Turgeon: ” Ceko had an MRI on Satuday and everything looked good, which is great news. I’d say he’s day to day, but most unlikely for Tuesday. He’s not supposed to practice today. I don’t know the exact injury, kind of like tendintius, a little swelling in the area…and no structural damage.”
Four members of the Big Ten champion Maryland women’s basketball team earned All-Big Ten First and Second Team honors Monday and head coach Brenda Frese was voted Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time in her career.
As voted on by the conference’s media panel, sophomores Lexie Brown and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough were named to the All-Big Ten First Team, while redshirt senior Laurin Mincy and sophomore Brionna Jones were named to the Second Team. The league’s head coaches named Brown, Walker-Kimbrough and Jones to the First Team and Mincy to the Second Team.
Brown was also voted to the five-member All-Big Ten Defensive Team.
The Maryland men’s basketball team moved up four spots to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 9 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 on Monday.
The Terps, who defeated No. 5 Wisconsin and Michigan last week, are ranked in the Top 10 for the first time in both polls since February 3, 2003 (ranked No. 8 at that time). Maryland, winners of five straight contests, is 24-5 overall and is 12-4 in its inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference.
Maryland travels to Rutgers on Tuesday for a game against the Scarlet Knights at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
My take—Happy days are here again!!
Freshman defensive midfielder Matt Neufeldt has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after a breakout week in which he helped lead the Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a pair of victories over No. 11 Penn and Drexel. It is the second Defensive Player of the Week honor for the Terps and first overall for Neufeldt.
The Naperville, Ill., product had an excellent week defensively for the 9th-ranked Terps, picking up eight ground balls and causing five turnovers.
Neufeldt was tremendous against the then-No. 11 Quakers, racking up three ground balls and causing four turnovers. Neufeldt’s effort then carried into the Drexel game, in which he tallied a career-high five ground balls and helped hold the Dragons scoreless for a stretch of 56:17 in a 12-3 victory.
Brenda’s squad has done it again. Imagine losing 2 time ACC POY Alyssa Thomas, and not missing a beat the following year.The Terps end the regular season at 27-2 going into the BIG TEN tournament.
Led by Brene Moseley’s 18 points, the No. 5 Maryland women’s basketball team wrapped up a perfect inaugural season in Big Ten play, beating No. 25 Northwestern, 69-48, Sunday afternoon.
“Words can’t describe right now how we’re feeling,” said head coach Brenda Frese. “I’m so proud of this group. When you talk about making history with a team that had a lot of unknowns going into the season, with a new conference, all new teams, and they continue to separate themselves every day. It’s going to be a team that I’m always going to remember; you’re talking about something I’ve never done.”
In its first season in the Big Ten, Maryland went 18-0 in conference play. The Terrapins are the third team in conference history to go undefeated in Big Ten play, and the first team since the 1998-99 season.
Freshmen Megan Whittle and Taylor Hensh each scored hat tricks as the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (3-0) pushed past Hofstra (2-2) in a dominant 14-6 win Saturday afternoon.
Whittle notched three goals for the second straight game, while Hensh tallied her first collegiate goals against the Pride. Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin and Kristen Lamon each scored twice, while Kelly McPartland and Caroline Wannen added goals. Cummings finished the game with five points (2G, 3A) to pace the Terrapins.
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.
The Terps came out flat today on Senior day according to head coach Mark Turgeon which is to expected after the emotional win Tuesday over Wisconsin. Early on Dez and Melo were not on all cylinders.
But as the 1st half continued, Melo took over culminating in a back breaking trey to give the Terps a 30-21 lead. The 2nd half was dominated by a rain of treys lead by 3 treys from Jared Nickens.
Trimble once again amazed the crowd finishing with 19 points, along with 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Dez finished with 13 points on 6-11 shooting.
Michigan tossed a 1-2-2 mid court rush that confused the Terps for a while. It was Evan Smotrycz who moved to a center type position and dished off 4 assists to end the threat.
The Terrapins finished 18-1 at home – the only defeat against Top 10 Virginia on Dec. 3. Maryland’s 9-0 mark at home in the Big Ten includes Tuesday’s win over fifth-ranked Wisconsin, the conference leader.
The Terps honored their seven-member senior class which included Spencer Barks, Jon Graham, Richaud Pack, Varun Ram, Evan Smotrycz, Jacob Susskind and Wells prior to tipoff.
“Obviously, it was a great day for us. To be able to play everybody and honor every senior, it was hard to do. A lot of good things happened today. A lot of the seniors played well for us. We got everybody in and we finished 9-0 in the league at home, which is hard to do,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “Our fans would not let us lose so that is why you come to Maryland; to be a part of that. We got one chapter out of the way as we move forward through the rest of the season.”
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