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.
|Full name||Maryland Terrapins field hockey|
|Home ground||Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex|
|University||University of Maryland|
|Conference||Big 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|
Field hockey has been a varsity sport at the University of Maryland since 1974. Between 1983 and 2013, the Terrapins competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Beginning with the 2014 season, however, Maryland (along with Rutgers) has joined the Big Ten Conference, expanding it to nine field hockey members. 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. 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). 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.
|1985||14–7–3||.646||1–1–1||.500||–||T3rd||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1988||Missy Meharg||11–9–2||.545||1–1–1||.500||–||2nd||NCAA 1st Round|
|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|
|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|
|2000||19–4||.826||2–2||.500||–||1st||NCAA Final Four|
|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|
|2007||18–3||.857||4–1||.800||–||T3rd||NCAA 2nd Round|
|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|
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. In 1987, the Terrapins won their first NCAA title under Sue Tyler, defeating North Carolina in the final. Under the guidance of Missy Meharg since 1988, Maryland has amassed seven more national titles.
|1987||Sue Tyler||North Carolina Tar Heels||2–1||18–4–1|
|1993||Missy Meharg||North Carolina Tar Heels||2–1 (ps)||21–3|
|2005||Duke Blue Devils||1–0||23–2|
|2006||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||1–0||23–2|
|2008||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||4–2||22–2|
|2010||North Carolina Tar Heels||3–2 (2OT)||23–1|
|2011||North Carolina Tar Heels||3–2 (OT)||19–4|
|Year||Coach||Conference Record||Overall Record||Conference||NCAA Result|
|1992||Missy Meharg||2–2||15–5–1||ACC||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1998||3–1||16–6||ACC||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2000||2–2||19–4||ACC||NCAA Final Four|
|2013||6–0||22–2||ACC||NCAA Final Four|
|2014||7–1||19–4||Big Ten||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2015||8-0||19-4||Big Ten||NCAA 1st Round|
|2016||7-1||18-5||Big Ten||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2018||7-1||22-3||Big Ten||NCAA Runner-up|
|14 Conference Championships|
10 ACC Championships, 4 Big Ten Championship
Honda Award winners
|2005, 2006||Paula Infante|
|2009, 2010||Katie O'Donnell|
Maryland has played its home games at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex since its opening in 2003. 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. 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.
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