|Hometown:||Ellicott City, Md.|
|High School:||Marriotts Ridge|
• 3x Academic All-Big Ten (2015, '16, '17)
As a Redshirt Junior in 2017: Started 19 games on defense ... picked up two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Penn State (4/20) ... notched three ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Virginia (4/5) ... posted a pair of ground balls and caused two turnovers vs. Johns Hopkins (3/19) ... picked up two ground balls vs. Penn (3/22), Princeton (4/12) and Northwestern (4/27).
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2016: Played on defense in 22 games with 21 starts ... notched three ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. UNC (5/29) ... picked up two ground balls and caused one turnover vs. Northwestern (3/31) ... picked up three ground balls and three caused turnovers at Syracuse (3/12).
As a Redshirt Freshman in 2015: Appeared in seven games for the Terps ... picked up one ground ball against Hofstra (2/28) and UMBC (3/4) ... caused one turnover against Hifstra (2/28) and UMBC (3/4) ... notched one draw control at Towson (3/11).
As a Freshman in 2014: Redshirt season.
Before Maryland: Three-sport athlete at Marriotts Ridge, competing in lacrosse, indoor track and soccer...helped guide Marriotts Ridge to state title in 2011...was the captain of the Marriots Ridge 2013 state championship team...Under Armour All American in 2012 and 2013...all-county second team selection in 2012...tabbed to Baltimore Metro team in 2011 and 2012...Baltimore Sun and Washington Post All-Metro selection her senior year...also competed for Hero's Lacrosse Club.
Personal: Full name is Alexandra Karin McKay...daughter of Wendell and Kimberly McKay...father played football at Maryland...has one brother, Zach...a Special Olympics volunteer coach in flag football...named a computer science rising star in 2010...member of the National Honor Society in high school...academic All-American as a junior and senior is high school...lists her sports hero as Ray Lewis...chose Maryland for the "amazing people and to be close to family"...majoring in computer sciences.
|McKay Career Statistics|
MCKAY CAREER HIGHS
Ground balls: 3 (3x), last vs. Virginia (4/5/17)
Caused turnovers: 3 vs. Syracuse (3/12/16)