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Maryland lacrosse has 3 Tewaaraton Award finalists

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

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Three Maryland seniors are vying for the highest individual honor in college lacrosse, more than any other school.

Matt Rambo is one of five Tewaaraton Award finalists on the men’s side. He’s tallied 34 goals and 33 assists in his final season with the Terps, and he broke the Maryland points record against Johns Hopkins. He’s six goals short of that record, too.

Maryland also has 40 percent of the women’s finalists, as senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg and defender Nadine Hadnagy are on the list. Stukenberg does it all, as she’s third on the team with 66 points, second with 62 draw controls and first with 42 ground balls.

If one of them wins, Maryland will have six straight winners. Katie Schwarzmann won the award in 2012 and 2013, then Taylor Cummings became the first three-time winner ever. The women’s program has seven Tewaaratons in total; no Maryland men’s player has taken it home in its 16-year history.

Rambo would love to break that streak, but he’s more focused on ending the Terps’ 42-year title drought. Both teams are in action at home this weekend as the No. 1 seeds in their respective tournaments. The men host Bryant on Saturday, while the women play either High Point or Towson on Sunday.

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