Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/18/16
From Press release
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the first 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.
“These players have the attention of the top coaches and are added to the mix of those that will be considered for the game’s top award,” said Jeff Harvey, chairman of the Tewaaraton Foundation. “This is fine recognition for their exceptional play to start the 2016 season.”
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.
Men’s First Round Additions
Gianni Bianchin, Massachusetts – Jr., Midfield
Josh Byrne, Hofstra – Jr., Attack
Jack Curran, Villanova – Sr., Midfield
John Edmonds, Cornell – Sr., Midfield
Chris Fennell, Navy – Jr., Defense
Connor Fields, Albany – Soph., Attack
Jake Froccaro, Villanova – Jr., Midfield
Mitch Goldberg, Richmond – Jr., Attack
Domenic Massimilian, Cornell – Jr., Faceoff
Luke Palmadesso, Villanova – Soph., Faceoff
Ben Reeves, Yale – Soph., Attack
Blaze Riorden, Albany – Sr., Goalie
Zack Sikora, Rutgers – Sr., Long-stick midfield
Shack Stanwick, Johns Hopkins – Soph., Attack
Sam Talkow, Boston – Jr., Faceoff
Women’s First Round Additions
Ellie DeGarmo, Princeton – Jr., Goalie
Nicole Graziano, Florida – Sr., Midfield
Players not named to the initial list or first round of additions have several more opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. A second round of watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on April 7.
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 collegiate 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.