Despite being the fourth seed in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, No. 8 Maryland placed a league-high four players on the All-Conference team, which was announced Wednesday.
Senior attackman Joe Cummings and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Niko Amato are repeat honorees. Junior midfielder John Haus and junior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt made their debuts on the team.
Cummings leads the Terps in goals (17), assists (11) and points (28) this season. The Towson native and Loyola graduate, who made the team last spring as a midfielder, is the first Maryland player to be selected to the team in two different positions in consecutive years since Mark Douglas made it as a midfielder in 1990 and as an attackman in 1991.
Amato leads the ACC with a 7.04 goals-against average. His .582 save percentage and 9.6 saves per game are both second to Virginia senior Rob Fortunato’s .593 save percentage and 11.2 saves per game.
Bernhardt leads the team in both groundballs (37) and caused turnovers (18). He leads the conference in caused turnovers per game (1.8).
Haus ranks third on the team in points (18) and fourth in assists (eight). His 67.6 shots-on-goal percentage is tops among Maryland starters.
No. 5 Duke and No. 6 Virginia placed three players each on the All-ACC team. Senior attackman Steele Stanwick, a Baltimore native and Loyola graduate, represented the Cavaliers. No. 7 North Carolina’s lone representative was junior attackman Marcus Holman, a Baltimore native and Gilman graduate.