College lacrosse: Foundation releases 25 men's and women's nominees for 2017 Tewaaraton Award
WASHINGTON – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award. 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.
“This is a remarkable accomplishment for these student-athletes,” said Jeffrey Harvey, Chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “The Foundation and its board congratulates these talented players and their respective teams for being recognized by the Selection Committees as Tewaaraton Nominees.”
Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be selected from these groups, announced on Thursday, May 11, and invited to the 17th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 1 in Washington, D.C.
The men’s award nominees include players from 17 different schools, including 2016 winner Dylan Molloy (Brown) and finalists Connor Cannizzaro (Denver) and Ben Reeves (Yale). In all, eight players return from last year’s list of nominees.
|The 25 men’s nominees|
|Nick Aponte||Penn State||Sr.||Attack|
|Nick Fields||Johns Hopkins||Sr.||Defense|
|Sergio Perkovic||Notre Dame||Sr.||Midfield|
|John Sexton||Notre Dame||Jr.||Long Stick Midfield|
|Joel Tinney||Johns Hopkins||Jr.||Midfield|
|Jake Withers||Ohio State||Sr.||Face-off|
This year’s list of women’s nominees features players from 15 different schools, led by the University of Maryland’s four and University of Florida’s three. Ten players return from the 2016 Tewaaraton list of nominees.
|The 25 women’s nominees|
|Sam Apuzzo||Boston College||Soph.||Attack|
|Madison Carter||Penn State||Soph.||Attack|
|Cortney Fortunato||Notre Dame||Sr.||Attack|
|Molly Hendrick||North Carolina||Sr.||Attack|
|Steph Lazo||Penn State||Sr.||Attack|
|Marie McCool||North Carolina||Jr.||Midfield|
|Kylie Ohlmiller||Stony Brook||Jr.||Attack|
|Dorrien Van Dyke||Stony Brook||Sr.||Midfield|
This year’s initial Tewaaraton Watch Lists were announced on Feb. 28 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 16 and April 6.