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THU MAR 11 2021 | PRESS RELEASE | COLLEGE
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2021 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s watch lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2021 Tewaaraton Award. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award.
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
As the schedules of most teams remain subject to state and school-specific COVID protocols, the selection committees proceeded on the assumption that all eligible and enrolled student-athletes will have some opportunity to compete this season.
The men’s watch list candidates, with school, year and position noted:
|Zach Cole||Saint Joseph's||Faceoff||Jr.|
|Connor DeSimone||Johns Hopkins||Attack||Sr.|
|Joey Epstein||Johns Hopkins||Attack||Jr.|
|Chris Gray||North Carolina||Attack||Sr.|
|Matt Hutchings||Le Moyne||Attack||Grad.|
|Jack Kielty||Notre Dame||Defense||Grad.|
|Tre Leclaire||Ohio State||Attack||Grad.|
|Asher Nolting||High Point||Attack||Sr.|
|Mac O'Keefe||Penn State||Attack||Grad.|
|Ryan Smith||Robert Morris||Attack||Grad.|
|Ryan Terefenko||Ohio State||Midfield||Grad.|
Players not named to this initial list will have opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch list additions will be announced on April 2, before the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees on April 23. Nominees can be players from the watch lists or not from the watch lists, effectively allowing for a second round of additions.
Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced in early May. The Tewaaraton Award recipients will be chosen after the conclusion of the collegiate lacrosse season.
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