North Carolina’s Marie McCool Named Brine/US Lacrosse Player of the Week

Senior Marie McCool scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead the Tar Heels past the top-ranked Terps. (PHOTO BY PEYTON WILLIAMS)

Scoring the game-winning goal 43 seconds into overtime to lift then-No. 11 North Carolina over No. 1 Maryland, senior midfielder Marie McCool earns this week’s Brine/US Lacrosse Player of the Week honors.

McCool also assisted Ela Hazar’s game-tying goal with just 22 seconds remaining in regulation and recorded a team-best eight draw controls. McCool added two caused turnovers and one ground ball.

"I really loved the challenge today and thought the toughness and grit to come back from down two goals down the stretch was great," Tar Heels coach Jenny Levy said.

The victory dethroned the reigning national champions, dropping them to No. 4 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Women’s Top 20, while the Tar Heels soared to No. 3. 

McCool, a returning Tewaaraton finalist and U.S. gold medalist, now leads North Carolina with 31 draw controls, 20 points and 18 goals in four games. 

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