February 15, 2012

Tewaaraton Award Announces Men's, Women's Watch Lists

from staff reports

2011 Tewaaraton Award winner Steele Stanwick with Virginia men's coach Dom Starsia at last year's award ceremony in Washington, D.C.
© John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the college lacrosse season is just getting underway across the country, The Tewaaraton Award is pleased to announce the 2012 Men's and Women's Watch Lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award.

This year's list has 64 schools represented, which is a record high. "We are particularly excited with the number of schools represented in this year's Watch List, which is a strong indication of the growth of the sport and the excitement that the Award creates throughout the lacrosse world," said Jeff Harvey, Chairman of the Tewaaraton Award.

The Selection Committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed each year by the Tewaaraton Award. "Our selection committees have a passion for this Award and these Watch List players should know that this is a distinction that only the best coaches could provide," said Sarah Aschenbach, Executive Director of the Tewaaraton Award.

The Selection Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. In late April, both lists will be narrowed to 25 and these men and women will earn the distinction of Tewaaarton Nominees. In mid-May, the five finalists in each category will be announced. These finalists will be invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, which will take place on May 31, at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

For information on the Award and to purchase tickets to the event, go to www.tewaaraton.com. To follow Lacrosse Magazine's Tewaaraton favorites watch during the season, visit www.LaxMagazine.com/TewaaratonWatch.

Last year's LaxMagazine.com Tewaaraton Award ceremony coverage:

About The Tewaaraton Award:

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation taking place at The University Club of Washington, D.C. in June of 2001. The Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse's centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. 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. To honor the heritage of the sport, the Award presents two annual scholarships to students of American Indian decent. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation's top male and female collegiate lacrosse players and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse.

About The University Club of the City of Washington, D.C.:

Established in 1904 during the tenure of William Howard Taft, the Club's first President and later the President of the United States, the membership is a diverse mix of professional, business and government leaders. The Club's mission is to provide members and their families: congenial social gatherings, good fellowship, excellent dining, guest rooms, athletics, a rich variety of cultural, international and educational programs activities, and other services to enhance health, wellness, intellectual growth and fitness within the Club's superbly maintained and expanded historic Clubhouse.

Cornell attackman Rob Pannell and Stanwick, shown here together last year before last year's Tewaaraton ceremony, once again figure to be squarely in the running for 2012 men's Tewaaraton Award honors.
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2012 Tewaaraton Men’s Watch List

Sean Aaron, Goalie - Union College
Brent Adams, Midfield - Fairfield University
Andrew Barton, Midfield - Providence College
Pierce Bassett, Goalie - Johns Hopkins University
Peter Baum, Midfield - Colgate University
Carter Bender, Attack - University of Hartford
Anthony Biscardi, Midfield - University of Massachusetts
Ian Braddish, Midfield - Hofstra University
Sam Bradman, Midfield - Salisbury University
Colin Briggs, Midfield - University of Virginia
Fergus Campbell, Goalie - Dartmouth College
Charlie Cipriano, Goalie - Fairfield University
Travis Comeau, Attack - Georgetown University
CJ Costabile, Long Stick Midfield - Duke University
Kevin Cunningham, Attack - Villanova University
Bobby Dattilo, Midfield/Face Off - Hobart College
Nikk Davis, Midfield - United States Naval Academy
Tim Desko, Attack - Syracuse University
Daniel DiMaria, Defense/LSM - Harvard University
Billy Eisenreich, Attack - Bucknell University
Dante Fantoni, Attack - Lehigh University
Kyle Feeney, Goalie - Bucknell University
Tyler Fiorito, Goalie - Princeton University
Nick Galasso, Attack - University of North Carolina
Matt Gibson, Attack - Yale University
Rob Grimm, Attack - University of Maryland Baltimore County
Tim Henderson, Defense - United States Military Academy
Curtis Holmes, Midfield - University of Maryland
Shayne Jackson, Attack - Limestone College
Sam Jones, Attack - United States Naval Academy
Grant Kaleikau, Attack - University of Delaware
Austin Kaut, Goalie - Penn State University
Jeff Keating, Attack - Roanoke College
Micah Keller, Attack - Hampden-Sydney College
John Kemp, Goalie - University of Notre Dame
Roy Lang, Midfield - Cornell University
Chris LaPierre, Midfield - University of Virginia
Joe Lisicky, Defense - Lynchburg College
Jeffrey Lowman, Goalie - St. John's University
Matt Mackrides, Attack - Penn State University
Greg Mahony, Midfield - Yale University
Mark Manos, Goalie - Drexel University
JoJo Marasco, Midfield/Attack - Syracuse University
Kiel Matisz, Midfield - Robert Morris University
Mark Matthews, Attack - University of Denver
Joel Matthews, Attack - University of Detroit Mercy
Jack McBride, Attack/Midfield - University of North Carolina
Kevin McCormick, Midfield - Tufts University
Brian Megill, Defense - Syracuse University
Bryan Neufeld, Attack - Siena College
Chris Nourse, Defense - Georgetown University
Robert Pannell, Attack - Cornell University
Mason Poli, Defense - Bryant University
John Ranagan, Midfield - Johns Hopkins University
Joe Resetarits, Attack - University at Albany
Connor Rice, Attack - Marist College
Jack Rice, Attack - Villanova University
Stephen Robarge, Midfield/Face Off - Virginia Military Institute
Dan Savage, Midfield - University of Pennsylvania
Michael Sawyer, Attack - Loyola University
Rob Schlesinger, Midfield - Brown University
Tom Schreiber, Midfield - Princeton University
Logan Schuss, Attack - Ohio State University
Steve Serling, Midfield - Hofstra University
Ryan Snyder, Face Off - Lehigh University
Steele Stanwick, Attack - University of Virginia
Garrett Thul, Attack - United States Military Academy
Jeff Tundo, Attack - Stony Brook University
Justin Turri, Midfield - Duke University
Kevin Vaughan, Midfield - Harvard University
Joe Vitale, Midfield - Adelphi University
Ben Waldron, Long Stick Midfield - Binghamton University
Chad Wiedmaier, Defense - Princeton University 

Northwestern's Shannon Smith celebrated her Tewaaraton Award win last year as a junior and is among those in the running this season for the individiual honors.
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Tewaaraton Women’s Watch List

Lindsay Abbott, Midfield - SUNY Cortland
Casey Ancarrow, Attack - James Madison University
Kelly Barnes, Defense - Georgetown University
Erin Brennan, Attack - University of Pennsylvania
Brittany Brigandi, Midfield - Le Moyne College
Ashley Bruns, Attack - University of Florida
Dana Cahill, Goalie - Penn State University
Kara Cannizzaro, Midfield - University of North Carolina
Ally Carey, Midfield - Vanderbilt University
Kitty Cullen, Attack - University of Florida
Taylor D'Amore, Attack - Johns Hopkins University
Brittany Dashiell, Midfield - University of Florida
Lindsey deButts, Defense - Princeton University
Alexa Demski, Defense - Towson University
Jasmine DePompeo, Attack - United States Naval Academy
Erica Devito, Midfield - Adelphi University
Brittany Dipper, Goalie - University of Maryland
Danielle Etrasco, Attack - Boston University
Charlie Finnigan, Attack - University of Virginia
Mary Flowers, Midfield - University of Richmond
Julie Gardner, Midfield - University of Virginia
Kristen Giovanniello, Goalie - Dartmouth College
Emma Hamm, Attack - Duke University
Ana Heneberry, Defense - Loyola University
Kristin Igoe, Midfield - Boston College
Karri Ellen Johnson, Attack - University of Maryland
Catherine Kennedy, Attack - Mary Washington
Alyssa Kildare, Defense - Johns Hopkins University
Emily Leitner, Goalie - University of Pennsylvania
Becky Lynch, Attack - University of North Carolina
Mollie Mackler, Goalie - Duke University
Alayna Markwordt, Attack - Ohio State University
Leigh Mitchell, Midfield - The College of New Jersey
Josie Owen, Attack - University of Virginia
Ariana Parker, Midfield - University at Albany
Marlee Paton, Midfield - Loyola University
Sarah Plumb, Midfield - Dartmouth College
Cassie Pyle, Midfield - Princeton University
Iliana Sanza, Defense - University of Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann, Midfield - University of Maryland
Shannon Smith, Midfield - Northwestern University
Jessi Steinberg, Attack - Cormell University
Kerry Stoothoff, Goalie - Loyola University
Maggie Tamasitis, Attack - University of Notre Dame
Danielle Tetreault, Midfield - Harvard University
Kat Thomas, Midfield - Duke University
Sophia Thomas, Midfield - Georgetown University
Taylor Thornton, Defense - Northwestern University
Michelle Tumolo, Attack - Syracuse University
Jennifer VanderMeulen, Attack - Harvard University
Katie Webster, Midfield - Syracuse University
Brittany Wilton, Attack - Boston College
Laura Zimmerman, Attack - University of North Carolina

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