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Strong defense leads Maryland LAX to 12-3 win over Drexel

Posted on 28 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Jay Carlson notched his first hat trick of the season to lead the No. 10 Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 12-3 victory over Drexel on Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Meeting for the first time since 1943, the Dragons jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before the Maryland (3-1) defense buckled down to hold them scoreless for 56:17. The Terps scored 12 unanswered during the Drexel’s scoring drought, which was the longest since Maryland held Penn scoreless for 51:12 in 2008.

Bryan Cole jumpstarted the Terrapin offense when he found Matt Rambo with 3:02 remaining in the first quarter to kick off the scoring for the Terps.

Cole then found the back of the net himself to knot the score at 2-2 with 14:11 left in the second quarter.

The offensive domination continued with three straight goals from Carlson, who has scored in a team-leading eight consecutive games.

Kyle Bernlohr finished with 11 saves to lead the strong defensive performance along with Casey Ikeda who caused three turnovers. Dan Morris also made a save in relief of Bernlohr.

A pair of freshman, Connor Kelly and Bryce Young each tallied their first career goals for the 3-1 Terrapins.

The Terps return to action Saturday, March 7 for a noon tilt against Princeton at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

NOTES:

– Jay Carlson scored his ninth career game-winning goal, moving into a tie with Grant Catalino and Joe Cummings for second in Maryland history. Joe Walters (2003-06) holds the program record with 13 goals

– Charlie Raffa moved into a tie for fourth all-time in ground balls with Bryn Holmes (236)

– Maryland moved to 2-0 all-time against Drexel

– Maryland improved to 39-3 all-time in the month of February, including 13-1 under Tillman

– The Terps have won 11 consecutive regular season home games, dating back to 2013

– Bobby Gribbin scored his first goal since May 4, 2013

– Freshmen Bryce Young and Connor Kelly scored their first career goals

– Dan Morris, Tyler Brooke, Colin Giblin, Christian Zawadzki, Josh Reinson and James Bull made their first career appearances for Maryland

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Trimble named watch list finalist for Bob Cousy Award

Posted on 23 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Maryland freshman Melo Trimble has been named one of 16 watch list finalists for the 2015 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.

Trimble is averaging a team-best 16.1 points per game while leading the No. 16-ranked Terps in assists (84) and steals (37). The Upper Marlboro, Md., product, has scored 20 or more points eight times this season, including a 31-point showing against Arizona State on Nov. 24 which fell just two points shy of the Maryland single-game record for a freshman (Joe Smith vs. Rider, 1993). He is averaging 21 points per game in Maryland’s last four contests.

Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor now in its 12th year, recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball. The original watch list of 35 candidates was narrowed down to the below list of 16 by a national committee.

The current list of 16 finalists for the 2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of Holy Cross will be narrowed down to five players by early March. The winner of the 2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of Holy Cross will be presented at ESPN’s new College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s from Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Awards will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8:00pm EST.

Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include Shabazz Napier, Connecticut (2014), Trey Burke, Michigan (2013), Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (2012), Kemba Walker, Connecticut (2011), Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (2010), Ty Lawson, North Carolina (2009), DJ Augustin, Texas (2008), Acie Law, Texas A & M (2007), Dee Brown, Illinois (2006), Raymond Felton, North Carolina (2005) and Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph’s (2004).

2015 Bob Cousy Award Candidates

T.J. McConnell, University of Arizona

Tyrone Wallace, University of California, Berkeley

Ryan Boatright, University of Connecticut

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga University

Keifer Sykes, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana University

Monte Morris, Iowa State University

Terry Rozier, University of Louisville

Melo Trimble, University of Maryland

Marcus Paige, University of North Carolina

Kris Dunn, Providence College

Delon Wright, University of Utah

Nigel Williams-Goss, University of Washington

Juwan Staten, West Virginia University

Fred VanVleet, Wichita State University

Tyus Jones, Duke University

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Maryland football parts ways with defensive coordinator Stewart

Posted on 19 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland and Defensive Coordinator Brian Stewart have mutually agreed to part ways. Keith Dudzinski, who has served as the team’s inside linebackers coach the past four seasons, has been named Defensive Coordinator.

“We appreciate Brian’s contributions to our program over the past three seasons,” Head Coach Randy Edsall said. “Brian played an integral role in developing our student-athletes both on and off the field during his time at Maryland. While overseeing the defense he helped elevate our program to compete in one of the nation’s premier conferences. In our conversations, we both felt this was the best of course of action for Brian and his family, and the Maryland football program. I wish Brian the best in his future endeavors.”

“I truly enjoyed working with the coaches, student-athletes and administration at the University of Maryland,” Stewart said. “It was an exciting time to be a part of this program, and I will always have great memories and relationships from my time in College Park. After talking with my family and then meeting with Randy, we both agreed that this was best direction moving forward. I would like to thank Randy for the opportunity to coordinate the defense for the past three seasons. I also want to express my appreciation to the defensive staff and players for their hard work and commitment to the football program.”

Dudzinski has over two decades of coaching experience on the collegiate level, including eight seasons as a defensive coordinator. He has served as the inside linebackers coach at the University of Maryland for the past four seasons. Last year, Dudzinski tutored two of the team’s top three tacklers in All-Big Ten performer Cole Farrand and L.A. Goree. During his time as defensive coordinator at UMass-Amherst, the Minutemen finished among the top-20 in total defense three times and ranked first nationally in scoring defense in 2005.

“Keith is an accomplished coach who has a strong history as a defensive coordinator prior to his time at the University of Maryland,” Edsall said. “Over the past four seasons, he has been a great asset to our coaching staff in terms of game planning and developing our inside linebackers. Keith has a good rapport with our student-athletes and a great knowledge of our personnel, which will make for a seamless transition for our defensive unit.”

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Maryland’s Layman added to Malone Award watch list

Posted on 17 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior forward Jake Layman has been named one of sixteen watch list members for the 2015 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, announced Tuesday.

Named after Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Karl Malone, the annual honor, in its inaugural year, recognizes the top power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 16 candidates.

Layman has scored in double-figures in 23 games this season and is sixth in rebounding (6.6), 15th in scoring (13.5), and 12th in field goal percentage (.496) in the Big Ten through 26 games. He has four double-doubles in 2014-15, including a 21-point, 11-rebound performance at now-No. 21 Oklahoma State.

By early March, the current list of 16 finalists for the 2015 Karl Malone Award will be narrowed down to five players. The final five players in contention for the award will be presented to Mr. Malone and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2015 Karl Malone Award will be presented at ESPN’s new College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s from Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Awards will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8:00pm EST.

For more information on the 2015 Karl Malone Award, log onto www.HoophallAwards.com.

2015 Karl Malone Award Candidates

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, University of Arizona

Justin Moss, University at Buffalo

Kevon, Looney, UCLA

Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga University

David Laury, Iona College

Aaron White, University of Iowa

Georges Niang, Iowa State University

Perry Ellis, University of Kansas

Jordan Mickey, Louisiana State University

Montrezl Harrell, University of Louisville

Jake Layman, University of Maryland

Christian Wood, UNLV

Seth Tuttle, University of Northern Iowa

Myles Turner, University of Texas

Larry Nance Jr., University of Wyoming

Rico Gathers, Baylor University

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Wells named co-Big Ten Player of the Week

Posted on 16 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland senior guard/forward Dez Wells earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Wells shares this week’s honor with senior forward Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin.

Wells averaged 20.0 points and connected on 14-of-23 (61.0%) field goal attempts in a pair of wins over Indiana and Penn State.

A senior from Raleigh, N.C., Wells had a team-high 22 points and was 7-of-10 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line in Maryland’s 76-73 win at Penn State. He added a team-high 18 points in the Terps’ 68-66 win over Indiana. In addition, Wells has posted six consecutive double-figure scoring games. He has averaged 17.3 points, and has made 35-of-63 (55.5%) field goal attempts in those contests.

Wells joins junior forward Jake Layman (Big Ten Player of the Week, (1/19) and co-Big Ten Player of the Week, (12/22) and freshman guard Melo Trimble (co-Big Ten Player of the Week, (12/1) in earning this weekly conference honor.

Maryland, ranked No. 16, will host Nebraska on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at XFINITY Center.

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Maryland-Michigan game on Feb. 28 slated for noon tip

Posted on 16 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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CHICAGO – The Big Ten Conference announced Sunday that Maryland’s final regular season home men’s basketball game on Feb. 28 against Michigan is scheduled to tip off a noon EST. The game will be broadcasted on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Maryland (21-5 overall, 9-4 B1G), ranked No. 19 in the latest Associated Press poll, will host Nebraska on Thursday at 7 p.m. in its next Big Ten action.

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Maryland guard Trimble dealing with back, leg issues in recent weeks

Posted on 12 February 2015 by Luke Jones

The most significant piece of news revealed in the aftermath of Maryland’s 68-66 win over Indiana Wednesday night was the health of point guard Melo Trimble.

The freshman sensation has been dealing with back and leg issues and told reporters that he injured his back in late December and has been feeling the effects at different times since then. The injury eventually began affecting his left leg, but Trimble said he’s feeling much better now.

“I don’t want to make excuses for him,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “Melo was playing hurt [for] about three games. He’s feeling better. We are getting healthy now.”

Trimble scored 18 points against the Hoosiers and produced 20 in Sunday’s loss at Iowa, but the 6-foot-2 guard had struggled mightily in the two games before that, going a combined 0-for-13 from the field against Penn State and Ohio State. He’s averaging 15.5 points per game this season.

With the Terps all but certain to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010, Trimble’s health will be a critical factor in determining how far Maryland might advance in March.

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Maryland football’s 2015 class headlined by Boulware

Posted on 04 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach Randy Edsall and the University of Maryland football team announced its 2015 recruiting class Wednesday, featuring some of the top young talent from the local and national landscape.

Showcasing nine student-athletes from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area, Edsall declared the signing of 18 student-athletes, including 17 who signed national letters-of-intent on Wednesday. One signee, Oseh Saine, enrolled at the university for the spring semester.

“I’m thrilled about this group – it’s a great group,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “When you get a chance to meet this group in the summer I think you’ll be very impressed with them and then when you see them on the field I think you’ll be impressed. It’s a great group and we’re happy that they are a part of our family. These kids are great because they’re so humble and they’ve been working and want to continue to work. It’s a great group and one that’s going to be very successful here at the University of Maryland in every phase.”

Edsall and the coaching staff added nine offensive players and eight defensive players, in addition to one specialist. Focused on building from the inside out, the Terps signed eight linemen – three of which are four-star student-athletes.

Included among those linemen are signees Adam McLean, the consensus top-ranked defensive lineman in Maryland, and Quarvez Boulware the top-ranked offensive lineman in Washington, D.C. according to Rivals.

A consensus four-star recruit, McLean garnered numerous accolades as a star defensive lineman at nearby Quince Orchard HS. Ranked the 12th best defensive tackle in the nation according to Rivals, he was a two-time All-Met selection by the Washington Post and earned Under Armour All-American status.

McLean is joined by fellow defensive lineman, Keiron Howard, a native of Fort Washington, Md. The Potomac High School product and Washington Post All-Met honoree racked up 52 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a senior.

Boulware, ranked the third overall player in Washington, D.C., received Washington Post All-Met honors after a standout career on the offensive line at Friendship Collegiate Academy. Donahue helped guide Linganore High School to a 23-3 record over the last two seasons, and earned all-state honors en route to being selected for the Big 33 Game.

Also joining Boulware on the offensive line are highly touted local signees E.J. Donahue and Ellis McKennie, who both garnered all-state honors during their high school careers.

Edsall also added inside linebacker Isaiah Davis, brother of defensive back Sean Davis, to complete his third set of brothers on the current roster (Brandon Ross/Jarrett Ross; Levern Jacobs/Taivon Jacobs). Davis starred on both sides of the ball at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, garnering first team all-state honors.

Maryland further bolstered its offensive skill positions with the signing of wide receivers D.J. Moore and Jahrvis Davenport, in addition to running back Ty Johnson. A Philadelphia, Pa., native, Moore had a phenomenal senior season, totaling 1,012 yards and 16 touchdowns on just 35 receptions, while Davenport is a three-star recruit from Tampa, Fla.

Johnson had a sensational career at Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Md., totaling 4,851 all-purpose yards, 65 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. The 5-10 running back carried the ball for 3,633 rushing yards (14.7 yards/carry) and 43 touchdowns throughout his career.

Bios of each signee are attached.

2015 Maryland Recruiting Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.-Elig. Hometown (High School/Previous School)

Quarvez Boulware OL 6-2 280 Fr.-HS Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate Acad.)

Jahrvis Davenport WR 5-10 185 Fr.-HS Tampa, Fla. (Robinson HS)

Isaiah Davis ILB 6-1 210 Fr.-HS Temple Hills, Md. (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes)

EJ Donahue OL 6-5 320 Fr.-HS Monrovia, Md. (Linganore HS)

Keiron Howard DL 6-4 280 Fr.-HS Fort Washington, Md. (Potomac HS)

Ty Johnson RB 5-10 173 Fr.-HS Cumberland, Md. (Fort Hill HS)

Gus Little ILB 6-3 225 Fr.-HS Fredericksburg, Va. (Massaponax HS)

Will McClain OL 6-5 290 Fr.-HS Middletown, Md. (Middletown HS)

Ellis McKennie OL 6-3 305 Fr.-HS McSherrystown, Pa. (McDonogh School)

Adam McLean DL 6-3 280 Fr.-HS Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard HS)

D.J. Moore WR 5-10 185 Fr.-HS Philadelphia, Pa. (Imhotep Charter HS)

Nicholas Rubinowicz P 6-3 210 Fr.-HS Wellington, Fla. (American Heritage School)

Oseh Saine DL 6-4 270 Fr.-HS Worcester, Mass. (Worcester Academy/Lincoln)

Darnell Savage, Jr. DB 5-11 160 Fr.-HS Newark, Del. (Caravel Academy)

Gage Shaffer QB 6-7 205 Fr.-HS Short Gap, W. Va. (Frankfort HS)

Mbi Tanyi OLB 6-2 260 Fr.-HS Houston, Texas (George Bush HS)

Brett Zanotto ILB 6-0 210 Fr.-HS Murrysville, Pa. (Franklin Regional HS)

Mason Zimmerman OL 6-5 285 Fr.-HS Whitehouse, Ohio (Anthony Wayne HS)

Pronunciation Guide

Quarvez Boulware – Kwa-vez

Jahrvis Davenport – Jarvis

Keiron Howard – KEY-ron

Nicholas Rubinowicz – Roo-bin-oh-witz

Oseh Saine – O-say sane

Mbi Tanyi – EM-bee TIE-yan

Brett Zanotto – Zuh-NOT-o

2015 University of Maryland Football Signee Bios

Quarvez Boulware

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-2, 280

Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate Academy)

At Friendship Collegiate Academy: A consensus four-star recruit…named the third best player and top offensive lineman in Washington D.C. by Rivals, ESPN and 247 Sports…also ranked as the 15th-best guard in the nation by Rivals…received Washington Post All-Met second team honors…after starting as a tackle, moved to guard for his senior season…coached by Mike Hunter.

Jahrvis Davenport

Wide Receiver

Fr.-HS, 5-10, 185

Tampa, Fla. (Robinson HS)

At Robinson High School: Starred at Robinson High School…two-time first-team All-Western Conference selection…a consensus three star prospect…as a senior, caught 24 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns while only playing in eight games…during his junior campaign, totaled 39 receptions 667 yards and eight touchdowns…coached by Shawn Taylor.

Isaiah Davis

Inside Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-1, 210

Temple Hills, Md. (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School)

At St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School: First team all-state and team captain as senior…named All-IAC as junior and senior…rushed for 1,206 yards and 11 touchdowns during 2014 season as senior…also wrestled at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, placing seventh at states as a junior…brother of current Maryland football player Sean Davis…coached by Bernard Joseph.

EJ Donahue

Offensive Line

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 320

Monrovia, Md. (Linganore HS)

At Linganore High School: Earned first team All-State and garnered All-Frederick County accolades while helping lead Linganore to a 23-3 combined record as a junior and senior…selected to represent Maryland in the Big 33 Game…ranked as a four-star recruit by Scout and a member of the Scout 300…also ranked as the second-best offensive tackle in the state of Maryland by Scout… an honor roll student…also a member of Linganore’s lacrosse and wrestling teams…coached by Rich Connor.

Keiron Howard

Defensive Line

Fr.-HS, 6-4, 280

Fort Washington, Md. (Potomac HS)

At Potomac High School: Lettered all four years at Potomac High School…racked up 52 tackles, 7.5 sacks and one interception in senior season…received Washington Post All-Met second team honors…named first team All-State… received a nomination for the 2014 US Army All-American game…selected to play in the Crab Bowl…played in the 2014 Offense-Defense All-American game…selected to play for Maryland in the Big 33 Game…a consensus three-star prospect…ranked 13th-best player in state of Maryland by Rivals…also lettered in basketball… coached by Ronnie Crump.

Ty Johnson

Running Back

Fr.-HS, 5-10, 173

Cumberland, Md. (Fort Hill HS)

At Fort Hill High School: A three-year varsity starter on defense, offense and special teams…finished high school career with 4,851 all-purpose yards, 65 touchdowns and 17 interceptions…totaled 3,363 career rushing yards (14.7 yards/carry) and 43 touchdowns…ranked as the number one running back in Maryland by Scout…named 2014 Maryland Consensus All-State…helped lead Fort Hill to a 37-3 record in three seasons, including back-to-back 14-0 state championship seasons as a junior and senior…notched 1,733 rushing yards (14.9 ypc) and 22 touchdowns during senior season…also had 11 receptions for 371 yards and eight touchdowns… on defense, registered 38 tackles, three interceptions and 14 passes broken up during his senior campaign… selected to play for Maryland in the Big 33 Game…coached by Todd Appel.

Gus Little

Inside Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-3, 225

Fredericksburg, Va. (Massaponax HS)

At Massaponax High School: Three-time all-conference and all-area linebacker…Max Preps First-Team All-State as junior and senior…named conference’s defensive player of the year in 2014…twice named team captain…amassed 133 tackles, five tackles for loss, five sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior…also tallied 13 receptions for 240 yards (18.5 avg.) and one touchdown in the 2014 season…ranked as a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals…named the second-best inside linebacker in Virginia by Scout…coached by Eric Ludden.

Will McClain

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 290

Middletown, Md. (Middletown HS)

At Middletown High School: Named first team all-state as a senior…helped lead Middletown to three-consecutive state championship seasons (2011-13)…a consensus three-star recruit… ranked the fourth-best offensive guard in Maryland by Scout…selected to represent Maryland in the Big 33 Game…honor roll student…coached by Kevin Lynott.

Ellis McKennie

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-3, 305

McSherrystown, Pa. (McDonogh School)

At McDonogh School: Helped lead team to back-to-back MIAA Championships during his junior and senior years…selected first-team All-Met by the Washington Post and was a consensus first-team all-state selection…selected to represent Maryland in the Big 33 Game…rated as the second-best guard in Maryland by Scout and the 34th in the nation at his position by Rivals.. a consensus three-star recruit…an eight-time Honor Roll student…received the Ludlum Michaux Leadership Award…also competed in the shot put on the track & field team…coached by Dom D’Amico.

Adam McLean

Defensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-3, 280

Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard HS)

At Quince Orchard High School: A two-time consensus all-state performer and Under Armour All-American at Quince Orchard HS…named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post in 2013 after finishing the season with 47 tackles and seven sacks during his junior campaign…a consensus four-star recruit…rated the best defensive tackle and number two overall player in the state of Maryland by Rivals…ranked the 12th best defensive tackle and 83rd overall in the nation by ESPN…coached by John Kelley.

D.J. Moore

Wide Receiver

Fr-HS, 5-10, 185

Philadelphia, Pa. (Imhotep Charter HS)

At Imhotep Charter High School: Earned Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State honors while totaling 35 receptions for 1,012 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior…served as a team captain…tallied 39 receptions for 832 yards and 13 touchdowns during junior season…selected to the 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Game and The Big 33 Game…ranked as a four-star recruit and the best wide receiver in the state of Pennsylvania by Scout…a member of the National Honor Society…coached by Albie Crosby.

Nicholas Rubinowicz

Punter

Fr.-HS, 6-3, 210

Wellington, Fla. (American Heritage School)

At American Heritage School: Averaged 44.3 yards per punt as a senior while earning Florida 3A first-team all-state honors…also handled kicking duties at American Heritage School…selected for the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game as a senior…earned second-team all-state honors as a junior… an Honor Roll student and member of the National Honor Society…also member of the Spanish Honor Society and a College Board AP Scholar.

Oseh Saine

Defensive Line

Fr.-HS, 6-4, 270

Worcester, Mass. (Worcester Academy/Lincoln HS)

At Worcester Academy: Spent a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy in 2013… saw action at linebacker and on the defensive line…recorded 26 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks, in just three games…played for Tony Johnson.

At Lincoln High School: Earned All-Rhode Island first-team honors as a senior at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, R.I. in 2012…named Defensive MVP at Lincoln High School played for Dave Waycott.

Darnell Savage, Jr.

Defensive Back

Fr.-HS, 5-11, 160

Newark, Del. (Caravel Academy)

At Caravel Academy: Played offense and defense, earning Delaware All-State honors… helped lead Caravel to the 2013 state championship…posted 1,298 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior…also added 54 tackles…a consensus three-star recruit…rated the second-best player in Delaware by Rivals…an Honor Roll Student and member of the Headmaster’s List…coached by John Reed.

Gage Shaffer

Quarterback

Fr.-HS, 6-7, 205

Short Gap, W. Va. (Frakfort HS)

At Frankfort High School: Started three seasons at Frankfort High School, leading the Falcons to a 30-7 record…finished senior campaign completing 132-of-241 passes for 2,037 yards and 24 touchdowns…earned first-team 2A All-State honors…amassed 48 touchdown passes in high school career…selected to first team all-area team three times…a three-time All-Potomac Valley Conference selection…a consensus three-star recruit…coached by Kevin Whiteman.

Mbi Tanyi

Outside Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-2, 260

Houston, Texas (George Bush HS)

At George Bush HS: Named District 23-5A first-team All-District…earned Most Valuable Player honors as a senior while compiling 26 tackles (15 solo), seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks…served as a team captain…rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout…coached by Allen Aldridge.

Brett Zanotto

Inside Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-0, 210

Murrysville, Pa. (Franklin Regional HS)

At Franklin Regional High School: Named first team all-state, AAA Greater Alleghany County First-Team and all-conference for both offense and defense…as a senior served as a team captain and led defense with 107 tackles, including 11 TFLs…also gained 908 yards on 125 carries (7.3 ypc) and 17 touchdowns on offense… played in the Blue-Grey All American Bowl… broke the Franklin tackle record as a junior with 157…a Honor Roll student…a consensus three-star recruit…also ranked as the second-best inside linebacker in Pennsylvania by Scout…coached by Greg Botta.

Mason Zimmerman

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 285

Whitehouse, Ohio (Anthony Wayne HS)

At Anthony Wayne High School: Named second-team all-state as a senior…two-time recipient of all-district and all-league honors…played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl…a member of the National Honor Society…ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout…coached by Craig Smith.

2015 University of Maryland Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

BY STATE

MARYLAND/D.C. (8)

• Quarvez Boulware

• Isaiah Davis

• EJ Donahue

• Keiron Howard

• Ty Johnson

• Will McClain

• Ellis McKennie

• Adam McLean

FLORIDA (2)

• Jahrvis Davenport

• Nicholas Rubinowicz

PENNSYLVANIA (2)

• D.J. Moore

• Brett Zanotto

DELAWARE (1)

• Darnell Savage, Jr.

MASSACHUSETTS (1)

• Oseh Saine

OHIO (1)

• Mason Zimmerman

TEXAS (1)

• Mbi Tanyi

VIRGINIA (1)

• Gus Little

WEST VIRGINIA (1)

• Gage Shaffer

INDIVIDUAL HONORS

FOUR-STAR RECRUITS (4)

• Quarvez Boulware (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• EJ Donahue (Scout)

• Adam McLean (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• D.J. Moore (Scout, Rivals)

THREE-STAR RECRUITS (12)

• Jahrvis Davenport (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Isaiah Davis (ESPN)

• Keiron Howard (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Ty Johnson (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Gus Little (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Will McClain (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Ellis McKennie (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Oseh Saine (ESPN)

• Darnell Savage, Jr. (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Gage Shaffer (ESPN, Scout)

• Brett Zanotto (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Mason Zimmerman (ESPN, Scout)

BLUE-GREY ALL-AMERICAN (1)

• Brett Zanotto

OFFENSE-DEFENSE ALL-AMERICAN (2)

• Keiron Howard

• D.J. Howard

SEMPER FI ALL-AMERICAN (1)

• Mason Zimmerman

UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICANS (1)

• Adam McLean

ALL-STATE HONOREES (15)

• Quarvez Boulware (D.C.)

• Isaiah Davis (Md.)

• EJ Donahue (Va.)

• Keiron Howard (Md.)

• Ty Johnson (Md.)

• Gus Little (Va.)

• Will McClain (Md.)

• Ellis McKennie (Md.)

• Adam McLean (Md.)

• D.J. Moore (Pa.)

• Nicholas Rubinowicz (Fla.)

• Oseh Saine (R.I.)

• Darnell Savage, Jr. (Del.)

• Gage Shaffer (W. Va.)

• Brett Zanotto (Pa.)

• Mason Zimmerman (Ohio)

• Keiron Howard

BY POSITION

OFFENSE (9)

Quarterback (1)

• Gage Shaffer

Running Back (1)

• Ty Johnson

Wide Receiver (2)

• Jahrvis Davenport

• D.J. Moore

Offensive Linemen (5)

• Quarvez Boulware

• EJ Donahue

• Will McClain

• Ellis McKennie

• Mason Zimmerman

DEFENSE (8)

Defensive Linemen (3)

• Keiron Howard

• Adam McLean

• Oseh Saine

Linebacker (4)

• Isaiah Davis

• Gus Little

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Maryland forward Layman named Big Ten Player of the Week

Posted on 19 January 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland junior forward Jake Layman earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. This marks the second conference honor for Layman, who garnered co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Dec. 22.

Layman, who averaged 17.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, led No. 14 Maryland (17-2, 5-1 B1G) to a pair of wins over Rutgers and Michigan State last week. A junior from Wrentham, Mass., Layman posted a career-best 13 rebounds and added 12 points in the win over the Scarlet Knights and followed with a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds against the Spartans. For the season, Layman is averaging 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and has a team-best four double-doubles. He is currently tied for second in the Big Ten with 8.7 rebounds per contest in conference play.

The Terps have won three Big Ten Player of the Week honors (Layman, twice) and freshman guard Melo Trimble, who earned that distinction on Dec. 1. In addition, Trimble earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 1 and was co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 15.

Maryland will face Indiana on Thursday, Jan. 22. at 9:00 p.m. EST on ESPNU.

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Terps forward Wells out four weeks with fractured wrist

Posted on 28 November 2014 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior guard/forward Dez Wells sustained a broken bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss four weeks, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Friday.

Wells, who suffered the injury during Maryland’s 72-63 win over No. 13 Iowa State at the CBE Classic, had surgery Friday morning in Baltimore.

“Dez has been playing at a very high level and we will certainly miss our team leader,” Turgeon said. “I am extremely disappointed for Dez because I know how hard he has worked in the offseason to prepare for his senior season.”

Wells has averaged a team-best 16.2 points and added 4.8 rebounds per contest en route to leading the Terps to a 5-0 start. Wells was selected to the CBE Classic All-Tournament team as he averaged 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while leading the Terps to wins over Arizona State and the aforementioned 13th-ranked Cyclones.

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