Maryland Sweeps Lacrosse Honors

March 23, 2015

Offensive Player of the Week
Taylor Cummings, Maryland
M - Jr. - Ellicott City, Md. - McDonogh School

• Scored five goals and tallied four assists en route to nine points in wins over nationally ranked Penn and James Madison
• In the victory over No. 11 Penn, scored three goals and added two assists, while also recording a career-high 11 draw controls and gathering two ground balls
• Scored two goals and contributed a pair of assists in the win over No. 15 James Madison
• Currently leads the Big Ten with 4.67 points per game and 6.89 draw controls per game, and has scored a conference-best four game-winning goals
• Earns her second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Maryland Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Cummings (March 9, 2015)

Defensive Player of the Week
Alice Mercer, Maryland
D - Jr. - Woodbine, Md. - Century

• Anchored a defensive unit that helped Maryland produce a pair of wins over No. 11 Penn and No. 15 James Madison
• The Terrapin defense limited Penn to just seven goals, nearly five below its season average
• Posted a game-high four caused turnovers in the victory over James Madison
• Collects her first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week plaudit
• Last Maryland Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week: Alex Fitzpatrick (March 16, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Megan Whittle, Maryland
A - Glenwood, Md. - McDonogh School

• Scored a combined seven goals and posted one assist in Maryland's victories over nationally ranked Penn and James Madison
• Scored four goals in the 12-7 victory over Penn
• Scored three goals and added an assist in the 14-10 win over James Madison
• Collects her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award and second in as many weeks
• Last Maryland Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Megan Whittle (March 16, 2015)


2015 Big Ten Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week
Feb. 2
O: Katie Chase, Ohio State
D: Tori DeScenza, Ohio State
F: Molly Wood, Ohio State

Feb. 9
O: Kara Mupo, Northwestern
D: Sheila Nesselbush, Northwestern
F: Selena Lasota, Northwestern

Feb. 16
O: Zoe Stukenberg, Maryland
D: Emi Smith, Penn State and Candice Dandridge, Rutgers
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

Feb. 23
O/F: Selena Lasota, Northwestern
D: Megan Douty, Maryland

Mar. 2
O: Maggie McCormick, Penn State
D: Alex Fitzpatrick, Maryland
F: Corinne Wessels, Northwestern

Mar. 9
O: Taylor Cummings, Maryland
D: Bridget Bianco, Northwestern
F: Mae Tarr, Michigan

Mar. 16
O: Jennifer Porretto, Ohio State
D: Alex Fitzpatrick, Maryland
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

Mar. 23
O: Taylor Cummings, Maryland
D: Alice Mercer, Maryland
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland