2010 Tewaaraton Men’s and Women’s Watch List Announced

Over 100 of the top men’s and women’s college players in the country identified in the race for lacrosse’s top honor.

Washington, D.C. – Just in time for this Saturday’s Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance is pleased to announce the 2010 preseason Tewaaraton watch list. The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and are the early hopefuls for the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy. Watch list nominees are screened and selected by two Selection Committees. The Selection Committees are comprised of college coaches, one committee for the men and one committee for the women.

“I am excited to announce this year’s watch list,” said Robert Sweeney, President of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. “The committee has done an outstanding job at selecting the top contenders across the country. This year’s list represents 35 institutions, over 13 conferences encompassing students from 14 states, Canada and Australia, so if this is any indication of what is to come, I believe we are in store for an electrifying and intense season ahead.”

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is given annually to the NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse player of the year. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. This will be the 10th annual awards ceremony and is the “Year of the Seneca”.

“This is a great year for the Tewaaraton Award and I am thrilled that we have a Native American nominated to the watch list. Rooted in centuries of Native American tradition, lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports played in North America. It is humbling to know that the sport has grown to the popularity that it has through the years, beyond that of just the Iroquois Confederacy, and that young men and women throughout North America are carrying on this remarkable tradition,” said Jeffrey Harvey, Chairman of The Tewaaraton Advisory Council.

The award will be presented on June 3rd, 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Official Men’s 2010 Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Billy Bitter,  North Carolina – Junior (Attack), Stowe, VT
Josh Amidon, Syracuse  – Junior (Middle), Lafayette, N.Y.
Sam Barnes,  Notre Dame – Senior (Defense), Branford, CT
Drew Bezek, LeMoyne College – Junior (Middle), Lowville, N.Y.
Steven Boyle, John Hopkins  – Senior (Attack), Derry, N.H.
Andrew Brancaccio, Georgetown  – Senior (Middle), Bethesda, MD
Shammel Bratton,  Virginia – Junior (Middle), Huntington Station, N.Y.
Jay Card, Hofstra  – Junior (Attack), Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Brian Carroll,  Virginia – Senior (Middle), Towson, MD
Tyler Cassel, Hobart College – Junior (Middle), Geneva, N.Y.
Brian Caulfield,  Albany – Junior (Attack), Bay Shore, N.Y.
Ken Clausen,  Virginia – Senior (Defense), Downington, PA
Jeff Cohen, Harvard  – Sophomore (Attack), Syosset, N.Y.
CJ Costabile, Duke  – Sophomore (Defense), New Fairfield, CT
Ned Crotty, Duke  – Senior (Attack), New Vernon, N.J.
Kevin Crowley, Stony Brook  – Junior (Middle), New Westminster, B.C.,Canada
Jimmy Dailey, Stevenson  – Junior (Attack), Westminster, MD
Dave Decker, Steven Institute of Technology – Junior (Goal Keeper), Califon, N.J.
Pierce Derkac, Cornell  – Senior (Middle), Keswick, VA
Curtis Dickson,  Delaware – Senior (Attack), Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
Kyle Dowd, Georgetown  – Sophomore (Middle), Northport, N.Y.
Matt Drenan, John Hopkins  – Senior (Defense), San Diego, CA
Barney Ehrman, Georgetown  – Senior (Defense), Baltimore, MD
Brian Farrell,  Maryland – Junior (Middle), Baltimore, MD
Andrew Fineburg, Brown  – Junior (Attack), Owings Mills, MD
Collin Finnerty, Loyola  Maryland – Senior (Attack), Garden City, NY
Tyler Fiorito, Princeton  – Sophomore (Goal Keeper), Phoenix, MD
Ryan Flanagan,  North Carolina – Junior (Defense), West Islip, N.Y.
John Galloway, Syracuse  – Sophomore (Goal Keeper), Syracuse, N.Y.
Diogo Godoi,  Massachusetts – Senior (Defense), Loudon, N.H.
Casey Grugan, Cabrini College – Senior (Attack), Ridley Park, PA
Eric Hagarty, Endicott College – Junior (Goal Keeper), Sudbury, MA
Jack Harmatuk, LeMoyne College – Junior (Attack), Syracuse, N.Y.
Billy Henderson, United States Military Academy – Junior (Defense), Tully, N.Y.
Brent Herbst, Siena College – Senior (Goal Keeper), Plainview, N.Y.
Ryan Hurley, Cornell  – Junior (Attack), Eagan, MN
Cody Jamieson, Syracuse  – Junior (Attack), Six Nations, Ontario, Canada
Adam Jones, Canisius College – Junior (Middle), Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Brian Karalunas, Villanova  – Junior (Defense), Dewitt, N.Y.
Steven Kazimer, Stevenson  – Senior (Attack), Syracuse, N.Y.
Stephen Keogh, Syracuse  – Sophomore (Attack), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael Kimmel, John Hopkins  – Senior (Middle), Towson, MD
Grant Krebs,  Notre Dame – Senior (Middle), Annapolis, MD
Mike Manley, Duke  – Junior (Defense), Keuka Park, N.Y.
Jack McBride, Princeton  – Junior (Attack), Madison, N.J.
Jordan McBride, Stony Brook  – Junior (Attack), New Westminster, B.C.
Parker McKee, Duke  – Senior (Defense), Old Greenwich, CT
Scott McKenzie, Princeton  – Senior (Attack), Livingston, MT
Thomas Muldoon, Brown  – Senior (Attack), Oakton, VA
Tom Palesky, United States Military Academy – Junior (Goal Keeper), Plano, TX
Rob Pannell, Cornell  – Sophomore (Attack), Smithtown, N.Y.
Tim Paul, United States Naval Academy – Senior (Attack), Parkton, MD
Justin Pennington, Rutgers  – Senior (Middle), Flemington, N.J.
Tom Perini, Lafayette College – Junior (Attack), Huntington, N.Y.
Scott Rodgers,  Notre Dame – Senior (Goal Keeper), Wantagh, N.Y.
Dillon Roy,  Denver – Senior (Defense), Denver, CO
Max Silberlicht, Hobart College – Junior (Goal Keeper), New Hartford, N.Y.
Steele Stanwick,  Maryland – Sophomore (Attack), Baltimore, MD
Matt Vernam, United States Naval Academy – Sophomore (Defense), Shoreham, N.Y.
Steven Waldeck, Stony Brook  – Senior (Defense), Levittown, N.Y.
Joel White, Syracuse  – Sophomore (Defense), Cortland, N.Y.
Kyle Wimer,  Maryland Baltimore County – Freshman (Middle), Lancaster, PA
Austin Winter, Bucknell  – Senior (Attack), Booton Township, N.J.
Ryan Young,  Maryland – Junior (Attack), Manhasset, N.Y.
 
Official Women’s 2010 Tewaaraton Award Watch List
 
Shaylyn Blaney,  Notre Dame – Junior (Midfield), Stoney Brook, N.Y.
Sarah Bullard, Duke  – Junior (Midfield), Needham, MA
Kristen Carr,  North Carolina – Senior (Midfield), Baltimore, MD
Kaitlyn Carter, Adelphi  – Junior (Midfield), Mineola, N.Y.
Kat Collins, Dartmouth College – Junior (Attack), Darien, CT
McKinley Curro, Boston  – Senior (Attack), Amherst, NH
Ali Deluca,  Pennsylvania – Senior (Midfield), Hillsborough, N.J.
Christina Dove, Syracuse  – Junior (Midfield), Bel Air, MD
Katrina Dowd, Northwestern  – Senior (Midfield), Yorktown Heights, NY
Sarah Downing, Vanderbilt  – Senior (Midfield), Morristown, N.J.
Lizzy Drumm, Princeton  – Junior (Attack), Westbury, N.Y.
Kaitlin Duff,  Virginia – Senior (Midfield), Bethesda, MD
Lauren Dykstra, Lehigh  – Junior (Attack), Mendham, N.J.
Bergman Foley,  Louisville – Junior (Attack), Huntington Valley, PA
Molly Ford, Georgetown  – Senior (Attack), Reisterstown, MD
Alexandra Frank, Northwestern  – Sophomore (Midfield), Westwood, MA
Hillary Fratzke, Towson  – Senior (Midfield), Centreville, MD
Corrine Gandolfi, Hofstra  – Senior (Midfield), Smithtown, N.Y.
Lindsay Gilbride, Duke  – Senior (Midfield), Alexandria, VA
Grace Golden, College of William and Mary – Junior (Midfield), Manhasset, NY
Kim Griffen, James Madison  – Senior (Midfield), Jarrettsville, MD
Kelly Haggarty, Ohio State  – Senior (Attack), West Chester, PA
Jess Halpern, Harvard  – Junior (Attack), Longmeadow, MA
Liz Hogan, Syracuse  – Junior (Goal Keeper), Victor, NY
Angela Hughes, John Hopkins  – Senior (Midfield), Manchester, MD
Alison Jaeger, The College of New Jersey – Junior (Midfield), Hampton, N.J.
Karri Ellen Johnson,  Maryland – Sophomore (Attack), Annapolis, MD
Ashby Kaestner, Georgetown  – Senior (Midfield), Trappe, MD
Brittany Kalkstein,  Virginia – Senior (Midfield), Baltimore, MD
Jordyn Kirr, Georgetown  – Junior (Attack), Baltimore, MD
Courtney Lubbe,  Pennsylvania – Senior (Attack), Newton, PA
Caitlin McFadden,  Maryland – Senior (Midfield), Phoenix, MD
Sarah Mollison,  Maryland – Junior (Attack), Melbourne, Australia
Alex Mundy, Vanderbilt  – Senior (Defense), Ellicott City, MD
Tissy O’Conner, Cornell  – Junior (Midfield), Winchester, MA
Colleen Olson, Dartmouth College – Senior (Midfield), Avon, CT
Erin Rawlick, United States Naval Academy – Senior (Attack), Fallston, MD
Logan Ripley,  North Carolina – Senior (Goal Keeper), Earlysville, VA
Kate Robinson, Catholic  – Senior (Midfield), Emmitsburg, MD
Jenn Russell,  North Carolina – Senior (Midfield), Andover, MA
Emily Schaknowski,  Delaware – Senior (Midfield), Wading River, NY
Lauren Schmidt, Stanford  – Junior (Midfield), Bay Shore, NY
Gina Scioscia,  Notre Dame – Senior (Attack), Summit, N.J.
Shannon Smith, Northwestern  – Sophomore (Midfield), West Babylon, N.Y.
Danielle Spencer, Northwestern  – Senior (Midfield), Brighton, N.Y.
Emma Spiro,  Pennsylvania – Senior (Midfield), Wellesley, MA
Emily Szelest,  Pennsylvania – Senior (Goal Keeper), Delmar, N.Y.
Karissa Taylor,  Maryland – Senior (Defense), Easton, MD
Erin Tochihara, Princeton  – Junior (Goal Keeper), Englewood, CO
Lacy Vigmostad, Northwestern  – Sophomore (Defense), Northport, N.Y.
Julie Wadland, Dartmouth College – Senior (Goal Keeper), Andover, MD
Kim Williams, C.W. Post  – Senior (Defense), Long Valley, N.J.

About The Tewaaraton Award:

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation talking place at The University Club of Washington DC in June of 2001. Honoring the Native American heritage, the Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American history. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. Today, the Tewaaraton Trophy is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation’s top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.

About Greater Washington Sports Alliance:

Established in 2003, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance (GWSA) is a regional non-profit sports commission created to foster economic development and civic pride through the power of sports. The Sports Alliance’s mission encompasses the attraction of sporting events to the region, the promotion of the regional professional, collegiate and amateur franchises, the support of youth investment organizations and the branding of Washington, D.C. as a world class sports destination. For more information please visit www.gwsportsalliance.com.

Contact:
 
Ona Madonia                                                            
Greater Washington Sports Alliance                          
202-857-5996                                                            
omadonia@gwsportsalliance.com

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