UNC Women's Lacrosse Bio
4 Marie McCool
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General – One of the top midfielders in the nation ... Part of the U.S. National Team tryout pool, working out with the team from June 2015 through April 2016 ... Among the nation’s top two-way players ... Carolina Leadership Academy Rising Star ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore (2016) – Named to Inside Lacrosse’s All-ILWomen Team ... First-team IWLCA and Lacrosse Magazine All-America ... Second on the team in goals, third in points, fourth in assists and first in caused turnovers in 2016 ... Tewaaraton Award Watch List (top 25) ... First-team All-ACC ... ACC Tournament MVP ... All-ACC Tournament Team ... Named first-team All-South by the IWLCA ... ACC Defensive Player of the Week (April 5) ... First-team Midseason All-America (Inside Lacrosse) ... Ended the season having scored goals in 14 consecutive games ... Had 14 multi-goal games with a career high of six scores against Florida in February ... Led UNC with three goals and a season-high six draw controls in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Notre Dame ... Had a goal, a season-high three assists and three draw controls in the win over Penn State in the NCAA semifinals ... Had a goal and two assists in the national title game win over Maryland ... All-NCAA Tournament Team selection after tallying six goals and six asssists in four NCAA wins ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

Freshman (2015) - Earned a spot on the 2015-16 U.S. National Team after the season ... Played all 22 games, starting each of the last 10 contests of the season ... Finished the year with 26 goals, four assists, 32 ground balls, 26 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers ... Fifth on the UNC team in goals, third in ground balls and fourth in caused turnovers ... Scored goals in 17 of 22 games ... Scored goals in each of the last 12 games of the season, including two or more in each of the last seven outings ... Played her best lacrosse of the season in the NCAA Tournament, tallying nine goals, one assist, five ground balls and seven draw controls in four games ... Scored three goals and recorded three ground balls and a season-high four draw controls in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Penn State ... Tallied two goals and an assist in the NCAA second round vs. Florida ... Scored two goals each against Duke in the NCAA semifinal and Maryland in the national title game, both played in Chester, Pa., near her hometown ... Scored twice in each of the three ACC Tournament against Virginia Tech (quarterfinal) and Notre Dame (semifinal) and Syracuse (final) ... Had a season-high five ground balls in her collegiate debut against James Madison ... Rated the No. 2 incoming freshman in the nation for 2015 by Inside Lacrosse.

High School - Earned prep All-America honors in each of the last three seasons at Moorestown HS ... Led Moorestown to state championships in each of those three years ... A two-time New Jersey state player of the year by the Star-Ledger ... Started in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Classic, finishing with a goal, two draw controls and a ground ball to lead the North team to the win ... Also was named a 2014 US Lacrosse first-team All-America and an honors graduate ... An Academic All-America and a finalist for the Heather Leigh Albert Award as the top player in the US Lacrosse National Tournament in 2013 ... Led the state of New Jersey in goals in both 2013 and 2014 with 86 and 81, respectively ... Finished her career with 268 goals and 94 assists, including 81 and 44 as a senior, 86 and 26 as a junior and 84 and 17 as a sophomore ... Played four years of both soccer and lacrosse, serving as team captain in both sports.  

Personal - Marie Elizabeth McCool is the daughter of Mary and Michael McCool ... Born in Moorestown, N.J. ... Birthday is September 19 ... Her older sister played lacrosse at the University of Oregon for former Tar Heel assistant coach Jen Larsen Beck ... Undeclared major.

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.
High School: Moorestown
Major: Undeclared
UNC North Carolina Women's Lacrosse


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