Five Terps lead All-America women's lacrosse selections

Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings (21) tries to get past North Carolina midfielder Kelly Devlin (26) during their game Sunday in College Park.
Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings (21) tries to get past North Carolina midfielder Kelly Devlin (26) during their game Sunday in College Park.(Greg Fiume/Maryland)

Five Maryland players, including first-team selections midfielder Taylor Cummings, defender Megan Douty and attacker Brooke Griffin, were named All-Americans Monday by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Loyola had three selections and Johns Hopkins, one.

Midfielder Cummings, the 2014 Tewaaraton Award winner and a 2015 finalist, earned her third All-America honor. The McDonogh graduate was named the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year after leading the Terps -- seeded No. 1 for the NCAA tournament -- to the Big Ten regular-season championship.


Douty, last season's national Defender of the Year and a 2014 Tewaaraton finalist, leads a defense ranked fifth in Division I. Also a first-team selection last season, she is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Griffin, a South River graduate, is a two-time first-team selection. The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year scored four goals in Sunday's NCAA quarterfinal win over Northwestern that sent the Terps to the national semifinals Friday night against No. 4 Syracuse at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Terps defender Alice Mercer  (Century) was named to the second team and freshman attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) made the third team.

For Loyola, attacker Annie Thomas (John Carroll) made the second team while defender Maddy Lesher and midfielder Taryn VanThof were named to the third team. Johns Hopkins midfielder Dene' DiMartino made the third team.

Several other players with local ties were also among the 48 players selected: Boston College attacker Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) was named to the first team after leading the Eagles to the NCAA tournament second round.

Penn State's Maggie McCormick (Liberty) and Princeton's Erin Slifter (South Carroll) made second team and Virginia's Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) made third team.

Two freshmen other than Whittle made the teams: Northwestern's Selena Lasota on second team and Stony Brook's Kylie Ohlmiller on third team.

The All Americans will be honored at a banquet June 6 in King of Prussia, Pa.


IWLCA All-America Teams

First team

Casey Bocklett. Virginia, Senior, Attack

Taylor Cummings, Maryland, Junior, Midfield

Megan Douty, Maryland, Senior, Defense

Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame, Sophomore, Attack


Shannon Gilroy, Florida, Senior, Midfield

Brooke Griffin, Maryland, Senior, Attack

Sarah Mannelly, Boston College, Junior, Midfield

Halle Majorana, Syracuse, Junior, Attack

Meg Markham, Penn, Senior, Defense

Kerrin Maurer, Duke, Senior, Attack

Kaylin Morissette, Louisville, Junior, Midfield

Covington Stanwick, Boston College, Senior, Attack

Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame, Senior, Defense

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse, Junior, Attack

Courtney Waite, North Carolina, Senior, Defense

Caylee Waters, North Carolina, Sophomore, Goalkeeper

Second team

Tory Benson, Penn, Senior, Attack

Maggie Bill, North Carolina, Sophomore, Midfield

Alex Dalton, Notre Dame, Sophomore, Defense

Lucy Dikeou, Stanford, Junior, Midfield

Lucy Ferguson, Penn, Senior, Goalkeeper

Stephanie Finley, James Madison, Senior, Attack

Kailah Kempney, Syracuse, Senior, Attack

Lauren Kwasnowski, Connecticut, Junior, Defense

Selena Lasota, Northwestern, Freshman, Attack

Maggie McCormick, Penn State, Senior, Attack

Alice Mercer, Maryland, Junior, Defense

Mikaela Rix, Boston College, Senior, Midfield

Erin Slifer, Princeton, Senior, Midfield

Morgan Stephens, Virginia, Senior, Defense

Courtney Swan, Virginia, Senior,   Attack

Annie Thomas, Loyola Maryland, Senior, Attack

Third team

Brittain Altomare, Hofstra, Senior, Attack

Adrienne Anderson, Stanford, Junior, Defense

Liza Blue, Virginia, Senior, Attack

Tatum Coffey, Penn State, Senior, Midfield

Dene DiMartino, Johns Hopkins, Junior, Midfield

Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida, Sophomore, Defense

Maureen Keggins, Albany, Senior, Attack

Maddy Lesher, Loyola Maryland, Junior, Defense

Meg Meritz, Stony Brook, Junior, Defense

Aly Messinger, North Carolina, Junior, Attack

Michaela Michael, USC, Sophomore, Attack

Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook, Freshman, Attack

Casey Pearsall, Notre Dame, Sophomore, Midfield

Emi Smith, Penn State, Junior, Goalkeeper

Taryn VanThof, Loyola Maryland, Senior, Midfield

Megan Whittle, Maryland, Freshman, Attack