“At Maryland we don’t rebuild, we simply reload”.
Head coach Cathy Reese and her Maryland Women’s Lacrosse program has long been known for its ability to avoid down seasons.
No matter how much talent is lost through graduation the Terps program simply just reload and keeps on winning.
Reese’s recruiting efforts have once again paid off by being able to sign one of her deepest classes yet.
The class is mostly conducted of former Maryland High School amateurs but also includes two players from New York and a third from Canada.
The headliner in this class may not be none other than Erica Evans. Evans, a former Tewaaraton award finalist an award given annually to the nation’s top Division 1 player.
Evans has long been known around the women’s lacrosse World as one of the very best mid fielders in the NCAA.
Erica Evans transfer to Maryland after spending 3+ years at Canisius University where she was named back to back All American honors in both her sophomore and Junior seasons.
After missing her supposed senior season last year due to a major leg injury, she decided to take her talents to College Park.
She would have 1 year of eligibility left and Cathy Reese couldn’t be more excited to have her in the fold this coming season.
There’s no price you can put on a player of her caliber that can controls so many aspects of a game, from the draw circle to the attack.
Evans is simply a star that many Terps fans would enjoy watching her talents on display, and many would compare her to former Terps great Taylor Cummings in the way she can take over a game.
The freshmen group is led by two of the nation’s top 25 overall recruits in attacker Julia Hoffman and mid fielder Darby Welsh, the number 14th and 21st best players in the entire 2018 recruiting class.
With a loaded roster that went 25-2 and only graduated two of its key role players from a season ago. Although one of them just happened to be a huge lose in Megan Whittle, a Tewaaraton award finalist her senior season.
Whittle is the program’s all-time goals leader and she’ll be greatly missed.
However, with returnees such as attacker Caroline Steele and mid fielder Jen Giles and defenders Julia Braig and Lizzie Colson along with Big Ten top goalie in Megan Taylor.
Maryland should be right back amongst the Nation’s best teams next season.
When you’re a machine like this Maryland Women’s Lacrosse program is there is no such a thing as a rebuild. Looking forward to another deep run next season. #GoTerps
Here is a list of Maryland Women’s Lacrosse 2018 Recruiting Class/Transfer
Madison Reilly – True Freshmen Attacker – New York
Sarah Ayer – True Freshmen Mid Fielder – Maryland
Sydney Bender – True Freshmen Mid Fielder – Maryland
Hannah Glaros – True Freshmen Mid Fielder – Maryland
Julia Hoffman – True Freshmen Attacker – Maryland
Kennedy Lynch – True Freshmen Mid Fielder – Maryland
Maddie McSally – True Freshmen Goalie – Maryland
Maddie Sanchez – True Freshmen Mid Fielder – New York
Darby Welsh – True Freshmen Mid Fielder – Maryland
Erica Evans – Red shirt Senior Transfer Mid Fielder – Canisius University has 1 year of eligibility left (Originally from Canada and plays for the Canadian National teams)
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