Recognizing the nation's finest 100 men's and women's collegiate lacrosse players, the Tewaaraton Foundation released its 2014 Tewaaraton Award men's and women's watch lists, presented by Panama Jack, Feb. 27. Talent from local institutions figured prominently on both sheets. The men's and women's Tewaaraton Awards will be bestowed May 29 in Washington, D.C.
Local men's finalists include Maryland senior goalkeeper Niko Amato, Maryland senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk, Towson senior attacker Thomas DeNapoli, Maryland senior defender Michael Ehrhardt, Loyola senior defender Joe Fletcher, UMBC sophomore attacker Nate Lewnes, Johns Hopkins junior attacker Wells Stanwick and Loyola senior attacker Justin Ward.
The women's class includes Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings, Johns Hopkins senior attacker Taylor D'Amore, Towson junior goalkeeper Kelsea Donnelly, Navy junior attacker Loren Generi, Maryland junior attacker Brooke Griffin, Maryland junior midfielder Kelly McPartland, Loyola senior attacker/midfielder Marlee Paton, Georgetown junior attacker Caroline Tarzian, Loyola junior midfielder Taryn VanThof and Salisbury senior goalkeeper Ashton Wheatley.
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But wait, there's more.
Additions to the list will be announced March 20 and April 10. The field will be slashed to 25 men and women each April 24, and five finalists from each gender will be announced May 8.
Here are the early leaders in the Tewaaraton clubhouse.
- Albany junior attacker Lyle Thompson
- Albany senior attacker Miles Thompson
- Johns Hopkins junior attacker Wells Stanwick
- Penn State senior attacker Shane Sturgis
- Maryland senior goalkeeper Niko Amato
- Navy junior attacker Loren Generi
- Maryland sophomore midfielder Taylor Cummings
- Syracuse sophomore attacker Kayla Treanor
- Florida junior attacker Shannon Gilroy
- Northwestern senior attacker Alyssa Leonard