Portions of this story courtesy of The Tewaaraton Foundation
WASHINGTON -- Two Ivy League women's lacrosse players were among a group of players added to the 2013 Tewaaraton Award women's watch list, bringing the total amount of Ivies on the prestigious list to six. Columbia's Kacie Johnson and Princeton's Erin McMunn join Dartmouth’s Courtney Bennett and Kristen Giovanniello, Penn’s Maddie Poplawski and Cornell’s Caroline Salisbury.
The 2013 Tewaaraton Award women’s watch list includes the
top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and
highlight the early contenders for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award.
Among 2013 watch lists returnees are reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland), as well as three 2012 women’s finalists in Brittany Dashiell (Florida), Taylor Thornton (Northwestern) and Michelle Tumolo (Syracuse).
Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora. While 2013 is The Year of the Mohawk, the men’s watch list includes three members of the Onondaga Nation in Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson from Albany.
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced. These finalists 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.