Senior Welma Luus led the No. 7 Maryland field hockey team to a 5-1 win over No. 10 Michigan and its first Big Ten Conference tournament championship Sunday.
Luus set a Big Ten record at Indiana with seven goals over three tournament games for the top-seeded Terps (19-3), including a career-high four against the second-seeded Wolverines (17-4).
"We're ecstatic to win a tournament title," coach Missy Meharg said in a release. "We were here 12 months ago and played the same day. We learned a lot from those five days and put ourselves in a position to be back here again against a great Michigan. We were so disciplined, so poised today. Welma Luus has world-class skills and we're just so proud to be Big Ten champions."
Luus was named tournament Most Valuable Player, and senior Anna Dessoye was named to the All-Big Ten tournament team.
Maryland will play Princeton (10-6) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament.