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    Four Wildcats Named to 2007 Preseason Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Senior Aly Josephs is one of four Wildcats on the Preseason Tewaaraton Watch list.
    Senior Aly Josephs is one of four Wildcats on the Preseason Tewaaraton Watch list.

    Feb. 17, 2007

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The same four Wildcats that were named Preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse had their names added to the 2007 Preseason Tewaaraton Trophy Watch list. Among them are last year's Tewaaraton winner Kristen Kjellman along with teammates Aly Josephs, Lindsay Finocchiaro and Meredith Frank.

    The four for the Wildcats is the most of any team.

    The list of players are considered early season indicators of who to watch as the 2007 lacrosse season begins. This list will be voted upon by coaches and narrowed as the season progresses, ultimately reaching a final list of five women who constitute the award's finalists.

    Kjellman returns as the odds-on favorite to win the award in 2007. She will attempt to become the first player, male or female, to win the award in consecutive seasons.

    One of the quickest attackers in the country, Josephs, a 2006 Third-Team All-American, is back after scoring 55 goals last season and was the only Wildcat to score at least one goal in all 21 games in 2006.

    Frank, the 2006 ALC Rookie of the Year, led Northwestern with five game-winning goals last season and finished fifth on the team with 75 points (32 g, 19 a) as a freshman.

    Finocchiaro was a second-team All-American last season from her defender position. In 2005 she was the Unsung Hero of the Year. She helped anchor a defense that allowed just 7.9 goals per game, seventh-best in the nation in 2006.

    Women's Preseason Nominees:

    Berger, Kelly -- James Madison
    Byers, Jillian -- Notre Dame
    Cipro, Renee -- Penn State
    Clipp, Becky -- Maryland
    Cook, Jenn -- North Carolina
    Doolittle, Katie -- Maryland
    Douthett, Whitney -- Dartmouth
    Fabian, Shannon -- CW Post
    Falcone, Amber -- North Carolina
    Farrell, Courtney -- Cornell
    Finocchiaro, Lindsay -- Northwestern
    Fortune, Gaddy -- Syracuse
    Frank, Meredith -- Northwestern
    Friend, Mandy -- Richmond
    Harkins, Hilary -- UC Davis
    Hordy, Kristen -- North Carolina
    Jester, Leigh -- Duke
    Josephs, Aly -- Northwestern
    Kasper, Kelly -- Maryland
    Key, Mary -- Johns Hopkins
    Kjellman, Kristen -- Northwestern
    Koch, Maggiev -- Georgetown
    Leggio, Kristy -- Denver
    Lewis-Lamonica, Katie -- Princeton
    Lieb, Jessi -- Penn State
    Lopez, Lauren -- Adelphi
    McHarg, Kate -- Loyola
    McKinney, Caitlin -- Notre Dame
    Sanford, Rachel -- Duke
    Shane, Laura -- Stanford
    Stanwick, Coco -- Georgetown
    Waagbo, Kristen -- Duke
    Weymouth, Blair -- Virginia
    Witzel, Shannon -- Towson