Caitlyn McFadden

Phoenix, Md.

High School:
Notre Dame Prep

Maryland '10


U.S. Team

  • Gold medalist at 2009 FIL World Cup in Czech Republic (youngest member of team)
  • Posted three assists in the tournament, including two in the championship game win over Australia
  • U.S. National Team (2008-12)
  • U.S. Developmental Team (2007-08)
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  • 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

Off the Field

  • Assistant women's lacrosse coach at Maryland

Getting to know…

  • Nickname: Cait
  • 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 know, or need to 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.