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Maryland men’s lacrosse wraps historic regular season, prepares for postseason play

By: James Consoli

With Maryland men’s lacrosse team’s dominating win over Johns Hopkins to close out the regular season, the Terps have completed back-to-back undefeated regular seasons for the first time under coach John Tillman.

While Tillman and his team have reiterated throughout the season that the ultimate goal is claiming an NCAA Championship, their latest stretch of regular season dominance has been record breaking.

Statistically, the Terps have racked up the best numbers in division one — towering over all opposing teams in six of 15 statistics garnered in NCAA Lacrosse: scoring offense, assists per game, scoring margin, overall shot percentage, and winning percentage, and points per game. 

Leading these statistics is Logan Wisnauskas, who leads the team this season in both goals and assists. 

“He’s like the glue to our offense,” Eric Malever said. 

Wisnauskas claimed the all-time program points record this season, and also eclipsed the 300-point margin for his career. 

“[Wisnauskas] is such a pro,” Tillman said. “He’s done such a good job with canning his opportunities when he gets to good spots, and he’s been finishing at a ridiculously high rate [throughout this season].” 

However, Wisnauskas was not the only individual member of the team to set a school record this season.Tillman collected his 150th all-time win as the team’s head coach. In completing another perfect regular season, Tillman solidified his face in the program’s legacy — trailing only Dick Edell, Maryland’s head coach from 1984-2001, in total wins as head coach. 

The win against the Blue Jays did not only pad Tillman’s overall quantity of wins with the program, as it also set a program record for the Terps for 20-goal games in a season.

Additionally, the team’s 22-7 win over Hopkins is also the most lopsided victory for the Terps in the history of the matchup. 

Despite running the table in the regular season in 2021, the Terps came up one goal short in the championship game against Virginia a season ago. With that squarely in the back of their minds, the Terps intend to find a different result as the 2022 postseason begins.

“We’ve had a good first twelve games of the season,” McNaney said. “We have to keep it in the back of our minds that it’s playoff time now, and we can’t let distractions distract us.” 

Maryland will take on Johns Hopkins in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament and its first postseason game of 2022 on Thursday in College Park. 

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