PHILADELPHIA – The Tewaaraton Foundation announced its list of nominees for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award honoring the nation’s top collegiate lacrosse player, and Penn’s Lucy Ferguson and Meg Markham have been named two of 27 finalists for college lacrosse’s premier honor - the lone Ivy League representatives on the list.
Ferguson, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy goalkeeper and a second-team All-Region selection in 2013, is among the nation's elite goalkeepers in 2014. The last line of Penn's 11th-best scoring defense, Ferguson leads the Ivy League in GAA (7.87) and save percentage (.482). Those numbers rank 10th and 11th, respectively, in the NCAA -- one of five goalkeepers to be inside the top-11 in both categories.
Markham, a returning unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection and a first-team All-Region selection, leads the Ivy League and is second in the nation in caused turnovers with 35 for an average of 2.83 per game. She is second in the Ancient Eight and seventh in the nation in ground balls with 40 for an average of 3.25 per game. She also is averaging 2.25 draw controls per game.
Ferguson is one of four goalkeepers and Markham is one of four defenders in the group of 27 players nominated for the Tewaaraton Award.
The original list of 66 players on the Watch List was cut down to 27 and five finalists will be announced May 8. The recipient of the award will be named on May 29 in Washington, D.C.