March 5, 2010
2010 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Greater Washington Sports Alliance has announced the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list for 2010, with five Wildcats among the 52 players named. Seniors Katrina Dowd and Danielle Spencer and sophomores Alexandra Frank, Shannon Smith and Lacey Vigmostad made the cut, as the five Northwestern selections are the most of any school.
Northwestern has become very familiar with the Tewaaraton in recent years, capturing the award in each of the past four seasons. Kristen Kjellman was honored in 2006 and 2007, becoming the first player to win the trophy twice, with Hannah Nielsen taking home the award in 2008 and 2009. Nielsen was also named a finalist for the award in 2007, with Christy Finch also being named a finalist in 2008.
Following Northwestern's five nominees, Maryland and Penn both had four players named to the list with Georgetown and North Carolina each receiving three selections. The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and are the early hopefuls for the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy. Watch list nominees are screened and selected by two Selection Committees. The Selection Committees are comprised of college coaches, one committee for the men and one committee for the women.
The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is given annually to the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse player of the year. The award will be presented on June 3rd, 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Eight players named to the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list will take to the turf at Lakeside Field this Saturday when top-ranked Northwestern hosts fifth-ranked Georgetown at 1 p.m. The game will be steamed live at BigTenNetwork.com, and will be re-aired on the Big Ten Network on Sunday, March 7 at 9 p.m. CT and again on Monday, March 8 at 4 p.m. CT.