Cummings and Douty Named Tewaaraton Finalists

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Taylor Cummings and Megan Douty represent the Maryland women's lacrosse program on the five-player Tewaaraton finalist list, announced Thursday.

The 14th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will take place on May 29 in Washington, D.C. Cummings and Douty join Florida midfielder Shannon Gilroy and Syracuse attackers Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor on the prestigious list.

Cummings led Maryland with 101 draw controls, 33 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers and ranked second on the Terps fourth-ranked scoring offense with 51 goals, 23 assists and 74 points. The sophomore from Ellicott City, Md., and U.S. Women’s National Team member earned All-ACC honors for a second time and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team as Maryland captured its sixth consecutive conference title.

Douty, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, led a Maryland defense that held opponents to a league best 8.00 goals per game, even as the conference featured four other teams in the nation’s top 15 in scoring offense. The defender from Fair Haven, N.J., racked up 27 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers, good for second and third on the Terps, respectively. She also twice earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. Finalists were selected from a pool of 27 women’s nominees. The selection committee is comprised of 11 women’s current and former college coaches.

Former Maryland great Katie Schwarzmann won the 2012 and 2013 Tewaaraton Awards. The Terps also boasted two finalists (Schwarzmann and Alex Aust) last season.

Maryland faces the winner of the Canisius/Penn first round game Sunday in second round action at noon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.