2015 Tewaaraton Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TEWAARATON AWARD ANNOUNCES 25 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S NOMINEES

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 25 men’s and women’s nominees for the 2015 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.

Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be selected from these groups of 25, announced on Thursday, May 7, and invited to the ceremony. The 15th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 28 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The men’s award nominees include players from 14 schools, including 2014 co-winner Lyle Thompson (Albany) and representatives from 11 of the top 20 teams in the April 20 USILA Coaches Poll. Six schools are represented by multiple players, including Syracuse, which leads the nation with four nominees.

The 25 men’s nominees, with school, graduation year and position noted:

Trevor Baptiste, Denver – Fr., Faceoff

Wesley Berg, Denver – Sr., Attack

Kyle Bernlohr, Maryland – Jr., Goalie

Jimmy Bitter, UNC – Sr., Attack

Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins – Jr., Attack

Connor Buczek, Cornell – Sr., Midfield

Connor Cannizzaro, Denver – So., Attack

Deemer Class, Duke – Jr., Midfield

Dylan Donahue, Syracuse – Jr., Attack

Matt Donovan, Cornell – Sr., Attack

John Glesener, Army – Sr., Attack

Myles Jones, Duke – Jr., Midfield

Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame – Jr., Attack

Jesse King, Ohio State – Sr., Midfield

Matt Landis, Notre Dame – Jr., Defense

Dylan Molloy, Brown – So., Attack

Brandon Mullins, Syracuse – Jr., Defense

Conrad Oberbeck, Yale – Sr., Attack

Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame – So., Midfield

Kevin Rice, Syracuse – Sr., Attack

Joey Sankey, UNC – Sr., Attack

Dan Taylor, Lehigh – Sr., Attack

Lyle Thompson, Albany – Sr., Attack

Chad Tutton, UNC – Sr., Midfield

Ben Williams, Syracuse – So., Faceoff

The women’s award nominees include players from 16 schools, including 2014 finalists Megan Douty (Maryland), Shannon Gilroy (Florida) and Kayla Treanor (Syracuse), 2014 winner Taylor Cummings (Maryland), and representatives from 14 of the Top 20 teams in the April 20 IWLCA Coaches Poll. Six schools had two or more players nominated, with Maryland earning an NCAA-best four nominations.

Three women’s nominees were added in this round, including Sarah Mannelly (Boston College), Kylie Ohlmiller (Stony Brook) and Lucy Dikeou (Stanford).

The 25 women’s nominees, with school, graduation year and position noted:

Casey Bocklet, Virginia – Sr., Attack

Taylor Cummings, Maryland – Jr., Midfield

Lucy Dikeou, Stanford – Jr., Midfield

Megan Douty, Maryland – Sr., Defense

Kelsey Duryea, Duke – Jr., Goalie

Lucy Ferguson, Penn – Sr., Goalie

Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame – So., Attack

Erica Geremia, LeMoyne – Jr., Attack

Shannon Gilroy, Florida – Sr., Midfield

Brooke Griffin, Maryland – Sr., Attack

Martha Griffin, Trinity – Jr., Midfield

Selena Lasota, Northwestern – Fr., Attack

Sarah Mannelly, Boston College – Jr., Midfield

Meg Markham, Penn – Sr., Defense

Kerrin Maurer, Duke – Sr., Attack

Maggie McCormick, Penn State – Sr., Attack

Kaylin Morissette, Louisville – Jr., Midfield

Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook – Fr., Attack

Mikaela Rix, Boston College – Sr., Midfield

Covie Stanwick, Boston College – Sr., Attack

Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame – Sr., Defense

Courtney Swan, Virginia – Sr., Attack

Kayla Treanor, Syracuse – Jr., Attack

Courtney Waite, UNC – Sr., Defense

Megan Whittle, Maryland – Fr., Attack

“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.”

This year’s initial 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 19 and April 9.

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About The Tewaaraton Foundation

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. The Award symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse. The Tewaaraton Foundation is a non-profit that defines the mission and upholds the integrity of The Tewaaraton Award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, visit Tewaaraton.com.

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