Five Terps women named All-Americans

May 24, 2000|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

For the second straight year, Maryland placed five players - Jen Adams, Allison Comito, Christie Jenkins, Tonia Porras and Alex Kahoe - on the Brine/Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I All-America first team.

Loyola's Tricia Dabrowski also received a first-team nod, as did Salisbury State's Jen Mezzadra in Division III.

The No. 1 Terrapins, who closed out the 2000 season Sunday with their sixth straight NCAA National Collegiate championship, were the only team to have the maximum of six All Americans. Kristin Sommar was named to the second team.

Adams, Jenkins, Porras and Kahoe make their second appearances on the first team while Comito is a first-time All American.

Though only a junior, Adams broke every Terps single-season scoring record this year with 81 goals and 55 assists. Her 136 points is a new NCAA record for most points in a season. The ACC Player of the Year and national tournament MVP, Adams set a record for most points in a tournament game with 10 in the Terps' 16-8 title victory over No. 2 Princeton.

Comito was the Terps' second-leading scorer with 65 goals and 27 assists. Jenkins, a three-time All-American, finished her career as the Terps' fifth all-time leading scorer.

Porras anchored a defense that allowed just 7.14 goals per game. Kahoe, with 968 career saves, stopped 248 more shots than any other goalie in Terps history. This season, she allowed only 7.02 goals per game and had a .591 save percentage.

Loyola's Dabrowski, a sophomore goalie, enjoyed a phenomenal season, leading the No. 5 Greyhounds to the Final Four. She finished with .623 save percentage and 7.04 goals-against average.

Mezzadra led Salisbury to the Division III Final Four for the first time in school history while breaking the No. 7 Sea Gulls' all-time scoring mark. The junior finished with single-season records of 79 goals and 96 points and set all-time marks for goals (164) and points (198).

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