Atlantic Coast Conference Last season: 10-4, NCAA first round Coach: John Tillman (fourth season, 35-14; sixth season overall, 55-33) Top returning point-getter: Mike Chanenchuk, senior M (23, 14) Other key returnees Niko Amato, senior GK (7.98 goals-against average, .594 save percentage) Michael Ehrhardt, senior D (53 ground balls, 15 caused turnovers) Goran Murray, junior D (19 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers) Key newcomers Isaiah Davis-Allen, freshman M Matt Rambo, freshman A Tim Rotanz, freshman A Outlook: Not only did the Terps graduate four starters on offense, but they also bade farewell to a pair of key contributors on defense. Chanenchuk returns, but is not a quarterback-type. A number of young players have an opportunity to make an imprint on offense, but the team's strength will reside in a defense anchored by Amato, Ehrhardt, Murray and junior defenseman Casey Ikeda (14 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers).
Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun
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