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Maryland women’s lacrosse almost swept the WCLA’s positional awards

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland women’s lacrosse hasn’t stopped winning yet. In addition to an undefeated season and the national title, the Terps took home nearly every positional award the sport had to offer.

Zoe Stukenberg won the Tewaaraton award as the nation’s top player Thursday, and she also took home Women’s College Lacrosse Association Midfielder of the Year honors as well. Nadine Hadnagy was a Tewaaraton award finalist as well and won’t leave Maryland empty-handed, as she capped her career with a Defensive Player of the Year award.

Sophomore Megan Taylor walked away with Goalkeeper of the Year honors, and Stony Brook’s Kylie Ohlmiller won Attacker of the Year as the only player honored who didn’t wear a Maryland jersey this season.

Stukenberg finished her senior season as the Terps’ sixth straight Tewaaraton award winner, and their eighth overall. She finished her career ranked No. 9 for Maryland in goals and becomes Maryland’s 10th straight Midfielder of the Year.

Defense wins championships, and Hadnagy was Maryland’s anchor on that end all season. She was second on the Terps with 26 caused turnovers, but in the words of Tony Allen, she’s “First Team All-Defense!”

Taylor’s Goalkeeper of the Year award rounds things out for the Terps. The sophomore finished third in the country with a .535 save percentage and had a career-high 20 saves against then-No. 3 Florida earlier this year.

This is the eighth year in a row that Maryland has had multiple players honored for positional awards.

In other news

Maryland’s 2016-17 sports season came to an end over the weekend, and baseball was the final domino to fall. The Terps lost their NCAA Tournament opener to West Virginia, but bounced back to beat UMBC, before being eliminated after giving up a four run lead and falling again to West Virginia.

Maryland basketball kicked off its summer by adding its first recruit of the 2018 cycle. four-star shooting guard Aaron Wiggins committed to the Terps on Saturday, following his official visit.

Football also picked up a commitment over the weekend, when Dontay Demus Jr. became its first receiver pickup in the class of 2018.

The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus wrote about how Mark Turgeon and Brenda Freese structure their summer practices and workouts. Women’s basketball gets to practice under FIBA rules this summer, meaning no restrictions on on-court practices.