Tragedy hits home for Maryland's Young
The mother of Maryland senior attackman Ryan Young has passed away after a long battle against pancreatic cancer, according to a tweet by MDTerpsLacrosse on Monday.
Maria Young was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the winter of 2008, which was her son’s freshman year. This season, Ryan Young has worn his helmet with the word “MOM” etched on a piece of paper taped on the bottom part, near his left jawline.
After the team’s overtime loss to Duke on March 5, Young returned to his family’s home in Manhasset, N.Y., because the family had feared that his mother’s health had taken a turn for the worse.
It’s unclear whether Young, who leads the No. 7 Terps (8-3) in both assists (17) and points (31), will play in the team’s contest against No. 6 North Carolina Friday in a semifinal of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Durham, N.C.