Maryland men’s lacrosse attackman Jared Bernhardt and defenseman Curtis Corley garnered All-Big Ten first team honors, and attackman Logan Wisnauskas was named to the second team, the conference announced Tuesday.
Bernhardt earned first-team honors for a second consecutive season, as he’s responded well to the increased defensive attention he’s faced this season. Through 14 games of his junior campaign, Bernhardt has posted 42 goals and 24 assists — both of which are career-highs.
The junior captain ranks third in the Big Ten for goals, fifth in points and sixth in assists. Bernhardt’s goal and point totals both rank within the top 15 nationally, and have him among the 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award given annually to the nation’s top player.
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Corley, meanwhile, earned recognition for his defense on the opposition’s top attacking option. Just as he did in 2018 — when he was second-team all-Big Ten — the veteran defender was primarily tasked with guarding the opponent’s No. 1 threat.
His assignment on the team’s most-lethal player is what makes Corley a key cog in Maryland’s scoring defense, which ranks second in the conference.
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Wisnauskas has enjoyed a breakout year during his redshirt sophomore season, furthering the success he enjoyed in 2018. The Sykesville native has posted multiple points in every game this season, and leads the Terps in points and assists. His 38 goals rank second on the team behind only Bernhardt.
Those career-best marks for Wisnauskas exemplify his emergence as one of Maryland’s most-dangerous threats on the attack, and as one of the premier players in the conference. Wisnauskas ranks top-five in the Big Ten for goals, assists (31) and points (69).