Maryland women’s basketball freshman Zoe Young suffers torn ACL

Maryland women’s basketball will be without freshman Zoe Young for the 2019-20 season after the shooting guard suffered a torn ACL, a team spokesperson confirmed to Testudo Times.

The injury occurred during a non-contact drill at practice earlier this month, according to the Baltimore Sun.

This marks the ninth Maryland athlete to have torn an ACL in the 2019 calendar year.

Young was rated as the No. 32 overall recruit in 2019 by ESPN and was a part of Maryland’s incoming class that ranked No. 3 in the nation. She figured to play a role as a true freshman, but instead will likely redshirt.

Though Young is a big loss, the Terrapins still have a deep team after bringing in the nation’s No. 1 incoming point guard, Ashley Owusu, as well as the No. 18 overall player in Diamond Miller and 49th ranked Faith Masonius,

Maryland also returns leading scorer Kaila Charles and sharpshooting guard Taylor Mikesell, who hit a school-record 95 three-pointers as a true freshman last season. Other players that may step-in to fill in the total minutes available include senior Sara Vujacic and junior Channise Lewis.

Maryland women’s basketball media day is set for Thursday October 16, where head coach Brenda Frese will speak to the media.

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Wesley Brown