Maryland was defending back-to-back national titles a season ago when the school hosted the field hockey final four. There was just one problem: The Terrapins hadn't made the tourney. The experience was not a pleasant one for the team.
However, the coach credits the asssistance of sport psychologist Joel Fish. Primarily, his worked involved re-establishing and fortifying team camaraderie and unity, which had been lost after a slow start in which some focus had been lost as players also competed for national teams.
Maryland coach Missy Meharg described her teams performance: "Our girls played very mature mentally. They didn't allow anything to unsettle them."
Read the whole report from the Baltimor Sun here.