Two Terps Earn National Honors

June 14, 2010

PRUSSIA, Pa. - Maryland had a monumental night at the IWLCA All-American Banquet, racking up both National Midfielder and Defender Player of the Year awards, on Saturday.

Caitlyn McFadden repeated as IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year after leading the Terps to their first national title since 2001. The senior from Phoenix, Md., also garnered the Honda Sports and Tewaaraton Awards for her work in 2010.

Joining McFadden as an individual award winner was fellow senior captain Karissa Taylor, who was named IWLCA National Defender of the Year. Taylor, who hails from Easton, Md., led the top scoring in defense in the country this season.

It is only the fourth time in Maryland program history that the Terps have garnered multiple individual honors at the annual ceremony. The last time was in 2003 when Alexis Venechanos won national goalkeeper of the year honors and Kelly Coppedge was named the top midfielder.

Other Terp All-Americans Sarah Mollison, Karri Ellen Johnson and Katie Schwarzmann were also recognized at the banquet, which was held at the Crown Valley Plaza in King of Prussia, Pa.,