from umterps.com——-Make no mistake, while Maryland boasts a stellar rookie class this season, 2013 has been deemed the year of the senior. With nine seniors, including Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann, it’s easy to see why.
Head coach Cathy Reese returns for her seventh season at Maryland and hopes to utilize the leadership of her senior group to lead the Terps to their fifth straight ACC crown.
“This senior class has been to three straight ACC championship games and three straight final fours,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “Led by our three captains – Katie Schwarzmann, Melissa Diepold and Alex Aust – we are confident this leadership group will do a fantastic job mentoring our underclassmen.”
The Terps will have a mix of midfielders and attackers on the attack this season and the unit will be led by senior All-American Alex Aust.
Aust was tremendous down the stretch for Maryland, including an epic performance in the ACC tournament. The Sterling, Va., native was the team leader in assists (52) and points (96) and will be called upon to be the main distributor again in 2013.
“We are always looking for our attack to be fast-paced in transition and on fast breaks,” Reese said. “We will rely a lot on Alex to be the leader in the offense and really attacking from all areas.”
Look for Brooke Griffin, a contributor as a starter in the midfield last season, to serve more time in the attack as a sophomore. Fellow sophomores Kristen Lamon and Taylor Salandra also saw time off the bench as rookies.
Senior Camilla Hayes and junior Mary Angstadt add experience to the attack. Freshman Caitlin Crouse and Halle Majorana will also see time in their first campaigns in College Park.