Maryland is one of three women's lacrosse programs with three nominees among the final 25 for the Tewaaaton Award while Towson, Loyola Maryland and Navy have one each.
Terps attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh), goalie Megan Taylor (Glenelg) and defender Julia Braig (St. Paul's) were named to the list Thursday along with Towson defender Olivia Conti, Loyola midfielder Taylor VanThof and Navy midfielder Jenna Collins (River Hill).
Florida goalie Haley Hicklen, a Towson High graduate, also made the final 25.
Two nominees were also finalists last season — Stony Brook attacker Kylie Ohlmiller and North Carolina midfielder Marie McCool.
Maryland players have won the past six Tewaaraton Awards and eight since Jen Adams won the first in 2001. Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge) won last year. Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) became the only three-time winner from 2014 to 2016. Katie Schwarzmann (Century) won in 2012 and 2013. Terps assistant coach Caitlyn (McFadden) Phipps (Notre Dame Prep) won in 2010.
Two others with local ties have also won the Tewaaraton — Duke's Katie Chrest Erbe, a Maryvale graduate, in 2005; and UMBC coach Amy (Appelt) Slade at Virginia in 2004.