The first round of additions to the Tewaaraton Award watch lists announced Thursday includes 18 players — four of whom play for Baltimore-area schools.
On the men’s side, Loyola Maryland senior defenseman Foster Huggins and Towson junior attackman Jon Mazza joined the opening pool of 50 candidates announced March 1. Huggins leads all Division I players in caused turnovers with 25 and takeaways per game at 3.57. He also ranks third on the No. 6 Greyhounds (5-2) in ground balls with 20.
Mazza leads the Tigers (3-4) in goals (16), assists (seven) and points (23). He also leads the offense’s starters in shooting percentage at .340.
Among the women’ s additions are a pair of junior attackers from local schools in Loyola Maryland’s Hannah Powers and Towson’s Natalie Sulmonte.
Powers is tied for the team lead with 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) for the No. 8 Greyhounds (5-2), while Sulmonte has 14 goals and 11 assists for the No. 14 Tigers (5-2).
A second round of candidates for the award, given to the top men’s and women’s players in college lacrosse, will be announced April 5. The list will be reduced to 25 nominees April 26 and five finalists May 10 before the Tewaaraton Award ceremony May 31 in Washington.