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2014 Men's Finalists
Joe Fletcher, the 2014 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads all close defenders nationally in ground balls (76) and ground balls per game (4.75). His 28 caused turnovers also rank second on a Loyola squad that concluded the regular season atop the USILA Coaches Poll. The senior defenseman from Syracuse, N.Y., was named to the All-Patriot League First Team and the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. Earlier this year, Fletcher was the lone collegiate player selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team 30-man roster for this summer’s FIL World Championship.
A 2013 Tewaaraton Award finalist, midfielder Tom Schreiber paced Princeton in scoring for a fourth consecutive season, recording a team-high 30 goals and 51 points while finishing second with 21 assists. One of the most prolific midfielders in Ivy League history, the senior from East Meadow, N.Y., earned his fourth first-team All-Ivy League selection and set school records for career goals, assists and points by a midfielder. The number one overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Ohio Machine, Schreiber is one of five players in Princeton history to reach 200 career points.
A finalist for the second consecutive year, Albany attackman Lyle Thompson leads the nation with 69 assists and 114 points. The junior from Onondaga Nation, N.Y., is currently tied with Steve Marohl (1992) for the single-season NCAA Division I points record, and with one point in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament first round game against Loyola would become the all-time leader. He earned his second consecutive America East Player of the Year nod, while also being named first-team All-America East and America East All-Tournament Team.
Albany attackman Miles Thompson ranks first in the nation with 74 goals and second nationally with 108 points. Miles is tops among active players with 282 career points and also holds the longest active goal-scoring streak at 30 games. The senior from Onondaga Nation, N.Y., was named first-team All-America East and America East Tournament MVP, setting conference tournament records with eight goals and 22 points. His 74 goals this season trail only Yale’s Jon Reese (82, 1990) for the all-time NCAA single-season record, and his 108 points this season ranks fourth all-time.
Jordan Wolf, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, led the conference with 51 goals and 80 points, good for second and third nationally, respectively. A senior attackman from Wynnewood, Pa., Wolf extended his nation’s best point scoring streak to 57 games and is second among active players with 281 career points. Wolf earned his fourth All-ACC selection, becoming the only Duke player to achieve that feat, and led the Blue Devils in scoring for a third consecutive season en route to his team earning the number one seed in the NCAA Tournament.
2014 Women's Finalists
Midfielder Taylor Cummings led Maryland with 101 draw controls, 33 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers and ranked second on the Terps fourth-ranked scoring offense with 51 goals, 23 assists and 74 points. The sophomore from Ellicott City, Md., and U.S. Women’s National Team member earned All-ACC honors for a second time and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team as Maryland captured its sixth consecutive conference title.
Junior Megan Douty, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, led a Maryland defense that held opponents to a league best 8.00 goals per game, even as the conference featured four other teams in the nation’s top 15 in scoring offense. The defender from Fair Haven, N.J., racked up 27 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers, good for second and third on the Terps, respectively. She also twice earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
Shannon Gilroy paced Florida in goals (80), assists (18), points (98), draw controls (75) and caused turnovers (23). The junior midfielder from Northport, N.Y., racked up numerous ALC awards in her junior season, earning first-team all-conference, Midfield Player of the Year and Tournament MVP honors. Gilroy leads the nation in goals and goals per game (4.21), while ranking second with 5.21 points per game. She led the Gators third-ranked scoring offense to the ALC regular season and tournament titles.
A 2013 Tewaaraton Award finalist, Syracuse attacker Alyssa Murray dished out a team-high 37 assists to go with 51 goals for a total of 88 points. A first team All-ACC selection, Murray became just the second player in Orange history to record 300 points, 200 goals and 100 assists in her career. The senior from West Baylon, N.Y., led Syracuse to a program best No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Her 88 points rank fifth in the country, and she currently sits in the nation’s top 20 in points per game, goals, assists and assists per game.
The nation’s leading scorer with 102 points (70 goals, 32 assists), attacker Kayla Treanor was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, All-ACC First Team and ACC All-Tournament Team. Treanor registered four or more goals in nine games this season, and her 70 goals are good for second-best in the nation. Her 102 points rank fifth on Syracuse’s single-season record list. A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, the sophomore from Niskayuna, N.Y., helped the Orange claim a share of the ACC regular season title.
2013 Men's Finalists
Marcus Holman recorded an ACC-best 74 points in the regular season, becoming North Carolina’s all-time leading scorer in the process. His 4.93 points per game rank fourth nationally. A senior attackman from Baltimore, Md., Holman was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-ACC and the ACC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
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.
2011 Tewaaraton Award finalist Rob Pannell ranks third and fourth in the nation in points (5.36) and assists (2.93) per game, respectively. A senior from Smithtown, N.Y., Pannell earned Ivy League Player of the Year and first-team All-Ivy honors. He is currently the third-leading scorer in men’s Division I history (332 points), and holds the Cornell and Ivy League all-time scoring records.
Midfielder Tom Schreiber led Princeton in scoring for a third consecutive season, tallying a team-best 32 assists and 60 points. A junior from East Meadow, N.Y., Schreiber earned his third first-team All-Ivy League selection and recorded at least three points in every contest this season, ranking second and third in the Ivy League in assists (2.13) and points (4.00) per game, respectively.
The first Native American to be named a Tewaaraton Award finalist, Albany sophomore midfielder Lyle Thompson leads the nation in points (108) and assists (62) per game. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was named America East Player of the Year, first-team All-America East and the America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Thompson’s 108 points this season rank third in NCAA men’s Division I history, trailing all-time leader Steve Marohl (1992) by six points.
2013 Women's Finalists
A senior attacker from Sterling, Va., Maryland’s Alex Aust has recorded a team-high 60 goals and 48 assists this season. Her 108 points and 5.68 points per game both rank second nationally. Aust earned her second All-ACC selection and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team en route to leading the undefeated Terrapins to the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Versatile midfielder Kara Cannizzarro led North Carolina in goals (45), points (60) and caused turnovers (25), while ranking second on the team in groundballs (28) during the regular season. A senior midfielder from Cazenovia, N.Y., Cannizzaro earned her second All-ACC selection and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team.
Syracuse junior Alyssa Murray ranks among the nation’s Top 10 in goals (56), points (90) and points per game (4.74). Murray, an attacker from West Babylon, N.Y., earned Big East Attack Player of the Year honors, was a unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team and was a Big East All-Tournament team selection. She currently sits in the Orange’s top five in career goals, assists and points.
Mikey Meagher, the ALC Goalie of the Year, leads a Florida defense that ranks second in the nation, allowing just 6.58 goals per game. Her 6.61 goals against average is second-best nationally, and she ranks fifth in save percentage. A senior from Liverpool, N.Y., Meagher has registered 104 saves on the season and has posted a record of 47-8 in her four years as a Gator.
The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, Maryland’s Katie Schwarzmann earned her second straight ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors this year. A four-time All-ACC performer, the senior from Sykesville, Md., enters the postseason with 74 points (51 goals, 23 assists), ranking second on the Terrapins. Schwarzmann, a member of the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team, also has tallied a team-leading 33 groundballs and 16 caused turnovers.
2012 Men's Finalists
Peter Baum (Portland, Ore.) leads the nation in goals (64) and points (93), setting Colgate and Patriot League records in both categories en route to being named the 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. The junior attackman’s 93 points are the most in NCAA Division I play since 2008, when Tewaaraton Award finalist Zack Greer recorded 95. Baum is the first finalist in Colgate lacrosse history.
C.J. Costabile (New Fairfield, Conn.) is looking to become the third Duke Blue Devil to receive the Tewaaraton, following Matt Danowski (2007) and Ned Crotty (2010). On his way to being named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Co-Defensive Player of the Year, the senior long-stick midfielder grabbed an ACC-best 113 ground balls along with 18 caused turnovers, 10 points (6g, 4a) and 119 of 231 draws.
Will Manny (Massapequa, N.Y.) led Massachusetts’ third-ranked offense (13.07 goals per game) and the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in both goals (43) and points (75), helping the Minutemen to an undefeated regular season in which his team led the nation in scoring margin. The junior attackman ranked in the nation’s top six in goals (2.87), assists (2.13) and points (5.00) per game and earned 2012 CAA Player of the Year honors.
Mike Sawyer (Waxhaw, N.C.) helped the Loyola Greyhounds land the No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) regular season and tournament titles. The junior attackman was a first-team All-ECAC performer, leading his team and the ECAC in goals (45), and his 3.00 goals per game average ranked third nationally. Sawyer is the first men’s finalist in Loyola lacrosse history.
Steele Stanwick (Baltimore, Md.) is looking for a repeat of his 2011 Tewaaraton Award-winning campaign, when he led the Virginia Cavaliers to the national title. The senior attackman claimed his second straight ACC Player of the Year award, leading Virginia with 71 points (26g, 45a). Stanwick led the nation in assists and is ranked second in the country with 5.07 points per game.
2012 Women's Finalists
Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) was a catalyst for the Florida Gators third-ranked offense, leading the Gators to the program’s first American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) tournament title and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship. The junior attacker led Florida with 23 assists and was third on the team with 59 points. Her 27 ground balls and 42 draw controls ranked second on the Gators and helped her garner a first-team All-ALC selection. Dashiell is the first finalist in Florida lacrosse history.
Becky Lynch (Garden City, N.Y.) ranked in North Carolina’s top two in goals, assists, points (team-leading 55), ground balls and draw controls (team-leading 37). The senior attacker became the Tar Heels’ career assist leader (89) en route to first-team All-ACC honors and the ACC regular season championship. She paced the Tar Heels with six points in the ACC tournament and became the only player in program history to earn all-tournament honors in four consecutive seasons.
Katie Schwarzmann (Sykesville, Md.) has the opportunity to join two other Maryland Terrapins as Tewaaraton winners: Jen Adams (2001) and Caitlyn McFadden (2010). Schwarzmann led the ACC and ranked third nationally with 63 goals. Her 78 points were second best in the conference, and she also led the Terrapins in ground balls (29) and recorded 40 draw controls, second on the team. A member of the 2011-12 U.S. women’s national team, the junior midfielder was named 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and received her third straight all-conference selection. She paced the Terrapins with a tournament-record 11 goals in their run to the ACC tournament title, earning MVP honors.
Taylor Thornton (Dallas, Texas) was the leader for Northwestern’s fourth-ranked defense and was named 2012 ALC Player of the Year, earning her third-straight all-conference selection. The junior midfielder, who in 2011 was named IWLCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year, was also a member of the 2011-12 U.S. women’s national team. She set a career high with 27 goals and ranked in the top two for the Wildcats in ground balls (team-leading 44), draw controls (59) and caused turnovers (24). She is looking to become Northwestern’s record sixth Tewaaraton winner, following the likes of Kristen Kjellman (2006, 2007), Hannah Nielsen (2008, 2009) and Shannon Smith (2011).
Michelle Tumolo (Mullica Hill, N.J.) paced the Syracuse offense, ranking in the Orange’s top two in goals (43), assists (team-leading 40), points (83), ground balls (20) and caused turnovers (11). The junior attacker made her second appearance on the All-Big East First Team and was named Big East Attack Player of the Year. A member of the 2011-12 U.S. women’s national team, she became only the second player in Syracuse history to record 200 points and 100 assists in her career.