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Tewaaraton Watch: No Front-Runner for Women's Award

by Lacrosse Magazine staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter | Related: Men's Watch

Alyssa Murray (right) has helped fill the void on offense that Michelle Tumolo left when she went down with a season-ending knee injury.

There's only a little more than two weeks left until the women's and men's Tewaaraton Awards are handed out at the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

The races are on the minds of Lacrosse Magazine staff. Here's how the women's finalists rank in our poll ahead of quarterfinal weekend.

Players were given five points for each first-place vote, four for each second-place vote and on down the line.

Tie-1. Alex Aust, Maryland, Sr. A
17 points (1 first-place vote)

Aust scored two goals, had two assists, two draw controls, and one caused turnover in the top-ranked Terps' 11-3 win over Stony Brook on Sunday. For the year, Aust leads Maryland in goals (62), assists (50), points (112), is sixth in ground balls (24) and tied for third in caused turnovers (17). Aust ranks second nationally in points per game (5.60), the highest of any Tewaaraton finalist, and is tied for 10th nationally in assists per game (2.50), also the the highest of any finalist.

Tie-1. Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, Jr. A
17 points (1 first-place vote)

Murray has helped fill the void on Syracuse's offense when Michelle Tumolo went down with a season-ending knee injury. Murray tied her career-high with 10 points, and set a career-high with five assists, to lead the Orange to a 21-8 win over Dartmouth in Sunday's second round. Murray leads Syracuse with 100 points this season on 61 goals and 39 assists. She's also the team-leader in ground balls (30), second in caused turnovers (17) and fifth in draw controls (21). Murray ranks sixth nationally in points per game (5.00), the second highest of any Tewaaraton finalist, behind Aust.

3. Katie Schwarzmann, Sr. M
16 points (2 first-place votes)

The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner had one goal, one assist, one draw control and one caused turnover in the win over Stony Brook. She is second on the team in goals (52), assists (24), and points (76), and is first in ground balls (33), second in draw controls (38) and tied with Aust for third in caused turnovers (17).

4. Mikey Meagher, Sr. G
14 points (1 first-place vote)

The ALC goalie of the year had nine saves in Florida's 16-5 win over Denver in the second round. In 20 starts this year, she has a .504 save percentage and 6.54 goals against average, numbers that ranks fifth and second nationally, respecitvely.

5. Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina, Sr. M
11 points (0 first-place votes)

Cannizzaro had five goals, two assists and two caused turnovers in North Carolina's 19-11 win over Loyola in the second round on Sunday. Cannizzaro leads North Carolina in goals (50), is tied for first in assists (17), first in points (67), second in ground balls (29) and first in caused turnovers (27).


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