Terps' McFadden wins Honda Sports Award for women's lax

June 07, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

Less than a week after winning the Tewaaraton Award for the top women's lacrosse player in the country, Maryland's Caitlyn McFadden earned another national honor.

The senior midfielder and Notre Dame Prep graduate won the Honda Sports Award on Monday, which also honors her as the best women's lacrosse player in the country.

"I feel so incredibly grateful to be named alongside the top players in all of college sports by winning this year's Honda Sports Award," McFadden said in a news release.

McFadden, who led the Terps to the national championship last month, is the second Maryland women's lacrosse player to win the Honda Sports Award. Jen Adams, who now coaches the Loyola women, won the award in 2000 and 2001.

In addition to the Honda Sports Award and the Tewaaraton, McFadden was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament, an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association first-team All-American, the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and the ACC tournament Most Valuable Player.

A 3.7 student in kinesiology, McFadden won the Honda Sports Award based on national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program.

"This honor would not have been possible without my amazing coaches and teammates," McFadden said. "As a unit we were able to bring the national championship back to College Park and it feels great to share this prestigious award with them as well."

-- Kaitlyn Carr

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