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."
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.