As always this year’s Tewaaraton Trophy nominee list is jam packed with Long Island natives. College lacrosse’s version of the Heisman will be awarded at a dinner on June 2 in Washington D.C.
“In now its 11th year, the Tewaaraton Award continues to establish itself as the pre-eminent collegiate lacrosse honor,” said Robert Sweeney, President of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. “This year’s field is one of the best yet, and our selection committees have done a tremendous job sorting through the brightest talent in the college lacrosse world. We are looking forward to another exciting finish to the lacrosse season and seeing what the nation’s best players have to offer.”
The award has been given since 2001 with its first winner being Doug Shanahan, a Sachem and Hofstra alum. Other Long Island winners include Farmingdale native and Duke alum Matt Danowski and Hewlett native and Cornell alum Max Seibald.
Men from Long Island
-Billy Bitter, University of North Carolina – Senior (Attack), Manhasset, N.Y.
-Zach Brenneman, University of Notre Dame – Senior (Midfield), East Hampton, N.Y.
-Zach Howell, Duke University – Senior (Attack), Huntington, N.Y.
-Rob Pannell, Cornell University – Junior (Attack), Smithtown, N.Y.
-Ryan Young, University of Maryland – Senior (Attack), Manhasset, N.Y.
Women from Long Island
-Erin Brennan, University of Pennsylvania – Junior (Attack), Garden City, N.Y.
-Grace Golden, William and Mary – Senior (Midfield), Manhasset, N.Y.
-Lauren Schmidt, Stanford University – Senior (Midfield), Bay Shore, N.Y.
-Shannon Smith, Northwestern University – Junior (Midfield), West Babylon, N.Y.
-Kerry Stoothoff, Loyola University, Maryland – Junior (Goalkeeper), Blue Point, N.Y.