April 25, 2014

Tewaaraton Foundation Announces 2014 Nominees 

from Press Release

Nominee Wells Stanwick of Johns Hopkins. (John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com)

Editors Note: Corey McLaughlin and Megan Schneider weighed in on their current Top 5 for the award earlier this week: Men's Top 5 | Women's Top 5

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2014 Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, presented by Panama Jack. Twenty-seven women and 28 men were selected as nominees, from which the 14th annual Tewaaraton Award 10 finalists (five women, five men) will be selected and honored May 29, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

The men's award nominees include players from 18 schools, including 2013 finalists Tom Schreiber (Princeton) and Lyle Thompson (Albany), as well as representatives from 14 of the top 20 teams in the April 21 USILA Coaches Poll. Eight schools had two or more players nominated, with Duke and Loyola each receiving three. Two men's nominees were added in this round – Deemer Class and Myles Jones, both sophomore midfielders from Duke.

Men's Nominees

Niko Amato, Maryland - Sr., G
Wesley Berg, Denver - Jr., A
Connor Buczek, Cornell - Jr., M
Mike Chanenchuk, Maryland - Sr., M
Deemer Class, Duke - Soph., M
Mark Cockerton, Virginia - Sr., A
Joe Fletcher, Loyola - Sr., D
John Glesener, Army - Jr., A
Myles Jones, Duke - Soph., M
Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame - Soph., A
Jesse King, Ohio State - Jr., M
John LoCascio, Villanova - Sr., LSM/D
Kevin Massa, Bryant - Jr., F/O
Kieran McArdle, St. John's - Sr., A
Ben McIntosh, Drexel - Sr., M
Scott McWilliams, Virginia - Sr., D
Jeremy Noble, Denver - Sr., M
Nikko Pontrello, Loyola - Jr., A
Kevin Rice, Syracuse - Jr., A
Joey Sankey, North Carolina - Jr., A
Tom Schreiber, Princeton - Sr., M
Randy Staats, Syracuse - Jr., A/M
Wells Stanwick, Hopkins - Jr., A
Lyle Thompson, Albany - Jr., A
Miles Thompson, Albany - Sr., A
Gunnar Waldt, Bryant - Soph., G
Justin Ward, Loyola - Sr., A
Jordan Wolf, Duke - Sr., A

The women's award nominees include players from 17 schools, including 2013 finalist Alyssa Murray (Syracuse) and representatives from 15 of the top 20 teams in the April 21 IWLCA Coaches Poll. Seven schools had two or more players nominated, with Maryland earning an NCAA best four nominations.

Women's Nominees

Nominee Shannon Gilroy of Florida.

Bridget Bianco, Northwestern - Jr., G
Nikki Boltja, Louisville - Sr., A
Frankie Caridi, Stony Brook - Sr., G
Jackie Cifarelli, Ohio State - Jr., A
Taylor Cummings, Maryland - Soph., M
Taylor D'Amore, Johns Hopkins - Sr., A
Megan Douty, Maryland - Jr., D
Lucy Ferguson, Penn - Jr., G
Abbey Friend, North Carolina - Sr., A
Shannon Gilroy, Florida - Jr., A
Brooke Griffin, Maryland - Jr., A
Hannah Hook, Denver - Sr., G
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern - Sr., A
Meg Markham, Penn - Jr., D
Kerrin Maurer, Duke - Jr., A
Kelly McPartland, Maryland - Jr., M
Kaylin Morissette, Louisville - Soph., M
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse - Sr., A
Marlee Paton, Loyola - Sr., A/M
Mikaela Rix, Boston College - Jr., M
Sloane Serpe, North Carolina - Sr., D
Jaclyn Sileo, LIU Post - Sr., A
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame - Sr., M/D
Covie Stanwick, Boston College - Jr., A
Courtney Swan, Virginia - Jr., A
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse - Soph., A
Taylor Virden, Duke - Sr., D

Five men's and five women's finalists will be announced May 8 and invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony. The original men's and women's watch lists were announced Feb. 27, with additions made March 20 and April 10, and were ultimately comprised of 66 men's players and 58 women's players. The selection committees are comprised of 11 men's and 11 women's current and former coaches.

"We congratulate these 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.

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