PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team placed a pair of players, Erin Barry and Gabby Rosenzweig, on the initial Tewaaraton Award watch list. Barry and Rosenzweig are no strangers to college lacrosse’s top individual award, having been named to the preseason watch list before.

The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to the most outstanding college lacrosse player. The 20th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held May 28, 2020 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Barry lands on the watch list for the second consecutive season after another extraordinary campaign in which she garnered IWLCA third-team All-America, IWLCA first-team All-Region, Inside Lacrosse honorable mention All-America, Ivy League Midfielder of the Year and unanimous first-team All-Ivy honors as a junior. Barry, a midfielder with a nonstop engine and determination to control the entire field, started all 18 games for Penn as a junior, finished second on the team with 37 goals, third in points with 43 and third in ground balls with 35.

For her career, Barry ranks sixth in program history with 112 goals, 13th with 137 points and is one of just three Quakers to be named the Ivy’s Midfielder of the Year.

Rosenzweig is on the watch list for the third straight season and, in both her sophomore and junior campaigns, was named as one of the final 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award in April. The senior attacker is a two-time IWLCA third-team All-American, a two-time IWLCA first-team All-Region pick and two-time first-team All-Ivy selection, picked unanimously last season as a junior. Like Barry, Rosenzweig started all 18 games last year, setting the single-season scoring record with 98 points while also setting the assist record with a team-high 63. Her 98 points were the most in the Ivy League since 1983, ranking third overall, and finished seventh in the country in points and assists per game.

The senior will go down as one of, if not the best statistical player in program history. Already with 225 career points, Rosenzweig is only 12 points from owning the program’s record and, with 115 career assists, just 12 helpers away from matching that record. Rosenzweig owns the top-two single-season totals for points in a season, totaling 98 last year and 85 as a sophomore. In addition to holding the record for most assists in a season, her sophomore year ranks fourth in both goals (49) and assists (36).

The Quakers, who enter the 2020 campaign nationally ranked No. 9 by Nike/US Lacrosse, No. 12 by IWLCA and No. 15 by Inside Lacrosse, open the season at No. 19/20 Georgetown on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Washington, D.C.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sammy Mueller (Pelham, N.Y.) is one of 50 women’s lacrosse players named to the initial 2020 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Mueller was a Top 25 nominee last season for the award. A two-time All-American and First Team All-ACC player the last two seasons, she led the Cavaliers with 72 points on 48 goals and 24 assists in 2019. She also picked up 80 draw controls, 57 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers. Mueller enters 2020 eight all-time at UVA with 144 goals and fifth all-time with 175 draw controls.

The Tewaaraton Award 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.

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John Callanan comes to Metro with over 25 years of coaching girls’ lacrosse in the tri-state area. As the Suffern High School Girls Lacrosse Coach since 1998, Coach Callanan’s teams have featured over 45 All-Americans, and have earned several US Lacrosse “Top-25 National Rankings”. Coach Callanan’s club coaching experience began in 2002 when he created the Hudson Valley Hurricane Girls Lacrosse Club. Other coaching assignments that Callanan has taken on have been the Hudson Valley Regional Coach/Director of the US Lacrosse National Tournament(1999-Present), Hudson Valley Regional Coach/Director of the Empire State Games(2001-2008), and Founder/Director of the Suffern Girls Youth Lacrosse Club(1999-Present). Along with coaching, Mr. Callanan has been teaching history at Suffern High School since 1996, and has served as an Adjunct Instructor for Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Policy since 2011. Mr. Callanan graduated from Le Moyne College, and he earned Masters Degree in Education from The City College of New York. While at Le Moyne, Coach Callanan played four years as a Defensive Midfielder for the Dolphins(’91-’94). Coach Callanan and his wife, Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan, reside in Tarrytown, N.Y. with their four children Daniel, Mary Kate, Johnny, and Rosie.  John is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2024 team, and assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2025’s and Metro Magic 2027/28’s.

Coach Conklin graduated Suffern High School as an All-American only to continue as a four year starter at George Mason University. Graduating in 1999 with All-American and 1st team All-CAA honors, Coach Conklin moved into coaching giving two years to James Madison University, reaching the Final Four in the 2000 NCAA Tournament, losing to Princeton in the semi-finals. She coached 5 collegiate All-Americans on that team. Her 2001 James Madison squad were CAA champions and lost by 1 goal to UMD in the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament. Coach Conklin played for the Maryland Thunder, the first professional women’s lacrosse exhibition game in 2001 at the Capital Center in Washington, D.C. She currently works per diem at New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell as a registered nurse on the labor & delivery unit as well as holding the position of head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College.  Coach Conklin has been a prominent part of the Metro staff since 1999.  Coach Conklin resides in Suffern, New York with her three children.  Coach Conklin is the Director of College Recruiting and the assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2022 team and Metro Magic 2026 team.

Coach Borchers brings 20 years of coaching experience to Metro.  He graduated in 2001 from Cortland with a Physical Education degree and received a masters degree in Special Education from CCNY in 2004.  The Fall of 2019 will mark his 18th year employed by the NRCSD as a physical education teacher. Coach Borchers is currently the Head Coach of North Rockland Girls Varsity.  He has held that position since 2006 and has accumulated over 200 wins. While serving as Head Coach, the team has won 8 League Titles, 5 Section 1 Class A titles (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and reached the NYS final 4 in 2016, 2017 & 2018.  Coach Borchers has had the honor of coaching 13 U.S. Lacrosse High School All Americans, over 85 athletes who were named to the All Section Team, 115 players to the All League Teams and has coached the Rockland County player of the year 8 times.  Over 60 student athletes have participated in college from the NR program at the D1, D2, D3 level. Coach Borchers has also coached the Hudson Valley Empire State Team, the Hudson Valley Hurricanes and the Hudson Valley WDNT for the past 10 Seasons.  Coach Borchers is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2029/30 team, and the assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2023 team.  He is also the director of Player Development for Metro’s youth teams.

Coach Lephart graduated Niskayuna High School as an All-American lacrosse player and continued her career as a four year starter at George Mason University, graduating in 2000. Her collegiate playing honors include National Academic All- American and co-captain her senior year while helping guide her team to a top 15 ranking. Post college Lephart coached for two years at Colorado College while receiving her Masters in Education. She helped lead Colorado College to their second appearance in the NCAA tournament while coaching five players to All-American status.  Coach has been an integral part of Metro for the past ten years in the office and out on the field.  Her knowledge and appreciation for the game of lacrosse is invaluable. Coach Lephart resides in Niskyayuna with her husband & former professional hockey player Mike Lephart, and their children Chloe and Riley.  Coach Lephart is the assistant coach for the Metro Magic 2022 team, and is the Office Manager for the Metro Girls Lacrosse Club program.

 

Hilary has over 10 years of coaching experience at the club and high school levels.  A former Metro player, Hilary graduated from Mountain Lakes High School in NJ in 2005.  At Mountain Lakes she captained both her lacrosse and soccer teams, earning numerous all-league, all-county, and all-state awards in both sports.  Hilary continued her lacrosse career at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a four year starter on defense. She graduated from Penn in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her collegiate playing honors include numerous Ivy League Defender of the Week awards, First Team All-American, First Team All-Ivy, All-Tournament selection, and Tewaarton Award Nominee. Hilary helped lead her team to 3 Ivy League Championship titles and 3 Final Four appearances.  Hilary coached at Chatham High School in NJ from 2010 to 2017, as assistant from 2010-2012, and head coach from 2012-2017.  Hilary is the Director of Communications for Metro Girls Lacrosse Club.

Lisa Savage Negvesky is a former Metro player, and member of the Lakeland/Panas Varsity lacrosse team where she was a four year All-Section and All-League player, and was named All-American as a senior. She was also a recipient of the Con Edison Scholar-Athlete Award her junior year. Lisa continued her career at Rutgers University, where she was a 2 time co-captain of the Scarlet Knights lacrosse team. In 2005 she was inducted to the National College Athlete Honor Society. Savage was also a two time recipient of the IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll and was also named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star for three straight years. Lisa was a graduate assistant for the Scarlet Knights in 2006 due to a concussion that ended her playing career. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2005 with a BS in Psychology. She graduated from Rutgers Graduate School of Education in 2006 with a Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education. Lisa received her BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) in 2011 and is currently Supervisor of Early Intervention Services for Early Start Academy, which provides services for children with Autism. She resides in Somerset, NJ with husband Mike, and two children Brayden and Mackenzie.  Lisa is the head coach of the Metro Magic 2022 team.

Coach Rehain was a midfielder and attacker for the Suffern Varsity lacrosse team from 2006-2010.  She served as captain her final two seasons as she earned All-County and All-Section accolades.  She also played on the NYS team in the Women’s Division National Tournament and the Hudson Valley team in the Empire State Games in her sophomore and junior year. After high school Coach Rehain went on to be a four year starter in both attack and midfield at Manhattan College where she studied physical education. After Manhattan, Coach Rehain attended Springfield College in pursuit of a Masters Degree in Adapted physical education.  While there, she served as Longmeadow High School assistant varsity coach and helped them gain their Massachusetts state title in 2015. She is currently a special education teacher and has been the Suffern High School JV coach for the past three years.  Coach Rehain is the head coach for the Metro Magic 2023 team.

Coach DeSimone has been coaching with Metro for three years.  She attended Suffern High School where she was an All-American defender for the Mounties. While at Suffern, Coach DeSimone was a four-year starter earning All-Section, All-League, and All-County for three years, as well as Captain both her Junior and Senior years. Additionally, she was a member of the 2008 and 2009 Empire State Games, and played on the Hudson Valley team in the Women’s Division National Tournament in 2008 and 2009. Coach DeSimone went on to play lacrosse at Union College, where she was a four-year starting defender. While playing at Union, she earned All-League, and All-Region honors, as well as four-time Liberty League Defensive Player of the Week. Additionally, Coach DeSimone was named Captain both her Junior and Senior year at Union. Upon ending her career, she totaled 124 ground balls (2nd all-time) and 64 caused turnovers (3rd all-time). Following graduation Coach DeSimone accepted a job teaching English and coaching Varsity Lacrosse at the Taft School, while simultaneously enrolled in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Coach DeSimone is now a special education teacher and the assistant coach of the Metro Magic 2025 team.