Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/31/17
From Press Release and Staff Report
University of North Carolina senior midfielder Marie McCool (Moorestown-NJ) was one of 10 Team Sport nominees for the 2017 Sportswoman of the Year Award, honored Oct. 18 at the 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports.
The event was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City and was given by the Women’s Sports Foundation.
McCool, a Moorestown High (N.J.) grad, was the only lacrosse player on the list of nominees.
McCool – the Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year in 2014 – was the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Midfielder of the Year, leading Carolina to the ACC regular season and tournament championships for the second consecutive year. She also was one of two current collegians and the youngest player on the 2017 United States National Team that won a pair of gold medals this summer at the World Cup in England and the World Games in Poland.
McCool also is the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s lacrosse. As a junior in 2017, she was one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, the highest individual honor in lacrosse given to the national player of the year.
Finalists were selected based on athletic performances between Aug. 22, 2016 and July 31, 2017. The public and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Awards Committee selected the award winners.