UF’s Cullen Named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

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Washington, D.C. – Florida’s Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) has been named to the 2011 Tewaaraton Award watch list, as announced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance on Friday afternoon.

Cullen leads the nation in points scored and is sixth in both points overall and goals per game. She also leads the American Lacrosse Conference in points per game. The sophomore midfielder has the advantage of being coached by the reigning 2010 Tewaaraton Award winner, Florida Assistant Coach Caitlyn McFadden.

This annual list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and highlights the early hopefuls for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award honors. All watch list nominees are carefully screened and identified by two Selection Committees, one committee for the male athletes and another committee for the female athletes, both of which are comprised of college coaches. The watch list will eventually be whittled down three more times until the top ten male and female Tewaaraton Award Finalists are named in May of 2011.

“We are thrilled to announce this year’s watch list just as the

2011 season is getting underway,” said Robert Sweeney, President of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. “The selection committees have done an outstanding job at choosing the top contenders for the Tewaaraton Award across the country. This year’s list represents 47 different educational institutions from over 17 conferences and 48 of these athletes are repeat nominees from last year.”

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 by The University Club of Washington, DC and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is awarded annually to the NCAA male and female lacrosse players of the year. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy:

the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. The 11th annual Tewaaraton Award event is set to recognize the Year of the

Tuscarora.  

The 11th annual Tewaaraton Award will be presented on June 2, 2011 at the historical Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Event details and ticket information can be found at www.TewaaratonAward.org. 

Official Women’s 2011 Tewaaraton Award Watch List Casey Ancarrow, James Madison University Kelly Barnes, Georgetown University Shaylyn Blaney, University of Notre Dame Sarah Bray, Hamilton College Erin Brennan, University of Pennsylvania Sarah Bullard, Duke University Ally Carey, Vanderbilt University Kat Collins, Dartmouth University Kitty Cullen, University of Florida Brittany Dipper, University of Maryland Jackie Doherty, University of Notre Dame Corey Donohoe, University of North Carolina Liz Downs, University of Virginia Maggie Dunbar, Pennsylvania State University Lauren Dykstra, Lehigh University Bergan Foley, University of Louisville Alex Frank, Northwestern University Julie Gardner, University of Virginia Grace Gavin, Loyola University, Maryland Giulia Giordano, University of Pennsylvania Grace Golden, William and Mary Katie Hertsch, Hofstra University Liz Hogan, Syracuse University Mia Hurrin, University of North Carolina Kristin Igoe, Boston College Alison Jaeger, The College of New Jersey Karri Ellen Johnson, University of Maryland Sarah Jonson, William and Mary Christie Kaestner, Duke University Jordyn Kirr, Georgetown University Tee Ladouceur, Syracuse University Mary Kate Lomady, James Madison University Logan McCraw, Georgetown University Laura Merrifield, University of Maryland Greta Meyer, Dartmouth University Sarah Mollison, University of Maryland Ashley Olen, C.W. Post Claire Petersen, Adelphi University Abby Rehfuss, Loyola University, Maryland Lauren Schmidt, Stanford University Katie Schwarzmann, University of Maryland Shannon Smith, Northwestern University Jessi Steinberg, Cornell University Kat Thomas, Duke University Taylor Thornton, Northwestern University Erin Tochihara, Princeton University Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse University Laura Zimmerman, University of North Carolina

Official Men’s 2011 Tewaaraton Award Watch List Stefan Bauer, Lafayette College Peter Baum, Colgate University Billy Bitter, University of North Carolina Chris Bocklet, University of Virginia Jeremy Boltus, United States Military Academy Sam Bradman, Salisbury State University Shamel Bratton, University of Virginia Zach Brenneman, University of Notre Dame Jay Card, Hofstra University Grant Catalino, University of Maryland Matt Chadderdon, Le Moyne College Jake Clarke, Bucknell University Tom Compitello, Stony Brook University CJ Costabile, Duke University Kevin Crowley, Stony Brook University Jimmy Dailey, Stevenson University Chris DeLuca, State University of New York Cortland Jimmy Dunster, University of North Carolina David Earl, University of Notre Dame Barney Ehrmann, Georgetown University Peter Fallon, Brown University Brian Farrell, University of Maryland Tyler Fiorito, Princeton University Ryan Flanagan, University of North Carolina John Galloway, Syracuse University Dean Gibbons, Harvard University Matt Gibson, Yale University Bill Henderson, United States Military Academy DJ Hessler, Tufts University Dan Hostetler, Georgetown University Zach Howell, Duke University Brett Hughes, University of Pennsylvania Brian Karalunas, Villanova University Stephen Keogh, Syracuse University John Lade, Syracuse University Jamie Lincoln, Hofstra University Matt Mackrides, Pennsylvania State University Mark Manos, Drexel University JoJo Marasco, Syracuse University Kiel Matisz, Robert Morris University Jack McBride, Princeton University Jordan McBride, Stony Brook University Peter Mezzanotte, Towson University Rickey Mirabito, Georgetown University Rob Pannell, Cornell University Tom Perini, Lafayette College Adam Rand, Stony Brook University Kevin Ridgway, University of Notre Dame Brett Schmidt, University of Maryland Steele Stanwick, University of Virginia Charlie Streep, Bucknell University Jeremy Thompson, Syracuse University Justin Tuma, Roanoke College Justin Turri, Duke University Chad Wiedmaier, Princeton University Kyle Wharton, Johns Hopkins University Joel White, Syracuse University Ryan Young, University of Maryland

About The Tewaaraton Award:

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation talking place at The University Club of Washington DC in June of 2001. Honoring the Native American heritage, the Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American history. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. Today, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation’s top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.

About Greater Washington Sports Alliance:

Established in 2003, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance (GWSA) is a regional non-profit sports commission created to foster economic development and civic pride through the power of sports. The Sports Alliance’s mission encompasses the attraction of sporting events to the region, the promotion of the regional professional, collegiate and amateur franchises, the support of youth investment organizations and the branding of Washington, D.C. as a world class sports destination.

For more information please visit www.gwsportsalliance.com.