The Maryland field hockey team begins their 2008 campaign with an exhibition against Junior F.C. Spain in College Park this evening. Did you know that the Terps have one of the dominant programs in NCAA field hockey history? NO? Well, here are some other things you did not know about Terps field hockey:
- The Terps have won five Division-I National Championships since it became an official D-I sport in 1981
- UMD won it all in 2005 and 2006 before failing to reach the semi’s last year for the first time in five years
- Maryland has won six ACC titles and has been to the NCAA tournament twenty times in twenty-six years
- The ACC is the dominant conference in field hockey – UMD (5), UNC (5), and Wake Forest (3) account for 13 of 26 D-I championships in history
The Terps finished last year at #3 in the final D-I Coaches Poll, only behind #1 UNC and #2 Wake Forest. This year, key stops on the road to the championship include early out-of-conference tests on 9/1 at Penn State, 9/5 against ODU, and 9/7 at Michigan. They round out their tough schedule with BC at home on 9/20, a trip to Wake Forest on 9/27, a rematch at ODU on 10/17, and UNC at home on 10/25. Did I mention that Duke finished last year at #12? I think we need to bring the ruckus and watch them beat the shin guards off those Duke bitches at 1PM on 10/11. Fuck Duke.
Coach Missy Meharg has been with the team over twenty years and is largely responsible for the its history of success. The Terrapins return most of the core members of its squad this year. Key players include All-American sophomore forward Katie O’Donnell, who led the nation in PPG last year, and All-American senior back Susie Rowe.
In summary, the UMD field hockey team is no joke, so I’m not going to make any tongue-in-cheek references about how good they look in their skirts. I’m only going to make serious references about them. Do you see that picture at the top of the post? Those girls have seriously nice asses. So start chanting “EVERY CORNER IS A GOAL” and get it up for Terps field hockey!