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June 4, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior midfielder Caitlyn McFadden was named the recipient of the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation's top women's lacrosse player. McFadden collected the award at a banquet at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on Thursday.
The senior from Phoenix, Md., departs College Park as one of the best players in its storied program's history. McFadden finished her career third on Maryland's career assists list with 110 and sixth in points with 259. She wrapped up her illustrious career by garnering NCAA Most Outstanding Player honors, guiding the Terrapins to the 2010 NCAA Championship title for the first time since 2001. She scored two goals and defensively held Northwestern's Katrina Dowd scoreless to lift the Terps in the title match.
McFadden is the fourth Atlantic Coast Conference women’s lacrosse student-athlete and second Terrapin to garner the award since its inception in 2001. Jen Adams captured the first Tewaaraton after leading Maryland to its seventh consecutive national championship, while Virginia’s Amy Appelt and Duke’s Katie Chrest earned the honors in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
The Tewaaraton Award is the preeminent lacrosse award honoring the nation's top collegiate lacrosse player for her extraordinary achievements on the field. All Tewaaraton nominees are screened and selected by a committee, which is comprised of collegiate coaches.
Honoring the Native American heritage, the Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American history. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora.
For additional information on the award or to purchase tickets please visit: www.tewaaratonaward.org.