Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/16
From Press Release
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the second round of additions to the 2016 Tewaaraton Award Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists, presented by Under Armour. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the Tewaaraton Award, which will be announced June 2 in Washington, D.C.
“These players have truly earned this recognition by the selection committees through their hard work and commitment,” noted Jeffrey Harvey, chairman of the Tewaaraton Foundation. “Congratulations to these individuals and their teammates.”
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are comprised of premier college coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
Philly additions include Hartford sophomore face-off specialist Dylan Protesto (Penncrest, NXT LC) and UNC senior attackman Steve Pontrello (St. Augustine Prep). Protesto is leading the nation in face-off percentage. (lick for story).
Kylor Bellistri, Brown – Sr., Attack
Cole Johnson, Army – Jr., Attack
Michael Keasey, Yale – Sr., Midfield
Chris Keating, Yale – Jr., Defense
Seth Oakes, Albany – Jr., Attack
Steve Pontrello (St. Ausgustine Prep), North Carolina – Sr., Attack
Dylan Protesto (Penncrest, NXT LC), Hartford – Soph., Faceoff
Matt Rees, Navy – Jr., Defense
Eric Scott, Yale – Jr., Midfield
Joe Seider, Towson – Jr., Attack
Women’s Second Round Additions
Emily Delaney, LIU Post – Sr., Attack
Nadine Hadnagy, Maryland – Jr., Defense
Brittany Read, Louisville – Soph., Goalie
The first round of watch list additions was announced on March 9. On April 28, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions. The 2016 Tewaaraton Watch List of the top 100 players in college lacrosse was announced on Feb. 23.
Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 12 and invited to the ceremony. The 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 2.
Under Armour returns as the proud presenting sponsor of The Tewaaraton Award in honoring the top collegiate lacrosse players in the United States.