Dan Savage on Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Tewaaraton Award Watch List release

PHILADELPHIA-As the college lacrosse season is just getting under way across the country, The Tewaaraton Award is pleased to announce the 2012 Men's Watch List. The list includes the top players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award which is presented annually to the top player in the country.

Penn senior Dan Savage is among the 73 players on the Men's Watch List. Savage was second on last year's team with 16 goals and fourth with 19 points, helping the Quakers finish second in the Ivy League and earn their first NCAA Championship berth since 2006.

The Selection Committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed each year by the Tewaaraton Award. "Our selection committees have a passion for this Award and these Watch List players should know that this is a distinction that only the best coaches could provide," said Sarah Aschenbach, Executive Director of the Tewaaraton Award.

The Selection Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. In late April, both lists will be narrowed to 25 and these men and women will earn the distinction of Tewaaarton Nominees. In mid-May, the five finalists in each category will be announced. These finalists will be invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, which will take place on May 31 at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

For information on the Award and to purchase tickets to the event, go to www.tewaaraton.com.

About The Tewaaraton Award
The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation taking place at The University Club of Washington DC in June of 2001. The Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse's centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. To honor the heritage of the sport, the Award presents two annual scholarships to students of American Indian decent. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation's top male and female collegiate lacrosse players and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse.

About The University Club of the City of Washington, DC
Established in 1904 during the tenure of William Howard Taft, the Club's first President and later the President of the United States, the membership is a diverse mix of professional, business and government leaders. The Club's mission is to provide members and their families: congenial social gatherings, good fellowship, excellent dining, guest rooms, athletics, a rich variety of cultural, international and educational programs activities, and other services to enhance health, wellness, intellectual growth and fitness within the Club's superbly maintained and expanded historic Clubhouse.

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