Maryland women's lacrosse had six players named to the All-Big Ten team earlier today. The Terps that made the All-Conference squad are all studs, and the Big Ten coaches got it right in selecting them all unanimously. Only three other Big Ten players were selected unanimously. That says a lot about how dominant the Terrapins were this season.
Maryland's unanimous selections were: attacker Megan Whittle, midfielders Taylor Cummings and Zoe Stukenberg, defenders Nadine Hadnagy and Alice Mercer and goalie Megan Taylor.
Whittle, Cummings, Stukenberg, Hadnagy and Mercer have also been named Tewaaraton Award nominees. The five nominees are the most of any school in the country.
Maryland treated almost the entire conference, with the glaring exception of the season finale against Penn State, like a chew-toy. The Terps beat ranked Northwestern by 13 goals, Rutgers by 15, top-10 Ohio State by 10 and Michigan by 10. Maryland allowed less than six goals per game in conference play.
The individual conference awards won't be announced until after the conclusion of the Big Ten Tournament, but Maryland is poised to pick up a bunch of accolades.
Maryland (17-0, 5-0) will begin postseason play in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Terps will take on the winner of the Rutgers/Ohio State game on Friday at 6:30 p.m. You can watch the game on the Big Ten Network or you can stream it online.