Gators Bruns, Cullen and Dashiell Named to 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List

Gators Bruns, Cullen, Dashiell Named to 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List

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Gators Bruns, Cullen and Dashiell Named to 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List
Gators Bruns, Cullen and Dashiell Named to 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List

Gainesville, Fla. – Florida juniors Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.), Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) and Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) were all named to the 2012 Tewaaraton Watch List. The list consists of 53 players, spanning all three NCAA women’s lacrosse divisions, who are under consideration for college lacrosse’s highest individual honor.

This marks the first time in school history that more than one Gator is named to the Tewaaraton Watch List. Florida is one of six schools to have three or more players on the watch list, as Maryland leads the nation with four players, and Duke, Loyola, North Carolina and Virginia each have three.

Kitty Cullen was Florida’s first-ever nominee last season, when she was the youngest of five finalists. Northwestern’s Shannon Smith won the 11th-annual Tewaaraton Award last season, marking the fifth time in six years a Wildcat took home the award. Florida assistant coach Caitlyn McFadden won the award in 2010 as a senior at the University of Maryland.

Through the first three games of the season, Bruns leads the Gators with six assists and is tied for tops on the team with 11 points. The unselfish attacker sits atop the Florida record book with 65 career assists and holds the school single-game record with four, a feat she has accomplished six times in her career including this past Sunday at UMBC. Bruns needs just one goal to become the second Gator to reach the century mark and is tops on the Gators with 164 career points. A 2011 Third-Team All-American selection, Bruns was named First-Team All-ALC and Second-Team IWLCA All-South Region after ranking in the top 20 in the nation in both points (74) and assists (28) last season.

Cullen is tied for the team lead with 11 points so far this season, scoring eight goals and three assists. Cullen netted the Gators’ first-ever man-down goal against UMBC on Sunday. A 2011 First-Team All-American, Cullen earned First-Team IWLCA All-South Region and First-Team All-ALC honors, while also winning ALC Player of the Year. The Rockville native finished the 2011 season ranked second in the nation in goals and fifth in points, and brings a 27-game point streak into Friday’s game.

Dashiell has opened 2012 on a high note, recording four goals and five assists for nine points over the first three games. The midfielder is tied for the team lead with four caused turnovers, while adding six draw controls and three ground balls. The Bel Air native currently holds a team-leading nine-game goal streak and owns the record for consecutive games with a draw control, registering at least one in 15 straight games in 2010.

2012 Tewaaraton Watch List

Lindsay Abbott, Midfield – SUNY Cortland
Casey Ancarrow, Attack – James Madison University
Kelly Barnes, Defense – Georgetown University
Erin Brennan, Attack – University of Pennsylvania
Brittany Brigandi, Midfield – Le Moyne College
Ashley Bruns, Attack – University of Florida
Dana Cahill, Goalie – Penn State University
Kara Cannizzaro, Midfield – University of North Carolina
Ally Carey, Midfield – Vanderbilt University
Kitty Cullen, Attack – University of Florida
Taylor D’Amore, Attack – Johns Hopkins University
Brittany Dashiell, Midfield – University of Florida
Lindsey deButts, Defense – Princeton University
Alexa Demski, Defense – Towson University
Jasmine DePompeo, Attack – United States Naval Academy
Erica Devito, Midfield – Adelphi University
Brittany Dipper, Goalie – University of Maryland
Danielle Etrasco, Attack – Boston University
Charlie Finnigan, Attack – University of Virginia
Mary Flowers, Midfield – University of Richmond
Julie Gardner, Midfield – University of Virginia
Kristen Giovanniello, Goalie – Dartmouth College
Emma Hamm, Attack – Duke University
Ana Heneberry, Defense – Loyola University
Kristin Igoe, Midfield – Boston College
Karri Ellen Johnson, Attack – University of Maryland
Catherine Kennedy, Attack – Mary Washington
Alyssa Kildare, Defense – Johns Hopkins University
Emily Leitner, Goalie – University of Pennsylvania
Becky Lynch, Attack – University of North Carolina
Mollie Mackler, Goalie – Duke University
Alayna Markwordt, Attack – Ohio State University
Leigh Mitchell, Midfield – The College of New Jersey
Josie Owen, Attack – University of Virginia
Ariana Parker, Midfield – University at Albany
Marlee Paton, Midfield – Loyola University
Sarah Plumb, Midfield – Dartmouth College
Cassie Pyle, Midfield – Princeton University
Iliana Sanza, Defense – University of Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann, Midfield – University of Maryland
Shannon Smith, Midfield – Northwestern University
Jessi Steinberg, Attack – Cormell University
Kerry Stoothoff, Goalie – Loyola University
Maggie Tamasitis, Attack – University of Notre Dame
Danielle Tetreault, Midfield – Harvard University
Kat Thomas, Midfield – Duke University
Sophia Thomas, Midfield – Georgetown University
Taylor Thornton, Defense – Northwestern University
Michelle Tumolo, Attack – Syracuse University
Jennifer VanderMeulen, Attack – Harvard University
Katie Webster, Midfield – Syracuse University
Brittany Wilton, Attack – Boston College
Laura Zimmerman, Attack – University of North Carolina