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Terps load up on All-Big Ten selections, JHU take three

Seven Terps earned All-Big Ten honors. Four of them were unanimously picked to the All-League team.

With as dominant as the No. 1 Maryland Terrapins women’s lacrosse team has been, it is no surprise that they cleaned up when the Big Ten announced their All-Conference selections.

Maryland had 17-0 regular season and another regular season conference championship and that led to seven different players from the team earning All-Big Ten honors.

Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg, senior defender Nadine Hadnagy, junior attacker Megan Whittle and sophomore goalkeeper Megan Taylor were all unanimous selections for the All-Big Ten team, but the conference-high seven Terps selections continued on for Maryland with senior attacker Caroline Wannen, sophomore defender Julia Braig and sophomore midfielder Jen Giles.

Johns Hopkins also had three members of their squad on the All-Big Ten team. Senior midfielder Haley Schweizer was a unanimous selection while senior defender Nevi Fernandez and junior attacker Emily Kenul joined her on the All-Big Ten team.

Stukenberg’s well-rounded game was one against put on great display as she had 31 goals and 28 assists for 59 points, which ranked second on the team. Maryland finished top in the Big Ten in both goals and assists per game and had the top defense in the league.

Stukenberg was eight in the league with 2.24 goals per game, and seventh in total goals. Her 58 points ranked fifth in the league and her 3.41 points per game ranked sixth. Her 37 ground balls were fifth in the Big Ten and the 2.18 per game she had registered in, in sixth place through the regular season. Stukenberg was also Maryland’s top threat on draws, finishing with 53 on the year for 3.1 per game, ranking seventh.

Hadnagy led Maryland’s defense that ranks 16th nationally with 23 caused turnovers to go with 22 ground balls. Maryland is allowing only nine goals per game and has caused a league-best 159 caused turnovers on the season.

Whittle finished second in the Big Ten with 54 goals and 3.18 goals per game average. Her 64 points, helped by 10 assists, ranks third in the Big Ten while her 3.76 points per game ranks fourth. She led the Big Ten with 128 shots this year.

Taylor led the Big Ten with just an 8.93 goals against average and was second in the league with 9.81 saves per game. She has saved 55.5-percent of the shots she has been faced with in 846 minutes. She also has 26 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.

Schweizer led Johns Hopkins to the Big Ten tournament in their first-ever season in the league as she scored a team-high 33 points and 42 points. She also had nine assists, 22 ground balls, 30 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers on the year.

Wannen led Maryland with 28 assists this season and ranked second in the Big Ten with 1.65 assists per game and fifth with 3.47 shots per game. She also scored 31 goals and had 16 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.

Giles ranked fourth on the Terps with 29 goals and 72 points, but second on the team with 22 assists. She ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 1.29 assists per game.

Braig started all 17 games for the Terps on defense and tied for second on the team with 26 ground balls and was second place on the team with 22 caused turnovers.

For the Blue Jays, Kenul tied for third her team with 23 goals and third with 39 points. This year she has 23 goals and 15 assists for 38 points. She also led Johns Hopkins with 39 draw controls this year.

Fernandez started all 17 games for Johns Hopkins this year and finished with 25 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. Johns Hopkins ranked second in the league with a 9.92 goals against average this year.

The Attack Player, Defensive Player and Goaltender of the Year along with Freshman and Coach of the Year will be named on Monday, May 8, following the conclusion of this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament. Maryland will host Johns Hopkins in the semifinals on Friday at 6 pm.

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