Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Loses Key Attackman to Injury

The Terps Men’s Lacrosse team will be without their top returning attackman Eric Malever for the 2023 season after sustaining multiple injuries to his right knee.

First reported on Sunday by Kevin Brown of Inside Lacrosse, Malever suffered a torn ACL, MCL, and broken Tibia during a fall ball practice in September. Malever is coming off a season where he finished with 48 points on 26 goals and 22 assist in his first year as a starting attackman.

New offensive coordinator Jake Bernhardt will now have to run an offense that is now missing three of its top options from last seasons to graduation. Logan Murphy, Daniel Kelly, and  Daniel Maltz were on the starting attack line in their scrimmage against defending runner ups Cornell on October 9th. Kelly scored seven points in relief last season while Maltz scored 17 points and Murphy scored 39 points. Donal Mullane, an incoming transfer from Bowdoin College will be another option for the Terps to be on that starting attack line once he gets more used to the system. Mullane scored 105 points for Bowdoin last season on 59 goals and 46 assist.

In their first game action without Malever, the Terps scrimmaged in a rematch of the national championship against Cornell and ended up pulling out the victory 13-5. Cornell was without three key players Max Adler their star defender but still putting up 13 goals against a team like Cornell in their first game with a new offense and without their best returning attackman shows this season should still be a solid season for the new look Terps squad.

Malever plans to use a medical redshirt this season so he can come back for at least another season. Malever is set to have surgery in two weeks and barring any setbacks should be ready for the 2024 season.

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