WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage and junior attackman Thomas DeNapoli of the Towson University men’s lacrosse team were named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List on Fiday. The Tewaaraton Trophy is presented annually to the top men’s and women’s lacrosse players in the nation.
“It’s exciting to see Thomas and Andrew be on the watch list for the Tewarraton Award,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “Both young men have had great production through their years at Towson, and we are looking for them to have an exceptional season this year.
“Thomas continues to improve his game each day and is finding out what it is like to draw the opposition’s best defenseman every game. Andrew has the ability to take over a game from the cage.”
Wascavage moved into a starting role last season and finished 2012 with a goals-against average (GAA) of 9.57, a save percentage of .564, 29 ground balls and six caused turnovers. So far this season, he has started all three games and has a GAA of 11.67 and a .493 save percentage. DeNapoli had his most productive year of his career last season, scoring 15 goals and posting 13 assists for a team-leading 28 points. Against No. 2 Loyola on February 20, 2013, he notched a career-best four goals.
The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April.
In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.