Sophomore Micaela Cyr of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team has been named to the Tewaaraton Award List as announced Wednesday evening by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. She is one of eight Ivy League players honored on the list.
Cyr, a native of Lexington, Mass., has seven points on six goals and an assist in five games this season. Despite being sidelined for the last few games, she still leads the team in draw controls with 21, averaging 4.2 per game, which is second in the Ivy League and among the top-10 in the nation.
The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse who are the early hopefuls for the 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy. 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.
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".
The award will be presented on June 2 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.