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Hopkins attackman Brown added to Tewaaraton Award watch list

Posted on 21 March 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse sophomore attackman Ryan Brown is one of 10 players who have been added to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, it was announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation. Brown joins teammate Wells Stanwick as Johns Hopkins’ two representatives on the list. Stanwick was on the original Tewaaraton Watch List, which was announced earlier this season.

Brown currently leads the team in goals (23) and points (31) through six games. His goal, assist (8) and point totals already surpass his totals of a year ago (17-4-21) and he ranks second in the nation in goals per game (3.88) and fourth in points per game (5.17).

Brown scored a career-high eight goals against Syracuse and also had an eight-point game (5g, 3a) in Johns Hopkins’ 15-9 win at Princeton earlier this season. The eight goals against the Orange were one shy of the Johns Hopkins single-game record and are tied for the most by a Division I player this season. Brown is the only player in then nation with two, eight-point games to his credit this season.

Brown has four hat tricks, eight multi-point games, five multi-goal games and four games with four or more points to his credit thus far.

Johns Hopkins (5-1) is ranked ninth in the most recent USILA Coaches Poll and will play at 10th-ranked Virginia (6-2) on Saturday.

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Loyola attackman Pontrello added to Tewaaraton Award watch list

Posted on 20 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Pontrello Added To Tewaaraton Watch List

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nikko Pontrello, Loyola University Maryalnd’s junior attacker leads NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse players in total goals this season, was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List on Thursday, joining teammates Joe Fletcher and Justin Ward.

Pontrello has scored two or more goals in all eight contests Loyola (7-1 overall) has played this season, and he has three-plus in six of the games. As of March 20, Pontrello is fourth in the nation in goals per game (3.625) and tops in total goals (29).

The Marlton, N.J., native entered the season with 20 career goals after scoring four as a freshman in 2012 and 16 last season when he also totaled 19 assists to finish third on the team with 35 points.

This season, he opened the year with two goals and an assist at Virginia, and since then he has scored four goals twice (Towson, at Lehigh), five (Duke) and six (at Holy Cross) once each.

In last night’s 10-9 win at Georgetown, Pontrello scored all three of his goals in the second half, the last coming on a dodge from behind the cage and roll to the crease with 51.4 seconds left to record the game-winning tally.

Pontrello has scored on 50 percent of his 58 shots this season, tying him for 12th in the nation in shot percentage. He also is third on the team in ground balls with 23.

He joins fellow attacker Ward and Fletcher, a defender, on the watch list of those who will vie for the honor of top lacrosse player in the nation. Ward leads the country in total assists (26) and is third in assists per game (3.25), while Fletcher is one of the nation’s top defenders, pacing the Greyhounds in ground balls (32) and tied for the team-lead with 12 caused turnovers.

The trio will lead Loyola back into Patriot League action on Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. when the Greyhounds host Lafayette College at Ridley Athletic Complex. The game, while will air live on the Patriot League Network (www.patriotleague.tv), is part of a doubleheader with the Loyola women hosting Lehigh University at 4 p.m.

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Hopkins attackman Stanwick named to Tewaaraton Award watch list

Posted on 28 February 2014 by WNST Staff

NEW YORK – Johns Hopkins junior attackman Wells Stanwick has been named to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, it was announced on Thursday, February 27. Stanwick is one of 52 men’s lacrosse players named to the list by the Tewaaraton Foundation, which selected the players named from all three divisions of the NCAA.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Stanwick is off to a quick start this season as he currently has three goals and 13 assists through three games. He leads the team in assists and points and he registered a pair of one-goal, five-assist performances in wins against Ohio State and Towson and added a one-goal, three-assist showing in Johns Hopkins’ 14-5 win against Michigan last week.

An Honorable Mention USILA All-American last season, Stanwick currently ranks third in the nation in assists per game (4.33) and 10th in points per game (5.33). He is pacing an offense that is averaging 13.0 goals per game – a mark that ranks 12th nationally.

The fifth-ranked Blue Jays (3-0) will travel to Princeton to play the 10th-ranked Tigers (2-0) on Saturday, March 1 at noon.

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Three Terps named to Tewaaraton Award watch list

Posted on 28 February 2014 by WNST Staff

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Three University of Maryland seniors, goalie Niko Amato, midfielder Mike Chanenchuk and defender Michael Ehrhardt, are among the 52 men’s lacrosse student-athletes named to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award watch list, which was announced Thursday night by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Amato is on the watch list for the second straight season, while Chanenchuk and Ehrhardt make the list for the first time.

Amato, who has started all 53 games in his Maryland career, ranks third all-time in career saves as a Terrapin with 499. This season he ranks fourth in the country with a 5.25 goals-against average and eighth in the nation with a .650 save percentage. Amato was a third team USILA All-American following the 2013 season and was named a second team preseason All-American heading into 2014.

Chanenchuk is one of the nation’s most prolific midfielders and has led Maryland’s high-powered offense through the first three games of 2014. For his career, Chanenchuk has amassed 109 points on 76 goals and 33 assists. Last season, he became the first Maryland midfielder to lead the team in goals scored since 2000.

Ehrhardt has been the anchor of Maryland’s defense for the past three seasons. A preseason first team All-American at close defense, Ehrhardt has made a seamless transition to long pole this season and leads the team with six caused turnovers. Overall, Maryland’s defense is second in the nation, allowing just 4.67 goals per game so far this season.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Players not named to the initial list have several opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Additions will be announced on March 20 and 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 www.Tewaaraton.com. Like and follow the Tewaaraton Foundation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tewaaraton and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Tewaaraton.

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Maryland’s Schwarzmann wins second straight Tewaaraton Award

Posted on 30 May 2013 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann was named the 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The Sykesville, Md., native is the first two-time Maryland winner and only the third player to do so in award history. The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to honor the nation’s top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.

And Schwarzmann was certainly extraordinary in 2013.

The three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year was crowned ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season after guiding Maryland to its fifth-straight ACC title. Schwarzmann was also named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and is one of only three players to earn All-ACC honors four times.

No one in the country filled up a box score as prolifically as Schwarzmann the past two seasons. She tallied 58 goals, 27 assists, 39 ground balls, 19 caused turnovers and 39 draw controls, and was vital to Maryland’s transition game in 2013 as the Terrapins advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Final Four.

She ended her career ranked third all-time in both goals (228) and points (304). Schwarzmann earned a degree in business from the University of Maryland earlier this month and is the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She will compete with the U.S. women’s national team at the World Cup in Canada this summer.

Tewaaraton Award — All-Time Winners

2013 - Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland
2012 - Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland
2011 — Shannon Smith, Northwestern
2010 — Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland
2009 — Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern
2008 — Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern
2007 — Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern
2006 — Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern
2005 – Katie Chrest, Duke
2004 — Amy Appelt, Virginia
2003 — Rachael Becker, Princeton
2002 — Erin Elbe, Georgetown
2001 – Jen Adams, Maryland

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Two Maryland women, no area men make Tewaaraton finalist cut

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Two Maryland women, no area men make Tewaaraton finalist cut

Posted on 09 May 2013 by WNST Staff

TEWAARATON AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2013 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s finalists lists, presented by Panama Jack. Five men and five women were selected as finalists and 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.

The five men’s finalists are University of North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman, Syracuse University midfielder JoJo Marasco, Cornell University attackman Rob Pannell, Princeton University midfielder Tom Schreiber and University at Albany attackman Lyle Thompson.

The five women’s finalists are University of Maryland attacker Alex Aust, University of North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro, Syracuse University attacker Alyssa Murray, University of Florida goalie Mikey Meagher and University of Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann.

Returning finalists include Pannell (2011) and Schwarzmann (2011 finalist, 2012 winner). Nine of the 10 finalists will compete in this month’s NCAA lacrosse championships, at the conclusion of which the selection committees will vote on and select this year’s winners.

“It is the ultimate achievement for these 10 finalists to have been recognized by the game’s very best coaches on the Tewaaraton Selection Committees,” said Jeffrey Harvey, chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “They are all worthy of the sport’s ultimate award, and we could not be more excited to have this group come to Washington, D.C., on May 30.”

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. Finalists were selected from a pool of 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. The selection committees are comprised of 12 men’s and 10 women’s current and former college coaches.

Brief bios of the men’s finalists:

Marcus Holman recorded an ACC-best 74 points in the regular season, becoming North Carolina’s all- time leading scorer in the process. His 4.93 points per game rank fourth nationally. A senior attackman from Baltimore, Md., Holman was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-ACC and the ACC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

JoJo Marasco, the 2013 Big East Midfielder of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big East selection, paced Syracuse in points (53) and assists (35) during the regular season, the latter breaking Paul Gait’s program record. A senior from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Marasco led the Orange to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

2011 Tewaaraton Award finalist Rob Pannell ranks third and fourth in the nation in points (5.36) and assists (2.93) per game, respectively. A senior from Smithtown, N.Y., Pannell earned Ivy League Player of the Year and first-team All-Ivy honors. He is currently the third-leading scorer in men’s Division I history (332 points), and holds the Cornell and Ivy League all-time scoring records.

Midfielder Tom Schreiber led Princeton in scoring for a third consecutive season, tallying a team-best 32 assists and 60 points. A junior from East Meadow, N.Y., Schreiber earned his third first-team All-Ivy League selection and recorded at least three points in every contest this season, ranking second and third in the Ivy League in assists (2.13) and points (4.00) per game, respectively.

The first Native American to be named a Tewaaraton Award finalist, Albany sophomore midfielder Lyle Thompson leads the nation in points (108) and assists (62) per game. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was named America East Player of the Year, first-team All-America East and the America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Thompson’s 108 points this season rank third in NCAA men’s Division I history, trailing all-time leader Steve Marohl (1992) by six points.

Brief bios of the women’s finalists:

A senior attacker from Sterling, Va., Maryland’s Alex Aust has recorded a team-high 60 goals and 48 assists this season. Her 108 points and 5.68 points per game both rank second nationally. Aust earned her second All-ACC selection and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team en route to leading the undefeated Terrapins to the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Versatile midfielder Kara Cannizzarro led North Carolina in goals (45), points (60) and caused turnovers (25), while ranking second on the team in groundballs (28) during the regular season. A senior midfielder from Cazenovia, N.Y., Cannizzaro earned her second All-ACC selection and was named to the ACC All- Tournament Team.

Syracuse junior Alyssa Murray ranks among the nation’s Top 10 in goals (56), points (90) and points per game (4.74). Murray, an attacker from West Babylon, N.Y., earned Big East Attack Player of the Year honors, was a unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team and was a Big East All-Tournament team selection. She currently sits in the Orange’s top five in career goals, assists and points.

Mikey Meagher, the ALC Goalie of the Year, leads a Florida defense that ranks second in the nation, allowing just 6.58 goals per game. Her 6.61 goals against average is second-best nationally, and she ranks fifth in save percentage. A senior from Liverpool, N.Y., Meagher has registered 104 saves on the season and has posted a record of 47-8 in her four years as a Gator.

The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann earned her second straight ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors this year. A four- time All-ACC performer, the senior from Sykesville, Md., enters the postseason with 74 points (51 goals, 23 assists), ranking second on the Terrapins. Schwarzmann, a member of the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team, also has tallied a team-leading 33 groundballs and 16 caused turnovers.

Media credentials are available for the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in the News and Press section of www.tewaaraton.com. Credential requests are due by Tuesday, May 28.

For more information on the Tewaaraton Award or to attend the ceremony, visit www.tewaaraton.com. Like and follow The Tewaaraton Foundation at www.facebook.com/tewaaraton and www.twitter.com/tewaaraton, respectively.

About The Tewaaraton Foundation

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

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scholarships to two students of Iroquois descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, visit www.tewaaraton.com.

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Maryland’s Amato, Bernhardt named Tewaaraton nominees

Posted on 27 April 2013 by WNST Staff

TEWAARATON AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2013 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s nominees, presented by Panama Jack. Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award 10 finalists (5 women, 5 men) will be selected and honored May 30, 2013, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The men’s award nominees include players from 20 schools, including 2012 winner Peter Baum (Colgate) and representatives from 16 of the current Top 20 teams in the April 22 USILA Men’s Division I Poll. Five schools had two players nominated, including Albany (Lyle Thompson, Ty Thompson), Cornell (Steve Mock, 2011 finalist Rob Pannell), Loyola (Scott Ratliff, 2012 finalist Mike Sawyer), Maryland (Niko Amato, Jesse Bernhardt) and Syracuse (JoJo Marasco, Brian Megill).

Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora. This is The Year of the Mohawk and the men’s nominees include a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation in Ty Thompson and a member of the Onondaga Nation in his cousin Lyle Thompson.

Men’s nominees are as follows:
Niko Amato, Maryland – Jr., GK
Peter Baum, Colgate – Sr., A
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland – Sr., LSM
David DiMaria, Lehigh – Sr., A
Tucker Durkin, Johns Hopkins – Sr., D
John Glesener, Army – Soph., A/M
Marcus Holman, North Carolina – Sr., A
Austin Kaut, Penn State – Jr., GK
John Kemp, Notre Dame – Sr., GK
Eric Law, Denver – Sr., A
Brandon Mangan, Yale – Jr., A
JoJo Marasco, Syracuse – Sr., M
Kieran McArdle, St. John’s – Jr., A
Brian Megill, Syracuse – Sr., D
Steve Mock, Cornell – Sr., A
Rob Pannell, Cornell – Sr., A
Mason Poli, Bryant – Sr., LSM
Scott Ratliff, Loyola – Sr., LSM
Mike Sawyer, Loyola – Sr., A
Tom Schreiber, Princeton – Jr., M
Logan Schuss, Ohio State – Sr., A
Lyle Thompson, Albany – Soph., A
Ty Thompson, Albany – Jr., A
Dillon Ward, Bellarmine – Sr., GK
Jordan Wolf, Duke – Jr., A

The women’s award nominees include players from 16 schools, including 2012 winner Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland) and representatives from 13 of the current Top 20 teams in the April 22 IWLCA Division I Poll. Florida (Kitty Cullen, 2012 finalist Brittany Dashiell, Shannon Gilroy, Mikey Meagher) and Maryland (Alex Aust, Iliana Sanza, Schwarzmann) and Syracuse (Becca Block, Alyssa Murray, 2012 finalist Michelle Tumolo) lead all schools with four, three and three nominees respectively.

Women’s nominees are as follows:
Casey Ancarrow, James Madison – Sr., A
Alex Aust, Maryland – Sr., A
Becca Block, Syracuse – Sr., D
Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina – Sr., M
Demmianne Cook, Stony Brook – Sr., M
Kitty Cullen, Florida – Sr., A
Taylor D’Amore, Johns Hopkins – Jr., A
Brittany Dashiell, Florida – Sr., M
Jasmine DePompeo, Navy – Sr., A
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University – Sr., A
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern – Sr., A
Shannon Gilroy, Florida – Soph., M
Kerrin Maurer, Duke – Soph., A
Maggie McCormick, Penn State – Soph., A
Mikey Meagher, Florida – Sr., GK
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse – Jr., A
Marlee Paton, Loyola – Jr., M
Mikaela Rix, Boston College – Soph., M
Iliana Sanza, Maryland – Sr., D
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland – Sr., M
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame – Soph., D
Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown – Soph., A
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern – Sr., M
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse – Sr., A
Taylor Virden, Duke – Jr., D

Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced May 9 and invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony. The original men’s and women’s watch lists were announced Feb. 22, with additions made March 14 and April 11, and were ultimately comprised of 97 men’s players and 62 women’s players. Two of the men’s nominees were added in this round – Eric Law (Denver) and Dillon Ward (Bellarmine). The selection committees are comprised of 12 men’s and 10 women’s current and former coaches.

“We congratulate these 50 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.”

For more information on the Tewaaraton Award, please visit www.tewaaraton.com. Like and follow The
Tewaaraton Foundation at www.facebook.com/Tewaaraton and www.twitter.com/tewaaraton.

About The Tewaaraton Foundation
First presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse players in the United States. Endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and U.S. 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. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, please visit www.tewaaraton.com.

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Hopkins’ Durkin named Tewaaraton nominee

Posted on 27 April 2013 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, DC — Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Tucker Durkin is one of 25 men’s lacrosse players named a Tewaaraton nominee today. From the 25, the Tewaaraton selection committee will select five finalists; the finalists will attend the foundation’s award ceremony on May 30 with the 13th annual recipient announced that night.

Johns Hopkins also produced one of the 25 women’s nominees as junior attacker Taylor D’Amore was also named.

Durkin is one of just two close defensemen among the 25 men’s nominees. He is the leader of a Johns Hopkins defense that currently ranks ninth in the nation in scoring defense (8.08 goals/game). He counts 24 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers to his credit and has routinely drawn the assignment of marking the opposition’s top attackman.

A starter in all 58 games he has played in during his career, Durkin has 119 ground balls and a school-record 64 career turnovers.

Durkin earned Second Team All-America honors as a sophomore and first team honors as a junior last season, when he also won the Schmeisser Award as the nation’s top defenseman.

Johns Hopkins is currently 8-4 and will host seventh-ranked Loyola on Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm.

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Loyola’s Ratliff, Sawyer named Tewaaraton candidates

Posted on 26 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Paton, Ratliff, Sawyer Named Tewaaraton Candidates

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three Loyola University Maryland lacrosse players – junior Marlee Paton of the women’s team and seniors Scott Ratliff and Mike Sawyer from the men’s side – were named candidates for their respective Tewaaraton Awards, an honor that recognized the best men’s and women’s players in collegiate lacrosse.

The Tewaaraton Foundation announced Friday night 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees for the awards.

All three are repeat nominees after also being up for the award last season. Sawyer was one later one of five finalists on the men’s side.

Loyola is one of six schools to have players nominated for both the men’s and women’s awards, joining Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse. Loyola is also one of five men’s teams to have two players on the list, along with Albany, Cornell, Maryland and Syracuse.

Paton, an Inside Lacrosse Women Preseason All-American and unanimous preseason All-BIG EAST pick, leads the Greyhounds with 46 points this year on a team-best 28 goals and 18 assists. She also has 31 ground balls, 22 draw controls and 21 caused turnovers.

A 2012 IWLCA first-team All-American and the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, the Seaholme, Australia native recently cracked into Loyola’s top-10 program records for career points, currently sitting ninth with 184. She is also just the ninth Greyhound in program history to notch both 100 goals and 50 assists and only the second player to reach those numbers in their junior season.

Ratliff and Sawyer have helped the Greyhounds men’s team to a 10-3 record heading into Saturday’s regular-season finale at Johns Hopkins.

Sawyer has continued to be one of the top attack players in the nation this season after earning USILA All-America Second Team honors and finishing as a finalist for the 2012 Tewaaraton. This season, he has scored 27 goals and has 33 points through 11 games for the Greyhounds.

In each of his last two contests – against the Denver and Hobart–  the senior from Waxhaw, N.C., has scored four goals and assisted on two, season-highs in both categories. He is tied for the lead in the ECAC Lacrosse League with 2.83 goals per game in conference games.

After earning USILA All-America Third Team honors a year ago as a long-stick midfielder, Ratliff has continued to be one of the best at his position. He leads the Greyhounds in both ground balls (64) and caused turnovers (29), and with 88 career caused turnovers, he is two away from tying the school career record set by P.T. Ricci.

Ratliff has continued to be a scoring threat in both transition and settled offense for the Greyhounds. This season, he has set a school record for single-season goals by a long-pole player, scoring 13 to increase his record from a year ago by one. Earlier this year against Fairfield, he became what is thought to be the first player in modern lacrosse history to score four goals in a game with a long-stick. He also has assisted on four goals this season, and in his four-year career, he has scored 29 goals and assisted on 14.

The 13th-annual Tewaaraton Award winners will be announced on Thursday, May 30, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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Towson’s Wascavage, DeNapoli named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Posted on 22 February 2013 by WNST Staff

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.

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