Maryland's Brian Farrell to miss rest of season
The Terps announced today that junior defenseman Brian Farrell will sit out the remainder of the season and possibly apply for a medical redshirt.
"His injury hasn't progressed," coach Dave Cottle said. "We didn't want to try and play him hurt. This is in the best interest of the young man and his family and the program. So he's going to redshirt."
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Farrell, a Towson native and Boys' Latin graduate, had started in Maryland's first three games, but suffered two cracked ribs in a victory over Air Force on Feb. 14. He played against Georgetown the following week, but did not return.
The absence of Farrell has not impacted Maryland terribly. The defense is tied for 13th in the country with Ohio State in surrendering an average of 7.9 goals per game. Sophomore Brett Schmidt has been filling in for Farrell, and he ranks second on the team in caused turnovers with 16.