May 12, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maryland senior midfielder Caitlyn McFadden has been named a Tewaaraton Award finalist for the second consecutive season, as announced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Wednesday.
The Phoenix, Md., native has tallied a point in 44 consecutive games, the 11th-longest streak in the nation. Maryland is 41-3 in that span. The two-time captain is also among NCAA Division I career active leaders in goals, assists and points while ranking fifth in assists and eighth in points on Maryland's all-time career list. This season, the senior dots nearly every statistical category, placing in the top three for Maryland in goals, assists, points, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers.
Defensively, McFadden has consistently been called upon to shut down each team's best midfielder. North Carolina midfielder and fellow Tewaaraton finalist Jenn Russell was held scoreless and Virginia's Kaitlin Duff managed only one assist in ACC Championship action as McFadden tacked on her second-straight tournament most valuable player honor. She also shined offensively in her final conference tournament, notching five points on a hat trick and two assists as Maryland defeated top-seeded North Carolina for its second consecutive conference championship.
The Tewaaraton Award is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is annually awarded to the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse player of the year. The award will be presented on June 3rd, 2010 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Top-seeded Maryland will play host to Marist Saturday in first round action of the 2010 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship at Ludwig Field.