This just in from the folks at the Tewaaraton Foundation …
TEWAARATON AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2013 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s finalists lists, presented by Panama Jack. Five men and five women were selected as finalists and will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The five men’s finalists are University of North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman, Syracuse University midfielder JoJo Marasco, Cornell University attackman Rob Pannell, Princeton University midfielder Tom Schreiber and University at Albany attackman Lyle Thompson.
The five women’s finalists are University of Maryland attacker Alex Aust, University of North Carolina midfielder Kara Cannizzaro, Syracuse University attacker Alyssa Murray, University of Florida goalie Mikey Meagher and University of Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann.
Returning finalists include Pannell (2011) and Schwarzmann (2011 finalist, 2012 winner). Nine of the 10 finalists will compete in this month’s NCAA lacrosse championships, at the conclusion of which the selection committees will vote on and select this year’s winners.
“It is the ultimate achievement for these 10 finalists to have been recognized by the game’s very best coaches on the Tewaaraton Selection Committees,” said Jeffrey Harvey, chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “They are all worthy of the sport’s ultimate award, and we could not be more excited to have this group come to Washington, D.C., on May 30.”
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. Finalists were selected from a pool of 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. The selection committees are comprised of 12 men’s and 10 women’s current and former college coaches.
JoJo Marasco, the 2013 Big East Midfielder of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big East selection, paced Syracuse in points (53) and assists (35) during the regular season, the latter breaking Paul Gait’s program record. A senior from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Marasco led the Orange to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.