WASHINGTON, D.C. - University of Denver men's lacrosse senior Dillon Roy (Denver, Colo.) was named to the 2010 Tewaarton Watch List, one of college lacrosse's premier awards, it was announced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.
The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse. Watch list nominees are screened and selected by two Selection Committees. The Selection Committees are comprised of college coaches, one committee for the men and one committee for the women.
"Since taking over the Pioneer men's lacrosse program, it's become clear that he holds the qualities of what it takes to represent DU at any level," said head coach Bill Tierney said. "I have been blessed to coach many great defensemen over the years, and Dillon rates right up there with the best of them. With the great defensive talent throughout the country, it's a tribute to Dillon to be recognized as one of the best."
Tabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Roy is tied for the lead on the team with 14 ground balls through three games. The defender also leads the team with six caused turnovers. Filling in as the face-off man due to injuries, Roy has also won 52.2 percent of his face-offs.
The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is given annually to the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse player of the year. 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. This will be the 10th annual awards ceremony and is the "Year of the Seneca".
"I am excited to announce this year's watch list," said Robert Sweeney, President of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. "The committee has done an outstanding job at selecting the top contenders across the country. This year's list represents 35 institutions, over 13 conferences encompassing students from 14 states, Canada and Australia, so if this is any indication of what is to come, I believe we are in store for an electrifying and intense season ahead."
The award will be presented on June 3rd, 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
For the complete list, please visit: http://lacrosseinsidethegame.com/2010/03/05/2010-tewaaraton-men%E2%80%99s-and-women%E2%80%99s-watch-list-announced/
About The Tewaaraton Award:
The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation talking place at The University Club of Washington DC in June of 2001. Honoring the Native American heritage, the Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse's centuries-old roots in Native American history. 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. Today, the Tewaaraton Trophy is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation's top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.
About Greater Washington Sports Alliance:
Established in 2003, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance (GWSA) is a regional non-profit sports commission created to foster economic development and civic pride through the power of sports. The Sports Alliance's mission encompasses the attraction of sporting events to the region, the promotion of the regional professional, collegiate and amateur franchises, the support of youth investment organizations and the branding of Washington, D.C. as a world class sports destination. For more information please visit www.gwsportsalliance.com.
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