Maryland will be without Faith Masonius for the remainder of the season after the junior guard tore her left ACL in Sunday’s 70-63 overtime loss to No. 6 Indiana.
In a 27-second video posted to Maryland’s social media accounts, Masonius shared the news.
#TerpNation is with you all the way, @FMasonius ❤️🐢#TerpFamily x #FTT pic.twitter.com/pZ5jcIawC3— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) January 5, 2022
#TerpNation is with you all the way, @FMasonius ❤️🐢#TerpFamily x #FTT pic.twitter.com/pZ5jcIawC3
“I’m sad to share I’m out with a left ACL tear,” Masonius said. “I’m going to work my hardest to get back out on that court with my teammates, and I know in the meantime, they’re going to work their hardest to fill out our goals for this year. I have great support behind me – my teammates, my staff just giving me the best wishes. And I just want to thank you all for all the love and support you’ve given me. Yeah, I’ll see you guys soon. Go, Terps!”
The loss of the guard will be big for the Terrapins, who had relied on her defensively. Appearing in nine games off the bench, Masonius ranks second on the team in total blocks with eight, fourth in rebounds at 5.6 per game and eighth in points at 6.4 per game.
Coach Brenda Frese called the news “tough” during media availability Wednesday.
“Obviously, we’re disappointed, but blessed to really have a tremendous rehab team here that we know,” she said. “Given the person that Faith is and how hard she works, we know she’ll be back and ready for us coming next season.”
It’s a tough hit for Maryland, who has been working junior guard Diamond Miller back from a knee injury and fell to No. 10 in the rankings following the loss to Indiana. The team will look to freshmen Shyanne Sellers and Emma Chardon as well as sophomore Taisiya Kozlova to add to its productivity as they hope to rebound against Penn State at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday.