I know this is a post of limited interest but that's how I started back in the days of FHFan writing posts niche interest posts. This isn't an indication that I'm returning. Testudo Times has a staff of capable young writers to keep those of us who are interested quite thoroughly informed across the spectrum of Maryland athletics.
This post is about an exercise I try periodically at the end of the women's lacrosse season when I try to build my all time Maryland women's lacrosse team. In the past, it's always involved some hard choices along the lines of if I include this player I have to leave that one off and that omission seems utterly crazy.
I couldn't cut down my list this year. So here I go. I'm going to list my top six attackers, my top eight midfielders, my top eight defenders and my top two goalies. I think these players are so great that I'd be willing to let anyone go through the list and build their team (3 attack, 4 mid, 4 defense, 1 goalie). I'll take the remaining twelve and we'd have one hell of a game. I will give you each group's collective All-American and national awards. Players are listed alphabetically by playing surname.
Attack (15 All-American, 2 National Offensive Player of the Year, 2 Honda Awards 1 Tewaaraton Award)
Midfield (26 All-American, 1 National OPotY , 1 National DPotY, 10 National MPotY, 5 Honda Awards, 7 Tewaaraton Awards)
Kari Ellen Johnson
Defense (21 All-American, 7 National Defensive Player of the Year)*
Goalie (6 All-American, 2 National Goalie of the Year, 1 Tewaaraton)*
There you have it. Make your picks. Share your thoughts. Would you knock out any of my midfielders for say Jen Giles or Dana Dobbie? Could Quinn Carney slide into a spot? The list is limited to 24 so anyone you add means you have to remove someone at that position.
* Certain 2019 post season awards haven't been announced as I write this so totals could increase.
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