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Tewaaraton Trophy finalists announced

The Tewaaraton Foundation, which awards the Tewaaraton Trophy to the country’s best lacrosse player, has announced the finalists, and only two with Baltimore-area connections are among the pool of 21.

UMBC’s Jeremy Blevins is one of four goalkeepers, joining Brown’s Jordan Burke, Massachusetts’ Doc Schneider and Notre Dame’s Scott Rodgers. Loyola’s Shane Koppens is one of 10 attackmen, joining Virginia’s Garrett Billings and Danny Glading, Bryant’s Zack Greer, Colgate’s Brandon Corp, Duke’s Ned Crotty, Hofstra’s Jay Card, North Carolina’s Billy Bitter, Princeton’s Jack McBride and Syracuse’s Kenny Nims.

The midfielders are Cornell’s John Glynn and Max Seibald, Syracuse’s Matt Abbott and Dan Hardy, Princeton’s Mark Kovler and Virginia’s Shamel Bratton. The only defenseman on the list is Virginia’s Mike Timms.

In other news, UMBC swept America East honors as Peet Poillon and Justin Radebaugh were named the league’s Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. Poillon scored four goals in the No. 7 Retrievers’ 15-7 win against No. 17 Albany on Saturday. The four goals tied a career and season high, which the senior midfielder has notched three times this year. Radebaugh, a freshman faceoff specialist, recorded season highs with 16 faceoff wins (out of 24) and 10 groundballs. He also posted his first career point, an assist.

Navy’s Tommy Phelan earned Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week accolades for the second consecutive week after making 16 saves in the No. 11 Midshipmen’s 8-4 victory over Army. The senior produced his third straight game of at least 15 saves.

Posted by Edward Lee at 11:37 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Loyola, Navy, UMBC


No Hopkins boys this year. Not that I disagree with the picks, but I'm just saying...

i think a big mistake on this list was putting Bratton (UVA) on the list instead of BIG SHOT brian Carroll (UVA) at midfield. He had game tying and game winning goal iin 7OT vs MD and has 3 other overtime winners to his credit i believe. This is the kid i want wit the ball in his stick at the end of the game with it tied or down by 1, its worked out of UVA quite a few times

While I understand and agree with Randall's comments about Carroll, I am at a loss to understand why he links Carroll's inclusion with Shamel Bratton's exclusion. Both belong, but as someone who has watched almost every minute of UVa's games this Spring, I am convinced that Shamel has earned his spot. Before he leaves Charlottesville he will probably have multiple Tewaaraton Awards!

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