Men's and Women's Tewaaraton Nominees Announced

North Carolina's Marie McCool and Albany's Connor Fields are among the 25 men's and women's finalists. (Photos by John Strohsacker and Kevin P. Tucker.)

WASHINGTON, April 27 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees for the 2017 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.

“This is a remarkable accomplishment for these student-athletes,” said Jeffrey Harvey, Chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “The Foundation and its board congratulates these talented players and their respective teams for being recognized by the Selection Committees as Tewaaraton Nominees."

Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be selected from these groups, announced on Thursday, May 11, and invited to the 17th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 1 in Washington, D.C.

The men’s award nominees include players from 17 different schools, including 2016 winner Dylan Molloy (Brown) and finalists Connor Cannizzaro (Denver) and Ben Reeves (Yale). In all, eight players return from last year’s list of nominees.

The 25 men’s nominees:

Nick Aponte, Penn State - Sr., Attack

Trevor Baptiste, Denver - Jr., Faceoff

Jack Bruckner, Duke - Sr., Attack

Josh Byrne, Hofstra - Sr., Attack

Connor Cannizzaro, Denver - Sr., Attack

Jack Concannon, Hofstra - Jr., Goalie

Zach Currier, Princeton - Sr., Midfield

Connor Fields, Albany - Jr., Attack

Nick Fields, Johns Hopkins - Sr., Defense

Jake Froccaro, Villanova - Sr., Midfield

Justin Guterding, Duke - Jr., Attack

Colin Heacock, Maryland - Sr., Attack

Nick Mariano, Syracuse - Sr., Midfield

Dylan Molloy, Brown - Sr., Attack

Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame - Sr., Midfield

Benny Pugh, Richmond - Sr., Goalie

Matt Rambo, Maryland - Sr., Attack

Ben Reeves, Yale - Jr., Attack

Sergio Salcido, Syracuse - Sr., Midfield

John Sexton, Notre Dame - Jr., Long Stick Midfield

Michael Sowers, Princeton - Fr., Attack

Patrick Spencer, Loyola - So., Attack

Joel Tinney, Johns Hopkins - Jr., Midfield

Zed Williams, Virginia - Sr., Attack

Jake Withers, Ohio State - Sr., Faceoff

This year’s list of women’s nominees features players from 15 different schools, led by the University of Maryland’s four and University of Florida’s three. Ten players return from the 2016 Tewaaraton list of nominees.

The 25 women’s nominees:

Sam Apuzzo, Boston College - So., Attack

Sammi Burgess, Florida - Sr., Attack

Madison Carter, Penn State - Soph., Attack

Alex Condon, Penn - Jr., Midfield

Ellie DeGarmo, Princeton - Sr., Goalie

Riley Donahue, Syracuse -  Jr., Attack

Erica Evans, Canisius - Jr., Midfield

Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida - Sr., Defense

Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame - Sr., Attack

Nadine Hadnagy, Maryland - Sr., Defense

Molly Hendrick, North Carolina - Sr., Attack

Olivia Hompe, Princeton - Sr., Attack

Darby Kiernan, Colorado - Jr., Attack

Steph Lazo, Penn State - Sr., Attack

Sarah Martin, Albany - Sr., Midfield

Marie McCool, North Carolina - Jr., Midfield

Michaela Michael, USC - Sr., Attack

Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook - Jr., Attack

Catie Smith, Cornell - Sr., Defense

Paige Soenksen, Colorado - Sr., Goalie

Mollie Stevens, Florida - Sr., Attack

Zoe Stukenberg, Maryland - Sr., Midfield

Megan Taylor, Maryland - So., Goalie

Dorrien Van Dyke, Stony Brook - Sr., Midfield

Megan Whittle, Maryland - Jr., Attack

This year’s initial Tewaaraton Watch Lists were announced on Feb. 28 and included the top 50 men’s and women’s college lacrosse players in the country. Two rounds of additions to the Watch Lists were announced, on March 16 and April 6.

Under Armour returns as the proud presenting sponsor of the Tewaaraton Award in honoring the top collegiate lacrosse players in the United States.

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