GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland junior defender Megan Douty, freshman midfielder Zoe Stukenberg and head coach Cathy Reese earned 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse individual postseason honors, as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches and announced Monday by the conference office.
Douty and Stukenberg were named ACC Defensive and Co-Freshman of the Year, respectively, while Reese garnered coach of the year honors for a sixth-straight season.
Douty, who was named to the All-ACC First Team and a Tewaaraton Award nominee, registered 27 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. She has been the backbone of a Terrapins’ defense that has surrendered a league-best 160 goals in 20 games this season, while opponents have averaged 8.00 goals per game.
Stukenberg and UNC rookie Sydney Holman shared Freshman of the Year honors. Stukenberg shined for the Terps as she played in all 20 games during her rookie campaign in College Park, Md., and recorded 41 points on 32 goals and nine assists, and picked up 15 groundballs.
Reese led the Terps to a 19-1 overall record and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship to earn her seventh career ACC Coach of the Year honor - the most in league history - and her sixth straight. Maryland won its sixth straight ACC Championship, outscored its opponents 298-160, and compiled nine wins against teams ranked in the Top 20.
Syracuse sophomore attacker Kayla Treanor was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year.
Maryland - who is playing in a nation-best 30th NCAA tournament in 2014 - will play host to a second round game against the winner of the Canisius/Penn first round game on Sunday at noon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Maryland ACC Players of the Year
Sarah Forbes, 1997
Christie Jenkins, 1999
Jen Adams, 2000, '01
Dana Dobbie, 2007, '08
Caitlyn McFadden, 2009, '10
Sarah Mollison, 2011
Iliana Sanza (Defensive), 2012, '13
Katie Schwarzmann (Offensive), 2012, '13
Megan Douty (Defensive), 2014