WASHINGTON – The Tewaaraton Foundation announced 50 watch list candidates for this year’s women’s lacrosse Tewaaraton Award on Thursday evening, with Loyola University Maryland juniors Livy Rosenzweig and Sam Fiedler both receiving recognition.
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. The watch lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for this year’s award.
Rosenzweig (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) was one of 25 semifinalists for the award during her sophomore season last spring. She ultimately earned first team IWLCA All-America accolades after totaling 116 points (46 G, 70 A), 85 draw controls, 23 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. Her points and assist totals were both school records, and she finished the year ranked third nationally in assists and fourth in points.
Rosenzweig has totaled 101 goals and 117 assists through her first 42 collegiate games. She has totaled 4+ points in 35 of 42 contests and has 21 career hat tricks. Rosenzweig enters this season already ranked fourth in program history in both assists and draw controls (174), and she is currently ninth all-time in points (218).
Fiedler (Reisterstown, Md./Garrison Forest) had a breakout season in her first year as a starter last spring, registering 53 goals and 26 assists while leading the nation in shot percentage (.671). She also topped all Patriot League performers with 53 ground balls and added 15 caused turnovers. With 83 career goals, Fiedler is just 17 away from becoming the 32nd Greyhound in team history to reach the century mark.
Fiedler had a team-high 10 hat tricks in 2019. She enters this season with points in 35-straight games and a goal in 33-straight contests, both of which are the longest active streaks on the team. Fielder was a second team IWLCA All-Region and a first team All-Patriot League honoree a year ago.
The Tewaaraton Award has been given annually since 2001, when Loyola head coach Jen Adams became the first winner following her senior season at Maryland.
The Greyhounds, who were ranked No. 11 in the IWLCA preseason coaches’ poll, kick off their 2020 season on Saturday afternoon with a 12 p.m. home contest against No. 24 Johns Hopkins.