Aug. 3, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Loyola University Maryland head women's lacrosse coach, Jen Adams, is one of eight outstanding alumni to be selected for the Class of 2012 for induction into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame, Maryland's athletic department and `M' Club officials announced.
Adams joins her former head coach, Cindy Timchal, in addition to Tom Bradley, Juan Dixon, Sarah Forbes, Leonard Rodman, Carla Tagliente and Paul Vellano as the 2012 induction class. The ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 5 at Riggs Alumni Center in College Park, Md.
A three-time national player of the year and the first women's recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2001, Adams set every scoring record - season and career at Maryland - finishing with 267 goals, 178 assists and 445 points. In addition, she set single-season marks for goals, assists and points as a junior, then broke her own marks as a senior (81 goals, 55 assists, 136 points).
Adams was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American as a senior, while she also won the Honda/Broderick Award for women's lacrosse in 2000 and 2001 and was the Atlantic Coast Conference's Female Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior.
A native of Australia, Adams also played for the Australian National Team in 2001, 2005 and 2009 and earned All-World honors twice. She will be inducted into the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame in September.
At Loyola, Adams just finished her fourth-year as the head coach. She has led the Greyhounds to back-to-back BIG EAST Conference titles and two-straight trips to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.