No. 2 Maryland (8-1)
Coming up: At No. 15 Penn State, Sunday, 7 p.m.
Comment: The Terps have not lost to the Nittany Lions in 35 meetings, including five Big Ten games. Attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys' Latin) picked up the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week award for his three-goal, two-assist showing in Saturday's 13-5 victory at then-No. 15 Michigan.
No. 5 Johns Hopkins (7-2)
Coming up: Vs. Ohio State, Saturday, noon, Homewood Field
Comment: The Blue Jays have won seven of 10 games, but the Buckeyes swept two meetings in last year's Big Ten regular season and tournament. Sophomore attackman Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for compiling career highs in assists (four) and points (six) in Sunday's 13-12 win at No. 9 Rutgers.
No. 11 Loyola Maryland (6-3)
Coming up: At No. 17 Lehigh, Saturday, 1 p.m.; At Georgetown, Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Comment: The Greyhounds are 12-0 against the Mountain Hawks and 32-7 against the Hoyas. Senior defenseman Foster Huggins earned the Patriot League's Defensive Player of the Week honor after totaling six caused turnovers and five ground balls in Saturday's 11-7 win at Colgate, while junior Jacob Stover was named the conference's Goalkeeper of the Week after making 10 saves and picking up two ground balls.
Mount St. Mary's (3-7)
Coming up: At No. 14 Bucknell, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Comment: All three of the Mountaineers' victories in this nonconference series have occurred in the past five years and in Emmitsburg. Freshman goalkeeper Dylan Furnback collected the Northeast Conference's Rookie of the Week award after making 19 saves in his first career start in Saturday's 10-9 loss at Sacred Heart.
Coming up: Vs. Colgate, Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Comment: The Midshipmen own a 13-7 record in this Patriot League series, but the Raiders have won three of the past five games. With 17 goals and 10 assists, attackman Christian Daniel is the first freshman to reach the 15-10 mark since attackmen Sam Jones and Tucker Hull finished the 2011 season with identical totals of 23 goals and 15 assists.
Coming up: Vs. Drexel, Friday, 7 p.m., Johnny Unitas Stadium
Comment: The Tigers have won the past five Colonial Athletic Association meetings to up their series record against the Dragons to 43-10. Junior short-stick defensive midfielder Zach Goodrich leads the team in caused turnovers with 11 and ranks third in ground balls with 19.
Coming up: Vs. No. 1 Albany, Friday, 7 p.m., UMBC Stadium
Comment: The Great Danes' 12-10 record against the Retrievers has been buoyed by an eight-game winning streak in America East Conference play. Sophomore faceoff specialist Jake Brothers (Mount Saint Joseph) scooped up a career-high 10 ground balls and tied a career high with 14 faceoff wins in Saturday's 10-7 loss at UMass Lowell.