Girls lacrosse: Taylor Cummings, McDonogh

(Player of the Year) (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / May 31, 2012)

To see why Taylor Cummings stands above her peers and repeats as the Player of the Year, you need only look at the final three minutes of the No. 1 Eagles' 12-11 victory over Maryvale in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.

With the game tied and Maryvale preparing to set up its attack, Cummings checked the ball away from a Lions player. After a two-minute Eagles stall, she scored a highlight-reel game-winner and then won the next draw to seal the victory — McDonogh's fourth straight A Conference title and 69th consecutive win.

"She has everything," Maryvale coach Jessica Randisi said of the Under Armour All-American. "There's no weak link in her play."


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Cummings, a three-time All-Metro selection and the top senior recruit in the country, scored 61goals and had 30 assists. Cummings finished her career with 200 goals and 111 assists. Also All-Metro in soccer and basketball, she led those teams to AConference titles, too. Cummings will play lacrosse at Maryland.

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