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Women's lacrosse National Player of the Week (Feb. 27): Marie McCool, North Carolina

North Carolina midfielder Marie McCool is The Baltimore Sun's women's lacrosse National Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as the No. 8 Tar Heels upset No. 1 Maryland.
North Carolina midfielder Marie McCool is The Baltimore Sun's women's lacrosse National Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as the No. 8 Tar Heels upset No. 1 Maryland. (Jeffrey A. Camarati / North Carolina Athletics)

Marie McCool, North Carolina, senior

Moorestown, N.J., midfielder

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McCool, a Tewaaraton Award finalist last season, scored 43 seconds into overtime to give the No. 8 Tar Heels a 16-15 victory over then-No. 1 and defending national champion Maryland on Saturday. It was the first loss for the Terps since North Carolina beat them in the 2016 national final and their first regular-season loss since April 2014, also a loss to the Tar Heels. McCool finished the game with four goals and one assist. She also had two caused turnovers and led North Carolina with eight draw controls. For the season, she leads the No. 3 Tar Heels (2-1) in scoring with 18 goals and two assists. A two-time first-team All-American, McCool was the youngest member of the U.S. national team that won the gold medal at the World Cup in England last summer.

North Carolina's Marie McCool celebrates her game-winning overtime goal Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, against Maryland at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina's Marie McCool celebrates her game-winning overtime goal Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, against Maryland at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. (Jeffrey Camarati / North Carolina Athletics)

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