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Caitlyn McFadden

Caitlyn McFadden

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Position: Midfield
Hometown: Phoenix, Md.
College: Maryland '10
Height: 5'4"
Birthday: 5/28/1988 (Age 25)

Teammates on Caitlyn

A real leader in the midfield…an unsung hero that is so, so talented...she’s who everyone looks to in the midfield…she does everything on the run – passing, shooting, dodging...powerful shot...rarely gets beat one-on-one…plays really loose, but is always focused.

U.S. Team

  • Two-time FIL World Cup gold medalist (2009, 2013)
  • One of two former or current Terrapins on the roster (Schwarzmann)
  • Scored seven goals in 2013 World Cup
  • Was youngest member of Team USA at 2009 FIL World Cup in Czech Republic
  • Posted three assists in the tournament, including two in the championship game win over Australia
  • U.S. National Team (2008-13)
  • U.S. Developmental Team (2007-08)

College

  • Tewaaraton Award winner (2010), scored 85 points (50g, 35a) as a senior
  • Helped Maryland to 2010 NCAA title, the school’s first national championship since 2001
  • NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player (2010)
  • IWLCA Midfielder of the Year (2009)
  • IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America first team (2009-10), second team (2008)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2009-10)
  • ACC Tournament MVP (2009-10)
  • All-ACC (2008-10)
  • Finished career with 259 points (149g, 110a), ranking third all-time in assists in school history
  • As a senior in 2010, led Terrapins in assists (31) and caused turnovers (30), also ranking second in goals (50), points (85), ground balls (32) and draw controls (33)
  • As a junior in 2009, led team in caused turnovers (35) while ranking second in goals (54) and points (85)
Year GP-GS G A PTS GB DC CT
2010 23-23 50 35 85 32 33 30
2009 22-22 54 31 85 30 37 35
2008 21-21 27 27 54 32 31 12
2007 20-20 18 17 35 27 29 21
Total 86-86 149 110 259 121 130 98

Off the Field

  • Assistant women's lacrosse coach at Maryland

Getting to Know...

  • Nickname: Cait
  • Twitter: @CMcFadden08
  • Other sports played in high school: Soccer and basketball
  • Favorite athlete from another sport: Ed Reed
  • Best advice received from a coach: “Don’t let it happen, make it happen.”
  • Strengths as a player: Playing with intensity, vision and composure all over the field.
  • What should every player at your position be able to do on the field: Everything! As a middie, you are playing both ends of the field, so it is important to excel on each end. Be willing to do the little things all over the field such as ground balls, draw controls, hustle, and working hard in the ride to get the ball back.
  • Game-day ritual: Dance party with my team!
  • Tip for young players: Dream Big! Always believe in yourself and set your goals high, and know it’s ok to make mistakes.
  • Best lacrosse moment: Winning the 2009 World Cup in Prague and winning the 2010 NCAA National Championship with Maryland.

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