May 27, 2009
Several Maryland women's lacrosse players were honored by WomensLacrosse.com Tuesday when it announced its postseason honors for the 2009 campaign.
Junior Caitlyn McFadden was named Midfield Player of the Year. The ACC Player of the Year was an integral part at both ends of the field for the Terps, leading Maryland in both scoring and caused turnovers. The ACC Tournament MVP, McFadden helped the Terrapins return to the top of the ACC and the NCAA semifinals, leading the Terps to 21 consecutive wins and a berth in the final weekend.
Karri Ellen Johnson was tabbed Rookie of the Year after tying McFadden with a team-high 86 points in 2009. Johnson not only paced the Terps in scoring, she also produced the third most-prolific goal scoring output (74) in Maryland single-season history while helping the storied program win the ACC tournament and return to the NCAA semifinals. The ACC Rookie of the Year ranked in the top-five among freshman nationally in scoring and draw controls while facing one of the nation's toughest schedules.
After leading her alma mater back to the NCAA final four and a 21-1 record, Cathy Reese garnered the website's Coach of the Year honor. Maryland ranked second in the nation in scoring offense and scoring margin and won the ACC tournament. Reese also picked up her second ACC Coach of the Year award in only three seasons at the helm of the Maryland program.