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Five Maryland women's lacrosse players named preseason All-Americans

The Terps topped Inside Lacrosse's preseason poll and had three players named to the first-team, the most of any school in the country.

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Maryland women's lacrosse took home their second consecutive national championship last season and is looking to make it three in a row this year. While the Terps lost some key pieces from a year ago, this team still has plenty of talent.

Taylor Cummings, Maryland's star among stars, will likely finish her career as the most decorated women's lacrosse player EVER. She's gunning not just for her third straight national championship, but her third straight Tewaaraton (the lacrosse equivalent of the Heisman Trophy) award as well.

Cummings, junior defender Alice Mercer and sophomore attacker Megan Whittle were all selected to the first team. All three were named IWLCA All-Americans after the 2015 season.

A pair of juniors made the second team. Nadine Hadnagy, a tenacious and underrated defender, and Zoe Stukenberg, a deft passer in the midfield who might also be one of the best overall athletes on the team.

As if Maryland didn't enough talent left over from last year's roster, they brought in the second-ranked recruiting class in the entire country. Cathy Reese's teams don't rebuild. They reload.

The honors and accolades will continue to flow for this team as they seek to three-peat. The Terrapins will start their season on February 13th against William and Mary at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. If you haven't seen this team in person, you're missing out.