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Terps’ Mullins is top soccer player, plus other Maryland notes

The weekly trip around the non-basketball, non-football sports at Maryland returns.

Men’s soccer

In case you missed it, Maryland junior forward Patrick Mullins was awarded the Hermann Trophy, given to the best college soccer player in the nation. Mullins, who will return to Maryland for his senior season, is the second Maryland player to win the award, joining Jason Garey (2005).

Indoor track

Three Terrapins boasted first-place finishes and numerous personal bests were set at last weekend’s Nittany Lion Invitational in University Park, Pa. Amber Melville won the high jump with a new personal-best height of 5 feet 10½ inches to move her into a tie for fifth all-time mark in the Maryland record books.Julie Sinkovitz set a new personal best in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:31.46 to finish first. Moriah Young started off her last indoor season with a strong showing in both the weight and the shot.  She won the shot put by a large margin with a throw of 50-2 3/4 and moved into third all-time at Maryland.

Jimmy Sheptock (University of Maryland photo)


The 23rd-ranked Terps knocked off Brown, Harvard and Stanford in a quad meet at home on Saturday. Seventh-ranked Jimmy Sheptock and 14th-ranked Geoffrey Alexander both went 3-0. Alexander and Shane Arechiga shared the Hudson Taylor Award, which is given to the most outstanding Terrapin wrestler(s) at a home dual.

Men’s lacrosse

A record-tying five Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft Friday evening. Jesse Bernhardt (fourth, Chesapeake Bayhawks), John haus (15th, Hamilton Nationals), Kevin Cooper (16th, Chesaepaek), Landon Carr (23rd, Denver Outlaws) and Owen Blye (24th, Ohio Machine) all were selected.


The Terps set a program record for the highest score in a season opener, 195.000, and tied a program record for the highest score on vault, 49.125, Friday night at No. 22 NC State. The teams finished tied.

Terp of the Week

The latest Terp of the Week is women’s basketball player Alyssa Thomas, who averaged 17.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in Maryland’s games at No. 15 North Carolina and vs. No. 19 Florida State.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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