Four Terps Land on Tewaaraton Watch List

March 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maryland boasted four players on the 2010 Tewaaraton Award "Watch List", announced Friday by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.

Seniors Caitlyn McFadden and Karissa Taylor, junior Sarah Mollison and sophomore Karri Ellen Johnson represent the Terps on this year's list.

McFadden, who was a finalist for the Tewaaraton in2009, returns for her second year as a captain for Maryland this season. The Phoenix, Md., native is the top returning midfielder in the nation in 2010 after being tabbed IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year as a junior.

Taylor joins McFadden as a second-year captain for head coach Cathy Reese. The defender from Easton, Md., racked up All-America honors last season while helping guide a youth-laden Maryland squad all the way to the NCAA semifinals.

Mollison returns for her junior campaign after leading the Terps in assists last season. The Melbourne, Australia, product was named to the watch list along with Johnson in 2009. Mollison is one of Maryland's five returning All-Americans in 2010.

Johnson will make a run at the Tewaaraton for the second time in her short but illustrious career. The sophomore boasted the top freshman season in Maryland women's lacrosse history a year ago, tallying 74 goals, the third-highest mark in single-season program annals.

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in 2000 and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is given annually to the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse player of the year. The award will be presented on June 3, 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.