Casey Ikeda had put Princeton senior attackman Mike MacDonald under wraps, ending his 30-game streak with at least one point in No. 8 Maryland's 11-4 victory over the No. 12 Tigers on Saturday. But the senior defenseman shared credit with his teammates during a post-game news conference.
The No. 9 Terps held No. 10 Princeton to more than 10 goals below its season average and used a 6-0 run in the third and fourth quarters to cruise to an 11-4 victory on Saturday before an announced 2,149 at Byrd Stadium.
In just four starts at Maryland, Dylan Maltz has recorded seven points on five goals and two assists, already surpassing the three goals and one assist he registered in six games (no starts) last season at Syracuse.
While Navy opened the season Sunday with a 21-7 rout of VMI, Maryland participated in a scrimmage against Cornell on Saturday and will begin the 2015 season by visiting the Midshipmen on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Terps went 11-3 in the regular season, earning the No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament. Motivated by what they perceived as a snub for not drawing a better seed, they advanced to their third Final Four in the past four years.
The 2015 college lacrosse season is almost upon us, as Delaware plays at High Point on Sunday. Locally, the season begins in eight days when UMBC visits Johns Hopkins and Loyola Maryland welcomes Virginia.
It's been a busy offseason for the Maryland lacrosse program. In addition to offensive coordinator Ryan Moran's departure for the same position at Loyola Maryland, the Terps lost rising sophomore attackman Connor Cannizzaro to Denver.
When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially leaves the North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Conference for the more prosperous Big Ten Conference, a Midwest-oriented league known for its football heritage and expanding television network.
At 5 feet 8, 170 pounds, Notre Dame's Matt Kavanagh was one of the smallest players on the field Saturday in his team's semifinal matchup with No. 7 seed Maryland, which has the nation's top-ranked scoring defense. But the sophomore attackman's stats from the game showed just how big he can be.