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MM 6.8: Maryland women’s lacrosse defender Lizzie Colson named Honda Sport Award finalist

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

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After her first season back from rehabbing an ACL injury and in her final year with the Terps, Maryland women’s lacrosse defender Lizzie Colson earned a spot as a Honda Award finalist. The award is part of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards and honors women athletes in 12 NCAA sports who represent “the best of the best in collegiate athletics,” per release.

As a redshirt senior, Colson led the nation with 49 caused turnovers, the second-most caused in a single season in program history. She also had 80 draw controls adding to her 324 career controls that stand at No. 3 in the program record books.

Colson scooped up a conference-leading 59 groundballs this past season and in 10 games she had grabbed four or more groundballs.

Her performance that helped lead the Terps to an NCAA Tournament appearance this past season already earned her a spot on the All-Big Ten tournament team, first-team All-Big Ten honors, a spot on Inside Lacrosse’s first-team All-American and a unanimous Big Ten Defender of the Year honor. Colson was also a finalist for the 2021 Tewaaraton Award.

Colson is one of four finalists for the Honda Award. The winner then becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award and the Honda Cup that will be announced on June 28 on CBS Sports.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball officially announced the hiring of assistant coach Bruce Shingler.

Shingler is excited to be back in Maryland working with the Terps.

Former Maryland women’s lacrosse star Katie Haus is retiring from the sport.

Maryland men’s lacrosse shared a recap about Terps playing in the Premier Lacrosse League.

Maryland women’s basketball shared a video of rising sophomore forward Angel Reese in action from this past season.

Maryland track and field star Caleb Dean is gearing up for the NCAA Championships.

Maryland baseball head coach Rob Vaughn expressed how proud he is of the team following the end of the season.

Editor’s note: a previous version of the story said women’s lacrosse shared a video of Reese instead of women’s basketball, that typo has been corrected.