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Terps trio headlines All-American women’s team

Taylor Cummings was one of three Terps honored on the All-American First Team.

Taylor Cummings was one of three Terps honored on the All-American First Team.

Naturally, after being the best women’s lacrosse team in he country all season long and finishing with a 19-1 record before earning the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Maryland Terrapins were well honored as the All-American teams came out.

Tewaarton award finalist and Big Ten Midfielder of the Year Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) was one of three Terps to earn First Team honors. She has registered 58 goals with 31 assists on offense but was the team’s leader with 131 draw controls and just always seemed to be in on the action on defense as well, scooping up 40 ground balls and causing 34 turnovers.

Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Brooke Griffin (South River) joined her teammate on the First Team after posting 44 goals and 19 assists. Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Megan Douty gave the Terps a third presence on the top team. She was spectacular on defense, causing 21 turnovers, scooping up 27 ground balls and also tallying three assists.

But it was more than just first team recognition by Terps players. Defensive stalward Alice Mercer (Century) was a Second Team All-American after a fine season near the crease. She had 17 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. Attack Megan Whittle (McDonogh) was a Third-Team All-American honoree after leading the Terps with 64 goals to go with four assists and 18 ground balls.

The Loyola women’s lacrosse team also saw three members earn All-American honors. Though the team’s leading scorer, Kara Burke, did not get honored after a 60-goal season, Attack Annie Thomas (John Carroll) was a Second Team honoree. She was the team’s top facilitator with 51 assists along with 38 goals.

Her teammates, midfielder Taryn VanThof and defender Maddy Lesher were Third-Team selections. VanThof led Loyola with 53 assists while scoring 23 goals. She was also the team’s leader in draw controls with 91 successes. She also had 37 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. Lesher had 48 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers.

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays leading scorer Dene DiMartino was a Third-Team All-American after scoring 40 goals with 12 assists, 18 ground balls and winning 58 draws.

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