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Three Terps named Scholar All-Americans

Posted on 23 May 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Three University of Maryland men’s lacrosse seniors were named to the 2013 USILA Scholar All-America team the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced Wednesday.

Long pole Jesse Bernhardt earned his second USILA Scholar All-America award, becoming Maryland’s first-ever two-time honoree. He is joined on the 2013 team by attackman Owen Blye and midfielder Landon Carr.

Bernhardt, Blye and Carr each earned their degrees earlier this month. Bernhardt earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Blye finished his degree in Operations Management, while Carr earned a degree in Kinesiology.

According to the USILA, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. The Scholar All-Americas are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.

Maryland’s All-Time USILA Scholar All-Americans
2003 – Brett Harper, Mike Mollot
2004 – Paul Gillette, Chris Passavia
2005 – Ian Healy
2006 – Brendan Healy
2009 – Dan Groot, Jeff Reynolds
2010 – Brian Phipps
2011 – Grant Catalino, Brian Farrell, Brett Schmidt
2012 – Jesse Bernhardt, Joe Cummings, John Haus
2013 – Jesse Bernhardt, Owen Blye, Landon Carr

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Maryland, Yale meet Saturday in Top 15 showdown

Posted on 19 April 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 4 Maryland men’s lacrosse team (8-2) hosts No. 15 Yale (7-3) in a game with significant national implications on Saturday, April 20 at noon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

• Maryland is coming off of a 7-4 home loss to No. 11 Johns Hopkins last Saturday. Junior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk led all scorers with three points on two goals and an assist. Junior goalie Niko Amato had 12 saves to help the Terps limit the Blue Jays to a season-low seven goals.

• For the season, senior attackman Kevin Cooper leads the Terps in points, goals and assists with 32, 17 and 15, respectively. Five other Terps have scored double-digit goals. Sophomore Jay Carlson is next with 16, with Chanenchuk in third place with 15 goals. Seniors Owen Blye, Jake Bernhardt and John Haus each have 14. Defensively, Amato has stopped 58.9 percent of the shots put on goal by opponents and has a 7.18 goals-against average, both of which leads the ACC. Sophomore faceoff man Charlie Raffa leads the team with 67 groundballs, while Jesse Bernhardt leads the team with 16 caused turnovers.

• Yale has won five-straight, including an 11-10 overtime win over Stony Brook on Monday night. The Bulldogs are led offensively by junior attackman Brandon Mangan, who has 44 points on 25 goals and 19 assists. Sophomore attackman Conrad Oberback also has more than 20 goals with 23 on the season. Sophomore Eric Natale has started all 10 games in net for the Elis and has a 53.0 save-percentage and a 7.82 goals-against average.

The Count Down
10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 100 of the 109 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .917 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 117-26 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .818 winning percentage.
8 … Eight Terps have started all 10 games so far in 2013.
7 … Seven different Terps have scored an extra-man goal so far this season.
6 … Maryland is ranked among the top 10 in six team statistical categories.
5 … Niko Amato is ranked fifth in the NCAA with a 7.18 goals-against average.
4 … Four Terps – Kevin Cooper, Mike Chanenchuk, John Haus & Owen Blye – have eclipsed the 20-point mark this season.
3 … John Tillman is 2-1 in three games as a head coach vs. Yale.
2 … John Haus needs two points to become the first full-time midfielder to score 100 career points since Bill McGlone hit that milestone in 2006.
1 … Jake Bernhardt is the only Terrapin to score a goal vs. Yale with one goal in the 2009 meeting in New Haven, Conn.
Coaching Match-Up
• John Tillman is in his sixth season as a head coach, and third with the Terps, with a 53-32 career record for a 62.4 winning percentage. Tillman is 33-13 (.717) as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Yale’s Andy Shay is in his ninth season as a head coach and holds an all-time record of 73-61 (.545), all coming as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

• Tillman has a 2-1 career record against Yale, with all three decisions coming during his time at Harvard.

Series History vs. Yale
• Saturday’s game between the Terps and Bulldogs will be the 11th in a series that began in 1925. Maryland has won the last nine games in the series.

• The Terps reeled off a 5-0 run to open the fourth quarter to beak open a 5-5 tie at Yale that ended in a 10-6 Maryland victory on May 2, 2009. Travis Reed led the Terrapins with three points on two goals and an assist, while Joe Cummings, Dan Grrot and Ryan Young each chipped in with two points. Brian Phipps was sensational in cage for the Terps, stopping 11 Bulldog shots.

• Maryland took its 2008 “Senior Day” game with a 16-10 decision, but it was freshman Grant Catalino that stole the show with a career-best seven points on four goals and three assists.

• The Terps dominated on “Senior Day” with 2007 seniors Chris Feifs and Michael Phipps combined for seven of Maryland’s 12 goals in a 12-4 win over the Bulldogs. Jeremy Sieverts led all players with five points on three goals and a pair of assists.

• The series was dormant from 1959 until 1999 when the Terps traveled to New Haven and defeated the Bulldogs, 9-4 on May 1.

• In 2000, Yale returned the trip, coming to Byrd Stadium, where Maryland defeated the Bulldogs, 12-9.

• Maryland returned to New Haven in 2001 and handed the Bulldogs a 10-5 loss to continue its five-game win streak in the series.

• That streak improved to six for the Terps in 2002 with a 14-8 win on Senior Day at Byrd Stadium on April 26.

• Back in 1925, Yale defeated Maryland in the first game, 5-3. The Terps came back to win each of the next two meetings. Maryland shutout Yale, 12-0 in 1934 and won that battle played at Maryland, 16-4, 40 years ago.

Maryland vs. The Ivy League
• In games against teams from the Ivy League, Maryland holds a 110-16-1 advantage, a .870 win percentage.

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 100 of the 109 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .917 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 91.7 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 117-26 in games, for a .818 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 190 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.3 percent of the time.

Shooting Tells The Story
• The difference between winning and losing for Maryland this season is simple – when the Terps shoot well they win. As it turns out 30% is the magic number for the Terps this season. Maryland is 8-2 on the year and has shot 30% or better in six of its eight victories and under that mark in each of its two defeats.W- Mount St. Mary’s: 23 goals, 46 shots = 50.0%
W- at Hartford: 16 goals, 51 shots = 31.4%
W- at Loyola: 12 goals, 36 shots = 33.3%
W- at Duke: 16 goals, 29 shots = 55.2%
W- Stony Brook: 13 goals, 30 shots = 43.3%
W- at Villanova: 10 goals, 26 shots = 38.5%

L- North Carolina: 8 goals, 37 shots = 21.6%
W- at Virginia: 9 goals, 32 shots = 28.1%
W- at Navy: 11 goals, 40 shots = 27.5%
L-Johns Hopkins: 4 hoals, 36 shots = 11.1%

• Since 2005 the Terps are a remarkable 61-4 (.938) 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%).

• If 30% is the benchmark, then 40% shooting is in a class all to itself and Maryland has shot 40% or better in 14 games since the start of the 2008 season. Out of those 14 games, Maryland shot 50% or better in four of them.

Three Terps Named To Tewaaraton Watch List
• Senior midfielders Jesse Bernhardt and John Haus are joined by junior goalie Niko Amato on the 2013 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. The Terrapin trio are three of 92 selections on the Watch List. • The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. The lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Bernhardt Named Senior CLASS Finalist
· Maryland senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt was named one of the 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Fan voting consists of one-third of the final total to determine the winner, so click on the graphic to vote for Jesse. Fans can vote once per day per device, so come back every day to cast your vote for Jesse.

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 and Army 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.

Terps’ 88th Season Of Lacrosse
• The Terps boast an all-time record of 745-251-4 (.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 87 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.

• 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 25-9 in the 2010’s for a .735 winning percentage.

Terps On ESPNU
• Maryland has had 46 games on ESPNU since 2006. Maryland is 26-20 (.565) all-time in games broadcast on ESPNU.

• The Terps are scheduled to play four games (at Duke (W, 16-7), at Virginia (W, 9-7), vs. Johns Hopkins (L, 4-7) and the ACC tournament semifinals) on ESPNU in 2013.

Going Purple
· Once again this season, the Terps will be wearing purple “MY” stickers, to show their support for the fight against pancreatic cancer, which touched everyone in the Maryland lacrosse familywith the passing of Maria Young on April 17, 2011.

· This past fall the Terps, Maryland alums and family and friends came together for the inaugural Forever Young Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. More on Ms. Young and her amazing story can be found here: Forever Young.

· If you’re interested in more information about the Lustgarten Foundation, including how to make a donation, click here to visit the foundation’s website. You can also get more information on pancreatic cancer at CurePC.org.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about pancreatic cancer from the American Cancer Society:
· More than 43,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer present each year
· There are more than 36,000 deaths from pancreatic cancer each year
· The lifetime risk of having pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 71.
· The risk is about the same for both men and women.

Going Gray
· Maryland players will also be wearing gray stickers with the number 42 in honor of Zack Wholley’s father, John, who passed away from brain cancer on August 28, 2011.

· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the National Brain Tumor Society website.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about brain and spinal cord tumors from the American Cancer Society:
· About 22,910 malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord (12,630 in males and 10,280 in females) will be diagnosed. These numbers would likely be much higher if benign tumors were also included.
· About 13,700 people (7,720 males and 5,980 females) will die from these tumors.
· Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is about one in 150 for a man and one in 185 for a woman.

Going Teal
• Maryland players will also be wearing teal stickers in honor of Andrew Walsh’s mother, Gia, who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the Ovarian Cancer Institute website.

Here are some facts about ovarian cancer from the American Cancer Society and the Ovarian Cancer Institute:
· Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.
· Ovarian cancer will strike over 20,000 women this year.
· It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
· Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in women. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 71.
· Currently, there are no effective means of early detection.
· Only 25% of cases are diagnosed early before the cancer has spread to the pelvic region. For these women, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.

Consecutive 10-Win Seasons
• Maryland’s 10-9 win over the Lehigh on May 11, 2012 extended the Terps’ streak of double-digit win seasons to 10. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1scource.com).

• How does Maryland’s string of 10+ win seasons stack up against the rest of the college lacrosse programs? Take a look at programs with at least six-straight 10-win seasons:

Maryland (10): 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)
Virginia (8): 2012 (12-4) 2011 (13-5), 2010 (16-2), 2009 (14-2), 2008 (14-4), 2007 (12-4), 2006 (17-0), 2005 (11-4)
Notre Dame (7): 2012 (13-3), 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (7): 2013 (10-4), 2012 (15-5) 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
Siena (6): 2012 (11-5), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-5), 2009 (12-6), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6)

• Cornell’s string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark.

Maryland In Season Openers
• Maryland has an 84-3-1 (.960) 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.)

20 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 (twice), Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 20-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 290-105 (an average score of 14.5-5.3) in those games.

• The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 20 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.

A Family Affair
· Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truely a family affair. Since 2002, 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: 2002
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2002-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

Five Taken In MLL Draft
• Led by senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt, a record-tying five Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.

• Bernhardt was chosen fourth overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, becoming the second-highest Terrapin ever drafted in the MLL (Joe Walters, first overall selection in 2006). He is just the seventh Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Walters, Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th) and Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th).

• Senior midfielder John Haus was the next Terrapin off the board, going to the Hamilton Nationals in the second round with the 15th overall selection. Haus was followed by senior midfielder Kevin Cooper, who went to the Bayhawks with the 16th overall pick.

• The Denver Outlaws, which already has three Terps on its roster (Zink, Jeremy Sieverts and Drew Snider), were then next MLL squad to take a Maryland player, selecting senior midfielder Landon Carr with the 23rd overall selection.

• The fifth Terp to be selected was senior attackman Owen Blye with the very next pick by the Charlotte Hounds.

• The five players selected ties the school record for most players taken in the MLL draft. The 2011 senior class also had five players taken – Brian Farrell, Brett Schmidt, Dan Burns, Grant Catalino and Ryan Young.

• Maryland’s 2013 senior class also features redshirt senior midfielder Jake Bernhardt, who was selected by the Nationals with the 12th overall selection in the 2012 MLL collegiate draft.

2013 Team Captains
• Three players have been named team captains for the 2013 season. The trio, which was selected by a combination of team vote and coaches’ input, consists of seniors Jake Bernhardt, Jesse Bernhardt and Owen Blye. All three return as team captains from the 2012 squad.  

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Dominant Raffa, Terps top Stony Brook to remain undefeated

Posted on 10 March 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 1 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team got two goals apiece from senior Owen Blye, sophomore Jay Carlson and senior Kevin Cooper in a 13-7 win over Stony Brook at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Terps (5-0, 1-0 ACC) held the Seawolves scoreless through the opening 16:48 of the game while opening up a 5-0 lead. Sophomore Joe Locasio opened the scoring at 12:22 with a big rip from 12 yards out off of a feed from freshman Bradlee Lord.

Just over a minute later Blye doubled the lead using an inside roll to beat the defense. Cooper added his first of the day 22 seconds later with an unassisted goal from left goal line extended.

Maryland closed out the scoring in the first quarter at 1:25 when senior Landon Carr extended the lead to 4-0, with a transition goal off of a shot from the right alley.

Senior John Haus opened the scoring in the second period with a right handed shot off of a roll back at the left goal line extended. Brody Eastwood ended the Terrapin run, getting Stony Brook on the board shortly after Haus’ score to make it a 5-1 game.

The Terps then answered with another two goals to open up a 7-1 lead. The first came from senior Jake Bernhardt who scored off a dodge from the left alley and finished inside the near pipe with 10:11 remaining in the half. Just 19 seconds later sophomore Charlie Raffa scored his fourth goal of the year. The sophomore won the faceoff and beat his man around the back of cage for the easy finish.

The Seawolves closed out the scoring in the first half at the 7:12 mark with Jeff Tundo cutting the Maryland lead to 7-2.

Maryland’s defense held Stony Brook scoreless for 15:20 after that goal. The Seawolves did not score again until just under the seven minute mark in the third quarter.

Blye began a four-goal run for the Terps to start the second half when he scored just five seconds in. Raffa won the opening faceoff of the third and found Blye in the left alley for the goal.

Carlson extended the Maryland lead to 9-2 after Cooper found him on the crease. Junior Mike Chanenchuk scored his only goal of the day with 13:27 remaining in the third with a shot from up top with Jake Bernhardt getting the assist.

Cooper finished the Maryland run with 11:57 remaining with a man-up goal from the crease after Chanenchuk found him with a quick pass before the Stony Brook man-down unit was settled.

The Seawolves ended the Maryland run at the 6:52 mark with Mike Andreassi cutting the Maryland lead to 11-3.

The Terps then traded goals with Stony Brook to make it a 12-4 game heading into the fourth quarter. Maryland’s goal came from LoCasio when he scored from the left alley with a nice shot on the run.

The Seawolves outscored Maryland 3-1 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to make the comeback. Maryland’s sole fourth quarter goal came from Carlson off of an assist from Lord with 7:02 remaining in the game.

Junior goalie Nike Amato made five saves to improve to 5-0 on the year. Sophomore goalie Kyle Bernlohr played the final 8:28 of the fourth and registered two stops.

Senior Jesse Bernhardt led the Maryland defense with four turnovers as well as four groundballs. Junior Michael Ehrhardtcontinued his stellar play with five groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Maryland dominated possession at the faceoff X with Raffa winning 15-of-18 draws with a team season-high 11 groundballs. Senior Curtis Holmes went 4-of-4 with two groundballs and freshman Andrew Walsh split his two draws with one groundball.

Maryland’s man-down unit was solid, holding the Seawolves scoreless on four extra-man opportunities.

Maryland returns to action on Saturday night on the road against Villanova. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 13-7 win, Maryland is now 2-0 all-time vs. Stony Brook.
• With three points on two goals and an assist, senior Kevin Cooper now 15 multi-point and seven multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, senior Owen Blye now has 25 multi-point and 15 multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Jay Carlson now has seven multi-point and six multi-goals for his career.
• With two points on a goal and an assist, senior Jake Bernhardt now has 14 multi-point games for his career.
• With two points on a goal and an assist, junior Mike Chanenchuk now has 20 multi-point games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Joe LoCascio now has three multi-point and one multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two assist, freshman Bradlee Lord now has three multi-point and one multi-assist games for his career.

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#1 Maryland stays unbeaten with blowout win at Duke

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#1 Maryland stays unbeaten with blowout win at Duke

Posted on 02 March 2013 by WNST Staff

DURHAM, N.C. – Junior Mike Chanenchuk set his career high with six points and tied his career best with five goals to lead the No. 1 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 16-7 win over No. 19 Duke Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.

The Terps improve to 4-0 on the season and are now 1-0 in the ACC, while the Blue Devils drop to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Maryland’s nine-goal victory over Duke is its highest margin of victory over the Blue Devils since 1984 when Maryland won 16-4 in College Park.

Duke controlled the opening faceoff, but a Miles Jones shot was blocked and senior Landon Carr picked up the groundball and pushed transition. Once into the Duke zone, Carr made a quick pass to senior Owen Blye, who buried a shot from the point to give the Terps a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the game.

Chanenchuk had three points in the first quarter, beginning with a lefty laser from near the top of the box to up Maryland’s lead to 2-0 with 11:23 to go in the first.

After Duke got on the board with a goal by Christian Walsh, Chanenchuk struck again, this time on a right-handed runner from the left alley at the 1:31 mark.

That goal kicked off a 5-0 Maryland run that extended into the second quarter.

Chanenchuk was on the giving end of the next Terrapin goal, feeding senior Jake Bernhardt for the quick strike to make it a 4-1 Maryland lead with 50 seconds left in the first.

Junior Niko Amato was sensational in the first quarter. He was credited with just two stops, but both were big for the Terps. The first came to end a Duke extra-man opportunity and the second was near the end of the quarter as he stoned Jordan Wolf from the right alley.

Maryland’s run continued early in the second when Chanenchuk finished his hat trick with another unassisted goal at the 14:17 mark of the second.

The Terps’ reserves kept things rolling as sophomore Joe LoCascio drove down the left alley and make a good look inside to a cutting Jay Carlson and the sophomore finished on the doorstep to make it 6-1 with 13:07 to go in the half.

Junior Brendan Saylor capped the run off with an unassisted goal at the 11:27 mark. He took the ball around the back of the cage to right goal line extended and took the extra step to increase his angle and beat back-up goalie Kyle Turri to up Maryland’s lead to 7-1.

Duke kept fighting and got back-to-back goals from David Lawson and Josh Offit to close the gap to 7-3, but Maryland closed the first half strong.

Sophomore Charlie Raffa won the ensuing faceoff after Offit’s goal and took it straight down the field and beat Turri low, making it 8-3 in favor of the Terps.

Maryland would take a 9-3 lead into halftime thanks to another Carlson goal at the 3:13 mark. Senior Kevin Cooper took advantage of his matchup with a Blue Devil short-stick feeding the ball into Carlson, who made a timely cut to the front of the crease.

The scoring pace slowed down in the third with just one goal for each of the teams.

Chanenchuk put the Terps into double-digits with his fourth of the game, finishing off a feed from Blye to make it 10-3 for Maryland at the 9:18 mark.

Duke got its score in the third with 3:31 to go with Deemer Class getting one to go from the right wing.

The scoring picked up again in the fourth, beginning with back-to-back unassisted goals for the Terps by Jake Bernhardt and freshman Bradlee Lord to make it a 12-4 Maryland lead with 12:08 to go in the game.

Duke’s Brendan Fowler scored off the faceoff following Lord’s goal, but Kevin Cooper scored the next two goals off assists from Saylor and Chanenchuk, respectively, to open up a 14-5 Maryland lead.

Offit scored his second of the game to cut the Maryland lead to 14-6 with 8:07 to play, but the Terps wrapped things up for good with goals from LoCascio and Billy Gribbin.

Duke tacked on a goal by Josh Dionne with 15 seconds left to make the final score, 16-7.

Amato finished with eight saves, while Maryland’s starting close defense of Michael Ehrhardt, Casey Ikeda and Goran Murray held Duke’s starting attack without a goal while the Terrapin trio was on the field.

Raffa was a difference-maker for the Terps, winning 11-of-17 faceoffs with eight groundballs. He was helped out on the wings by senior Jesse Bernhardt, who had four groundballs.

Maryland returns to the friendly confines of Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on Wednesday, March 6 for a 5 p.m. game vs. in-state foe UMBC. The game between the Terps and the Retrievers is the debut of ESPNU’s Wednesday Night Game of the Week.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 16-7 win, Maryland is now 60-19 all-time vs. Duke.
• With six points on five goals and an assist, junior Mike Chanenchuk now has eight hat tricks, 19 multi-point and 15 multi-goals for his career.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Jay Carlson now has six multi-point and five multi-goals for his career.
• With three points on two goals and an assist, senior Kevin Cooper now 14 six multi-point and six multi-goals for his career.
• With two points on two goals, senior Jake Bernhardt now has 13 multi-point and 10 multi-goal games for his career.

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Terps Blye, Francis earn ACC postgraduate scholarship honors

Posted on 21 February 2013 by WNST Staff

ACC Postgrad Scholarships Awarded to Three Terps
Blye, Francis and Schwarzmann named Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipients

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected Owen Blye (Men’s Lacrosse), A.J. Francis (Football) and Katie Schwarzmann (Women’s Lacrosse) from the University of Maryland for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award for 2013.

ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford announced on Thursday the 36 student-athletes who have been honored with the award.

The Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships are awarded to three student-athletes at each league institution. The awards are based on academic record, athletic versatility, interest in university and community life, and the athlete’s commitment to ideals and values in their professional lives. Recipients will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education.

“This is a tremendous and very well-deserved honor for Katie, Owen and A.J.,” Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland director of athletics said. “These student-athletes are terrific leaders in the classroom and on the field and represent the very best at the University of Maryland.”

“The ACC Postgraduate Scholarship is an extremely prestigious award with a long history and we are very excited that Katie, AJ, and Owen were recently named as recipients,” said Associate Director of Athletics Chris Uchacz. “All three will be pursuing Master’s level work next year and are outstanding examples of the types of leaders the university is producing that will have an impact on the local, state and global communities. Congratulations to each of them!”

The award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan. All three are former ACC commissioners.

The recipients of this year’s award will be honored on April 17, 2013 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C.

– Terps –

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Five Blye goals help Maryland past Hartford, to 2-0 on season

Posted on 16 February 2013 by WNST Staff

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Owen Blye scored a career-high five goals to lead the No. 2 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a convincing 16-4 win at Hartford in front of 1,747 at Alumni Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Maryland got out of the box quick, going up 1-0 just 1:05 into the game when Blye came around right goal line extended and beat Hartford goalie Frank Piechota with a quick fake high before finishing with bouncer.

The lead jumped to 3-0 with two more unassisted goals. Senior Kevin Cooper scored his first of the game, converting off of a scramble on a Maryland clear attempt at the 10:42 mark. Then senior Jake Bernhardt blew past his defender to get to the middle of the box and ripped a shot into the top right corner with 8:55 to go in the first.

An illegal body check on the Hawks’ Brendan Lake gave the Terps’ an extra-man chance and junior Mike Chanenchuk scored off of a feed by senior John Haus at the 7:01 mark to make it a 4-0 Maryland lead.

Hartford got on the board with 1:03 left in the first with an extra-man score by Andrew Cacchio.

But the Terps would take a four-goal lead into the quarter break thanks to a score by Cooper. Piechota got a piece of it, but the ball trickled over the line for a 5-1 Maryland lead with just 30 seconds to go in the first.

The second quarter started just like the first with the Terps’ scoring quickly. With just 1:17 ticked off the clock, a quick restart caught Piechota out of the crease and Cooper found Haus wide open in front of the net for the easy score.

The lead grew to 7-1 for the Terps at the 10:30 mark when Haus picked up his second assist of the game by finding Blye on left goal line extended with a pinpoint pass.

Sophomore Jay Carlson scored his first of the season to make it a seven-goal Terrapin lead with a quick turn-and-shoot from just above right goal line extended with 7:24 to play in the second.

Maryland’s transition game kicked into gear for the next goal as a Hawks turnover went the other way with senior Landon Carr pushing the tempo. He gave the ball up to senior Jesse Bernhardt and the long pole bounced a shot into the Hartford net with 6:37 left in the quarter.

Blye scored twice to open the third quarter to build the lead to 11-1. He scored his third of the game, going right past a Hawk defender to get in close and beat Piechota off side high. Blye then made it a 10-goal lead with an extra-man goal off an assist by Chanenchuk with 9:32 to go in the third.

Cooper finished his hat trick with an unassisted goal through the legs of the Hawks’ goalie to give Maryland a 13-1 lead at the 8:08 mark.

Drew Haig ended the Hartford scoring drought at 25:37 with an unassisted goal at the 5:56 mark of the third.

But Maryland answered right back with Carlson scoring his second of the day with 3:43 to play in the quarter. The goal was officially unassisted with Carlson dipping under his defender to get free, but Haus slipped a terrific pass to Carlson to set up the score.

The Terps closed out the quarter with a goal by senior Billy Gribbin with 2:03 to play. After being robbed several times earlier in the game by Piechota, Gribbin got one into the net, finishing off a nice feed from sophomore Joe LoCascio to make it a 15-2 Maryland lead.

Hartford made it a 12-goal deficit early in the fourth quarter with Jared Franze scoring off a feed from Garrett Dollard.

The Hawks scored back-to-back goals for the first time in the game when Cooper Del Zotto found the back of the net to make it a 15-4 game with 9:48 to go in the fourth.

Maryland upped the lead back to 12 when junior Brendan Saylor found sophomore Bobby Gribbin wide open on the crease and Gribbin beat reserve goalie Dan Zenevitch for the 16-4 Terrapin lead.

Senior Michael Ehrhardt had a career-best six groundballs to lead the defensive effort, while junior Niko Amato made eight saves in the first three quarters and sophomore Kyle Bernlohr finished with four in the fourth.

The Terps continue their three-game road trip next Saturday, Feb. 23, when they travel up to Baltimore to play No. 1 Loyola at 1:30 p.m. at the Ridley Athletic Complex. That game will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 16-4 win, Maryland is now 2-0 all-time vs. Hartford.
• With a five points on three goals and two assists, senior Kevin Cooper now has three hat tricks, 13 multi-point, five multi-goal and eight multi-assist games for his career.
• With three points on a goal and two assists, senior John Haus now has 22 multi-point and nine multi-assist games for his career.
• With five points on five goals, senior Owen Blye now has 24 multi-point and 14 multi-goals for his career.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Jay Carlson now has five multi-point and four multi-goals for his career.
• Maryland held the Hawks without a goal in the second quarter, marking the first time this season the Terps have shutout an opponent for a quarter.
• Maryland held Hartford scoreless for 25:37 from late in the first quarter into the third, marking the first 20+ minute scoreless drought for the Terrapin defense this season.


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