Women's Lacrosse Season in Review

July 6, 2015

Maryland Claims Second Straight National Championship
Following its victory over North Carolina in the NCAA championship game, Maryland's women's lacrosse team won its second straight national title and 13th overall. The top-seeded Terrapins became the first team to repeat as national champions since fellow Big Ten member Northwestern won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012. MORE...

Four Big Ten Women's Lacrosse Teams Selected for NCAA Tournament
Four Big Ten teams were selected to the 2015 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State represented the conference in the inaugural year of Big Ten women's lacrosse. MORE...

Where We Rank
In the Inside Lacrosse final weekly women's lacrosse rankings, Maryland, Penn State, Northwestern finished among the nation's top 10, while Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 16 in the country. MORE...

Maryland Claims Outright Big Ten Title
In the inaugural season of Big Ten women's lacrosse, Maryland clinched the outright Big Ten Championship. The Terrapins completed an unbeaten regular season at 17-0, including a 5-0 record in conference play. MORE...

Penn State Wins Big Ten Tournament
The second-seeded Penn State women's lacrosse team captured the inaugural Big Ten Tournament Championship after posting a 13-11 win over fourth-seeded Ohio State in the tournament's championship game in Piscataway, N.J. MORE...

Inaugural Big Ten Postseason Honors
In the inaugural season of Big Ten women's lacrosse, Big Ten Champion Maryland earned three awards, with Brooke Griffin claiming Attack Player of the Year honors, Taylor Cummings named Midfielder of the Year and Megan Douty collecting Defensive Player of the Year accolades. Northwestern's Selena Lasota was tabbed the Freshman of the Year, while Penn State's Emi Smith and mentor Missy Doherty were unanimous selections for Big Ten Goaltender and Coach of the Year, respectively. MORE...


 

 

Women's Lacrosse All-Big Ten Teams
The All-Big Ten team was comprised of 20 standouts, including three attack players, three midfielders, three defenders and one goalkeeper, along with 10 at-large selections. MORE...

Cummings Named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year
Maryland's Taylor Cummings was tabbed the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, as announced by the conference office on June 24. In Maryland's inaugural season in the Big Ten, Cummings becomes the first Terrapin to be voted the conference's Female Athlete of the Year. MORE...

Cummings Repeats as Tewaaraton Award Recipient
Maryland's Taylor Cummings captured the prestigious 2015 Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the most outstanding American college lacrosse player. Cummings also captured the award in 2014 and became the youngest two-time female recipient of the Tewaaraton. MORE...

Cummings, Douty Take Top IWLCA Honors
For the second straight season, Maryland's Taylor Cummings and Megan Douty were named the IWLCA National Midfielder and Defender of the Year, respectively, as announced at the All-America banquet. MORE...

IWLCA All-Americans Announced
Nine Big Ten women's lacrosse standouts earned IWLCA All-America nods, including three first-team performers. Maryland's Taylor Cummings, Megan Douty and Brooke Griffin were named first-team All-Americans, while Alice Mercer claimed second-team honors. Northwestern's Selena Lasota earned second-team All-America plaudits, along with Penn State's Maggie McCormick. Third-team honorees included Maryland's Megan Whittle and Penn State's Tatum Coffey and Emi Smith. MORE...

Cummings Earns Second Straight Honda Award
Maryland's Taylor Cummings was named the Honda Sports Award winner for lacrosse for the second straight season. The Honda Sports Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics." MORE...

Stukenberg Named Winner of Elite 89 Award
Maryland's Zoe Stukenberg was recognized as the recipient of the Elite 89 Award for the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships. MORE...

IWLCA All-Region Honorees
Eighteen Big Ten women's lacrosse student-athletes were selected to the IWLCA All-Regional teams, including 12 first team honorees and six named to the second team. MORE...

Among the Nation's Best
Several Big Ten standouts ranked among the top five of the NCAA in many of the major statistical categories at season's end. Maryland's Taylor Cummings led the nation with 100 total points, and was fifth in draw controls (143) and points per game (4.55). Ohio State's Jackie Cifarelli ranked second in the country with 54 assists, while Maryland's Alex Fitzpatrick was fifth with a goals against-average of 7.02 and Northwestern's Selena Lasota ranked fifth in the nation with 69 goals.

Maryland ranked third in the NCAA with 15.05 draw controls per game, and was fifth in both scoring defense (7.27 goals per game) and scoring margin (6.82).