Preseason Countdown No. 9: Meet the newcomers — Transfers

The Terps and Head Coach Rob Vaughn may have lost some of their best players this offseason — Benjamin Cowles, Justin Vought, and Randy Bednar to name a few. But a new year means a new wave of transfers who could very well replace the impact that those players had.

With three players transferring to the University of Maryland over the offseason — all juniors or older — the Terps come into the 2022 season with a fresh batch of experience.

Meet the newcomers:

GR RHP Nick Robinson — University of Rhode Island

Graduate student Nick Robinson is joining Maryland’s pitching staff after spending his first five college years at the University of Rhode Island. Robinson’s older brother, Alex, pitched at Maryland from 2013-2015 before the Minnesota Twins drafted him.

Robinson stands at 6-foot-5 and posted a 0.84 ERA in the 2021 season in 10 2/3 innings pitched. Robinson has experience as a starter and reliever, having appeared in 44 games and starting in 14 of them. In 2019, Robinson made 10 starts in 14 games for the Rams. He pitched 61 2/3 innings that season and finished with a 6.13 ERA.

JR INF Nick Lorusso — Villanova University

Former Villanova University infielder Nick Lorusso is joining Maryland for his junior season. Lorusso played three seasons at Villanova where he had a .294 batting average with five home runs and 49 RBI in 88 games. In 2019, he was named Big East Freshman of the year and second team All-Big East. Lorusso made the Big East All-Academic team three times and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll four times.

JR INF Drew Grace — University of Kentucky

A Pennsylvania native, Grace spent his last two years at the University of Kentucky where he played in 28 games for the Wildcats. In seven starts, Grace had a .160 batting average with seven RBI and a perfect fielding percentage. Grace made SEC first-year academic honor roll during his time in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2019, Perfect Game rated Grace as the No. 64 shortstop in the nation before committing to Kentucky.