WASHINGTON, April 9 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the first round of additions to the 2015 Tewaaraton Award Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists, presented by Under Armour. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the Tewaaraton Award, which will be announced May 28 in Washington, D.C.
“These additions are validation for these deserving players that their hard work and commitment has been acknowledged by the selection committees,” noted Jeffrey Harvey, Chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “Congratulations to these individuals and their teammates.”
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are comprised of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
Women’s Second Round Additions
Brittain Altomare, Hofstra – Sr., A
Liza Blue, Virginia – Sr., A
Kelsey Duryea, Duke – Jr., G
Martha Griffin, Trinity – Jr., M
Selena Lasota, Northwestern – Fr., A
Men’s Second Round Additions
Trevor Baptiste, Denver – Fr., F/O
Matt Rambo, Maryland – So., A
Mike Rooney, Stony Brook – Sr., M
On April 23, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 7 and invited to the ceremony. The Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2015, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
This year’s initial Watch List was announced on Feb. 28 and included the best 50 men’s and best 50 women’s college lacrosse players in the country. The first list of additions added three women’s players and 11 men’s players on March 19.
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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 www.tewaaraton.com.
About Under Armour, Inc.
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