Benson was named interim offensive coordinator just weeks before the season started.
The Terps couldn't recover from an 8-4 deficit at the half.
It's the first time the Terps have hit 20 goals in a conference game since 1983.
Fueled by a strong returning class and some experienced newcomers, the Terps are poised to compete at the top of the Big Ten.
“Even though [this season] is different … we have the chance to do it, so we’re going to make the most of it."
The Terps will play 12 games in a conference-only schedule.
Attackman Jared Bernhardt leads the way for the Terps, earning a second-team nod.
Brindi Griffin, Grace Griffin and Lizzie Colson all made returns to the preseason all-American list, Inside Lacrosse announced.
Bernhardt notched 20 goals and nine assists in six games last season.
All three are ranked among Inside Lacrosse's top 40 recruits in their class.