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Navy’s Yovino and Florida’s Heller Added to the Tewaaraton Watch List

via the Tewaaraton Committee press release/website

2023 Watch Lists

WASHINGTON, March 30 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the second round of additions to the 2023 Tewaaraton Award Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for this year’s Tewaaraton Award.

“Now that teams are in the heart of their conference schedules, the competition is becoming even more intense and more players are rising to the occasion. These additions are players who have stepped up and have earned their way onto our 2023 Watch Lists,” said Andy Phillips, President of the Tewaaraton Foundation. “The Tewaaraton Foundation would like to congratulate these players on their outstanding play thus far, and we wish them and their teams the best of luck for the rest of this 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.

2023 Men’s Second Round Additions

Jack Boyden, Tufts – Sr., Attack
Andrew Cook, Christopher Newport – Sr., Midfield
Xander Dickson, Virginia – Redshirt Senior, Attack
Dutch Furlong, Buckmell – Jr., Attack
Willie Grieco, Wingate – Sr., Attack
Tye Kurtz, Delaware – Sr., Attack
Coulter Mackesy, Princeton – Soph., Attack
Devon McLane, Brown – Sr., Attack
Jacob Morin, Army – Jr., Midfield
Dylan Pallonetti, Stony Brook – Sr., Attack
Daniel Zabbia, Pace – Soph., Attack

2023 Women’s Second Round Additions

Kat Buchanan, James Madison – Sr., Goalie
Ellie Curry, Denver – Sr., Midfield
Brigid Duffy, Army West Point – Freshman, Midfield
Julia Gilbert, Denver – Sr., Attack
Emily Heller, Florida – Sr., Midfield
Tai Jankowski, James Madison – Sr., Attack
Hailey Rhatigan, Northwestern – Grad. Student, Attack
Delaney Sweitzer, Syracuse – Sr., Goalie
Ava Yovino, Navy – Freshman, Midfield

Heller Earns Bid to Tewaaraton Watch List


2023 Men’s First Round Additions

Payton Cormier, Virginia – Sr., Attack
Troy Hettinger, Jacksonville – Grad. Student, Defense
Chris Kavanagh, Notre Dame – Soph., Attack
Chris Lyons, Yale – Soph., Attack
Tim Marcille, Johns Hopkins – Sr., Goalie
Will Mark, Syracuse – Jr., Goalie
Wilson Stephenson, Duke – Grad. Student, Defense
Jayson Tingue, UMBC – Jr., Goalie
Hunter Vines, High Point – Grad. Student, Midfield

2023 Women’s First Round Additions

Lacey Bartholomay, Army – Jr., Goalie
Sydni Black, Loyola Maryland – Jr., Attack
Emelia Bohi, Denver – Soph., Goalie
Megan Carney, Syracuse – Grad. Student, Attack
Reilly Casey, North Carolina – Jr., Attack
Jenna Collignon, Yale – Soph., Attack
Kayla Martello, Boston College – Jr., Attack
Rachel Matey, James Madison – Sr., Defense
Trinity McPherson, Denver – Grad. Student, Defense
Alecia Nicholas, North Carolina – Soph., Goalie
Jill Smith, Michigan – Soph., Midfield
Lauren Spence, Loyola Maryland – Soph., Goalie
Madison Taylor, Northwestern – First Year, Midfield
Jackie Wolak, Notre Dame – Sr., Attack

2023 Men’s Watch List

Gavin Adler, Cornell – Sr., Defense
Matthew Beddow, Tampa – Sr., Defense
Pace Billings, Princeton – Jr., Defense
Will Bowen, Georgetown – Grad. Student, Defense
Matt Brandau, Yale – Jr., Attack
Kenny Brower, Duke – Sr., Defense
Graham Bundy Jr., Georgetown – Sr., Midfield
Matt Campbell, Villanova – Grad. Student, Midfield
Greg Campisi, Harvard – Jr., Defense
Zach Cole, St. Joseph’s – Grad. Student, Face Off
Vince D’Alto, Boston University – Sr., Attack
Tucker Dordevic, Georgetown – Grad. Student, Attack
Sammy English, Princeton – Sr., Midfield
Liam Entenmann, Notre Dame – Sr., Goalie
Cross Ferrara, Salisbury – Grad. Student, Attack
Dylan Gergar, Penn – 5th Year, Attack
Owen Grant, Delaware – Sr., Defense
Sam Handley, Penn – 5th Year, Midfield
Owen Hiltz , Syracuse – Soph., Attack
Marcus Hudgins, Ohio State – Jr., Defense
Cole Kastner, Virginia – Jr., Defense
Pat Kavanagh, Notre Dame – Sr., Attack
CJ Kirst, Cornell – Jr., Attack
Shane Knobloch, Rutgers – Jr., Midfield
Petey LaSalla, Virginia – Grad. Student, Face Off
Kyle Long, Maryland – Sr., Midfield
Connor Maher, North Carolina – Grad. Student, SSDM
Brett Makar, Maryland – Grad. Student, Defense
Logan McNaney, Maryland – Sr., Goalie
Roy Meyer, Boston University – Sr., LSM
Jack Myers, Ohio State – Grad. Student, Attack
Brennan O’Neill, Duke – Jr., Attack
JoJo Pirreca, Marist – Grad. Student, Attack
Ethan Rall, Rutgers – Grad. Student, LSM
Payton Rezanka, Loyola – Grad. Student, SSDM
Michael Robinson, Delaware – Sr., Attack
Ross Scott, Rutgers – Sr., Attack
Connor Shellenberger, Virginia – Sr., Attack
JJ Sillstrop, Denver – Sr., Attack
Mike Sisselberger, Lehigh – Grad. Student, Face Off
Patrick Skalniak, Navy – Sr., Midfield
Alec Stathakis, Denver – Sr., Face Off
Connor Theriault, Brown – Jr., Goalie
Bobby Van Buren, Ohio State – Soph., Defense
Max Waldbaum, Jacksonville – Grad. Student, Attack
Dylan Watson, Jacksonville – Grad. Student, Attack

Luke Wierman, Maryland – Sr., Face Off
Mason Woodward, Marquette – Sr., Defense
Ajax Zappitello, Maryland – Jr., Defense
Josh Zawada, Michigan – Sr., Attack

2023 Women’s Watch List

Madison Ahern, Notre Dame – Sr., Attack
Meghan Ball, Rutgers – Sr., Defense
Abby Bosco, Maryland – Grad. Student, Defense
Maddie Burns, Michigan – Jr., Defense
Olivia Carner, Duke – Sr., Midfield
Kasey Choma, Notre Dame – Sr., Midfield
Rachel Clark, Virginia – Soph., Attack
Erin Coykendall, Northwestern – Sr., Attack
Katie DeSimone, Duke – Jr., Attack
Katie Detwiler, Loyola – Grad. Student, Defense
Olivia Dirks, North Carolina – Sr., Midfield
Marge Donovan, Maryland – Grad. Student, Defense
Olivia Dooley, USC – Sr., Defense
Mairead Durkin, James Madison – Sr., Defense
Jane Earley, Middlebury – Sr., Attack
Sarah Elms, Jacksonville – Grad. Student, Attack
Kailyn Hart, Stony Brook – Sr., Attack
Ashley Humphrey, Stanford – Soph., Attack
Hayley Hunt, Lehigh – Jr., Goalie
Maddie Jenner, Duke – Grad. Student, Attack/Draw
Chloë Johnson, Ohio State – Fifth Year, Attack
Molly Laliberty, Northwestern – Grad. Student, Goalie
Hannah Leubecker, Maryland – Sr., Attack
Clare Levy, Stony Brook – Jr., Defense
Emma LoPinto, Florida – Soph., Attack
Ellie Masera, Stony Brook – Jr., Midfield
Kate Mashewske, Syracuse – Sr., Midfield/Draw
Belle Mastropietro, Temple – Sr., Midfield
Libby May, Maryland – Sr., Attack
Jenn Medjid, Boston College – Grad. Student, Attack
Emily Nalls, North Carolina – Sr., Defense
Kristin O’Neill, Penn State – Jr., Midfield
Danielle Pavinelli, Florida – Jr., Attack
Isabella Peterson, James Madison – Jr., Attack
Sarah Reznick, Florida – Redshirt Junior, Goalie
Sydney Scales, Boston College – Jr., Defense
Izzy Scane, Northwestern – Grad. Student, Attack
Hollie Schleicher, Boston College – Sr., Defense
Belle Smith, Boston College – Jr., Midfield
Cassidy Spilis, Rutgers – Sr., Midfield
Emily Sterling, Maryland – Sr., Goalie
Emma Sullivan, Stonehill College – Grad. Student, Midfield
Sam Thacker, Denver – Sr., Defense
Emma Tyrrell, Syracuse – Sr., Midfield
Meaghan Tyrrell, Syracuse – Grad. Student, Attack
Brooklyn Walker-Welch, North Carolina – Soph., Defense
Emma Ward, Syracuse – Jr., Attack
Sammy White, Northwestern – Soph., Defense
Jillian Wilson, Loyola – Grad. Student, Midfield
Caitlyn Wurzburger, North Carolina – Jr., Attack

On April 20, the field will be narrowed to 25 Men’s and 25 Women’s Nominees. Nominees can be players from the Watch Lists or not from the Watch Lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions.

Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced in early May and will be invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 1.

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