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terps field hockey wins the ncaa championship!

The 2008 Marlyand Field Hockey NCAA Champhionship Team!

The 2008 Marlyand Field Hockey NCAA Champhionship Team!

Congratulations are in order for the Maryland field hockey squad!  The team won its sixth NCAA Chamionship on Sunday with a win over #2 Wake Forest.  Maryland entered the tournament as the #1 ranked team, and this weekend they proved they were the best in the country.

I began following this team in August through news updates, and early on I had the feeling the Terps were good enough to win it all.  The ACC is the best field hockey conference in the country, and the Terps had arguably the toughest schedule there was, so this was no cake walk.  Coach Missy Meharg did a great job of keeping this team focused on the ultimate goal.  Senior Sarah Scholl demonstrated the team’s high level of dedication when she wrote this statement in her blog after winning the ACC Championship:

That is what led us to the title; a determined commitment to doing all the small things in practice, in life, in games.

Senior Susie Rowe and sophomore Katie O’Donnell led the offense throughout the year. Rowe tied the team record for goals in a season during the championship game. We should all be proud that the University of Maryland produced this team of young leaders. I look forward to following another run at the title in 2009!

Best wishes to the seniors, and GO TERPS!


terps field hockey continues dominance, wins acc championship

Maryland field hockey celebrates its ACC Championship.

Maryland field hockey celebrates its ACC Championship.

Congratulations to the Maryland field hockey team for winning the ACC Championship this weekend. The Terps did it with impressive wins over #9 UVA and #2 Wake Forest, further justifying their #1 RPI ranking.   Once again the Terps were led Susie Rowe, who earned tournament MVP honors. Their first NCAA Tournament games will be this Saturday and Sunday in College Park.

There is no secret formula or magic trick.  Each person has to look at themselves and at each one of their teammates and make the commitment to find it, whether tangible or not.

The Terps accomplished their first goal for this season, but at this point this team will not be satisfied with anything less than a National Championship. If Sarah Scholl’s blog post from November 8th is any indication, this team is as serious as a heart attack about winning it all this year. I’ve been feeling the mojo all year with this squad, and I can’t wait to see how this story ends.


demons, be gone!: Terps take #1 ranking

O'Donnell captures her second player of the week.

O'Donnell has earned her second ACC Player of the Week honor in 2008.

The Terps field hockey team went down to Winston-Salem last week and defeated the top-ranked Deamon Deacons.  The win propelled them to #1 in the country!  Katie O’Donnell, a young lady with a nice smile, had a goal and an assist in the game.  Her performance helped her earn the honor of ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season.  Following the win at Wake, the Terps kept their foot on the gas and gave the Richmond Spiders a 7-0 beat down in College Park to improve their record to 9-1.

These ladies are playing with confidence.  They have seniors that have won two championships and know what it takes to win again.  Not to spook them, but I think they’re going to add another title this year.  Here is what senior forward Sarah Scholl had to say on her blog before the game at Wake: “This is the kind of team we want to play, to prove ourselves, to play amazing hockey, to really have to push until the last whistle and leave everything out on the field. This is the kind of game we dream about.”

You know what that sounds like?  THAT SOUNDS LIKE CHAMPIONSHIP TALK TO ME, BABY!  I haven’t been this excited about field hockey since I was a pizza- faced sophomore in high school.

But the ACC schedule doesn’t get any easier.  The Terps travel to Charlottesville to play #10 Virginia on Saturday, and then host #9 Duke in College Park on October 11.  Like a fall breeze blowing leaves to the ground, I believe that this Terps team can put the chill on the rest of the league and take it all this year. I think they believe it, too.


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