On a Maryland squad that can run as many as nine midfielders, Landon Carr doesn’t garner much attention.
But the junior short-stick defensive midfielder has been a sparkplug for the No. 10 Terps’ transition game, recording four goals and two assists thus far.
Carr has posted three goals and two assists in the team’s past three contests. He has taken just six shots this season and is 11-of-15 in his last two years.
Carr’s contributions did not escape the attention of coach John Tillman, who said he and his staff reviewed Carr’s numbers recently.
“His shooting percentage over the last two years has been very good for a guy that’s a D-middie,” Tillman said Tuesday. “… It is a big spark. And transition plays are, in my opinion, momentum plays. You go from defense to offense, and people love to see the up-and-down play and the guys get fired up. I think it even adds more than just your regular six-on-six goal. People are excited about it and then hopefully, you get to faceoff and maybe build on that. But he’s done a really good job. He is a little bit like [sophomore midfielder-turned-defenseman] Brian [Cooper], an offensive player playing defense.”