The bad: After marching to back-to-back title games, Maryland fell well short of that stage, losing, 16-8, to an unseeded Cornell team that advanced to the Final Four. So the championship drought – the program has not won a NCAA crown since 1975 – continues for at least another year. "The way we finished was certainly something that we were not excited about," Tillman said. "At a place like Maryland, you have high goals and the kids have big dreams. So you're trying to hold yourself to a high standard there, but you realize how difficult those things are." … After averaging 15 goals through a 6-0 start, the offense scored just 10.3 goals in the final seven contests. Tillman said he did not think that the source of the unit's troubles could be traced to one player or issue. "I think it's a combination of a lot of things," he said. "You can't just put it on one thing. Sometimes that's what we'd like to do, but I think it was a number of different things. We didn't win as many faceoffs, we didn't create as much transition, we didn't shoot as well, we didn't execute at a high level, and there were a lot of turnovers. I think there were a lot of things and those are things we have to go back through the film and ask how we can do those things better." … Senior attackman Kevin Cooper led the offense in assists (22) and points (42), and redshirt junior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk scored a team-best 23 goals, but the Terps lacked an initiator who could break down opposing defenses and create opportunities for others. But Tillman pointed out that developing that type of player is no easy task. "I think those guys are hard to come by," he said. "[Former Cornell attackman] Rob Pannell and [Duke junior attackman Jordan] Wolf and those guys are very dynamic players, and they're hard guys to find. We kind of look at it as we may not have one guy, but we feel like if everybody plays together and everybody plays unselfishly and everybody plays fast and makes smart decisions, the sum of the parts can hopefully be pretty successful for us."