CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia midfielder Dox Aitken and attackman Michael Kraus have been named two of 25 nominees for the 2019 Tewaaraton Trophy. Five finalists will be announced on Thurs., May 9. Aitken and Kraus are two of seven student-athletes on the list from the ACC.
Aitken (Jr., Villanova, Pa.) has 31 goals and with 99 career goals, ranks No. 1 all-time at UVA in career goals by a midfielder. He needs two points to break the career record for points by a UVA midfielder. With 128 career points, Aitken is tied with Brian Carroll and trails only Shamel Bratton (129) in the UVA annals. Aitken’s 31 goals this year are tied for No. 7 on UVA’s single-season ledger for goals by a midfielder.
Kraus (Jr., New Canaan, Conn.) is No. 1 in the ACC in points (4.64) and assists (2.00), while ranking No. 2 in goals (2.64). He is No. 15 in the nation in points per game and No. 22 in assists per game. Kraus became the 16th Cavalier in program history to record 100 career goals and he was the third-fasted Cavalier to the mark. Kraus has 29 goals and 22 assists in 11 games, missing three win an injury.
This is the second year in a row that Aitken and Kraus have made the list of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy.
The five finalists will be invited to the 19th annual Tewaaraton Award ceremony on Thurs., 30 in Washington, D.C.