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Kevin P. Tucker
WASHINGTON – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the first round of additions to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists, presented by Panama Jack. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the Tewaaraton Award.
"These players have been recognized for their outstanding play during the 2014 season, said Jeff Harvey, Chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. "They have the attention of the top coaches and are added to the mix of those that will be considered for the game’s top Award."
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are comprised of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
Hannah Farr, Stanford - Jr., MMegan Douty, Maryland - Jr., D
Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins - Soph., ADevin Dwyer, Harvard - Soph., ACorey Elmer, Cabrini - Sr., ADan Lomas, High Point - Soph., AZach Miller, Denver - Fr., ALiam O'Connor, Notre Dame - Sr., M/FOConrad Oberbeck, Yale - Jr., ANikko Pontrello, Loyola - Jr., AGunnar Waldt, Bryant - Soph., GoalieRyan Walsh, Colgate - Jr., A
Players not named to the list in this first round still have two opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. A second round of additions will be announced on April 10. On April 24, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions for players who earn a spot. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 8 and will be invited to the May 29 ceremony in Washington.
For information on attending the Tewaaraton Ceremony on May 29 in Washington, D.C., visit Tewaaraton.com. Like and follow the Tewaaraton Foundation on Facebook at Facebook.com/Tewaaraton and on Twitter at @Tewaaraton.
First presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. Endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse, the Tewaaraton Award symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. The Tewaaraton Foundation ensures the integrity and advances the mission of this award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent.
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