No. 9 Maryland Returns Home to Face Penn State Thursday

No. 9 Maryland (10-1, 2-0 B1G) vs. Penn State (5-5, 0-2 B1G)
April 7, 2022
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex
6:30 p.m. EDT

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The No. 9 Maryland women’s lacrosse team will continue conference play as the Terps welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. The game will air on the Big Ten Network with Mark Dixon and Sheehan Stanwick Burch on the call.
 

PENN STATE STORYLINES

last time out

  • The Terps are 10-1 so far in 2022, coming off a 17-6 trouncing of Johns Hopkins on Saturday for the program’s 750th win, the first program in women’s lacrosse to reach this milestone.
  • The Maryland defense held the Blue Jays to only one goal in the second half as Emily Sterling saved 67-percent of the Hopkins shots with a career-high 12 saves.
  • The scoring was balanced offensively with five different Terps tallying at least two goals, led by Libby May who had four. Hopkins shot just 25-percent in the game overall.

RORY IS ROARING

  • Fifth-year transfer aurora cordingley is off to a record-breaking start as a Terp, currently leading the nation points per game (6.36 per game).
  • She also stands third in the nation with 30 assists. The Canadian National Team member has at least five points in nine of 11 games, has at least six points in seven of the last 10 games and is the first Terp with two double-digit point games in a season since Alex Aust in 2013, tallying 11 (six goals, five assists) against Villanova (3/13) and 10 (four goals, six assists) against No. 7 Florida (2/26).
  • She has twice this season been named the IWLCA National Player of the Week and four times been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, both the most since three-time Tewaaraton winner Taylor Cummings in 2015.
aurora cordingley

FIVE TERPS NAMED MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICANS

  • Five Terps were named Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-Americans on Thursday afternoon.
  • Defend Abby Bosco was named a first team selection, attacker aurora cordingley and goalie Emily Sterling were selected as second team selections and midfielder Shaylan Ahearn and attacker Hannah Leubecker were recognized with honorable mention distinction.
  • The Terps have the most all-Americans on the list of any Big Ten school.
Abby Bosco

sterling saves

  • goalies Emily Sterling has been a brick wall in net this season, currently leading the nation with a .544 save percentage.
  • Sterling also stands second in the nation in goals against average, only allowing 7.37 goals per 60 minutes in net.
  • The junior has over a 50-percent save percentage in six of 11 games this season, is saving at a .667 percent clip over the past two games and in two Big Ten games this season has 22 saves and only 12 goals allowed, a . 647 save percentage.
  • Sterling was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week this week after notching 18 saves and only allowing six goals over two games.
Emily Sterling

750 WINS

  • The Maryland women’s lacrosse program reached 750 wins this past week, the first program in the sport to reach that milestone.
  • head-coach Cathy Reese has been a part of the program for 463 of those 750 wins, 75 as a player, 94 as an assistant coach and 294 as a head coach.
  • Currently in the 49th year of the program, Maryland has won 15 national championships. The all-time program record stands at 750-149-3.
Championship Celebration

HISTORY SERIES

  • Maryland leads the all-time series with Penn State, 43-16-1 and has won 17 of the last 19 meetings.
  • Maryland has defeated Penn State in the 2019 Big Ten Semifinals, 2018 Big Ten Championship and 2017 National Semifinals.
  • Penn State Head Coach Missy Doherty played at Maryland from 1994-97, winning three national championships. Doherty and Reese were teammates from 1995-97.
Grace Penn State

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