COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- For the second straight season, junior Taylor Cummings and senior Megan Douty were named the IWLCA National Midfielder and Defender of the Year, respectively, as announced at the All-America banquet Saturday night.
Cummings is the 2015 Tewaaraton and Honda Award and a three-time IWLCA First Team All-American. The midfielder led the Terrapins in assists (37), points (100), ground balls (41), draw controls (143) and caused turnovers (36) as she helped lead the team to its second straight national title. Cummings was named the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year and earned All-Big Ten honors. She picked up the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player for the second straight year.
Douty led the Terps' fifth-ranked defense, which allowed just 7.27 goals per game. Douty and the Terps held ranked opponents to just 8.21 goals per game in 14 contests. The four-year starter posted 30 ground balls and caused 23 turnovers, good for second on the team in each category. Douty was named an IWLCA First Team All-American for the second straight season and earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades. She was also named to the All-Big Ten and NCAA All-Tournament teams.
Cummings and Douty also earned their respective awards in 2014 and became Maryland's sixth consecutive duo to earn multiple honors at the IWLCA banquet. In 2013, Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann earned top attacker and midfielder honors. Schwarzmann and Iliana Sanza were named top midfielder and defender of the year in 2012, and Schwarzmann and Brittany Dipper were named top midfielder and goalie in 2011. Caitlyn McFadden and Karissa Taylro grabbed top midfielder and defender accolades in 2010.
Maryland has captured the IWLCA's top midfielder honors for eight straight seasons (Dana Dobbie, 2008; McFadden, 2009-10; Schwarzmann, 2011-13; Cummings, 2014-15).