Six Terps Land IWLCA All-America Honors

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s lacrosse program was heavily-represented on the 2014 IWLCA All-America list with a total of six student-athletes landing honors Tuesday.

Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty, Brooke Griffin and Kelly McPartland were all tabbed to the first team, while Beth Glaros and Alice Mercer earned second and third team honors, respectively.

Cummings – a Tewaaraton finalist and two-time IWLCA First Team All-American - leads Maryland with 116 draw controls, 59 goals, 35 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers and ranks second on the Terps’ offense with 23 assists and 82 points.

Douty, who joins Cummings as a Tewaaraton finalist, was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. The Fair Haven, N.J., product led a Maryland defense that held opponents to a league best 7.86 goals per game, even as the conference featured four other teams in the nation’s top 15 in scoring offense. She boasts 33 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.

Griffin has helped quarterback the Terrapins’ dynamic attack with 78 points in 2014. The redshirt junior from Edgewater, Md., boasts 57 goals and 21 assists and was tabbed ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after guiding the Terps to wins against Virginia Tech, Virginia and Syracuse in the tournament.

McPartland has been solid all season long for Maryland and joins Griffin and Cummings as Terps with 50-plus goals in 2014. The midfielder from Farmingdale, N.Y., boasts 57 goals and a team-high 31 assists and 88 points and, along with Glaros, Cummings, and Douty, was named First Team All-ACC earlier this season.

Glaros was instrumental to Maryland’s success in the midfield, racking up a career-best 47 goals and five assists. The senior captain from Ellicott City, Md., also added 62 draw controls for the ACC champion Terrapins.

Mercer played a critical role in the defense as a sophomore in 2014. The Woodbine, Md., product tallied 28 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers as the Terps boasted one of the top defenses in the country.

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on the All-America teams for 2014. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American banquet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King Prussia, Pa.

Maryland will play Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Towson.