Maryland's Caitlyn McFadden has never cared much about individual accolades, but this one might rank up there pretty close to the Terrapins' newly minted NCAA women's lacrosse championship.
The senior received the 2010 Tewaaraton Award as the outstanding player in women's college lacrosse Thursday night. She edged out Penn's Ali DeLuca, Northwestern's Katrina Dowd, North Carolina's Jenn Russell and Virginia's Brittany Kalkstein, a Roland Park graduate.
McFadden, a Tewaaraton finalist for the second straight year, is the second Maryland player to win the award, which was presented at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. Jen Adams, now the head coach at Loyola, won the inaugural Tewaaration Award in 2001.
Sunday night, McFadden a midfielder from Phoenix, Md., led the Terrapins to their first national championship since 2001, earning tournament Most Outstanding Player honors after scoring two goals -- including the game-winner -- and one assist while holding Dowd, the NCAA tournament's all-time leading goal scorer, without a goal.
Just as the Terrapins ended Northwestern's run of five national championships, McFadden ends a run of four Wildcats Tewaaraton winners. Hannah Nielsen won the past two and Kristen Kjellman, the two before that.
McFadden, a Notre Dame Prep graduate, has picked up just about every other major award so far this season, including Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association first-team All-American, Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and ACC tournament Most Valuable Player -- all for the second straight year.
There were no local candidates among the five male finalists. The award went to Ned Crotty of the national championship Duke team over Virginia's Ken Clausen; Stony Brook's Kevin Crowley; Delaware's Curtis Dickinson; and Syracuse's Joel White.
Also honored were the members of the Baltimore/Washington regional girls and boys High School All-Tewaaraton teams.
The girls team: Mackenzie Cyr, Winters Mill; Elizabeth Dunwoody, Chantilly; Brooke Griffin, South River; Paige Hanson, Bryn Mawr; Kelsey Horton, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes; Brooks Lawler, McDonogh; Lyndsey Munoz, St. Mary's; Caroline Seats, Roland Park; Molly Shawhan, Good Counsel; Covie Stanwick, Notre Dame Prep; Courtney Tomchik, Broadneck; Taylor Virden, McDonogh.
The boys team: Andrew Barton, St. Paul's; Emmett Cahill, Loyola; Brian Cooper, Archbishop Spalding; Tyler Frederick, McDonogh; Bobby Gribbin, Georgetown Prep; Will Joyce, Landon; Chris May, Gonzaga; Joe Meurer, McDonogh; Robert Posniewski, Georgetown Prep; Pat Powderly, St. Paul's; Wells Stanwick, Boys' Latin.