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Syracuse Women's Lacrosse: Kayla Treanor Loses Tewaaraton Award for Third Straight Year

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Maryland continues to haunt Syracuse, even after the season ends.

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While Syracuse Orange women's lacrosse player Kayla Treanor is considered the best in SU history, the Maryland Terrapins have continually stood in her way. Unfortunately, that was the case yet again as the Terps' Taylor Cummings won the Tewaaraton Award for the third straight season. Treanor has been a finalist each of those times as well.

Cummings, a senior, had 60 goals, 19 assists, 62 ground balls and 144 draw controls in a year where Maryland fell just short of finishing 22-0 after losing the national championship to North Carolina.

Treanor, on the other hand, had 50 goals, 40 assists, 29 ground balls and a record-setting 217 draw controls. I guess ground balls were the metric they used to determine the award, since Treanor's numbers do seem to surpass those that Cummings put up. The Orange were also eliminated just one game sooner than Maryland (by the Terrapins, admittedly, but that shouldn't matter for an individual award).

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In any case, Treanor still has a place of honor for Syracuse, and will for the sport for years to come. She's also a finalist for the Honda Award, which is given to the best women's athlete in 12 different NCAA-sanctioned sports. Those will be handed out on June 27.