritz (5/6/06 – 5/13/07)
20 – Joe Cummings (5/28/11 – 5/28/12)

• In conjunction with his point-scoring streak, Chanenchuk also had an impressive 23-game goal-scoring streak going, but that came to an end in the 11-6 loss at Johns Hopkins when he regiatered three assists, but didn’t score a goal. Prior to the Hopkins game, the last time Chanenchuk did not score a goal for the Terps was in the 23-6 season-opening win over Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 8, 2013.


FRESHMAN HAT TRICKS

• With four goals in his first college game, a 16-3 win over Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 8), Matt Rambo became just the ninth Maryland men’s lacrosse freshman to record a hat trick since 1998. He followed that up with another hat trick in the 14-3 win over UMBC (Feb. 15) to become the first Terp to record back-to-back hat tricks in his first two collegiate games since Grant Catalino in 2008. Rambo netted his third hat trick of the season with four goals in the Terps’ 13-5 win at Michigan (March 18) and then added his fourth with three goals in the 19-6 win over Robert Morris (April 2).

• Connor Cannizzaro scored his first hat trick with three goals in the Terps’ 16-8 win at Syracuse to become the 10th Terp freshman with a hat trick since 1998. This marks just the second time since 1998 that two freshman have recorded hat tricks in the same season. Cannizzaro netted his second career hat trick vs. Villanova on March 14.

• Game-by-game stats haven’t been saved since the 1998 season, so the following chart can only go back to then, but here’s a look at freshman hat tricks (consecutive games are underlined):

Andrew Combs (1 in 1998): 3-0=3 vs. Towson, Mar. 7
Mike LaMonica (1 in 1999): 3-0=3 vs. Penn State, Mar. 17
Mike Mollot (1 in 2000): 3-4=7 vs. Hofstra, May 14 (NCAA first round)
Dan LaMonica (3 in 2001): 3-1=4 vs. Duke, Mar. 4; 3-1=4 vs. Johns Hopkins, Apr. 14; 3-1=4 vs. Virginia, Apr. 20 (ACC semifinals)
Joe Walters (6 in 2003): 4-1=5 at Towson, Mar. 8; 4-2=6 vs. Bucknell, Mar. 114-0=4 vs. Butler, Mar. 25; 3-1=4 at Virginia, Mar. 29; 4-0=4 at Navy, Apr. 5; 3-1=4 vs. UMBC, Apr. 25
Grant Catalino (3 in 2008): 4-0=4 at Georgetown, Feb. 23; 3-1=4 at Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 26; 4-3=7 vs. Yale, May 3
Travis Reed (4 in 2008): 4-1=5 at Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 26; 3-0=3 at Duke, Mar. 1; 3-0=3 vs. Providence, Mar. 3; 3-2=5 vs. Virginia, Mar. 29
John Haus (1 in 2010): 3-0=3 vs. North Carolina, Apr. 23 (ACC semifinals)
Matt Rambo (4 in 2014): 4-2=6 vs. Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 8; 3-0=3 vs. UMBC, Feb. 15; 4-0=4 at Michigan, Mar. 18; 3-0 vs. Robert Morris, April 2
Connor Cannizzaro (2 in 2014): 3-1=4 at Syracuse, Feb. 22; 3-0=3 vs. Villanova, Mar. 14


50 PERCENT OR MORE

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk scored five of the Terps’ 10 goals in the team’s 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke on March 1, 2014. That performance marks just the ninth time since 1998 that a Maryland player scored at least 50 percent of the team’s goals in a victory (with a five-goal minimum). Chanenchuk is the first Maryland player since 1998 to accomplish the feat at home.

• Here’s a look at Terps who have scored 50% or more of the team’s goals (min. 5 goals) in wins since 1998:

Mike Chanenchuk, 5 goals in 10-6 win vs. Duke (3/1/14)
Jay Carlson, 5 goals in 10-7 win at Villanova (3/16/13)
Joe Walters, 6 goals in 11-4 win at Johns Hopkins (4/15/06)
Joe Walters, 5 goals in 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25/06)
Xander Ritz, 5 goals in 8-7 OT win at Duke (3/4/06)
Joe Walters, 6 goals in 12-11 win vs. Virginia in ACC finals (4/25/04)
Buggs Combs, 6 goals in 10-4 win at Delaware (3/17/01)
Scott Hochstadt, 6 goals in 9-4 win at Yale (5/1/99)
Scott Hochstadt, 7 goals in 14-11 win at Virginia in ACC finals (4/19/98)

• There are a couple others earlier than 1998, which includes a minimum of six goals scored (which is the minimum for the single-game records):

Rob Wurzburger, 6 goals in 12-7 win at Towson (3/26/88)
Dick Corrigan, 9 goals in 17-10 win over Navy (4/26/58)


UNIFORM AUCTION RAISES MORE THAN $25K FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

• During the March 30 game vs. Virginia, Maryland honored military men and women injured in the line of duty with a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project. The Terrapins wore special Under Armour Freedom uniforms that were auctioned off at umterps.com. The auction raised more than $25,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directrly to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Maryland men’s lacrosse program and the Maryland athletics department thank everyone for their generous support.

VOTE EHRHARDT FOR SENIOR CLASS AWARD

• Maryland senior long stick midfielder Michael Ehrhardt is one of 10 lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field that were selected as finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men’s lacrosse.

• To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release.

• Fans can vote once per day per device – computers, tablets, smart phone – so be sure to VOTE EHRHARDT every day!

TERPS’ 89TH SEASON OF LACROSSE

• The Terps boast an all-time record of 756-255-4 (.747), dating back to the first varsity team in 1924 (a team was not fielded in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II). Maryland has finished every one of its previous 88 seasons with a .500 or better record, including last season when the Terps went 12-6. The program reached the 700-win milestone with a 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 at Ludwig Field and became just the fourth program with 750 wins with a 16-8 win at No. 2 Syracuse on Feb. 22, 2014.

• During the decade of the 2000s, Maryland went 111-49 for a .694 win percentage, making it the winningest decade in Terrapin lacrosse history. In the decade of the 1990s, Maryland posted a 95-47 record. The .669 winning percentage matched Maryland’s win percentage of the 1980s when the Terps went 83-41 and also compiled a .669 win percentage. So far, Maryland is 56-21 in the 2010′s for a .727 winning percentage.


THE 700 CLUB

• Maryland’s 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 was the program’s 700th victory in 84 seasons of varsity men’s lacrosse. The Terps join Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy, Army and Cornell as the only programs with 700 or more Division I wins.

• Two things that make Maryland’s accomplishment all the more impressive is that the Terps reached the 700-win plateau in just their 84th season. Only Syracuse reached win No. 700 in as few seasons, but it took the Orange 53 more games than Maryland. In fact, Maryland needed only 940 games to reach 700 wins and only Johns Hopkins needed fewer games (932) to hit the historic number, but the Blue Jays did so in their 105th season.

SEASON HONORS

Inside Lacrosse
Face-Off Magazine Preseason All-Americans
Michael Ehrhardt (1st)
Niko Amato (2nd)
Goran Murray (2nd)
Mike Chanenchuk (3rd)

National Player of the Week
Mike Chanenchuk (Mar. 3)

The ACC
Preseason All-ACC
Niko Amato
Michael Ehrhardt
Goran Murray

Offensive Player of the Week
Mike Chanenchuk (Mar. 4)

Defensive Player of the Week
Niko Amato (Feb. 25)
Niko Amato (Mar. 4)
Niko Amato (Apr. 1)

University of Maryland
Terp of the Week
Charlie Raffa (Feb. 28)


CONSECUTIVE 10-WIN SEASONS

• Maryland’s 18-6 win over the Colgate on May 4, 2013 extended the Terps’ streak of double-digit win seasons to 11, which is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1scource.com).

• There are only four programs with a current streak of at least five-straight 10-win seasons:

Maryland (11): 2013 (10-4), 2012 (12-6), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-4), 2009 (10-7), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6), 2006 (12-5), 2005 (11-6), 2004 (13-3), 2003 (12-4)
Notre Dame (8): 2013 (11-4), 2012 (13-3), 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (8): 2014 (11-2), 2013 (16-4), 2012 (15-5) 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
North Carolina (5): 2013 (13-4), 2012 (11-6), 2011 (10-6), 2010 (13-3), 2009 (12-6)

• Cornell’s string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark. Virginia’s streak of eight-consecutive seasons with 10+ wins ended in 2013 with a 7-8 record, while Siena saw its run of six 10-win seasons end with an 8-9 mark this season.


FIRST-TIME OPPONENTS

• Maryland has played 80 different opponents in its 89 seasons, including the first-ever meeting between the Terps and Michigan and then vs. Robert Morris earlier this season. In the Terps’ 80 first-time meetings Maryland is 76-4 (.950) in those games. Adelphi (12-13, 1982), Army (0-3, 1923), Syracuse (3-10, 1927) and Yale (3-5, 1925) are the only schools to beat the Terps the first time the schools met on a lacrosse field.


A FAMILY AFFAIR

• Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truly a family affair. Since 2001, the Terps have had 13 sets of brothers, including three on this season’s roster, don the red and black together for at least one season.

Harry & Thomas Alford: 2004-05-06-07
Jake & Jesse Bernhardt: 2010-11-12-13
Justin & Owen Blye: 2009-10-11
Brian & Kevin Cooper: 2011-12-13
Billy & Bobby Gribbin: 2012-13
Brendan & Ian Healy: 2003-04-05
Bryn & Curtis Holmes: 2010
Bryn & Travis Holmes: 2007
Dan & Mike LaMonica: 2001-02
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2001-02-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

• The 2014 season is the first since 2000 that the Terps have not had a brother combination on the roster.


MARYLAND IN SEASON OPENERS

• Maryland has an 85-3-1 (.961) lifetime record in season openers dating back to the 1924 season. The Terps have won their last 19 openers and 26 of the last 27, with the only loss coming to Duke in 1993, when they fell to Duke 9-5 on March 6.

• After losing their 1925 opener to Yale, 5-3, the Terps went on to win 40 consecutive season openers from 1926 through 1967. The streak was broken when Maryland tied Princeton, 6-6, in the 1968 opener. Following the deadlock, Maryland went on to win its next 14 openers, giving the Terps a 54-0-1 record over a 57-year span (Maryland did not field a team in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.)

21 STRAIGHT IN SEASON OPENERS

• After beating Mount St. Mary’s to open the 2013 season the Terps have an 20-game winning streak in season openers. Five of those wins came against Villanova (1994-98) and the last nine over Denver, Mount St. Mary’s (three times), Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 21-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 306-108 (an average score of 14.6-5.1) in those games.

• The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 21 years. Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score 10 or more goals in a season opener since Syracuse beat the Terps, 16-13 on March 9, 1983.

FOUR TAKEN IN MLL DRAFT

• Led by senior defender Michael Ehrhardt, four Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.

• Ehrhardt was chosen seventh overall by the Charlotte Hounds, becoming the eighth Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Joe Walters (2006, 1st), Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th), Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th) and Jesse Bernhardt (2013, 4th).

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk was the next Terrapin off the board, also joining the Hounds as the 11th overall selection.

• The third Terp to be selected was senior goalie Niko Amato, becoming the first Terp to join the Florida Launch, with the 29th overall selection.

• The final Terp to be drafted was senior short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Cooper, who earned the distinction of being 2014′s MLL equivalent of “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final selection of the draft, going with the 64th overall selection to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.


FIVE TERP ALUMS SELECTED FOR TEAM USA

• Five Maryland men’s lacrosse alumni were named to the 30-man roster for the U.S. National Team that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships from July 10-19 in Denver.

• Jesse Bernhardt (2013), Dan Burns (2011), Jeff Reynolds (2009), Drew Snider (2012) and Lee Zink (2004) made the team, which was selected from an original pool of 98 players through a seven-month selection process.

• Maryland’s five selections are tied for the most of any college program with Johns Hopkins, which also has five alums among the 30-man roster.


2014 TEAM CAPTAINS

• Four players have been named team captains for the 2014 season. The quartet, which was selected by a combination of team vote and coaches’ input, consists of seniors Tyler Adelsberger, Niko Amato, Mike Chanenchukand Michael Ehrhardt.


BIG TEN LACROSSE STARTS IN 2015

• The University of Maryland’s men’s lacrosse team will compete in the Big Ten Conference beginning with the 2015 season, following an announcement from the conference office on June 3, 2013 that the Big Ten has secured six men’s teams when Johns Hopkins was accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year to give the Big Ten six men’s programs, joining Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

• The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men’s lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has been an independent since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men’s lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland and 1953 for Ohio State. Michigan instituted a men’s lacrosse program in 2012. Maryland, Ohio State and Penn State each qualified for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in 2013, with the Buckeyes advancing to the quarterfinals.

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Maryland GK Amato picks up another ACC weekly honor

Posted on 01 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Maryland’s Amato earns his league-leading third weekly honor of the season

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina junior attackman Joey Sankey and Syracuse junior attackman Kevin Rice have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Co-Players of the Week, while Maryland senior goalkeeper Niko Amato is this week’s ACC Defensive Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference.

Rice tied his career high with four goals and added two assists to lead Syracuse to its first ACC victory, 11-10, against No. 7 Notre Dame March 29 at the Carrier Dome. Three of his four goals came in the second half, including the game-winner with 2:05 to play. Rice has a goal in seven straight games and at least one point in his last nine contests.

Sankey scored a career-high five goals en route to a seven-point day to lead North Carolina to a come-from-behind victory at No. 9/10 Johns Hopkins. With the Tar Heels trailing 7-4 late in the second period, the Warminster, Pa., native helped engineer Carolina’s comeback as he played a role in two goals, including the go-ahead strike, during a 4-0 run that gave the Tar Heels the lead for good. Sankey padded North Carolina’s lead with two goals midway through the fourth quarter to help ice the win.

Amato totaled 10 saves in a 9-6 win over No. 8 Virginia on March 30 to remain a top the league standings with a 3-1 ACC mark. Amato made six of his 10 saves in the first half to keep the Terps within striking distance of Virginia and made four more in the second half to limit the Cavaliers to just one goal over the final 30 minutes of the game. Amato’s 10-save effort is his third double-digit save output of the season and 21st of his career.

Amato’s defensive player of the week honor is his third of the season.

ACC men’s lacrosse action continues Wednesday, April 2 with Maryland hosting Robert Morris and Binghamton playing at Syracuse.

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