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Michael Ehrhardt

School

Maryland

Position
Defense
Major
Communication
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2
A
2
PTS
4
GB
51

Classroom

Ehrhardt has a 2.8 GPA majoring in communication and will graduate in May 2014. He has completed multiple internships with a web-based electronic brokerage firm and intends to pursue a career in finance.

Character

Ehrhardt has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills throughout his time at Maryland and was voted a 2014 team captain by his teammates and coaches. For the past three years he has been a part of Maryland’s Student Athletic Advisory Council as the voice and leader in a group of other student-athletes involved with the Athletic Department. As a SAAC representative Ehrhardt developed leadership skills, promoted student-athlete welfare and enhanced the positive image of the student athletes in the community. He was also chosen to attend the NCAA Leadership Forum this past fall.

Community

Ehrhardt is an active member of the community both in College Park at Maryland and at home in Westbury, N.Y. He has served as a mentor in the Big Brother Program at Hyattsville Elementary School and has also volunteered at several clinics, including a “Train With The Terps” day with Prince Georges County school kids and the Charm City Lacrosse Clinic in Baltimore. Ehrhardt has also volunteered with the Terp Reading program at Paint Branch Elementary School and at the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C.

Competition

A 2013 second team All-America selection, Ehrhardt has been a key member of the Terrapins for the past three years, helping the Terps reach the NCAA championship game in 2011 and 2012 and win the program’s first ACC championship since 2005. He was a leader of the Terrapin defense that allowed just 8.2 goals per game, which ranked ninth in the NCAA. He has played in 38 games during his career and has totaled 101 groundballs and 40 caused turnovers as a close defender.