COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sophomore Taylor Cummings and junior Megan Douty were named IWLCA National Midfielder and Defender of the Year, respectively, as announced at the All-America banquet Saturday night.
Cummings is the 2014 Tewaaraton and Honda Award winner and a two-time IWLCA first-team All-American. She is the first female sophomore to ever win the Tewaaraton. A product of Ellicott City, Md., she helped Maryland earn a national championship and led the Terrapins in goals scored (63), draw controls (128), ground balls (37) and caused turnovers (30). She was named Inside Lacrosse National Midfielder of the Year Friday.
A Tewaaraton finalist, Douty 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 boasted 33 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers. Douty also captured top defensive honors from Inside Lacrosse and Womenslax.com.
The duo became Maryland's fifth consecutive pair to snag multiple top honors at the IWLCA banquet. Last season, Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann earned top attacker and midfielder honors. Schwarzmann and Iliana Sanza were tabbed midfielder and defender of the year, respectively, in 2012, and Schwarzmann and Brittany Dipper were named top midfielder and goalie in 2011. Caitlyn McFadden and Karissa Taylor grabbed top midfielder and defender accolades, respectively, in 2010. Maryland has captured top midfielder honors seven straight seasons (Dana Dobbie, 2008; McFadden, 2009-2010; Schwarzmann, 2011-13, Cummings, 2014).