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They were also the latest in a long line of talented defenses to come out of College Park — something their successors are acutely aware of.

“The bar’s been set, and we’re not looking to underachieve that,” Jesse Bernhardt said. “We’re looking to get to where that bar has been set, and that’s what Maryland prides itself on is tough defenses and All-American defensemen. We’re trying to almost live up to the expectation of having that kind of reputation.”