UF Women: Three Gators Earn Bids to Tewaaraton Watch List!

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via UF press release

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three members of the fifth-ranked Florida lacrosse team were named to the 2021 Tewaaraton Watch List, as announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Wednesday.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award.

Shannon Kavanagh and Cara Trombetta each made their third appearance on the Watch List, while Sarah Reznick was tabbed with the honor for the first time in her career.

Overall, the Gators have had 17 players earned 31 Tewaaraton Award nominations in the 12-year history of Florida lacrosse, with five finalists.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse players in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

Florida Nominees:

Shannon Kavanagh

  • 2021 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2021 Preseason AAC Midfielder of the Year
  • 2021 AAC Midfielder of the Week & Honor Roll selection
  • 2021 US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-America First Team
  • 2021 Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-America Second Team
  • In the first game of the 2021 season, she became just the ninth Gator to score 200 career points, doing so in 51 games played
  • 2020 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2020 ILWomen All-America First Team
  • 2019 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2020 AAC Midfielder of the Week (2/10)
  • 2019 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2019 ILWomen Third Team Media All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2019 AAC Midfielder of the Year
  • 2019 First Team All-AAC
  • 2019 AAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 AAC Midfielder of the Week (2/11, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/22)
  • 2019 AAC Honor Roll (4/16)
  • In 2019, she Became Florida’s 12th 100-goal scorer during the season. She is just the second Gator to do so in her second season
  • She also Became just the 16th Gator to record at least 100 points in their career. She is just the sixth to do so in two years at Florida
  • 2018 IWLCA All-Region Second Team
  • 2018 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
  • 2018 ILWomen All-Rookie Team
  • 2018 First Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2018 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week (3/27)
  • 2018 BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (4/17, 4/24)
  • 2018 ILWomen/Alpha Lacrosse Rookie of the Week (2/14, 3/28)

 

Sarah Reznick

  • 2021 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2021 Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2021 Preseason AAC Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 2021 two-time AAC Freshman of the Week
  • Recorded a career-high 16 saves against No. 1 North Carolina on Feb. 19, tying the program record for most saves in a game
  • 2020 All-ILWomen Rookie Team
  • 2020 IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week (2/18)
  • 2020 AAC Freshman of the Week (2/10, 2/17, 3/2)
  • In the shortened 2020 season, she finished with the following stat lines:
    • Sat first in the league and 26th in the nation in save percentage (.482)
    • Sat first in the league and 12th in the nation in total saves (79)
    • Sat first in the league and 29th in the nation in saves per game (9.88)
    • Sat third in the league and 37th in the nation in GAA (11.05)

 

Cara Trombetta

  • 2021 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2021 Preseason AAC Defender of the Year
  • 2021 AAC Defender of the Week (2/15)
  • 2021 US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-America First Team
  • 2021 Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-America First Team
  • 2020 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2020 ILWomen All-America First Team
  • 2019 Tewaaraton Watch List
  • 2020 AAC Defender of the Week (2/10)
  • 2019 IWLCA Third Team All-American
  • 2019 ILWomen Second Team Media All-American
  • 2019 IWLCA All-South Region First Team
  • 2019 Defender of the Year
  • 2019 All-AAC First Team
  • 2019 AAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 AAC Defensive Player of the Week (4/9, 4/16, 4/22)
  • After her junior season, she sits atop the record book at 110 caused turnovers in her career – averaging 1.77 per game
  • First Gator to record at least 100 caused turnovers in their career
  • 2018 IWLCA Second Team All-American
  • 2018 IL/Women First Team Media All-American
  • 2018 IWLCA All-Region First Team
  • 2018 First Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2018 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (4/24)
  • 2018 BIG EAST Honor Roll (5/1)
  • 2017 ILWomen Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2017 BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (5/2)

 

FLORIDA TEWAARATON AWARD HISTORY

 

ATHLETE NOMINEE TOP-25 FINALIST
Shannon Kavanagh 2019, 2020, 2021
Sarah Reznick 2021
Cara Trombetta 2019, 2020, 2021
Lindsey Ronbeck 2017, 2018, 2019 2018, 2019
Haley Hicklen 2017, 2018, 2019 2018
Sydney Pirreca 2018, 2019
Shayna Pirreca 2017, 2018
Sammi Burgess 2017 2017
Caroline Fitzgerald 2016, 2017 2016, 2017
Mollie Stevens 2016, 2017 2017
Taylor Bresnahan 2017
Nicole Graziano 2016 2016 2016
Shannon Gilroy 2013, 2014, 2015 2014, 2015 2014, 2015
Nora Barry 2015
Kitty Cullen 2011, 2012, 2013
Brittany Dashiell 2012, 2013 2012 2012
Mikey Meagher 2013 2013 2013

 

Players not named to this initial list will have opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch lists additions will be announced on April 2, before the field will be narrow to 25 nominees on April 23. Nominees can be from the watch lists or not from the watch lists, effectively allowing for a second round of additions.

Five finalists will be announced in early Mary. The Tewaaraton Award recipients will be chosen after the conclusion of the collegiate lacrosse season.

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