One uneducated analysis of Tewaaraton Trophy watch list
The Tewaaraton Trophy watch list was released yesterday, and 17 of the names belong to players who currently play for Maryland-based programs or hail from the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Johns Hopkins leads the way locally with three nominees in senior attackman Steven Boyle, senior defenseman Matt Drenan and senior midfielder Michael Kimmel.
Maryland and Navy have two each. The Terps are represented by junior long-stick midfielder Brian Farrell and junior attackman Tim Paul, while the Midshipmen include senior attackman Tim Paul and sophomore defenseman Matt Vernam.
Loyola has a nominee in senior attackman Collin Finnerty, while UMBC has senior attackman Kyle Wimer.
In addition, Stevenson is represented by senior attackman Steve Kazimer and junior attackman Jimmy Dailey.
Players with ties to the Baltimore area include Virginia senior midfielder Brian Carroll (Towson/Gilman), Georgetown senior defenseman Barney Ehrmann (Baltimore/Gilman), junior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owings Mills/McDonogh), Princeton sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Fiorito (Phoenix/McDonogh), Notre Dame senior midfielder Grant Krebs (Annapolis/St. Mary's) and Virginia sophomore attackman Steele Stanwick (Baltimore/Loyola).
But in my opinion, the list left off a few worthy names. Locally, what about Johns Hopkins senior defenseman Sam DeVore, Loyola senior attackman Cooper MacDonnell, Maryland junior attackman Grant Catalino, Mount St. Mary's junior goalie T.C. DiBartolo and Navy senior long-stick midfielder Jaren Woeppel?
And nationally, Bucknell senior attackman Tim Brandau, Notre Dame junior midfielder Zach Brenneman, Brown junior defenseman Peter Fallon, Hofstra junior attackman Jamie Lincoln, Duke senior attackman Max Quinzani and Stony Brook junior face-off specialist Adam Rand deserve some recognition.
A few other notes on the watch list:
*There are 30 seniors, 27 juniors and seven sophomores, but no freshmen.
*Attackmen dominate, leading the way with 28 representatives. There are 16 defensemen, 12 midfielders and eight goalkeepers.