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Defense produces big plays for Maryland in open scrimmage

Posted on 17 August 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, MD – With the season opener against James Madison on August 30 rapidly approaching, the Maryland football team gave its fans a look at the 2014 Terps during Fan Appreciation Day Saturday at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

The event consisted of a two-hour scrimmage followed by an autograph session with the players on the field.

The Terrapin defense put on a strong performance, forcing five turnovers and producing a number of big plays. Defensive back Jeremiah Johnson took a pick back for a touchdown late in proceedings after junior Denzel Conyers, junior Sean Davis and freshman Josh Woods all recorded interceptions.

Woods’ pick may have been the nicest play of the bunch as he made an over the shoulder catch on a throw intended for sophomore Jacquille Veii down the field.

“We did alright. We had some explosive plays and scored on defense,” Davis said. “I think we did a solid job stopping the run and we attacked the ball well in the air.”

The offense also showed well. Senior Deon Long nabbed a slant pass from junior Caleb Rowe and ran through defenders for a 53-yard score. For the day, Long caught eight passes for 136 yards. Rowe also threw a touchdown pass to redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs.

In the kicking game, redshirt freshman Adam Greene and junior Brad Craddock both were 1-for-3 on the day with Greene connecting from 47 yards.

The winning score came when Will Ulmer found Malcolm Culmer on a short throw.  Freshman defensive back Daniel Ezeagwu also performed well throughout the scrimmage.

“We wanted to see some guys. Alvin [Hill] didn’t go today because we wanted to see Daniel and now we will evaluate it,” Edsall said. “He’s done some good things in camp. We’ll see how he graded out today and see if he can get on the bus or if he’s going to be able to contribute in some way.”

Overall, head coach Randy Edsall saw some positives in today’s effort.

“I thought there was some good and some bad today, but again, the big thing is today to get a look at different guys and see what they could do so we can evaluate some more,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “The players are off tomorrow to get their legs back and the coaches will sit down and evaluate today’s scrimmage along with what took place the previous practices we had and then we will probably come up with a new depth chart on Monday.”

The Terps open the season August 30 against James Madison at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 12 August 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: WNBA-Chicago Sky @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 11:30am from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet/NBA TV), Washington Mystics @ Connecticut Sun (Friday 7pm from Uncasville, CT live on WNBA Live Access), New York Liberty @ Washington Mystics (Saturday 7pm from Verizon Center live on WNBA Live Access); Tennis: ATP Tour WTA Tour Western & Southern Open (Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30am live on Tennis Channel Thursday 1pm & 9pm live on ESPN2 Friday 11am & 7pm live on ESPN2 Saturday 1pm & 7pm live on ESPN2 Sunday 2pm live on ESPN2. All tennis from Cincinnati); Boxing: Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook (Saturday 9pm from Carson, CA live on Showtime);

10. Bobby Slayton (Thursday-Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Erik Griffin (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Baltimore County Restaurant Week (Tuesday-Monday throughout Baltimore County); “The Expendables 3” (Friday) and “Let’s Be Cops” (Wednesday) out in theaters; Haunted House 2” available (Tuesday)

Nick Miller is why I’m pretty sure I want to see Let’s Be Cops.

9. Hot August Music Festival feat. Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. Dog, Nickel Creek, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Saturday 12pm Oregon Ridge); Silopanna feat. The Flaming Lips/Dashboard Confessional/Eric Hutchinson/Jimmie’s Chicken Shack/Sleeper Agent (Saturday 11am Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds); Lil Boosie (Saturday 8pm Baltimore Arena); Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson (Tuesday 7pm Pier Six Pavilion); Arcade Fire (Sunday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Linkin Park/30 Seconds to Mars (Wednesday 6:30pm Jiffy Lube Live), Kings of Leon (Friday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live), Jimmy Buffett (Saturday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Victor Wooten (Thursday 8pm Rams Head Live), Cheap Trick (Sunday 8pm Rams Head Live); The Ataris (Thursday 7:30pm Ottobar); Nelly’s Echo (Friday 8pm 8×10 Club); Night Ranger (Saturday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Foghat (Sunday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Boyz II Men (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Echo & The Bunnymen (Monday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); SOJA (Tuesday 7:30pm The Hamilton), Johnnyswim (Monday 7:30pm The Hamilton); Dick Dale (Tuesday 7:30pm Birchmere), The Zombies (Thursday 7:30pm Birchmere), Kenny Loggins (Friday 7:30pm Birchmere), Trigger Happy feat. Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman (Sunday 7:30pm Birchmere); Tori Amos (Saturday 8pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Jonny Lang (Sunday 8pm State Theatre); The Gaslight Anthem “Get Hurt”, SOJA “Amid the Noise and Haste” and Brian Setzer “Rockabilly Riot! All Original” available (Tuesday)

I will be at Hot August for SURE Saturday. In part to see Old Crow.

In part to see Nickel Creek.

And in LARGE part to see Sister Sparrow.

Let’s all go watch That 70’s Show with Cheap Trick.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 05 August 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: WNBA-New York Liberty @ Washington Mystics (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet/NBA TV), Washington Mystics @ Indiana Fever (Friday 7pm from Indianapolis live on WNBA Live Access), Washington Mystics @ Connecticut Sun (Sunday 4pm from Uncasville, CT live on WNBA Live Access); MLL: Charlotte Hounds @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 7pm from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium live on YouTube); Charm City Roller Girls (Saturday 6:30pm Laurel Ice Gardens)

10. Jim Gaffigan (Saturday 8pm Wolf Trap); Jim Breuer (Friday & Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Doug Benson (Thursday DC Improv); Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week (Tuesday-Sunday throughout Charm City); Otakon (Friday-Sunday Baltimore Convention Center); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Into The Storm” out in theaters (Friday); Divergent” and “Oculus” available (Tuesday)

Jim Breuer will be appearing on “The Reality Check” Tuesday. We will be discussing this. AT LENGTH.

Also, don’t go see any other movie until you see Guardians of the Galaxy. I’M NOT KIDDING. I WILL FIND YOU.

9. JD McPherson (Thursday 7pm Canton Waterfront Park); John Legend (Tuesday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion), Slightly Stoopid/Stephen Marley/G. Love & Special Sauce (Thursday 6:30pm Pier Six Pavilion), Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration feat. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Warren Haynes (Friday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion), Heart (Saturday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion), Panic! At The Disco/Walk The Moon (Sunday 7:30pm Pier Six Pavilion); David Gray (Thursday 6:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Gavin DeGraw/Matt Nathanson (Sunday 7pm Wolf Trap); Gregg Allman (Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Sublime with Rome (Thursday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (Friday 7:30pm Howard Theatre), Project Pat (Saturday 11:30pm Howard Theatre); Presidents of the United States of America (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club); Kenny G (Sunday 7:30pm Birchmere); Jerry Douglas (Tuesday 7:30pm The Hamilton), Carbon Leaf (Saturday 8:30pm The Hamilton); Moonrise Festival feat. Kaskade/DJ Snake/Wacka Flacka Flame (Saturday & Sunday Pimlico Race Course); Godsmack “1000HP” and Shooter Jennings “Don’t Wait Up For George” available (Tuesday)

Go see JD McPherson. You won’t regret it.

John Legend is married to Chrissy Teigen and it’s the second most impressive thing about him.

I enjoy the Walk The Moon a bit, friends.

Can someone buy me a bourbon and a David Gray ticket?

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Maryland to host inaugural Big Ten Lacrosse Tournament

Posted on 12 June 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has been selected as the host site for the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The 2015 men’s tournament will be held from April 30 to May 2 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

“We’re excited to be selected as the host school for the first-ever Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament,” said Maryland head coach John Tillman. “Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium is one of the finest venues in the country and this will be a tremendous showcase for Big Ten lacrosse.”

The Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament will feature a four-team field, with two semifinal matches on Thursday and the championship game played on Saturday.

In June 2013, the Big Ten announced the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse as the conference’s 27th and 28th sports, and that Johns Hopkins had been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.

Big Ten competition in both men’s and women’s lacrosse will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse.

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 played 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, 1953 for Ohio State and 2012 for Michigan.

The 2016 men’s tournament site was also announced and will take place from May 5-7 at Johns Hopkins.

The women’s lacrosse tournament sites for 2015 and 2016 were also announced with Rutgers hosting the inaugural tournament from April 30 to May 3, 2015. Northwestern will serve as the host for the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament from May 5-8.

Big Ten women’s lacrosse will feature teams that have won 24 national championships and 20 of the 33 NCAA championships, including nine of the last 10. Maryland won its 12th national championship this year, and claimed seven straight from 1995 to 2001. Northwestern has won seven NCAA titles, highlighted by five consecutive from 2005 to 2009 and most recently in 2012. Penn State has earned five national championships, including NCAA titles in 1987 and 1989.

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Maryland wraps regular season with win over Navy

Posted on 03 May 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Jay Carlson scored two goals and added an assist on “Senior Day” to lead the No. 7 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory over Navy in front of 4,538 Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

The Terrapins improve to 11-3 on the year, while the Midshipman end their season at 4-10.

Maryland started off the scoring at 12:07 with a transition goal. Senior Brian Cooper caused a Navy turnover in the Maryland box and senior Michael Ehrhardt picked up the groundball and pushed it up the field. He found junior Casey Ikeda breaking toward the goal and hit Ikeda with a good pass that Ikeda converted into his first career goal.

Navy answered back just over a minute later to tie things up at 1 with 10:54 remaining in the first quarter, but that was as close as the Mids would get. The Terps scored the game’s next five goals to build a 6-1 lead.

Freshman Connor Cannizzaro started off the scoring streak with an unassisted goal from the left alley at the 9:11 mark in the quarter.

Carlson scored his first of the day with 4:06 remaining to give Maryland a 3-1 lead. Carlson put back a rebound off of a shot from sophomore Henry West and tip-toed the crease for the finish.

Freshman Matt Rambo scored the final two goals of the first quarter to improve the lead to 5-1. Rambo’s first goal was another transition opportunity. Sophomore Matt Dunn caused turnover to start the break. Some crisp passes from Dunn to Cannizzaro to Carlson and finally to Rambo set up the easy score. The freshman’s second goal was an unassisted goal off a rocker step from the left alley with just eight seconds remaining in the first quarter.

Junior Joe LoCascio finished off Maryland’s scoring streak with 13:54 remaining in the second quarter when he was able to collect a pass from Rambo that a Navy defender tipped and finish from just outside the crease.

The Midshipman answered back with a goal by T.J. Hanzsche at 11:56 to cut the lead to 6-2.

Just over a minute later Carlson scored his second goal of the day. Ehrhardt came down on another unsettled opportunity for the Terps, but his shot was stopped by Navy goalie John Connors. But Connors couldn’t control the rebound and Carlson battled to get the loose ball and scored on the put back.

Navy got goals from Pat Kiernan and Tucker Hull, who led the Mids with two goals and an assist on the day, before then end of the first half to make it a 7-4 game in favor of the Terps.

But Maryland responded by opening up the second half with two straight goals to increase its lead to 9-4.

Junior Charlie Raffa won the opening faceoff of the half and dodged from the back of the crease and scored from the back of his stick for the first goal.

Senior Rustin Bryant followed with an unassisted goal from the left slot with 6:42 remaining in the third.

The Midshipman answered back with two goals of their own to cut the lead to 9-6. The first came from Pat Durkin at the 4:40 mark of the third and the next came from Austin Heneveld with 8:47 to play in the fourth.

The Terps finished off the game with three straight goals to give them a final score of 12-6.

LoCascio scored his second goal of the day with 3:27 remaining in the game when he ducked under a defender and finished from left goal line extended.

Maryland’s last two goals came with the Navy net empty. First freshman Colin Heacock scored his lone goal of the day with 56 seconds left, and redshirt sophomore Kevin Forster capped off the scoring with 19 seconds remaining with a shot from roughly 45 yards out.

Senior Niko Amato finished the day with 10 saves to go along with one caused turnover and a ground ball.

Raffa went 16-of-21 at the faceoff X with 11 ground balls to go along with his goal.

The Terrapins controlled the ground ball battled winning 46 groundballs to Navy’s 25. Carlson finished the day with seven groundballs, while Cannizzaro, Ehrhardt and Ikeda each had four.

The Maryland defense killed off three extra-man opportunities on the day.

The game marked the final regular season home game for nine Maryland seniors: Tyler Adelsberger, Amato, Bryant,Emmett Cahill, Mike Chanenchuk, Cooper, Ehrhardt, Thomas Guarino and Quinn Haley.

Maryland will find out its postseason fate when the NCAA tournament field is announced on the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Selection Show at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 on ESPNU.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 12-6 win Maryland is now 55-33-1 all-time vs. Navy and has won the last five meetings vs. the Midshipmen.
• With three points on two goals and an assist, junior Jay Carlson now has 18 multi-point and 15 multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, junior Joe LoCascio now has nine multi-point and five multi-goal games for his career.
• With three points on three goals and an assist, freshman Matt Rambo now has nine multi-point and eight multi-goal games for his career.
• With his 11 groundballs, junior Charlie Raffa now has 100 for the season and becomes the first Terrapin to reach the 100-groundball mark in a season since Brian Haggerty had 100 in 1999.
• Raffa is just the fourth Terrapin to pick up 100 groundballs in a season since groundballs were officially kept in 1981. Andy Claxton (171 in 1991, 129 in 1990 and 127 in 1992) and Brian Haggerty (128 in 1998, 127 in 1997 and 100 in 1999) each did it three times, while Jack Francis had 106 in 1981.
• Raffa now has 2015 groundballs in his career and passed Kevin O’Leary (205, 1981-84) for seventh on Maryland’s all-time list.
• With his 10 saves, senior Niko Amato now has 601 for his career and joins Kevin O’Leary (705, 1981-84) and Brian Dougherty (658, 1993-96) as the only Terps to reach the 600-save mark for their careers.
• With three caused turnovers, senior Michael Ehrhardt now has 67 for his career and tied Ray Megill (2004-07) for 10th on Maryland’s all-time list.

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Maryland wraps regular season Saturday against Navy

Posted on 02 May 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 7 Maryland men’s lacrosse team closes out its regular season slate by hosting Navy on Saturday, May 3, at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

• Maryland is 10-4 following its 6-5 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Semifinals on April 25. Senior Mike 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 29 points on 24 goals and five assists. Junior Charlie Raffa has won 142-of-212 (.670) faceoffs this season, which ranks third in the nation, with a team-best 89 groundballs. Senior Michael Ehrhardt has made a seamless transition to the long-stick midfield spot and has 47 groundballs, which leads all non-faceoff men, and a team-best 24 caused turnovers to go along with two goals and an assist. Senior Niko Amato has started every game of his college career (63 straight) and boasts a 7.27 goals-against average (4th in the NCAA) with a .573 save percentage (8th in the NCAA) this season.

• Navy is 4-9 on the season following a 10-6 loss at Lehigh in the Patriot League tournament quarterfinals on April 22. Senior attackman Sam Jones leads the Mids’ offense with 41 points on 23 goals and 18 assists. Sophomore John Connors has started all 13 games in net and has an 8.98 goals-against average with a .540 save percentage. Freshman Brady Dove has won 158-of-270 draws for a .585 winning percentage with 80 groundballs.


• The game will mark the final regular season game for nine Terrapin seniors: Tyler Adelsberger, Niko Amato, Rustin Bryant, Emmett Cahill, Mike Chanenchuk, Brian Cooper, Michael Ehrhardt, Thomas Guarino and Quinn Haley.

• The seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony, so be sure to get to your seat early to help celebrate their terrific Terrapin careers.

• This senior class has a four-year record of 45-18 (.714), won an ACC championship and competed for another one, made it to two NCAA Final Fours and played in two NCAA championship games.


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 128-27 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .826 winning percentage.
8 … Niko Amato’s .572 save percentage ranks eighth in the NCAA.
7 … The Terps rank among the Top 10 in seven team statistics according to the NCAA.
6 … Six Maryland freshmen have combined to score 53 goals this season.
5 … Maryland head coach John Tillman is 5-0 all-time vs. Navy head coach Ricky Sowell.
4 … Mike Chanenchuk leads all current Terps with four career points vs. Navy.
3 … Maryland is one of just three teams in the NCAA allowing 7.0 or fewer goals per game.
2 … Charlie Raffa ranks second in the NCAA with a .670 faceoff winning percentage.
1 … Only one team – Maryland – has made the NCAA tournament every year since 2003.


• John Tillman is in his seventh season as a head coach, and fourth with the Terps, with a 65-37 career record for a 63.7 winning percentage. Tillman is 45-18 (.714) as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Rick Sowell is in his third season as the head coach of Navy and has a 13-26 (.333) record coaching the Mids. Overall, he is in his 15th season as a head coach with a record of 99-106 (.482).

• Tillman has a 3-0 career record against Navy, with the 2011, 2012 and 2013 meetings as the Terps’ head coach being the only decisions. He has a 5-0 record vs. Sowell-coached teams, having won both meetings vs. Sowell’s Stony Brook teams while Tillman was at Harvard.


• The Maryland-Navy rivalry is the second-longest in Terrapin lacrosse history with Maryland holding a 54-33-1 advantage, dating to 1924. The 54 wins are the second-highest number of victories Maryland has against any team. Maryland has defeated Duke 62 times.

• Maryland has won 16 of the last 21 meetings. Prior to Maryland’s current four-game winning streak in the series, the Mids had won five of the previous six meetings.

• When Navy and Maryland get together it’s fair to assume it is going to be a close game. During the past 33 meetings, 17 have ended with a winning margin of one or two goals, including four straight 6-5 Terp victories from 1999-2002.

• The 2013 meeting saw six Terps put up multiple-point games, including a four-point effort on two goals and two assists by junior Mike Chanenchuk, in Maryland’s 11-8 win over Navy on April 5 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Sophomore Charlie Raffa dominated the faceoff X, winning 14-of-21 draws with seven groundballs.

• The 2012 game was tied at 5-5 late in the second quarter, but Maryland scored eight of the game’s final nine goals to earn a 13-6 victory over Navy at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on April 6. Senior Joe Cummings led the Terps with five points on three goals and two assists, while Owen Blye, Billy Gribbin and Drew Snider each chipped in two goals apiece. Curtis Holmes won 15-of-20 faceoffs with seven groundballs for the Terrapins.

• The 2011 meeting saw the Terps outscore the Mids 6-1 in the first quarter en route to a 10-4 victory at a rain-soaked Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. A balanced-scoring attack was led by long pole Brian Farrell, midfielder Jake Bernhardt and attackman Owen Blye, who each scored two goals. Leading the defense was Max Schmidt with three caused turnover and two groundballs. Dan Burns and Curtis Holmes also finished with three groundballs. Redshirt freshman goalie Niko Amato finished the game with four saves. Aiding in the defensive effort was another solid face-off effort from Holmes, who won 10-of-18 draws.

• In 2010 the Terps got back on the winning side of the ledger with an 11-9 home win. The attack unit of Grant Catalino, Travis Reed and Ryan Young combined for eight goals and five assists to pace the Terps. Maryland dominated the Mids when the ball was on the ground, winning the groundball battle 47-26. Brian Farrell and Max Schmidt led the way for the Terps with five groundballs each. Brian Phipps finished the afternoon with 10 saves, to go along with four groundballs

• The one-goal game streak came to an end with a one-sided 10-4 Navy victory in Annapolis in 2009. Will Yeatman and Ryan Young scored two goals apiece for the Terps, but that was all the offense could muster. Maryland had a 2-1 lead after the first quarter, but Navy outscored the Terps 6-0 in the second and third quarters combined to take control of the game.

• The run of one-goal games was pushed to four in 2008 with a game that could have been dubbed “A Tale of Two Halves.” The Mids scored all five of their goals in the first half, while the Terps did the same in the second half, but could only muster four scores to give Navy a 5-4 decision. Jason Carter was tremendous in the second half for Maryland in cage, stopping six Navy shots. Offensively the Terps were led by Dan Groot and Max Ritz, who each had a goal and an assist and Ryan Young, who had a pair of assists.

• In a double-overtime thriller on April 6, 2007 in Annapolis the Terps pulled out a miraculous 8-7 win over the Mids, thanks in large part to three tremendous individual efforts. All-America defender Ray Megill provided the initial spark, getting the Terrapins back in the game after the Mids went on a three-goal run to build a two-goal lead. Megill took his first-ever collegiate face-off, won the ball clean and scored to cut the Navy advantage to one. Navy maintained a one-goal lead as the seconds dwindled down. As the clock neared 0:00, junior midfielder Drew Evans laced a low-to-high shot from 16 yards to send the game into overtime. After the game went to a second OT, sophomore midfielder Dan Groot snapped Navy’s three-game winning streak with a tough shot from the left alley.

• The one-goal games continued in 2006 as the Mids pulled out a 7-6 victory at Byrd Stadium on April 8. The game , which was scheduled for April 7, was pushed back a day due to a large thunderstorm. It was another last-second goal that lifted Navy to the win over the Terps. This time it was attackman Ian Dingman scoring the game-winner with just eights seconds left in the game. Joe Walters scored a pair of goals for Maryland, while Bill McGlone, Max Ritz, Dan Groot and Xander Ritz scored the remaining Maryland goals.

• The 2005 game was another of those one-goal affairs as the Mids and Terps battled into the game’s final seconds before Navy emerged with a 9-8 win on Graham Gill’s game-winning goal with 14 seconds left in the contest.

• The most goals the Terps have ever scored on the Mids in a single game came in 1998’s 21-7 Maryland victory.

• Maryland has also won all four meetings in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps captured their last national championship in 1975 with a 20-13 win over Navy. Maryland also defeated Navy in NCAA semifinal games in 1971, 1976 and 1979.


• The 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed live on ESPNU on Sunday, May 4 at 9 p.m. The Terps could potentially be a top-eight seed and would receive a bid to host a home game on the weekend of May 10-11. Details will be available on umterps.com.

• The two quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament will be held on May 17 at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y., and May 18 at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. The first round and quarterfinal games will be aired exclusively on ESPNU. The NCAA Semifinals and Championship game will be held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, on Saturday, May 24 and Monday, May 26, respectively, and will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD.


• 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.


• 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 128-27 in games, for a .826 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 206 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.2 percent of the time.


• 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 10-3 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%
L- vs. Notre Dame: 5 goals, 37 shots = 13.5%

• 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.


• Thirteen proved to be an unlucky number for senior Mike Chanenchuk, who saw his 35-game point scoring streak, which dated back to the Johns Hopkins game on Apr. 14, 2012, come to an end in the Terps’ 6-5 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC semifinals. Overall, for his Maryland career Chanenchuk has tallied at least one point in 41 of 44 games.

• Chanenchuk’s point-scoring streak was 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 on April 12 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.

• The Terp with the longest current point-scoring streak is now junior Joe LoCascio, who has had at least one point in six straight games.


• 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


• 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)


• 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.


• 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!


• 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 fifth player ever to be a four-time honoree with Duke attackman Jordan Wolf joining him as the sixth 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.


• The Terps boast an all-time record of 756-256-4 (.746), 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 56-22 in the 2010’s for a .722 winning percentage.


• 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.


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)

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)

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

ACC All-Tournament Team
Goran Murray

University of Maryland
Terp of the Week
Charlie Raffa (Feb. 28)
Connor Cannizzaro (Apr. 23)


• 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 (10-3), 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 (12-3), 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 (10-4), 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.


• Maryland has had 52 games on ESPNU since 2006. Maryland is 28-24 (.538) 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.


• 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.


• 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 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.)


• 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.


• 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 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.


• 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.


• 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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Navy wraps 2014 season Saturday at Maryland

Posted on 02 May 2014 by WNST Staff

2014 Navy Men’s Lacrosse Game Specifics
Game 14 Navy (4-9, 3-5 PL) at #8 Maryland (10-3, 4-1 ACC)
Date and Faceoff May 3 at 1:00 pm ET
Location College Park, Md. | Byrd Stadium (54,000)

Game Preview
•  Navy (4-9, 3-5 Patriot League) will close out the 2014 season on Saturday afternoon when it makes the short trip to College Park to face eighth-ranked Maryland (10-3, 4-1 ACC).  The 89th meeting between the Mids and the Terps is slated for a 1:00 pm faceoff at Byrd Stadium.
• Saturday’s contest will mark the final collegiate game for Navy’s 13 seniors –Pat Durkin, Austin Heneveld, Erik Hoffstadt, Tucker Hull, Sam Jones, co-captain Pat Kiernan, co-captain Matt Morrison, Nik Mullen, Sean Price, Ben Sampson, Trevor Shafran, Matt Steffensand Paul Zimmerman.
• Navy earned its first trip to the Patriot League Tournament since 2010, however, the sixth-seeded Mids dropped a 10-6 decision to third-seeded Lehigh last Tuesday in Bethlehem.   Navy trailed by just one going into the final quarter, but a 4-0 run by the Mountain Hawks sealed the win for Lehigh
• Maryland is coming off a tough 6-5 loss to Notre Dame last Friday in the ACC Semifinals.  It marked the second straight week the two program met as the Terps dealt the Irish a 12-8 loss in South Bend just a week prior.  Maryland comes into the weekend having lost three of its last five contests.
• Saturday’s game will be carried live by 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV with Pete Medhurst and Joe Miller handling the call.  Coverage begins with the Navy lacrosse pregame show at 12:45 pm.  The game will also be streamed online via NavySports.com ($9.95 fee).  Live stats will also be available at NavySports.com.

Taking the Field In …
10 – Navy has lost just five games (58-5) when scoring 10 or more goals since the start of the 2004 season … Navy is 12-0 under Sowell when scoring 10 or more goals (5-0 in 2012, 3-0 in 2013, 4-0 in 2014).
9 – The Mids’ 58.5 (116 of 284) faceoff winning percentage is their best mark since posting a 59.1 percentage (188 of 318) 9 year ago.
8 – Navy has lost the faceoff battle just 3 times this season.  The Mids have lost 8 in a row when the opposition wins more faceoffs.  Maryland’s Charlie Raffa is ranked 2nd nationally (67.0) and Navy’s Brady Dove is 15th (58.5).
7 – Senior Tucker Hull has punched in multiple goals in 7 games this season, including 4 of the last 5 games (3 vs. Lehigh-PL Quarters, 2 vs. Boston U., Loyola, Johns Hopkins).
6 – Senior Sam Jones needs 2 assists to become only the 6th player in program history to score 80 goals and deal out 60 assists.  He has scored 85 goals and posted 58 assists.
5 – The winner of each of the last 5 Navy-Maryland games has scored double digits.  Prior to that, neither team reached 10 goals in 10 consecutive games (1999 thru 2008).
4 – Senior co-captain Pat Kiernan owns a team-best 22 caused turnovers this spring which stands 4th on Navy’s single-season list.  He is the only player in program history to top 20 takeaways in a season multiple times.
3 – Navy has 3 seniors (Erik Hoffstadt, Matt Steffens, Paul Zimmerman) who will graduate with honors in May.
2 – Freshman Brady Dove stands 2nd on Navy’s single-season faceoff wins list with 158.  He is 15 wins behind record holder Chris Pieczonka who set the record in 2004 with 173 (16 gms).
1 – Third-year Navy head coach Rick Sowell is just 1 win shy of earning his 100th collegiate victory.  He owns a 99-106 record in 15 years as a head coach.

Scouting the Terrapins
• Under the direction of fourth-year head coach John Tillman, Maryland enters Saturday’s contest ranked eighth in the nation via the USILA Coaches Poll after putting together a 10-3 mark to date.  The Terps’ losses have come against nationally-ranked foes North Carolina (11-8), Johns Hopkins (11-6) and Notre Dame (6-5) in the ACC Semifinals.  Meanwhile their victories are against Mount St. Mary’s (16-3), UMBC (14-3), Syracuse (16-8), Duke (10-6), Stony Brook (11-8), Villanova (12-10), Michigan (13-5), Virginia (9-6), Robert Morris (19-6) and Notre Dame (12-8).
• The Terps are ranked among the nation’s top 10 in seven statistical categories, including three in the top 5.  Maryland stands No. 3 in scoring defense, holding its opponents to just 7.00 goals per game.  Villanova (W, 12-10), North Carolina (L, 11-8) and Johns Hopkins (L, 11-6) are the only teams to reach double figures against the Terps.
• Anchoring the defensive effort for the Terps is senior keeper Niko Amato who stands fourth nationally in goals-against average (7.27) and eighth in save percentage (57.3).
• Senior long pole Michael Ehrhardt has registered a team-best 24 caused turnovers and picked up 47  ground balls, while starting defenseman Casey Ikeda and Brian Cooper have 14 takeaways apiece.
• Meanwhile, Maryland has been held to single digits just four times this season.  The Terps stand 15th in scoring offense, averaging 11.62 goals per game.
• Six players have scored double-digit goals for Maryland this season, including senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk who leads the team in goals (28), assists (16) and points (44).  Rookie attackman Matt Rambo has also topped 20 goals this season, turning in 29 points on 24 goals and 5 assists as the team’s second-leading scorer.
• Faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa has been spot-on this spring where he has won 142 of the 212 draws he has taken this spring for a 67.0 percentage.  He is ranked No. 2 nationally in winning percentage and with an 8.09 ground balls per game average, he stands 10th.
• Maryland is also one of the nation’s best in clearing percentage, failing on just 16 of its 203 attempts.
• If there was an area of weakness for the Terps it would be their man-down defense which has surrendered 16 goals on 37 attempts.

Navy vs. Maryland – The Series
• Saturday’s contest between Navy and Maryland marks the 69th-consecutive year the two programs have met … it’s the second-longest continuous lacrosse series between Navy and another opponent … only Army has played Navy longer (82 straight years).
• Maryland leads the series, 54-33-1, and head into the weekend having won four in a row against the Mids after Navy had won five of the previous six contests.
• The Terps own a 23-13 mark in games played on their home field, winning two straight … the Mids won three in a row (2004, `06, `08) prior to Maryland’s current home winning streak.
• Eight of the last 15 games played between the two teams have been decided by one goal.  meanwhile, four of the last seven games played at Byrd Stadium have been decided by one goal.
• Navy’s 9-6 win over Maryland in 2004 is the only document win by the Mids over a No. 1-ranked opponent in program history.

Program Ties
• Fourth-year Maryland head coach John Tillman served as an assistant coach at the Naval Academy from 1996-07 and was the offensive coordinator his last six years.  Tillman was on staff during the Mids’ memorable Memorial Day ride in 2004 when Navy faced Syracuse in the National Championship Game.
• One of Tillman’s pupils at the Academy, J.L. Reppert (Class of 1999), is in his third season as an assistant coach at his alma mater.  Reppert also served as an assistant on Tillman’s coaching staff at Harvard in 2009.  Tillman was also an assistant coach at Navy when current volunteer assistant coach Mickey Jarboe, Class of 2000, enjoyed a stellar career at the Academy as a two-time All-American and Kelly Award winner.
• Maryland grad and Terrapin associate head coach Ryan Moran spent three seasons (2006-08) as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen.  Moran also served as the head coach at the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005 campaign.
• Moran and third-year Navy assistant coach Ryan Wellner are both graduates of Chaminade High School.  Wellner was a senior (`96) when Moran was a freshman (`99).  Moran’s father, Jack, gave Wellner his first coaching position in 2003 at Chaminade.
• Maryland senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk’s father, Mike, was a three-time All-American for the Midshipmen from 1977-79.  The elder Chanenchuk was a member of four NCAA semifinal teams and served as co-captain of the 1979 squad that ironically dropped a 15-10 decision in the NCAA semifinals to the Terps.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 28 April 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: MLS-DC United @ Portland Timbers (Saturday 10pm from Portland live on Comcast SportsNet); MLL: Long Island Lizards @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 7pm Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium); Tennis: ATP Tour Mutua Madrid Open (Tuesday-Sunday from Madrid live on Tennis Channel)

10. Bill Bellamy (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Towsontown Spring Festival (Saturday & Sunday Downtown Towson); Ocean City Springfest (Thursday-Sunday Ocean City Inlet); Kevin Nealon (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); Kinetic Sculpture Race (Saturday American Visionary Art Museum); The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Walk of Shame” out in theaters (Friday); Legend of Hercules” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)

Kevin Nealon is such an underrated part of the greatness of the Chris Farley Chippendale’s sketch.

I could use some more Emma Stone in my life.

9. Against Me! (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live), All Time Low (Sunday 8pm Rams Head Live), Pop Evil (Sunday 7:30pm Rams Head Live), Rob Zombie (Monday 8pm Rams Head Live); Sevendust (Friday 9:30pm Baltimore Soundstage); Ledisi (Sunday 6:30pm Pier Six Pavilion); Kerfuffle feat. 311/SOJA/KONGOS/Cage The Elephant/J. Roddy Walston & The Business (Saturday 1:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Ben Kweller (Monday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Ozomatli (Monday 8pm Rams Head Center Stage); Iggy Azalea (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Black Label Society (Monday 7:30pm Fillmore Silver Spring); CHVRCHES (Tuesday & Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Future Islands (Thursday 7pm 9:30 Club), Aimee Mann & Ted Leo (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club), Nickel Creek (Saturday 8pm Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club), Dave Grohl (Monday 8pm 9:30 Club); Three Dog Night (Thursday 7:30pm Birchmere), Pat McGee Band (Saturday & Sunday 7:30pm Birchmere); David Gray (Tuesday 6:30pm Lincoln Theatre); Saliva (Saturday 9pm Fish Head Cantina); Ray LaMontagne “Supernova”Old 97’s “Most Messed Up”Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”Chris Robinson “Phosphorescent Harvest” and Johnnyswim “Diamonds” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

Support our boys in All Time Low. They’re good boys.

Sometimes I forget how much I freaking love some Against Me tunes.

Would it be awkward for me to leave Kerfuffle hours early after J. Roddy???

Ozomatli is a damn fine way to celebrate Cinco.

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Offensive impresses in annual Maryland football spring game

Posted on 12 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The offense excelled as the White Team edged the Red Team, 187-143, in the football team’s annual Red-White Spring Game Friday evening in front of a crowd of 8,139 fans at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

“We got the things that we wanted to get done this spring and we are pleased with that,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “When we get into these situations we are looking for the guys who can make plays. The great thing about the spring is we now have the chance to evaluate who can make the plays. It’s a chance for us to evaluate our roster and figure out who you can count on.”

The Red Team, which was comprised of defensive players, started the game with a 70-58 advantage. The pre-game points were based on a scoring system throughout this spring’s practices. The White Team dug out of their deficit to get the win.

The game’s scoring system granted the offense six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal or a first down, two points for a run of 15 or more yards or a pass of 20 or more yards and one or two points for a conversion.

On the defensive end, the red team was awarded six points for a touchdown or a turnover, three points for a stop drive or a blocked field goal, two points for a sack or a tackle for loss and one or two points for a return conversion.

The evening started with individual and 7-on-7 drills, which gave fans an opportunity to see Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, who are not yet cleared for full contact. Both Diggs and Long had surgery last fall after suffering leg fractures in an Oct. 19 game at Wake Forest.

In the scrimmage, the offense rushed for 314 net yards and passed for 275. In total, the White Team went 27-for-49 passing with three interceptions. The Red Team totaled 83 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions.

C.J. Brown led the way for the quarterbacks going 16-for-24 and totaled 157 passing yards. He also rushed for 28 yards and recorded one passing and one rushing touchdown. Caleb Rowe went 5-for-12 for 43 yards and Perry Hillswent 4-for-10 for 35 yards. Neither Rowe nor Hills recorded touchdowns. Shane Cockerille went 2-for-3 for 40 yards and one touchdown. Brown was sacked once and Perry was sacked twice.

Brandon Ross rushed for 90 yards and recorded two touchdowns for the White Team. Albert Reid added 79 and Brown contributed one rushing touchdown.

“I just wanted to use this scrimmage to show them that I could play and that I could work my way back up the depth chart,” Ross said.

Taivon Jacobs had five catches for 64 yards to lead the White Team in receiving. Amba Etta-Tawo, Jacquille Veii andLevern Jacobs each added three a piece for 51, 33 and 23 yards, respectively.

“It’s a good thing because I do not know who our starter is,” Edsall said of the running backs. “I think we’ll have Albert [Reid], Jacquille [Veii], Wes [Brown] and then Brandon [Ross] all competing and as we continue through the preseason, it’s a great thing to have. Competition is a great thing to have and we have it at that position.”

On the defensive end, William Likely grabbed two interceptions and recorded four tackles, one of which was unassisted.

Kenneth Goins scored the first touchdown of the night off of a three-yard pass from Brown in the first quarter. A fourth of the way through, the White Team held a 93-88 advantage over the Red.

The majority of the offensive action occurred in the second quarter where the White Team posted a field goal and scored three touchdowns. Adam Greene kicked the field goal early in the quarter. Amba Etta-Tawo held on for a remarkable catch to score on a 34-yard pass from Shane Cockerille, Brandon Ross scampered down the field for a huge 75 yards to score, and Brown ran 10 yards for a touchdown.

In the same quarter for the Red Team, A.J. Hendy intercepted Perry Hill’s pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

Both teams went quietly in the third quarter for scoring plays, but in the fourth, Brandon Ross ran a yard for a touchdown and Brad Craddock hit a 30-yard field goal.

White Team took home the win and the bragging rights, not to mention a steak and lobster dinner while the Red Team will be served franks and beans.

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Maryland Spring football game set for Friday night

Posted on 10 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland will hold its annual Red-White spring football game and Select-A-Seat event on Friday, April 11th. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Admission to the game and parking are free of charge.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Big Ten Network t-shirt and exclusive Pride 2.0 Spring Game Poster. A pre-game fan fest will be held in the west end zone and will include giveaways, inflatables games, face painting and more. Fans are also encouraged to stay for post game autographs and a fireworks show.

Fans who purchase or renew their season tickets at the spring game will be entered to win cool prizes to be raffled off including four (4) tickets to the game vs. Penn State in State College, Pa.

RSVP here for the Spring Game today and reserve your FREE BTN t-shirt!

Spring Game Information:

Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Access: Gate F (West side) and Gate I (South side) will be open at 5:30 p.m. Concession stands will be open on the South side of the stadium (Tyser Tower side of Byrd). Click here for directions to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Select-A-Seat Event: Starting at 5:30 p.m. fans will have an opportunity to select seats in our premium Mezzanine section or general public seating areas of the stadium for the 2014 season which features six home games. A variety of season-ticket options are available starting as low as $150. Available seats to purchase as season tickets will be marked throughout the stadium. Click here to view ticket information.

Pregame Fan Fest & Giveaways: Inflatable games, face painting, and more will be set up in the West end zone concourse (closed end of the stadium) for families and kids of all ages.  The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Big Ten Network t-shirt and exclusive Pride 2.0 Spring Game Poster.

Post-Game Autographs & Fireworks Show:  At the conclusion of the game fans can enjoy post game autographs with your favorite players and coaches and a fireworks show!

Parking: Parking is free and will be available in Lot Z/1 after 4 p.m.  Guests with disabilities who have an accessible placard may park in Union Lane Garage (ULG) free of charge.

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