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From press release
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 men’s and women’s nominees for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be selected from these groups of 25, announced on Thursday, May 12, and invited to the ceremony. The 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held Thursday, June 2 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The men’s award nominees include players from 16 schools, including 2015 finalists Myles Jones (Duke) and Matt Kavanagh (Notre Dame), as well as representatives from 14 of the top 20 teams in the April 25 USILA Coaches Poll. Six schools are represented by multiple players, led by Brown, Denver and Notre Dame with three nominees each.
Brown senior goalie Jack Kelly was the lone men’s player added in this third round of potential additions.
The 25 men’s nominees, with school, graduation year and position noted:
Nick Aponte, Penn State – Jr., Attack
Trevor Baptiste, Denver – Soph., Faceoff
Kylor Bellistri, Brown – Sr., Attack
Kyle Bernlohr, Maryland – Sr., Goalie
Scott Bieda, Rutgers – Sr., Attack
Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins – Sr., Attack
Connor Cannizzaro, Denver – Jr., Attack
Deemer Class, Duke – Sr., Midfield
Dylan Donahue, Syracuse – Sr., Attack
Devin Dwyer, Harvard – Sr., Attack
Connor Fields, Albany – Soph., Attack
Jake Froccaro, Villanova – Jr., Midfield
Myles Jones, Duke – Sr., Midfield
Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame – Sr., Attack
Jack Kelly, Brown – Sr., Goalie
Matt Landis, Notre Dame – Sr., Defense
Zach Miller, Denver – Jr., Midfield
Dylan Molloy, Brown – Jr., Attack
Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame – Jr., Midfield
Steve Pontrello, North Carolina – Sr., Attack
Michael Quinn, Yale – Sr., Defense
Ben Reeves, Yale – Soph., Attack
Blaze Riorden, Albany – Sr., Goalie
Challen Rogers, Stony Brook – Sr., Midfield
Gunnar Waldt, Bryant – Sr., Goalie
The women’s award nominees include players from 14 schools, including 2014 and 2015 winner Taylor Cummings (Maryland) as well as 2015 finalists Sarah Mannelly (Boston College), Barbara Sullivan (Notre Dame) and Kayla Treanor (Syracuse). Eight schools had two or more players nominated, with Maryland earning an NCAA-best five nomination, and the list includes representatives from 13 of the Top 20 teams in the April 25 IWLCA Coaches Poll.
Four women’s nominees were added in this round, including Madison Cyr (Penn State), Molly Hendrick (North Carolina), Courtney Murphy (Stony Brook) and Courtney Tarleton (USC).
The 25 women’s nominees, with school, graduation year and position noted:
Nina Corcoran, Penn – Sr., Attack
Maddie Crutchfield, Duke – Soph., Midfield
Taylor Cummings, Maryland – Sr., Midfield
Madison Cyr, Penn State – Sr., Midfield
Ellie DeGarmo, Princeton – Jr., Goalie
Dene DiMartino, Johns Hopkins – Sr., Midfield
Kelsey Duryea, Duke – Sr., Goalie
Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida – Sr., Defense
Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame – Jr., Attack
Nicole Graziano, Florida – Sr., Midfield
Nadine Hadnagy, Maryland – Jr., Defense
Molly Hendrick, North Carolina – Jr., Attack
Olivia Hompe, Princeton – Jr., Attack
Sarah Mannelly, Boston College – Sr., Midfield
Marie McCool, North Carolina – Soph., Midfield
Alice Mercer, Maryland – Sr., Defense
Michaela Michael, USC – Jr., Attack
Kaylin Morissette, Louisville – Sr., Midfield
Courtney Murphy, Stony Brook – Jr., Attack
Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook – Soph., Attack
Zoe Stukenburg, Maryland – Jr., Midfield
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame – Grad., Defense
Courtney Tarleton, USC – Sr., Defense
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse – Sr., Attack
Megan Whittle, Maryland – Soph., Attack
“We congratulate these elite student-athletes on their remarkable accomplishments thus far this season,” said Jeff Harvey, chairman of the Tewaaraton Foundation. “With the help of our selection committees, we look forward to announcing this year’s finalists next month.”
This year’s initial Watch Lists were announced on Feb. 23 and included the top 50 men’s and women’s college lacrosse players in the country. Two rounds of additions to the Watch Lists were announced on March 17 and April 7.
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