Loyola's Sawyer, Baltimore's Stanwick among five finalists for Tewaaraton Award

Other finalists are Colgate's Baum, Duke's Costabile and Massachusetts' Manny

May 10, 2012|By Edward Lee

The pool of candidates for the Tewaaraton Award has been trimmed to five, and Loyola’s Mike Sawyer and Baltimore native and Loyola graduate Steele Stanwick are among the finalists.

Sawyer leads the top-seeded Greyhounds in goals (45) and points (53), and his 3.0 goals-per-game average ranks third in Division I. The junior attackman is the first player in the program’s history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton. Surprisingly, Sawyer wasn’t named the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. That honor went to Ohio State junior attackman Logan Schuss.

Stanwick is trying to become only the second player in the award’s history to capture it twice. (Syracuse attackman Mike Powell claimed the honor in 2002 and 2004.) The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, the senior attackman leads No. 5 seed Virginia in points (71) and the nation in assists.

Sawyer and Stanwick were joined by Colgate junior attackman Peter Baum, who leads the country in goals (64) and points (93); Duke senior long-stick midfielder C.J. Costabile, who led the ACC in groundballs (113) while winning 119-of-231 faceoffs, recording 10 points on six goals and four assists and causing 18 turnovers; and Massachusetts junior attackman Will Manny, who ranks in the top six in the nation in goals (2.9 per game), assists (2.1) and points (5.0).

The announcement was made Thursday morning, and the award, which is given to the top collegiate player, will be presented May 31.

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