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By the numbers: 2017 schedule for Maryland men's lacrosse

Maryland coach John Tillman shares thoughts with his team after they lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2016 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Division I championship.
Maryland coach John Tillman shares thoughts with his team after they lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2016 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Division I championship. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Maryland has released its schedule for the 2017 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Terps, who went 17-3 last year, swept the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships, and reached the NCAA tournament final for the fourth time in the past six years before falling to North Carolina, 14-13, in overtime in the title game.

10: Maryland's program-record 16-game winning streak that ended against the Tar Heels marked the second straight campaign in which the program had racked up at least 10 consecutive victories. It was the first time the school had won at least 10 straight games in back-to-back seasons since the 1955 and 1956 squads capped their years with a combined record of 21-0.

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9: Nine schools have captured the national championship since the Terps last won in 1975. The program is 2-11 in NCAA tournament finals, including nine consecutive losses.

8: Of the eight All Americans named by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association last spring, four are returning. They are senior attackmen Matt Rambo (43 goals and 32 assists) and Colin Heacock (42 G, 12 A), senior defenseman Tim Muller (42 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers), and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen (4 G, 1 A, 45 GB, 11 CT).

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7: The Terps finished last spring ranked in the top 10 in Division I in seven categories. They ranked in the top 5 in four departments – first in win percentage (.850), third in man-down defense (73.1 percent), fourth in fewest turnovers per game (10.7) and fifth in clearing percentage (91.0).

6: Maryland is scheduled to host six games for the second year in a row. It will mark the fewest number of regular-season games in College Park since the 2010 squad played just five games at home.

5: The Terps are set to face five teams that qualified for last year's NCAA tournament. They will open the season at Navy on Feb. 11, they welcome Ivy League champion Yale to Maryland Stadium on Feb. 25, visit Notre Dame on March 4 and the Tar Heels on March 25, and host Johns Hopkins on April 29.

4: For the fourth consecutive season, Maryland will play three games on the road in March. The March 18 game against Villanova is the only one at home that month -- marking the program's fewest number of games at home in March since 1978.

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3: The Terps graduated three midfielders who posted more than 20 points last season. Two, Bryan Cole (21 G, 29 A) and Henry West (17 G, 11 A), were starters, and the third, Pat Young (15 G, 6 A), was a key member of the second midfield.

2: The Terps will meet a pair of opponents for just the second time in their respective histories. They will travel to St. Joseph's on Feb. 14 and then welcome High Point to Maryland Stadium on Feb. 18.

1: There can only be one starter in the net, and Maryland must replace two-year starter Kyle Bernlohr, who graduated after posting an 8.25 goals-against average and a .533 save percentage last spring. Whom the team selects as Bernlohr's successor could be a storyline for a good portion of next spring.

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