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Taylor Cummings returning to McDonogh as assistant girls lacrosse coach

Maryland senior Taylor Cummings, left, celebrates her goal as teammate Kacey McKinnon joins in during the 2016 women's lacrosse nationals championship game.
Maryland senior Taylor Cummings, left, celebrates her goal as teammate Kacey McKinnon joins in during the 2016 women's lacrosse nationals championship game. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Taylor Cummings, the only three-time winner of the Tewaaraton Award, will return to her high school alma mater as an assistant coach with the McDonogh girls lacrosse team this spring.

Cummings, a four-time All-America midfielder at Maryland and a member of the World Cup champion United States team last summer, was a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year while at McDonogh. A three-sport standout for the Eagles, she was twice named The Baltimore Sun Female Athlete of the Year.

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Her addition to the Eagles staff was announced on the McDonogh girls lacrosse Twitter account Monday night as part of the promotion for an upcoming clinic. “Guess who is McDonogh’s new assistant coach? Hint: Tewaaraton x3.”

Cummings confirmed it Tuesday, but McDonogh officials plan to meet with her Thursday about the job before she says more about it.

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She will assist Nancy Love, the former Eagles assistant who is taking over the program on an interim basis after the abrupt departure of Chris Robinson last week. Robinson said he left the school to focus on growing his National Girls Lacrosse League, for girls in fifth through eight grades, as it expands to to three new cities this spring.

Since graduating from Maryland in 2016, Cummings has conducted clinics across the country in addition to working for Under Armour and training with the U.S. national team.

McDonogh girls lacrosse coach Chris Robinson said Thursday morning that his decision to leave the Eagles and their 177-game win streak was to focus on building his National Girls Lacrosse League, a youth program he envisions being comparable to Little League Baseball.

She led the Terps to the national championship game all four years with titles in 2014 and 2015. Maryland was 88-4 with her in the lineup.

McDonogh’s current 177-game winning streak began her freshman year. The Eagles lost just one game during her four years. She was All-Metro three times in lacrosse and led the Eagles to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship all four years. Her senior year, she was also All-Metro in basketball and soccer, leading those teams to A Conference titles as well.

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