Aug. 30, 2012
McFadden returns to College Park as one of the most decorated players in Maryland women's lacrosse history. McFadden was a two-time IWLCA First Team All-American, two-time ACC Player of the Year, two-time ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2010 as she guided Maryland to its first national title since 2001.
"We are thrilled to welcome Caitlyn back to the University of Maryland," Reese said. "As a student-athlete, Caitlyn excelled both on the field and in the classroom and exemplified the standards and work ethic our program strives to achieve. We believe Caitlyn will be a tremendous addition to our staff both tactically and as a topnotch recruiter."
A native of Phoenix, Md., McFadden currently ranks tied for fourth all-time in assists (110) and eighth in points (259) on Maryland's career lists. She earned a degree in kinesiology from Maryland in 2010.
McFadden has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Florida. She helped guide UF to the final four of the NCAA tournament last season.
"I am truly honored to return to the University of Maryland and would like to thank Cathy Reese for this amazing opportunity," McFadden said. "It is a privilege to be able to represent my alma mater as well as the state of Maryland. I couldn't be more excited about working with the caliber of student-athletes we have at Maryland and will work tirelessly to get the Terps back as the final team standing."
In addition to her playing experience with the Terps, McFadden has been a constant presence on the U.S. national team. She won a gold medal at the 2009 FIL World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, recording four assists to help guide the U.S. to a 4-0 record heading into the elimination round.
McFadden replaces Quinn (Carney) Burke, who served in the post for four seasons. Burke will move into an administrative role with the program through the fall semester.