Feb. 6, 2009
The announcement comes on the cusp of McFadden being tabbed to the 2009 U.S. World Cup Team, which will compete in the Czech Republic this summer. The junior is the Terps top returner this season after notching 27 goals and 27 assists for a Maryland squad that finished 18-3 in 2008. McFadden earned All-America honors in addition to landing on the All-ACC team.
Spinnenweber is also a returning starter and is poised to make an increased impact in the midfield this season. The junior from Pasadena, Md., netted 18 goals and dished out three assists a year ago and appeared in 17 games as a freshman.
Taylor is one of the top returning defenders for Maryland this season after starting in all 20 games as a sophomore in 2008. The Easton, Md.-native tallied 26 groundballs and 20 draw controls last season.
"We are very excited these three players were selected as captains of the 2009 Terps," head coach Cathy Reese said. "Each player brings something different but they all have a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence that will lead our team through the 2009 season."
Maryland plays host to England's National Team Tuesday in an exhibition match at 4 p.m. before hitting the road for a game against Richmond to open up the regular season Feb. 15.