NEW YORK – Virginia men’s lacrosse student-athletes Dox Aitken, Jared Conners, Michael Kraus and Matt Moore have been named to the 2020 Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List, announced the Tewaaraton Foundation. The quartet are part of 50 male student-athletes named to the watch list.
Aitken (Midfield, Sr., Villanova, Pa.) is named to the watch list for the fourth time in his career, while Kraus (Attack, Sr., New Canaan, Conn.) has been named to the watch list for the third time in his career. Conners (LSM, Sr., Pittsford, N.Y.) is on the watch list for the second time after being a mid-year add last year. Moore (A, Sr., Garnet Valley, Pa.) is on the list for the first time in his career.
The Tewaaraton Award 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.
Players not named to the initial lists have several opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on March 12 and April 2. On April 23, 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 9 and invited to the ceremony. The 20th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 28.
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About The Tewaaraton Foundation
Founded at the University Club of Washington, D.C., and first presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Trophy is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. Endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and U.S. Lacrosse, the Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. The Tewaaraton Foundation ensures the integrity and advances the mission of this award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Trophy celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, please visit www.tewaaraton.com.