NEW YORK – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2018 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s watch lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award.
Among the 2018 watch list returnees are 2017 finalists Marie McCool (UNC), Kylie Ohlmiller (Stony Brook), Trevor Baptiste (Denver), Connor Fields (Albany), Ben Reeves (Yale), Pat Spencer (Loyola).
“Six of ten finalists return and this year, as always, will be a wide open and competitive race for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award,” said Jeff Harvey, chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “The 100 players are deserving of being on our first Tewaaraton Watch Lists of the season. Our selection committees have as broad a field to choose from as we’ve ever had.”
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and areappointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
The 50 men’s and 50 women’s watch list candidates, with school, year and position noted:
|Grant Ament||Penn State||Junior||Attack|
|Chris Cloutier||North Carolina||Senior||Attack|
|Bryan Costabile||Notre Dame||Sophomore||Midfield|
|Connor Keating||Penn||Senior||Long Stick Midfield|
|Tre Leclaire||Ohio State||Sophomore||Attack|
|Sean Mayle||Denver||Senior||Long Stick Midfield|
|Ben Randall||Ohio State||Senior||Defense|
|Ryland Rees||Stony Brook||Junior||Defense|
|John Sexton||Notre Dame||Senior||Long Stick Midfield|
|Joel Tinney||Johns Hopkins||Senior||Midfield|
|Cade Van Raaphorst||Duke||Junior||Defense|
|Jack Wilson||Boston University||Senior||Attack|
Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 10 and invited to the 18th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 31.
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About The Tewaaraton Foundation
Founded at the University Club of Washington, DC and 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 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.