Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/14/17
From Press Release
North Carolina junior midfielder Marie McCool (Moorestown-NJ) is one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton award, the highest individual honor in the sport of lacrosse. The Tewaaraton Foundation announced its five men’s and women’s finalists on Thursday. Five men and five women were selected as finalists and will be invited to Washington, D.C., for the 17th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 1.
The five women’s finalists are McCool, Maryland senior defender Nadine Hadnagy, Princeton senior attacker Olivia Hompe, Stony Brook junior attacker Kylie Ohlmiller and Maryland senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg.
McCool is the sixth Tar Heel to be a Tewaaraton finalist, joining Christine McPike (2002), Amber Falcone (2009), Jen Russell (2010), Becky Lynch (2012) and Kara Cannizzaro (2013).
McCool was the Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year in 2014 when she led Moorestown to the Tournament of Champions title, a 26-0 record and a National Ranking of No. 2. She helped lead the Tar Heels to the National championship last year.
Senior Molly Hendrick (Manheim Township), the 2017 ACC Attacker of the Year, was one of the top 25 Tewaaraton nominees.
Atlantic Coast Conference champion North Carolina (16-2) will begin its 2017 NCAA Tournament road as the No. 2 seed against Virginia (12-8) today in Chapel Hill at 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The game will be streamed live by ESPN3.
McCool Bio Notes: The 2017 ACC Midfielder of the Year … First-team All-ACC … Named to the 2017 All-ACC Tournament Team … One of two current college players on the 2017 US Lacrosse World Cup team … Ranks second on the UNC team in goals (42), third in points (58), third in assists (16), second in ground balls (30), second in draw controls (48), second in free position goals (14), second in shots (121) and first in caused turnovers (18).