The Tewaaraton Foundation today announced the Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, including 2012 winners Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland) and Peter Baum (Colgate). Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which 10 finalists (five women, five men) will be announced May 9. The winners will be honored May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.

On the men's side, five schools had two players nominated, including Albany (Lyle Thompson, Ty Thompson), Cornell (Steve Mock, 2011 finalist Rob Pannell), Loyola (Scott Ratliff, 2012 finalist Mike Sawyer), Maryland (Niko Amato, Jesse Bernhardt) and Syracuse (JoJo Marasco, Brian Megill).

Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy — the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora. This is the Year of the Mohawk and the men's nominees include a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation in Ty Thompson and a member of the Onondaga Nation in his cousin Lyle Thompson.

Men's nominees

Niko Amato, Maryland - Jr., GK
Peter Baum, Colgate - Sr., A
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland - Sr., LSM
David DiMaria, Lehigh - Sr., A
Tucker Durkin, Johns Hopkins - Sr., D
John Glesener, Army - Soph., A/M
Marcus Holman, North Carolina - Sr., A
Austin Kaut, Penn State - Jr., GK
John Kemp, Notre Dame - Sr., GK
Eric Law, Denver - Sr., A
Brandon Mangan, Yale - Jr., A
JoJo Marasco, Syracuse - Sr., M
Kieran McArdle, St. John's - Jr., A
Brian Megill, Syracuse - Sr., D
Steve Mock, Cornell - Sr., A