May 23, 2013

Tewaaraton Watch: Pannell, Marasco Left Standing

by Lacrosse Magazine staff | | Twitter | Related: Women's Watch

Syracuse's JoJo Marasco has the most to gain this weekend in the Tewaaraton Award race.
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There's exactly one week left until the men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

The races are on the minds of Lacrosse Magazine staff. Here's how the men's finalists rank in our poll ahead of championship weekend.

Players were given five points for each first-place vote, four for each second-place vote and on down the line.

1. Rob Pannell, Cornell, R-Sr. A
This week: 25 points (5 first-place votes)
Last week: 1 (25 points)

Pannell had another huge game, with two goals and five assists as Cornell crushed Ohio State in the quarterfinals. He could break Matt Danowski's all-time NCAA points record this weekend. Heading into the final four, the award is most certainly Pannell's to lose.

Tie-2. Marcus Holman, North Carolina, Sr. A
This week: 17 points
Last week: 2 (19 points)

The ACC Player of the Year was held to one assist in UNC's 12-11 loss to Denver on Sunday. For the season, Holman finished with 37 goals, 43 assists for 80 points, and had 24 ground balls. He'll be suiting up for the MLL's Ohio Machine on Thursday.

Tie-2. Lyle Thompson, Albany, So. A
This week: 17 points
Last week: 3 (16 points)

Thompson finished the year one point shy of Steve Marahol's all-time single-season NCAA points record of 114, and Albany fell to Denver in the first-round. The Pioneers have ended the season's of two of the five Tewaaraton finalists, and could potentially do the same to Syracuse's JoJo Marasco in the semifinals.

4. JoJo Marasco, Syracuse, Sr. M
This week: 11 points
Last week: 4 (8 points)

Marasco has the most to gain this weekend as only he and Rob Pannell will be playing in championship weekend. The Big East midfielder of the year had one goal and two assists in Syracuse's 7-6 quarterfinal win over Yale. His last assist was the most important, coming on the game-winner to cap a three-goal run in the final three minutes. Marasco has 20 goals and 28 assists for 58 points this year.

5. Tom Schreiber, Princeton, Jr. M
This week: 5 points
Last week: 5 (7 points)

The first-team All-Ivy pick led Princeton in scoring for a third straight season, with a team-high 32 assists and 60 points. The Tigers were a bubble team down the stretch and did not make the NCAA tournament.

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