April 21, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland boasted a league-high five players on this year's All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse team, announced by the league office Wednesday.
Headlining the list for the Terps is 2009 ACC Player of the Year and three-time all-conference honoree Caitlyn McFadden. McFadden joins fellow Tewaaraton nominees Karri Ellen Johnson and Karissa Taylor as well as junior Sarah Mollison and freshman Katie Schwarzmann as Maryland's 2010 All-ACC awardees.
McFadden is second on the squad in goals (28), points (54), draw controls (22), while leading the Terps in caused turnovers (19) and assists (26). A Tewaaraton finalist and two-time captain, the Phoenix, Md., native has eight multi-goal matches in 2010. Named National Preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine earlier this season, the senior has tallied a point in 40 consecutive games, the 12th-longest streak in the nation.
Johnson, who landed on the list as only a rookie in 2009, leads No. 3-ranked Maryland in points (60), goals (48) and draw controls (52). One of only three sophomores on the latest Tewaaraton nominee list, the Annapolis, Md., native boasts the fourth-longest goal-scoring streak in the nation, scoring in all 37 matches she has appeared in as a Terp. She has also netted three or more goals in nine games this season and has multi-goal games in all five ACC matches.
Taylor is the only defender among Maryland award winners. The senior has racked up 21 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers while helping the Terps hold their opponents to a mere 7.07 goals per game in 2010. The two-time captain from Easton, Md., is also a Tewaaraton nominee in her final year in College Park after racking up third-team All-America honors as a junior.
Mollison makes her way onto the list for the second-straight season. The junior, who hails from Melbourne, Australia, is second on the team with 28 goals and 19 assists, while ranking third in points (47) and draw controls (21). A second-team All-American in 2009, the first-year captain has tallied a point in each of the last 37 matches, the 13th-longest streak in the nation.
The lone freshman on the list, Schwarzmann is also showcased on the 2010 All-ACC team. The newcomer cracked into Maryland's starting lineup, despite the Terps returning all 12 starters from its ACC champion squad last season, and is currently fourth on the team in scoring and tied for first in ground balls, while tallying a point in every match for Maryland this season.
Defending ACC champion Maryland, which earned the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will battle the winner of the Virginia/Virginia Tech quarterfinal in the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship semifinals on Friday at 5 p.m. For more information on the championships, which begin Thursday at Maryland, please click on the corresponding link above.