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

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The Terps returned five starters from last year's national championship team. All five earned All-American honors this season.

Senior midfielder Taylor Cummings (right) is one of Maryland's five 2015-2016 IWLCA All-Americans
Senior midfielder Taylor Cummings (right) is one of Maryland's five 2015-2016 IWLCA All-Americans
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Maryland women's lacrosse had a lot of question marks entering this season. Who would start at goalie? Where would the goals come from outside of Megan Whittle, Taylor Cummings and Zoe Stukenberg? Who would fill out the defense outside of Alice Mercer and Nadine Hadnagy?

Throughout the season, those questions were answered as Maryland (20-0) finished the regular season undefeated for the second year in a row and third time in the last four seasons. The Terrapins had an awful lot of contributors this season, but those five played at an incredibly high level all season long. They came to play game in and game out. Whittle, Cummings, Stukenberg, Mercer and Hadnagy were all named IWLCA All-Americans on Wednesday. Cummings, Mercer and Whittle were named to the first team, Stukenberg was named to the second team and Hadnagy was named to the third team. All five players started for Maryland's national championship squad last season, and all of them were honored as All-Americans.

"This team is really unique," said head coach Cathy Reese earlier this week. "Our defense has been one of the best I've seen throughout my career playing and coaching. Our offense has been very balanced throughout this season and we've seen a lot of help from people coming off our bench...We're so balanced everywhere and the chemistry is something that's been really special."