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Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Middie Taylor Cummings Receives 2014 Tewaaraton Award


After guiding the Terps to a 12th national championship last weekend, Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings captured the 2014 Tewaaraton Award on a historical night Thursday at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. Cummings became Maryland’s fifth overall winner and its fourth in the last five seasons after compiling a tremendous sophomore campaign for the Terps. The Ellicott City, Md., product led Maryland with 63 goals, 128 draw controls, 37 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers and ranked second on the Terps fourth-ranked scoring offense with 24 assists and 87 points. Cummings, who is also a U.S. Women’s National Team member, is a two-time IWLCA First Team All-American and earned All-ACC honors for a second time. She was tabbed to the ACC All-Tournament Team as Maryland captured its sixth consecutive conference title. Cummings was named NCAA Championship Most Valuable Player after a pair of superior performances in Maryland victories against Northwestern and Syracuse in the Final Four. Cummings joins Jen Adams (2001), Caitlyn McFadden (2010) and Katie Schwarzmann (2012-2013) as Terrapins to win the nation’s top collegiate individual honor. She is the first female sophomore to ever win the Tewaaraton. Syracuse’s Mike Powell was the only other sophomore winner, taking the first of his two Tewaaraton awards in 1992. Native American brothers Miles and Lyle Thompson, the University of Albany stars who each broke the Division I lacrosse record for most points in a season, were co-winners of the Tewaaraton Award on the men’s side. They became the first Native Americans to win the coveted Tewaaraton trophy, which derives from the Mohawk name for the game and the progenitor of present day lacrosse.

After guiding the Terps to a 12th national championship last weekend, Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings captured the 2014 Tewaaraton Award on a historical night Thursday at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Cummings became Maryland’s fifth overall winner and its fourth in the last five seasons after compiling a tremendous sophomore campaign for the Terps. The Ellicott City, Md., product led Maryland with 63 goals, 128 draw controls, 37 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers and ranked second on the Terps fourth-ranked scoring offense with 24 assists and 87 points.
Cummings, who is also a U.S. Women’s National Team member, is a two-time IWLCA First Team All-American and earned All-ACC honors for a second time. She was tabbed to the ACC All-Tournament Team as Maryland captured its sixth consecutive conference title. Cummings was named NCAA Championship Most Valuable Player after a pair of superior performances in Maryland victories against Northwestern and Syracuse in the Final Four.
Cummings joins Jen Adams (2001), Caitlyn McFadden (2010) and Katie Schwarzmann (2012-2013) as Terrapins to win the nation’s top collegiate individual honor. She is the first female sophomore to ever win the Tewaaraton. Syracuse’s Mike Powell was the only other sophomore winner, taking the first of his two Tewaaraton awards in 1992.
Native American brothers Miles and Lyle Thompson, the University of Albany stars who each broke the Division I lacrosse record for most points in a season, were co-winners of the Tewaaraton Award on the men’s side. They became the first Native Americans to win the coveted Tewaaraton trophy, which derives from the Mohawk name for the game and the progenitor of present day lacrosse.

#1 Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Captures 12th NCAA Title With 15-12 Win Over #2 Syracuse


Top-seeded Maryland captured its 12th national title Sunday with a 15-12 victory against No. 2 seed Syracuse in front of a record crowd of 10,311 at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Maryland (23-1) was led in scoring by lone senior starter Beth Glaros, who notched five goals. Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin and Kristen Lamon added hat tricks. The Terrapins boasted a 16-13 advantage in the draw circle, including eight from Cummings, en route to their first national championship since 2010. Maryland’s offense erupted from the onset, posting a commanding 5-0 run in the first 4:20 of the game. After Lamon began the drive with a score 43 seconds in the contest, Glaros and Cummings each found the back of the net for a 3-0 Terrapin lead. Lamon extended the cushion to four after an incredible feed from Kelly McPartland before the All-American midfielder gave Maryland its fifth consecutive goal at 25:40. After Maryland was able to snag the first six draw controls of the game, Syracuse was finally able to gain its first possession and Kayla Treanor provided the Orange with a goal at 24:20. Amy Cross made it two-straight for Syracuse with a tally 1:20 later. Treanor shrunk Maryland’s lead to two with a top-shelf score at 12:06 and Alyssa Murray made it four-in-a-row for the Orange with a goal at 9:42 for a 5-4 match. Cummings snapped a 16-minute scoring drought with an absolute rocket at 9:34 to push Maryland’s lead back to two and Glaros extended it to three with a free position goal following a Syracuse yellow card, one of six issued to the Orange Sunday. Cummings – a Tewaaraton finalist – made it a hat trick with a tally through traffic with about five minutes remaining in the first half and gave Maryland a 9-6 lead at the break. Syracuse struck first in the second stanza but the Terrapins quickly countered after an unselfish look from Cummings to Griffin for a 10-7 score with 27 minutes remaining before a second consecutive tally by Griffin extended the Maryland advantage to four. Griffin continued to make her presence known in the final period, completing a second-half hat trick with a spectacular move around the crease for a five-goal Terrapin lead at 21:26. Lamon became the fourth Terrapin to record a hat trick with a free position goal for a 13-7 game with 19:38 remaining. Syracuse halted the 4-0 run with a Kailah Kempney effort at 17:53 to end a nine-minute scoring lull before Glaros picked up two straight goals to push Maryland’s lead to seven. The Orange mustered one final run with four consecutive goals for a 15-12 score but the Terps’ defense buckled down in the final four minutes of play to take home the title.

Top-seeded Maryland captured its 12th national title Sunday with a 15-12 victory against No. 2 seed Syracuse in front of a record crowd of 10,311 at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Maryland (23-1) was led in scoring by lone senior starter Beth Glaros, who notched five goals. Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin and Kristen Lamon added hat tricks. The Terrapins boasted a 16-13 advantage in the draw circle, including eight from Cummings, en route to their first national championship since 2010.
Maryland’s offense erupted from the onset, posting a commanding 5-0 run in the first 4:20 of the game. After Lamon began the drive with a score 43 seconds in the contest, Glaros and Cummings each found the back of the net for a 3-0 Terrapin lead. Lamon extended the cushion to four after an incredible feed from Kelly McPartland before the All-American midfielder gave Maryland its fifth consecutive goal at 25:40.
After Maryland was able to snag the first six draw controls of the game, Syracuse was finally able to gain its first possession and Kayla Treanor provided the Orange with a goal at 24:20. Amy Cross made it two-straight for Syracuse with a tally 1:20 later.
Treanor shrunk Maryland’s lead to two with a top-shelf score at 12:06 and Alyssa Murray made it four-in-a-row for the Orange with a goal at 9:42 for a 5-4 match.
Cummings snapped a 16-minute scoring drought with an absolute rocket at 9:34 to push Maryland’s lead back to two and Glaros extended it to three with a free position goal following a Syracuse yellow card, one of six issued to the Orange Sunday. Cummings – a Tewaaraton finalist – made it a hat trick with a tally through traffic with about five minutes remaining in the first half and gave Maryland a 9-6 lead at the break.
Syracuse struck first in the second stanza but the Terrapins quickly countered after an unselfish look from Cummings to Griffin for a 10-7 score with 27 minutes remaining before a second consecutive tally by Griffin extended the Maryland advantage to four.
Griffin continued to make her presence known in the final period, completing a second-half hat trick with a spectacular move around the crease for a five-goal Terrapin lead at 21:26. Lamon became the fourth Terrapin to record a hat trick with a free position goal for a 13-7 game with 19:38 remaining.
Syracuse halted the 4-0 run with a Kailah Kempney effort at 17:53 to end a nine-minute scoring lull before Glaros picked up two straight goals to push Maryland’s lead to seven.
The Orange mustered one final run with four consecutive goals for a 15-12 score but the Terps’ defense buckled down in the final four minutes of play to take home the title.

2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Final Four Features #1 Maryland Vs #5 Northwestern And #2 Syracuse Vs #6 Virginia At Towson University On May 23


 Top-seeded University of Maryland will face No. 5 Northwestern in the second semifinal of the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Weekend hosted by Towson University on Friday, May 23. That game is scheduled for a first draw at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse University will meet No. 6 University of Virginia in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.

Top-seeded University of Maryland will face No. 5 Northwestern in the second semifinal of the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Weekend hosted by Towson University on Friday, May 23. That game is scheduled for a first draw at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse University will meet No. 6 University of Virginia in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.

Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Towson’s campus will host the women’s lacrosse national semifinals and championship game for the fourth time since 2008. The national championship will take place on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. Both NCAA semifinal games will be broadcast on ESPN3, while ESPNU will carry the national championship game.

The Terrapins will make their sixth straight appearance in the national semifinals after a 15-6 win over Duke in the quarterfinals. Maryland captured the 2010 NCAA® national championship, the last played in Unitas® Stadium.

Northwestern earned its 10th consecutive trip to the semifinals with a 12-11 overtime win over No. 4 Florida. The Wildcats captured the national championship in Towson in 2008 and 2009.

No. 6 Virginia will be making its first appearance in the national semifinals since 2007 after upsetting the defending national champion North Carolina, 10-9, in the quarterfinals.

Syracuse will be making its third straight appearance in the national semifinals after an 11-9 win over Boston College in the quarterfinals.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Syracuse, Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Johns Hopkins And Notre Dame


Maryland Men's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Penn State, Duke, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Penn, Towson, North Carolina, James Madison, Princeton And Virginia


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Head coach Cathy Reese has announced the 2014 schedule for the Maryland women’s lacrosse program as it embarks on its final season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Terps – winners of an unprecedented five consecutive ACC titles – will face a challenging slate, including a difficult road schedule which includes trips to conference rivals Duke and North Carolina. Maryland will play host to ACC newcomer Notre Dame in addition to Boston College, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Welcomes Freshman “Four-Pack Of Offensive Talent” As Terps Look To Compete In Extremely Competitive ACC Lacrosse Conference In 2014


Maryland Men's LacrosseThe Terps have not anointed any of the top freshmen as starters at this point and will leave that open until possibly early January, Tillman said, but they were certainly on the field as much as anyone in this particular practice.

“We didn’t want to make any final decisions until we felt like it was clear to everybody here. Right now, there are a lot of guys fighting for spots, and we’ve appreciated that,” said Tillman, who was also quick to point out the under-the-radar upperclassmen involved in those competitions, too. “That competition has really helped us. Like most freshmen, we’ve had some good days and some days where maybe the game was pretty fast for them, which is typical.”

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by Corey McLaughlin

About three-quarters through a lively two-hour practice on campus in College Park, Md., last Tuesday morning, Maryland’s senior goalie, Niko Amato, gobbled up a 12-yard left-handed shot from the right alley by heralded freshman attackman Matt Rambo.

“Popcorn,” Amato yelled in mock jest at the ease of his stop.

It was an appropriate food reference, although Amato probably wasn’t thinking it at the time. He just wanted to remind a freshman he was a freshman. (But don’t let the one scene fool you; Rambo looked impressive.)

But just as former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens alerted fans to watch him and “Get your popcorn ready,” when he joined the Dallas Cowboys, eyes will be

Heralded Maryland freshman attackman Matt Rambo is "definitely a really good player," Terps senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk said. "He kind of has the whole skill set. He's got both hands, he's really fundamental and he's a quick player, quick with his hands."  © John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com

Heralded Maryland freshman attackman Matt Rambo is “definitely a really good player,” Terps senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk said. “He kind of has the whole skill set. He’s got both hands, he’s really fundamental and he’s a quick player, quick with his hands.” © John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com

on the impact and development of Maryland’s highly-regarded rookie class. Although they’re not necessarily seeking out the attention, Maryland coach John Tillman said, like T.O. would.

Rambo, widely considered one of the top freshmen in the country after a decorated career at La Salle (Pa.), along with attackmen Tim Rotanz, Connor Cannizzaro and attack/midfielder Colin Heacock are a four-pack of offensive talent that could see plenty of playing time this spring in what figures to be an even more competitive year of ACC lacrosse. Notre Dame and Syracuse join the Terps, defending national champion Duke, North Carolina and Virginia in the fray.

Rambo, Rotanz, Cannizzaro (younger brother of 2013 Tewaaraton women’s finalist Kara, of North Carolina) and Heacock are among 13 true freshmen on the Terps’ roster who will help replace a battle-tested group of graduated seniors, including five of six offensive starters from the lineup that bowed out to Cornell in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Byrd Stadium.

For more: http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2012-13/news/100713_30in30_maryland_lacrosse_breaking_in_heralded_freshmen

Concussions In Lacrosse: Maryland Classifies Boys Lacrosse As A “Collision Sport”; Will Limit “Full-Contact” Practices, “Live Checking” Before Games


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New “Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Conference” Features Maryland Women’s Lacrosse, Northwestern And Penn State, Who Combined Have Won 19 Of The 32 NCAA Championships


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Big Ten women’s lacrosse will feature teams that have won 23 national championships and 19 of the 32 NCAA championships, including eight of the last nine. Maryland has won 11 national championships, with 10 NCAA crowns, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2010. Northwestern has claimed 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. The Terrapins, Wildcats and Nittany Lions earned berths in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship this season. Penn State advanced to the quarterfinals, Northwestern reached the national semifinals and Maryland was edged in triple overtime in the national championship game.
“To be a part of a conference from the ground up is exciting for our program and we are anxious to put our thumbprint on Big Ten lacrosse,” said Maryland women’s head coach Cathy Reese. “It is going to be a highly competitive league and with former Terps coaching at five of the six institutions, I believe there is a lot to be excited about as we make this transition in 2014-15 and begin a new chapter in the rich history of Maryland women’s lacrosse.”
With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers in 2014, the broad-based athletic programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will sponsor nearly 350 teams in 42 different sports with almost 9,500 student-athletes, more than any other conference. The Big Ten currently features 25 official conference sports, 12 for men and 13 for women, but is set to add men’s ice hockey as the 26th conference sport in the fall. Men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports in 2014-15.

NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse To Join “Big Ten” Conference Along With Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State And Rutgers


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The Blue Jays would join Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers presumably after the 2014 season, when Maryland and Rutgers are slated to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East, respectively.

After 130 years as an independent in men’s lacrosse, Johns Hopkins will be  joining the Big Ten. An announcement has been scheduled for Monday morning when the university  will confirm the move, according to sources and a published report.

The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cordish Lacrosse Center on  Johns Hopkins’ campus in Baltimore.

Big Ten and university officials would not comment on the move.

The addition of Johns Hopkins will give the Big Ten its sixth member – a  requirement for the conference to earn an automatic qualifier to the NCAA  tournament.

The announcement comes 17 days after a seven-member special committee  recommended May 17 that the university seek conference affiliation after the  team had spent the past 130 years as an independent.

During an ensuing conference call with athletic director Tom Calder and coach  Dave Pietramala, Pietramala had said that he would like the Blue Jays to begin  conference play in 2015.

Johns Hopkins’ move is the latest in the conference realignment wave in men’s  lacrosse. In 2011, Syracuse announced that it would leave the Big East for the  ACC, and Notre Dame followed the Orange in September. The month before the  Fighting Irish’s announcement, Loyola, which captured the national championship  in 2012, said it would switch from the Eastern College Athletic Conference to  the Patriot League for the 2014 season.

In November, Maryland and Rutgers announced that they would join the Big  Ten.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse-blog/bal-johns-hopkins-lacrosse-program-to-join-big-ten-20130602,0,1998652.story#ixzz2V6hKJ4Cg

NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Sr. Middie Katie Schwarzmann Named 2013 Tewaaraton Award Winner As Nation’s Top Lacrosse Player


Maryland Women's Lacrosse Katie Schwarzmann 2013 Tewaaraton Winner

Senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann was named the 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The Sykesville, Md., native is the first two-time Maryland winner and only the third player to do so in award history. The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to honor the nation’s top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.
And Schwarzmann was certainly extraordinary in 2013.
The three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year was crowned ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season after guiding Maryland to its fifth-straight ACC title. Schwarzmann was also named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and is one of only three players to earn All-ACC honors four times.
No one in the country filled up a box score as prolifically as Schwarzmann the past two seasons. She tallied 58 goals, 27 assists, 39 ground balls, 19 caused turnovers and 39 draw controls, and was vital to Maryland’s transition game in 2013 as the Terrapins advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Final Four.
She ended her career ranked third all-time in both goals (228) and points (304). Schwarzmann earned a degree in business from the University of Maryland earlier this month and is the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She will compete with the U.S. women’s national team at the World Cup in Canada this summer.