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First pool of men's Tewaaraton Award candidates announced

The Tewaaraton Foundation released Friday its first list of candidates for the annual award, which is given to the top collegiate player. Colgate senior attackman Peter Baum, who won last year’s award, is in the pool as are 2012 finalists senior attackman Mike Sawyer of Loyola and senior attackman Will Manny of Massachusetts and 2011 finalist redshirt senior attackman Rob Pannell of Cornell.

Locally, top-ranked Loyola and No. 3 Maryland lead the state with three players each on the list. In addition to Sawyer, the Greyhounds have junior defenseman Joe Fletcher and senior long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff. The Terps are represented by junior goalkeeper Niko Amato, senior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt and senior midfielder John Haus.

Towson has two players on the list in junior attackman Thomas DeNapoli and senior goalie Andrew Wascavage. Several schools are represented by one player each, including senior defenseman Tucker Durkin (Johns Hopkins), junior attackman Tucker Hull (Navy), senior attackman Scott Jones (UMBC) and senior midfielder Ryan Clarke (Salisbury).

There are six candidates from the Baltimore metropolitan area. They are North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Baltimore/Gilman), North Carolina junior faceoff R.G. Keenan (Perry Hall/Boys’ Latin), Notre Dame junior midfielder Jim Marlatt (Clarksville/River Hill), Villanova senior attackman Jack Rice (Baltimore/Boys’ Latin), Delaware senior attackman Eric Smith (Lutherville/Boys’ Latin) and Duke junior attackman Christian Walsh (Baltimore/Boys’ Latin).

No. 14 Virginia leads all programs with four players on the list in junior midfielder Rob Emery, senior midfielder Chris LaPierre, junior defenseman Scott McWilliams and senior midfielder Matt White. Loyola, Maryland, No. 2 Cornell, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 7 Lehigh, No. 10 North Carolina No. 11 Denver, No. 12 Duke, No. 15 Albany and No. 16 Syracuse each were represented by three players.

A few notable names left off the list include Maryland senior attackman Kevin Cooper, Loyola senior short-stick defensive midfielder Josh Hawkins, Cornell senior defenseman Jason Noble-13 and Johns Hopkins senior midfielder John Ranagan. The selection can add names to the list, which will be narrowed to 25 candidates in late April.

Men’s watch list
Shayne Adams, Detroit Mercy - Jr., A
Niko Amato, Maryland - Jr., G
John Antoniades, Hofstra - Sr., FO/M
Peter Baum, Colgate - Sr., A
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland - Sr., LSM
Jimmy Bitter, North Carolina - Soph., A
Chase Carraro, Denver - Sr., M
Brian Casey, Georgetown - Sr., A/M
Robert Church, Drexel - Sr., A
Ryan Clarke, Salisbury - Sr., M
Thomas DeNapoli, Towson - Jr., A/M
David DiMaria, Lehigh - Sr., A
Josh Dionne, Duke - Jr., A
Colin Dunster, Bryant - Jr., M
Tucker Durkin, Johns Hopkins - Sr., D
Tim Edwards, Canisius - Soph., M
Daniel Eipp, Harvard - Jr., A
Rob Emery, Virginia - Jr., M
Connor English, Cornell - Sr., M
Dante Fantoni, Lehigh - Sr., A
Brian Feeney, Pennsylvania - Jr., G
Kyle Feeney, Bucknell - Sr., G
Roger Ferguson, Brown - Sr., LSM/D
Joe Fletcher, Loyola - Jr., D
Cameron Flint, Denver - Sr., M
John Glesener, Army - Soph., A/M
Max Hart, Villanova - Sr., M
John Haus, Maryland - Sr., M
Jake Hayes, Robert Morris - Sr., A
Marcus Holman (Gilman), North Carolina - Sr., A
Mike Huffner, Bucknell - Sr., D
Tucker Hull, Navy - Jr., A
Marshall Johnson, Fairfield - Sr., M
Peter Johnson, Yale - Sr., D
Scott Jones, UMBC - Sr., A
Austin Kaut, Penn State - Jr., G
RG Keenan (Boys' Latin), North Carolina - Jr., FO
John Kemp, Notre Dame - Sr., G
James Kennedy, Holy Cross - Sr., A
Hayden Kirk, Pfeiffer - Jr., G
Chris LaPierre, Virginia - Sr., M
Joseph Lisicky, Lynchburg - Sr., D
Riley Loewen, Limestone - Sr., A
Zack Losco, Pennsylvania - Jr., M
Alex Love, Hobart - Jr., A
Corey Lunney, Merrimack - Sr., M
Derek Maltz, Syracuse - Jr., A
Brandon Mangan, Yale - Jr., A
Will Manny, Massachusetts - Sr., A
JoJo Marasco, Syracuse - Sr., M
Jim Marlatt (River Hill), Notre Dame - Jr., M
Danny Martinsen, Siena - Sr., A
Kieran McArdle, St. John's - Jr., A
Michael McCormack, Yale - Sr., D
Sean McMahon, Manhattan - Jr., LSM
Scott McWilliams, Virginia - Jr., D
Brian Megill, Syracuse - Sr., D
Steve Mock, Cornell - Sr., A
Dave Morton, Robert Morris - Sr., A
Jeremy Noble, Denver - Jr., M
Sam Ozycz, Endicott - G-Sr., FO/M
Brandon Palladino, Dickinson - Sr., LSM
Rob Pannell, Cornell - Sr., A
Tyler Perrelle, Binghamton - Sr., M
Drew Philie, Vermont - Sr., A
Matt Poillon, Lehigh - Soph., G
Mason Poli, Bryant - Sr., LSM
Scott Ratliff, Loyola - Sr., LSM
Tor Reinholdt, Limestone - Sr., M
Connor Rice, Marist - Sr., A
Jack Rice (Boys' Latin), Villanova - Sr., A
Sean Rogers, Notre Dame - Sr., A
Mike Sawyer, Loyola - Sr., A
Brian Scheetz, Mercyhurst - Sr., A
Tom Schreiber, Princeton - Jr., M
Logan Schuss, Ohio State - Sr., A
Dom Sebastiani, Delaware - Sr., M
Eric Smith (Boys' Latin), Delaware - Sr., A
Sam Snow, Fairfield - Sr., M
Adrian Sorichetti, Hofstra - Sr., M
Lyle Thompson, Albany - Soph., A
Miles Thompson, Albany - Jr., A
Ty Thompson, Albany - Jr., A
Bobby Thorp, Cabrini - Sr., A
Garrett Thul, Army - Sr., A
Jeff Tundo, Stony Brook - Sr., M
Jimmy van de Veerdonk, Oneonta - Sr., M
Christian Walsh (Boys' Latin), Duke - Jr., A
Ryan Walsh, Colgate - Soph., A
Andrew Wascavage (St. Mary's Ryken), Towson - Sr., G
Matt White, Virginia - Sr., M
Jordan Wolf, Duke - Jr., A

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