Maryland Terrapins field hockey

The Maryland Terrapins field hockey team is the intercollegiate field hockey program representing the University of Maryland. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), although it was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) before 2014. The Maryland field hockey team plays its home games at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on the university campus in College Park, Maryland. The Terrapins are among the most accomplished field hockey programs in the country, and they have won a total of eight NCAA national championships and 13 conference championships (10 in the ACC and 3 in the Big Ten). The team is currently coached by Missy Meharg.

Maryland Terrapins
field hockey
Full nameMaryland Terrapins field hockey
Nickname(s)Terrapins
Founded1974[1]
Home groundField Hockey & Lacrosse Complex[1][2]
(Capacity 2,000)
CoachMissy Meharg[1][3]
UniversityUniversity of Maryland
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
NCAA Tournament champions
1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1995, 2001, 2009, 2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament final fours
1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament appearances
1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament champions
1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018
Conference regular season champions
2014, 2015, 2016, 2018[1][4][5]

History

Field hockey has been a varsity sport at the University of Maryland since 1974.[1][4] Between 1983 and 2013, the Terrapins competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[4] Beginning with the 2014 season, however, Maryland (along with Rutgers) has joined the Big Ten Conference, expanding it to nine field hockey members.[6][7] The Terrapins are among the most accomplished field hockey programs in the country, amassing 12 conference championships (all but two in the ACC), eight NCAA national championships, and a record 57 wins in the NCAA tournament.[1] In the entire history of the field hockey program, Maryland has only had two head coaches: Sue Tyler (1974–87) and Missy Meharg (1988–present).[3][4] The program has been particularly successful under Meharg, who has guided the Terrapins to seven national titles, nine ACC Tournament titles, and 15 NCAA Final Four appearances while collecting nine National Coach of the Year awards herself.[3]

Season-by-season results

The 2011 Maryland field hockey team in action at Penn State
Year Head Coach Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Conf.
Place
Conf.
Tourn.
Postseason
1974 Sue Tyler 11–3–4 .722
1975 12–5 .706
1976 6–7 .462
1977 7–6–3 .531
1978 7–5–2 .571
1979 15–4–4 .739 AIAW semifinals
1980 9–5–3 .618
1981 6–8–2 .438
1982 13–8 .619
1983 12–6–2 .650 0–1 .000 2nd
1984 15–7–1 .674 1–0 1.000 T3rd
1985 14–7–3 .646 1–1–1 .500 T3rd NCAA 2nd Round
1986 9–10–2 .476 1–1–1 .500 2nd
1987 18–4–1 .804 2–1 .667 2nd NCAA Champions
1988 Missy Meharg 11–9–2 .545 1–1–1 .500 2nd NCAA 1st Round
1989 11–8–1 .575 1–2 .333 2nd
1990 11–6–2 .632 1–2 .333 T3rd NCAA 1st Round
1991 17–5–1 .761 2–0–1 .833 2nd NCAA Final Four
1992 15–5–1 .738 2–2 .500 1st NCAA 2nd Round
1993 21–3 .875 4–0 1.000 2nd NCAA Champions
1994 10–9–2 .524 3–4–1 .438 2nd
1995 19–5 .792 6–2 .750 2nd NCAA Runner-Up
1996 15–7 .682 3–5 .375 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
1997 18–4 .818 2–2 .500 T3rd NCAA 2nd Round
1998 16–6 .727 3–1 .750 1st NCAA 2nd Round
1999 24–1 .960 4–0 1.000 1st NCAA Champions
2000 19–4 .826 2–2 .500 1st NCAA Final Four
2001 20–4 .833 3–1 .750 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2002 17–5 .773 2–2 .500 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2003 20–4 .833 2–2 .500 T3rd NCAA Final Four
2004 17–6 .739 2–2 .500 2nd NCAA Final Four
2005 23–2 .920 4–1 .800 1st NCAA Champions
2006 23–2 .920 4–1 .800 2nd NCAA Champions
2007 18–3 .857 4–1 .800 T3rd NCAA 2nd Round
2008 22–2 .917 4–1 .800 1st NCAA Champions
2009 23–1 .958 5–0 1.000 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2010 23–1 .958 5–0 1.000 1st NCAA Champions
2011 19–4 .826 4–1 .800 T3rd NCAA Champions
2012 18–6 .750 3–2 .600 2nd NCAA Final Four
2013 22–2 .917 6–0 1.000 1st NCAA Final Four
2014 19–4 .826 7–1 .875 1st 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2015 19-4 .826 8-0 1.000 1st 1st NCAA 1st Round
2016 19-4 .783 7-1 .875 1st 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2017 16-7 .696 6-2 .750 T-2nd 3rd NCAA Runner-Up
2018 22-3 .880 7-1 .875 T-1st 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2019 14-2 .880 6-1 .857 1st

Season-by-season results through the end of the 2014 season[4][5][8][9][10][11]

Honours

National championships

Maryland has achieved considerable success in the NCAA tournament, winning eight national championships as well as reaching 17 Final Fours in 27 total tournament appearances.[1][12] In 1987, the Terrapins won their first NCAA title under Sue Tyler, defeating North Carolina in the final.[12] Under the guidance of Missy Meharg since 1988, Maryland has amassed seven more national titles.[3]

YearCoachOpponentScoreRecord
1987Sue TylerNorth Carolina Tar Heels2–118–4–1
1993Missy MehargNorth Carolina Tar Heels2–1 (ps)21–3
1999Michigan Wolverines2–124–1
2005Duke Blue Devils1–023–2
2006Wake Forest Demon Deacons1–023–2
2008Wake Forest Demon Deacons4–222–2
2010North Carolina Tar Heels3–2 (2OT)23–1
2011North Carolina Tar Heels3–2 (OT)19–4

Conference championships

Maryland has won 14 conference titles, 10 of which were conference tournament championships in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with the other being a Big Ten Conference regular-season title.[5]

YearCoachConference RecordOverall RecordConferenceNCAA Result
1992Missy Meharg2–215–5–1ACCNCAA 2nd Round
19983–116–6ACCNCAA 2nd Round
19994–024–1ACCNCAA Champions
20002–219–4ACCNCAA Final Four
20013–120–4ACCNCAA Runner-Up
20054–123–2ACCNCAA Champions
20084–122–2ACCNCAA Champions
20095–023–1ACCNCAA Runner-Up
20105–023–1ACCNCAA Champions
20136–022–2ACCNCAA Final Four
20147–119–4Big TenNCAA 2nd Round
20158-019-4Big TenNCAA 1st Round
20167-118-5Big TenNCAA 2nd Round
20187-122-3Big TenNCAA Runner-up
14 Conference Championships
10 ACC Championships, 4 Big Ten Championship

Notable players

Honda Award winners

Year Player
2001 Autumn Welsh
2005, 2006 Paula Infante
2008 Susie Rowe
2009, 2010 Katie O'Donnell
2011 Megan Frazer

All-Americans

Key

      First-team selection 

      Second-team selection 

      Third-team selection 

Olympians

Olympics Player Country
1996 Katie Kauffman  United States
2008 Lauren Powley  United States
Dina Rizzo
Sara Silvetti
Keli Smith

Awards and accolades through the end of the 2014 season[5][12][13][14][15]

Internationals

 United States
 Ireland
 England/ Great Britain

Stadium

Maryland has played its home games at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex since its opening in 2003.[2] The facility, which the field hockey team shares with the school's women's lacrosse program, has a seating capacity of 2,000 as well as an AstroTurf 12 playing surface.[1][2] The complex was built adjacent to the Xfinity Center, the home of the Maryland men's and women's basketball teams, which also houses field hockey locker rooms, showers, and training room facilities. Built in two stages, the Complex was fully completed in time for the Terrapins to host the 2005 ACC Tournament. The playing surface itself and a remote watering system were constructed during the first stage, while athletic training facilities, locker rooms, and a concourse-level plaza complete with restrooms and concession facilities were added in the second stage.[2]

References

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  2. "Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex". UMTerps.com. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. "Missy Meharg Biography". UMTerps.com. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  4. "Year-By-Year Records". UMTerps.com. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 23 July 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  5. "ACC Tournament History". UMTerps.com. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  6. Hockensmith, Dustin (July 1, 2014). "Maryland and Rutgers officially join the Big Ten today; is there rivalry potential with Penn State?". PennLive.com. Advance Digital. Archived from the original on 1 August 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
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  11. "2014 Division I Field Hockey Tournament". NCAA.com. National Collegiate Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  12. "Postseason History". UMTerps.com. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 23 July 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  13. "All-Americans". UMTerps.com. University of Maryland. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
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  15. "Eleven Big Ten Players Earn NFHCA All-America Honors". BTN.com. Big Ten Network. December 1, 2014. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

See also

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