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Feb. 23, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2016 Tewaaraton Award women’s watch list, which includes Virginia women’s lacrosse sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.).

The Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.

Vander Kolk, the 2015 ACC Freshman of the Year, appeared in all but four minutes in goal for the Cavaliers last season. She ranked second in the ACC in saves per game (7.47), making 142 saves with a .419 save percentage. Vander Kolk tallied five games with double-digit saves and was named Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Week twice.

Virginia has had six Tewaaraton Trophy finalists and one winner. Amy Appelt received the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2004 after leading the Cavaliers to a national title.

Players not named to the initial list have several opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on March 17 and April 7. On April 28, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 12 and invited to the ceremony. The 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 2.

Women’s Watch List:
Madison Acton, Duke – Sr., Attack
Adrienne Anderson, Stanford – Sr., Defense
Liz Bannantine, Princeton – Sr., Defense
Erica Bodt, Syracuse – Sr., Midfield
Rachel Bowles, Albany – Sr., Midfield
Nina Corcoran, Penn – Sr., Attack
Kaleigh Craig, Northwestern – Sr., Attack
Maddie Crutchfield, Duke – Soph., Midfield
Taylor Cummings, Maryland – Sr., Midfield
Cian Dabrowski, Ohio State – Sr., Attack
Alex Dalton, Notre Dame – Jr., Midfield
Lucy Dikeo, Stanford – Sr., Midfield
Dene DiMartino, Hopkins – Sr., Midfield
Kelsey Duryea, Duke – Sr., Goalie
Erika Eipp, Massachusetts – Sr., Attack
Caroline Fitzgerald, Florida – Sr., Defense
Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame – Jr., Attack
Erica Geremia, LeMoyne – Sr., Attack
Jaci Gordon, James Madison – Sr., Midfield
Olivia Hompe, Princeton – Jr., Attack
Jackie Jahelka, Adelphi – Sr., Attack
Amanda Johansen, USC – Sr., Midfield
Kenzie Kent, Boston College – Soph., Midfield
Lauren Kwasnowski, Connecticut – Sr., Defense
Selena Lasota, Northwestern – Soph., Attack
Maddy Lesher, Loyola – Sr., Defense
Jaclyn Leto, Dartmouth – Sr., Midfield
Halle Majorana, Syracuse – Sr., Attack
Sarah Mannelly, Boston College – Sr., Midfield
Caroline Margolis, Boston College – Sr., Midfield
Marie McCool, North Carolina – Soph., Midfield
Alice Mercer, Maryland – Sr., Defense
Aly Messinger, North Carolina – Sr., Attack
Michaela Michael, USC – Jr., Attack
Tara Monaghan, SUNY Cortland – Sr., Midfield
Kay Morissette, Louisville – Sr., Midfield
Jenna Mosketti, Penn State – Sr., Attack
Sheila Nesselbush, Northwestern – Jr., Midfield
Kylie Ohmiller, Stony Brook – Soph., Attack
Claire Scarrone, Duke – Sr., Defense
Haley Schweizer, Johns Hopkins – Jr., Midfield
Emi Smith, Penn State – Sr., Goalie
Abby Smucker, Penn State – Jr., Midfield
Mollie Stevens, Florida – Sr., Midfield
Zoe Stukenburg, Maryland – Jr., Midfield
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame – Grad., Defense
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse – Sr., Attack
Rachel Vander Kolk, Virginia – Soph., Goalie
Caylee Waters, North Carolina – Jr., Goalie
Megan Whittle, Maryland – Soph., Attack

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