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Feb. 28, 2019 — The catalyst behind a comeback

Many of you know that Kali Hartshorn is the center for the Maryland women’s lacrosse team, and her prowess in the center draw circle is comparable to the likes of former Terrapins Quinn Carney, Acacia Walker, Taylor Cummings, Dana Dobbie, and Karri Ellen Johnson.

But is she the best lacrosse player in her own family?

Her younger sister Marin is a freshman attacking midfielder for Rutgers University, a team which is 3-2 after last night’s loss to Pennsylvania. But Rutgers has already gotten notice for a dramatic overtime win last weekend at Delaware, a game which saw the Scarlet Knights’ defense hold the Hens’ attack scoreless the entire second half, plus the sudden-death extra session.

One major reason for the comeback was Marin Hartshorn’s prowess on the draw circle. She won three draws and had a clutch goal in the final minute of regulation, one which led to Taralyn Naslonski’s overtime free-position goal.

Hartshorn has already won one award for Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week. I foresee a few more.

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