Maryland freshman Justin Shockey (3) and junior Austin Henningsen (not pictured) are one of only two duos on the same team to rank in the top 40 in Division I in faceoff percentage so far.
Maryland freshman Justin Shockey (3) and junior Austin Henningsen (not pictured) are one of only two duos on the same team to rank in the top 40 in Division I in faceoff percentage so far. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

No. 2 Maryland (5-1)

Coming up: At No. 6 Villanova, Saturday, 1 p.m.

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Comment: The Terps are 9-1 against the Wildcats, who earned their lone victory, 13-12 in overtime, March 18, 2017. The faceoff duo of freshman Justin Shockey (55.2 percent success rate on 36 of 67 attempts) and junior Austin Henningsen (53.9 percent, 41 of 76) are one of only two sets of teammates ranked in the top 40 in Division I in faceoff percentage. (Ohio State sophomore Chris Feliziani and freshman Justin Inacio is the other pair.)

No. 8 Loyola Maryland (4-2)

Coming up: At Navy, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.; at No. 11 Georgetown, Wednesday, 3 p.m.

Comment: The Greyhounds are 6-4 against the Midshipmen and 32-7 against the Hoyas. Senior defenseman Foster Huggins not only leads the team in caused turnovers with 20, but he also leads the country with 3.3 per game.

UMBC men’s lacrosse fears leading scorer Trevor Patschorke will miss rest of season

A knee injury has sidelined freshman attackman Trevor Patschorke for the past two games, and the leading scorer for the UMBC men’s lacrosse team will be out for “a good amount of time.”

No. 10 Johns Hopkins (4-2)

Coming up: Vs. Delaware, Saturday, 3 p.m., Homewood Field

Comment: The Blue Jays have not lost to the Blue Hens in all nine games of the series. Sophomore attackman Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a career-high five points (four goals, one assist) in Saturday’s 18-7 thrashing of then-No. 6 Syracuse, and sophomore defenseman Jack Rapine earned the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week award for picking up four ground balls and causing one turnover against the Orange.

No. 20 Towson (3-3)

Coming up: Vs. No. 3 Duke, Saturday, noon, Johnny Unitas Stadium

Comment: Although the Tigers own a 7-2 advantage in this series, the Blue Devils won the last game, 12-4, on March 16, 2013. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Shane Brennan’s career-high 16 saves, seven ground balls and .727 save percentage in Saturday’s 7-6 overtime upset of then-No. 14 Ohio State earned him the Rookie of the Week honor from the Colonial Athletic Association.

Mount St. Mary’s (3-4)

Coming up: At Bryant, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment: The Mountaineers edged the Bulldogs, 6-5, on March 18, 2017, ending a three-game losing skid to their Northeast Conference rivals. Freshman Sam Stephan recorded season and career highs in faceoff wins (19 of 25 attempts) and ground balls (11) in Saturday’s 12-9 win against Mercer.

Navy (4-3)

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Coming up: Vs. No. 8 Loyola Maryland, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Comment: The Midshipmen have dropped six of the last seven meetings against their Patriot League foes. Freshman attackman Christian Daniel was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high five goals in Saturday’s 15-5 thumping of Lafayette, the most by a Navy freshman since Jack Ray scored five times against Air Force on May 2, 2015.

UMBC (2-4)

Coming up: Vs. Stony Brook, Sunday, noon, UMBC Stadium

Comment: The Retrievers’ 14-9 record against the Seawolves includes three wins in the past five meetings between these America East Conference rivals. Junior midfielder Billy Nolan (Arundel) and freshman attackman Steven Zichelli (Severna Park) are tied for the team lead in assists with four each.

— Edward Lee

Albany lacrosse player Jakob Patterson talks to reporter Edward Lee after the Great Danes defeated Maryland. (Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun video)
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