• Top-ranked Maryland will host #T15/15 Ohio State on Saturday, with the winner taking over sole possession of first-place in the Big Ten standings. The Terrapins and Buckeyes have combined to win 21 straight games. Maryland is unbeaten on the season, while the Buckeyes haven't lost since Feb. 21.
• Four different Big Ten teams are ranked among the top 20 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) or Nike/Lacrosse Magazine polls, including a pair of top-10 teams. Maryland leads the way at #1/1, followed by #10/16 Penn State, #12/12 Northwestern and #T15/15 Ohio State.
• Northwestern will face its second straight top-five non-conference opponent on Friday, when the Wildcats host #6/5 USC. Northwestern defeated then #5/3 Notre Dame last Sunday.
• Through games of April 13, Maryland's Megan Whittle leads the Big Ten with 3.46 goals per game. Ohio State's Rainey Hodgson paces the conference with 2.08 assists per contest and the Buckeyes' Cian Dabrowski is the Big Ten's leader with 4.42 points per game. Maryland's Taylor Cummings leads the Big Ten with 3.00 ground balls, 2.62 caused turnovers and 6.54 draw controls per game. The Terrapins' Megan Taylor leads the Big Ten with a 6.10 goals against average, while Northwestern's Mallory Weisse is the Big Ten leader with 7.33 saves per game.