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Douty, Reese Capture WomensLax.com Top Honors
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 05/23/2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Megan Douty and Cathy Reese were tabbed WomensLax.com National Defender and Coach of the Year, respectively, Friday afternoon.

In addition to Douty, Brooke Griffin, Taylor Cummings, and Kelly McPartland were named All-Americans.

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 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.

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.

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 Beth Glaros, Cummings, and Douty, was named First Team All-ACC earlier this season.

Maryland faces Northwestern in the national semifinals Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md.

2014 WomensLax.com All-American Team
Nikki Boltja, Attack – Louisville
Taylor D’Amore, Attack – John’s Hopkins
Cortney Fortunato, Attack – Notre Dame
Abbey Friend, Attack – North Carolina
Brooke Griffin, Attack – Maryland
Alyssa Leonard, Attack – Northwestern
Alyssa Murray, Attack – Syracuse
Covie Stanwick, Attack – Boston College
Kayla Treanor, Attack – Syracuse
Taylor Cummings, Midfield – Maryland
Madison Cyr, Midfield – Penn State
Hannah Farr, Midfield – Stanford
Shannon Gilroy, Midfield – Florida
Kelly McPartland, Midfield – Maryland
Marlee Paton, Midfield – Loyola
Mikaela Rix, Midfield – Boston College
Megan Douty, Defense – Maryland
Kerri Harrington, Defense – Northwestern
Meg Markham, Defense – Penn
Kasey Mock, Defense - Syracuse
Sloane Serpe, Defense – North Carolina
Margaret Smith, Defense – Notre Dame
Taylor Virden, Defense – Duke
Liz Colgan, Goalie – Virginia
Tori DeScenza, Goalie – Ohio State

Player of the Year: Kayla Treanor – Syracuse
Attacker of the Year: Taylor D’Amore – John’s Hopkins
Midfielder of the Year: Shannon Gilroy – Florida
Defender of the Year: Megan Douty – Maryland
Goalie of the Year: Liz Colgan - Virginia
Rookie of the Year: Cortney Fortunato, Attack – Notre Dame
Coach of the Year: Cathy Reese - Maryland



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