Three Terps Snag All-ACC Preseason Honors

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland placed a league-high three student-athletes on the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team, league officials announced Tuesday.

Redshirt junior attacker Brooke Griffin and midfielders Taylor Cummings and Kelly McPartland all landed on the 13-member team.

Griffin – an All-ACC selection in 2013 – racked up 49 goals and 24 assists last season. Cummings and McPartland – members of the U.S. national team – racked up 43 goals and 25 goals, respectively for the Terps a year ago. Cummings was the ACC Freshman of the Year and an IWLCA First Team All-American in 2013.

The ACC boasts a new look this season with the addition of Syracuse and Notre Dame. A vote by the league coaches slated North Carolina to win the conference with Maryland coming in a close second. ACC newcomer Syracuse landed in third and Duke and Virginia rounded out the top five at fourth and fifth, respectively.

ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll

1.    North Carolina (4 first place votes, 60 points)

2.    Maryland (2 first place votes, 54 points)

3.    Syracuse (2 first place votes, 53 points)

4.    Duke (34)

5.    Virginia (29)

6.    Notre Dame (27)

7.    Boston College (23)

8.    Virginia Tech (8)

Preseason All-ACC Team


Abbey Friend, Sr., A North Carolina

Brooke Griffin, R-Jr., A, Maryland

Kayla Traenor, So., A, Syracuse


Taylor Cummings, So., M, Maryland

Kelly McPartland, Jr., M, Maryland

Mikaela Rix, Jr., M, Boston College


Sloane Serpe, Sr., D, North Carolina

Barbara Sullivan, Jr. D, Notre Dame

Taylor Virden, Sr., D, Duke


*Due to a tie in voting, an extra selection was added

Casey Bocklet, Jr., A, Virginia

Alyssa Murray, Sr., A, Syracuse

Covie Stanwick, Jr., A, Boston College


Kelsey Duryea, So., GK, Duke