Logan Wisnauskas is the next great Maryland player to don the #1 for the Terrapins. After starting his career at Syracuse, he has become one of top players in Maryland program history. After falling short in the national championship game last season, Wisnauskas will be trying to lead Maryland back to finish the job in 2022.
Logan Wisnauskas player profile
Logan Wisnauskas was born in Baltimore to parents Trent and Julie Wisnauskas. His father played lacrosse at Salisbury College and was a part of the 1994 National Championship team. His father’s love of lacrosse was quickly passed down to his son from day one.
“There’s actually a baby picture of me just coming home from the hospital. My dad, actually put a stick in my hands. It’s me lying in a crib with a stick, so I guess ever since the day I was born I had in my hand.”
In high school, Logan played for Boys Latin which is one of the most prestigious schools in Maryland. During his time at Boys Latin, Wisnauskas was a part of the historic team that went 18-0 and won the state title in 2014. That team was also named LaxPower National Champions. During his senior year, he had 97 points and was recognized as the 2016 Baltimore Messenger Lacrosse Player of the Year. He was also named an Under Armour All-American.
Wisnauskas originally committed to Syracuse and redshirted his freshman year. After realizing New York wasn’t for him, he decided to transfer back home to Maryland. Logan felt pressured to rush to a decision and thought Syracuse was a good fit for him.
“Looking back on it I should have let the process work itself out and things would’ve been just fine.”
Being back home helped the Baltimore native fit right in at Maryland. Wisnauskas finished with 50 points on the year, which included scoring a point in every game of the season. His 50 points and 35 goals were second most by a Terrapin freshman in program history. He had a strong showing in the Big Ten Tournament, which earned him Big 10 All-Tournament team honors.
That momentum continued into the NCAA tournament where he collected 4 points in a win against Cornell and 3 points in Maryland’s final four loss to Duke.
Wisnauskas followed up his strong redshirt freshman year with a more well rounded sophomore season. He led the team with 79 points, and increased his assists. He became the 3rd terps player to record 8 points in three different games during the same season. Wisnauskas credited the Terps defense as one of the reasons he became a better passer.
“I get more experience going against guys like Grill and Makar in practice every day. I’m getting more comfortable with my stick”
Those practices helped Wssnauskas become an All-American Honorable Mention, and a second team All-Big 10 player.
During the covid shortened 2020 season, Wisnauskas led the team in points and goals, and was named an All-Academic Big 10 member. He also recorded at least 4 points in all 6 games that he started.
During Maryland’s 2021 National Championship game season, Wisnauskas was one of the driving forces for the Big 10 Champions. He helped lead the Terps to an undefeated regular season with 7 hat tricks, and 8 multi-assist games. His 72 points and 41 goals were second on the team.
He saved his best performance for the last game of the season though, scoring 5 goals against Virginia in the national championship. He was named to the All-NCAA tournament team, and was a 3rd team All-American.
This season, in his 6th year of eligibility, he will be asked to be the main offensive weapon for a Terrapins team looking to finish what they couldn’t do last season, and deliver Maryland its 4th National Championship in program history. He definitely understands the expectations that come with wearing the number one, both on and off the field.
“Obviously I played with Jared and Connor… it was super fun to just kind of see what they did and how they carried themselves, so I just kind of took the standards from them.”
If Wisnauskas can put together a season like the last guy to wear #1 at Maryland, chances are they will be playing lacrosse on Memorial Day weekend.