Under Armour believes in protecting its house, so it’s fitting that company’s most recent signing is from its own backyard. It helps that she is in the conversation for the best player of her sport — ever.
Taylor Cummings, a lacrosse star who made her name playing at the McDonogh School and the University of Maryland, became a member of Under Armour’s “elite roster of athletes,” the company said. Since finishing her time in College Park, Cummings played in the inaugural season of the United Women’s Lacrosse League. She played for the Baltimore Ride.
The Owings Mills native is considered one of the best lacrosse players ever, and has won many awards. Perhaps the most telling is the fact that she became the first-ever player — men or women — to win the the Tewaaraton Award, which is college lacrosse’s highest honor.
With the Under Armour deal, Cummings will be the face of marketing campaigns specific to lacrosse, and be onhand for various camps and clinics.
“Taylor is an athlete that truly transcends the sport of lacrosse. She is one of the best athletes that the game has ever seen and we look forward to supporting Taylor as she continues to dominate the game,” Walker Jones, UA’s Senior Director of Global Sports Marketing, said in a statement.