Tewaaraton Announces the 2012 Watch Lists

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 5 Finalists in each category will be announced. These finalists will be invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, which will take place on May 31st, at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.

For information on the Award and to purchase tickets to the event, go to www.tewaaraton.com.

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 DC 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, DC:
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.

2012 Tewaaraton Award 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

2012 Tewaaraton Award 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 – University of 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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