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Cummings Among Finalists for Best Female College Athlete
Baltimore Ride midfielder Taylor Cummings has officially been nominated for the 2016 EPSY Award for Best Female College Athlete, marking the second consecutive year that she has received an ESPY nomination.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to be up for a nomination as large as ESPY Best Female College Athlete,” Cummings stated. “I know that I would not have come anywhere close to this nomination without my Maryland team, our coaching staff and everyone else at Maryland. I also have to thank my family and friends, who have always been there for me along the way. I am really excited to go out there and experience the ESPYs, and I will be happy regardless of what the outcome may be.”
Cummings began her United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) career when she joined the Baltimore Ride after finishing up one of the most prolific college careers in women’s lacrosse history at the University of Maryland. As a senior this past spring, she recorded 79 points on 60 goals and 19 assists while also winning her third straight Tewaaraton Trophy, which is awarded to the NCAA’s best lacrosse player. Upon doing so, she became the first player to ever win three Tewaaraton Trophies (men or women).
“Taylor is one of the most outstanding women's lacrosse players to ever pick up a stick,” said Jen Adams, who is the current Baltimore Ride head coach and well noted as being one of the greatest players in women’s lacrosse history. “She has an elite mentality and focus that translates into consistently dominant performances in all aspects of her game. I have always admired Taylor's incredible presence on the lacrosse field. She is one of those rare players who just always seems to be playing on a different level.”
For her career at Maryland, Cummings is the all-time program leader in draw controls (509), third in career goals (229), ninth in assists (94) and second in points (323). The only player who accumulated more points than she did at Maryland is her current professional head coach with the Ride, Jen Adams. During her time with the Terps, Cummings also led Maryland to four consecutive NCAA Championship Games, winning back-to-back titles following the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Voting for the 2016 ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards is now open, and ballots will resume until ESPN/ABC hosts the show live on Wednesday, July 13th, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Season passes for the 2016 UWLX season are available now online and can be purchased for the low price of just $25! Season passes are good for the complete schedule of games that the UWLX will play in 2016.
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