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MM 8.23: Former Maryland women’s lacrosse star Taylor Cummings becomes an Athletes Unlimited champion

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

Maryland women's lacrosse will honor Taylor Cummings and five other seniors on Saturday. The Terps are 40-0 at home during their time in College Park. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Former Maryland women's lacrosse superstar Taylor Cummings was officially crowned as the first-ever Athletes Unlimited champion on Sunday. Cummings accumulated the most points in the Athletes Unlimited league, which has 58 different professionals who compete.

“It’s a huge honor,” Cummings said in a press release. “It’s incredibly humbling, especially when you’re around so many amazing players. To be on amazing teams and around amazing people throughout this season was just so special.”

Cummings, who graduated from Maryland in 2016, played in 15 games and collected 1,943 points in the league, which was 190 points more than the second-place player. During the season she totaled 27 goals and 11 assists, won 79 draw controls, and caused 17 turnovers.

Cummings was a two-time national champion at Maryland and became a three-time Tewaaraton Award winner within the program. Her latest achievement in the Athletes Unlimited league is just another impressive accolade to her long list of success.

In other news

Maryland women’s soccer picked up its second win of the season on Sunday.

Maryland football welcomed 9-year-old Callaghan “Cal” Taylor to its facility on Sunday to sign with the team.

A couple of former Maryland athletes are making big-time plays at the professional level.

Maryland men’s soccer had a strong showing in its exhibition match against Pittsburgh. The season opener is Thursday night.

A few current Maryland field hockey players are representing America overseas.

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick stopped by the Jones-Hill House on Sunday to speak with the team.