March 7, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Fifteen of the most talented men and women's collegiate lacrosse players in the United States have been selected as candidates for the first annual Tewaaraton Trophy, the most cherished and prestigious award a lacrosse player can receive and a symbol of excellence in college lacrosse. Heading the list of 15 female candidates are three Maryland Terrapins -- Jen Adams, Quinn Carney and Allison Comito.
The University Club of Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Tewaaraton Award Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Tewaaraton Trophy. The trophy will be presented annually to the top female and male collegiate lacrosse players in the United States. Scholarship money will be given to the award recipient's college or university general scholarship fund and preference will be given to Native Americans seeking scholarships. The Foundation committee honors Native American heritage with the name "Tewaaraton," the name the Mohawk nation gave to their game and the progenitor of present day lacrosse and has received approval from the Mohawk Council of Elders.
Every eligible male and female college varsity player in Divisions I, II and III is considered a nominee. Nominations were requested from all coaches. A five-coach selection committee for both males and females will oversee the voting process. There will be a maximum of three wild-card spots left open for a new candidate(s) who emerges during the season. The five finalists will be announced on May 1, 2001.
The inaugural Tewaaraton Trophy will be presented at The University Club of Washington, DC on June 7, 2001 at a banquet honoring the finalists and winners.
Top 15 Women
(listed alphabetically) Name Position School Jen Adams Attack University of Maryland Quinn Carney Midfield University of Maryland Allison Comito Attack University of Maryland Tricia Dabrowski Goal Loyola College Erin Elbe Attack Georgetown University Bowen Holden Goal Georgetown University Kate Kaiser Midfield Duke University Caitlin McLean Defense Georgetown University Stacey Morlang Midfield Loyola College Kristin Osborn Attack Amherst College Gina Sambus Midfield University of Virginia Julie Shaner Midfield Princeton University Lauren Simone Attack Princeton University Kim Smith Attack Princeton University Sheehan Stanwick Attack Georgetown University
Top 15 Men
(listed alphabetically) Name Position School Roger Buttles Midfield Harvard University Josh Coffman Midfield Syracuse University R.J. Degenfelder Goal C.W. Post College Conor Denihan Midfield John Hopkins University Conor Gill Attack University of Virginia John Glatzel Defense Syracuse University Chris Hartofoli Midfield Duke University Holt Hopkins Attack Middlebury College Mark Koontz Defense University of Virginia Rob Mulligan Goal Syracuse University Doug Shanahan Midfield Hofstra University Jeff Sonke Attack University of North Carolina Mike Springer Attack Syracuse University Trevor Tierney Goal Princeton University Dave Ulrich Attack Notre Dame University