COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Five members of the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team earned IWLCA All-America honors Wednesday. The Terps have the most players across the three lists.
Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg, senior defender Nadine Hadnagy and sophomore goalie Megan Taylor were named First Team All-Americans. Junior attacker Megan Whittle earned second team honors while senior attacker Caroline Wannen was selected to the third team.
All five Terps earned IWLCA First Team All-Region honors last week and were also All-Big Ten selections. They have helped the Terps to a 20-0 record, the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
A Tewaaraton Award finalist, Stukenberg was named the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year. She was also a unanimous All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten All-Tournament member. Stukenberg ranks in the top three of each statistical category for the Terps, including 47 goals, 24 assists, 71 points, 42 ground balls, 64 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers – all of which are career highs.
One of the top one-on-one defenders in the nation, Hadnagy leads Maryland's 13th-ranked defense. She was also named a Tewaaraton finalist, unanimous All-Big Ten and to the Big Ten All-Tournament team. Hadnagy is tied for the team lead with 24 caused turnovers and is fourth on the Terps with 26 caused turnovers.
Taylor has emerged as one of the top goalies as just a sophomore. She repeated as the Big Ten Goaltender of the Year and was a unanimous All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Tournament selection. Taylor ranks second nationally with a .551 save percentage and is 11th with a 9.02 goals-against average.
Whittle leads Maryland's top-ranked offense with 65 goals and 78 points. She also has a career-high 13 assists. Whittle was a unanimous All-Big Ten selection and was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team. She became the fastest Terp to reach 200 career goals in the Big Ten Tournament and currently sits sixth in the Maryland record books with 208 career goals.
Wannen quarterbacks Maryland's potent offense, leading the team with 36 assists and ranking third with 68 points. She was an All-Big Ten selection.
The Terps have had 166 All-Americans in program history.
Maryland also had eight Terps honored with ILWomen's first-ever Media All-Americans earlier Wednesday.
The IWLCA announced 48 student-athletes to the 2017 Division I All-American teams. The IWLCA will honor the National All-Americans at the IWLCA All-American Banquet on Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Md.
The top-seeded Terps host eighth-seeded Stony Brook (20-1) in the NCAA quarterfinals Saturday at noon.