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#26 Maddie DeWinter
Position: Defense
Height: 5'10"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Parker, Colo.
High School: Chaparral
Club: Team 180
Experience: 1 Letter
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FRESHMAN (2014): DeWinter played in all 19 of the Buffs’ games, making 18 starts in her rookie season. DeWinter tied a team-high with 15 caused turnovers and ranked in the top five with 28 ground balls and 11 draw controls. DeWinter had at least one caused turnover in 11 games, recording two on four separate occasions. She was the only CU defender to score in 2014, netting a goal and contributing two assists. She took her first collegiate shot against Brown, and had a career performance just one game later. Against St. Mary’s, DeWinter scored her first goal with 12:48 remaining in the first half, and contributed an assist just over one minute later. She also had a season-high four ground balls in the game. DeWinter had another strong stat line in the MPSF Tournament, recording an assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers against San Diego State.

COACH ELLIOTT ON DEWINTER: "Maddie is a tall and athletic player. She made a strong impression on us this summer at camp as she proved her versatility on the field. Maddie is extremely independent and driven both athletically and academically. We are excited Maddie decided to stay in her home state and continue her lacrosse career here at CU."

HIGH SCHOOL: DeWinter helped Chaparral to its first league championship, recording back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011. DeWinter capped her prep career with U.S. Lacrosse first-team All-American and Academic All-American honors. She was named first-team All-League three consecutive years and received academic All-State honors in back-to-back lacrosse seasons. In her final season, she was also named first-team All-State. Her freshman season, she was named her team's Rookie of the Year. After her sophomore season, she joined the Team 180 club program. She also became a member of Team Colorado in the Women's Division National Tournament and participated in the Gore Range Classic, the Northern Rise and the President's Cup. She also played basketball and competed in cross country at Chaparral, earning first-team Academic All-State honors as a junior. 

IN THE CLASSROOM: DeWinter hopes to go the pre-med route at CU and majors in chemical engineering.

PERSONAL: Madison DeWinter was born on October 10, 1994 to Mark and Sue DeWinter, a business owner and a computer software programmer. She enjoys horseback riding and snowboarding. Her favorite subject is science, and her favorite books are the Harry Potter series. The Colorado native loves the Avalanche, Rockies and Broncos and looks up to Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin. DeWinter chose CU for the engineering program, proximity to the mountains and the opportunity to a part of a brand new program. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has received an Academic Excellence Award in science. 

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