PHILADELPHIA – The Tewaaraton Foundation earlier tonight announced the Tewaaraton Award Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists for the 2016 college lacrosse seasons. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. University of Pennsylvania attackman Nick Doktor is among the 50 men’s players listed.
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.
It is the latest honor for the senior captain, who was a Preseason All-America pick by Inside Lacrosse back in December and in January became the highest Major League Lacrosse draft pick in Penn's history when the Charlotte Hounds made him the 18th pick overall.
A second-team All-Ivy honoree last year, Doktor finished the 2015 regular season with 21 goals and team highs in assists (36) and points (57). His 36 assists are third on Penn’s all-time single-season list in that category, and the most since Peter Hollis had 41 in 1977, while his 57 points are tied for fourth on Penn's single-season list and the most since Jon Cusson had 57 in 1995. Doktor finished the regular season leading the Ivy League and fourth nationally in assists per game (2.77), and third among Ivy players and 12th nationally in points per game (4.38).
Doktor also was Penn’s leader in assists (19) and points (42) as a sophomore in 2014, and earned all-tournament honors when the Quakers won the Ivy League Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Championship first round.
After scoring twice in Penn's season-opening win against Michigan on Saturday, Doktor remains 11th on Penn’s all-time assist list with 59 and is now tied for 12th on the all-time points list with 117. He also has a 28-game point-scoring streak that dates back to the 2014 season and is the seventh-longest such streak in the nation at the Division I level.
The Quakers are back in action this Sunday, when they travel to Virginia to take on the 11th-ranked Cavaliers. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Charlottesville.