Maxine Fluharty Named ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week

Sept. 20, 2011

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland freshman forward Maxine Fluharty has been named the ACC Field Hockey Player of the Week, announced Tuesday. The 3rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins opened conference play by winning at No. 8 Boston College, 4-3 in overtime on Friday, and defeated Massachusetts 4-1 on Sunday in Amherst, Mass.

In the win over Boston College, Fluharty put the Terrapins on the board in the 24th minute after she dribbled into the circle and sent in a hard shot. After the Eagles twice came back from a one-goal deficit to tie the game, Fluharty tipped in a shot from Jemma Buckley with less than two minutes remaining in overtime for the Terrapins’ first conference win of the year.

At UMass on Sunday, she scored in the 53rd minute and tallied two shots on goal.

The weekly award is the first of Fluharty’s career and the third of the season for Maryland. The freshman follows teammates Buckley and Jill Witmer as winners.

Maryland returns to action this Saturday when it hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 1:00 p.m.