Nine Terps Named Preseason All-Americans

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Nine members of the top-ranked Maryland women’s lacrosse team were selected to Inside Lacrosse’s preseason All-Americans lists Tuesday.

Junior defender Julia Braig and junior goalie Megan Taylor earned spots on the first team while senior attacker Megan Whittle was selected to the second team. Junior midfielder Jen Giles and sophomore Meghan Doherty were named to the third team and sophomore attacker Kali Hartshorn, junior attacker Caroline Steele, junior midfielder Meghan Siverson and senior defender Kathy Rudkin are honorable mention selections.

The Terrapins feature the most players of any program on the All-American squads.

Braig, Taylor, Whittle, Giles, Doherty, Hartshorn and Steele all played major roles in Maryland’s undefeated season and NCAA Championship in 2017. Taylor was named the 2017 IWLCA National Goalie of the Year while Whittle earned IWLCA All-American honors for the third straight season.

Siverson and Rudkin transferred to Maryland after helping their former teams (Louisville, Syracuse) to NCAA Tournament appearances.

Maryland opens the 2018 season against William & Mary on Sunday at noon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.