For the last three years and change, Maryland’s offense was built on the star-studded attack of Grant Catalino,
Those three may be gone, but the Terps' offensive production hasn't slowed one bit.
The unit has scored a total of 28 goals in two games, including 16 in a five-goal win against
That's the kind of production Maryland is counting on this season, according to Cummings.
“We challenge ourselves to be the best offense we can be,” said the
This year's Terps offense is built on a share-the-wealth philosophy. Cummings and juniors Owen Blye and Billy Gribbin may start, but sophomore Sean McGuire and freshmen Jay Carlson and Rustin Bryant see considerable time.
Similarly, senior Drew Snider, junior John Haus and redshirt sophomore Mike Chanenchuk compose the first midfield, but senior Michael Shakespeare, juniors Kevin Cooper and Landon Carr, and freshman Kevin Forster rotate in frequently.
"That's what's been fun about this team. We have no egos," coach John Tillman said. "I think everybody realized that with what we lost from last year, everybody was going to have to share and buy in and do their part. To get some guys like Rustin and Sean McGuire and Jay Carlson in there, I think it really helps. It helps rest some of the other guys, but it also means we're getting some of the guys that maybe aren't getting the ball during the week – maybe they're doing scout work – they're playing and now that makes our week of practice that much better because everybody feels like a part of it."