Tewaaraton Foundation Announces Men's, Women's Finalists


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the five men’s and five women’s finalists for the 2022 Tewaaraton Award. The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. These 10 student-athletes will be invited to Washington, D.C., for the annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 2.

“We are incredibly proud of these talented student-athletes,” said Tewaaraton Foundation President Andy Phillips. “They’ve given us record-setting performances and have distinguished themselves as the best in college lacrosse. It’s with great excitement that we look forward to hosting them when the Tewaaraton Ceremony returns to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on June 2.”

This year’s men’s finalists feature returning finalist Chris Gray (North Carolina), the NCAA’s all-time leading points scorer and ACC Offensive Player of the Year. He’s joined by No. 1 Premier Lacrosse League Draft pick and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Logan Wisnauskas (Maryland), Ivy League Player of the Year Sam Handley (Penn), Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Brendan Nichtern (Army), and Virginia’s Connor Shellenberger, who was first-team All-ACC this spring.

On the women’s side, 2021 Tewaaraton Trophy winner Charlotte North (Boston College) returns as a finalist after earning first-team All-ACC honors this season. Jamie Ortega (North Carolina), who picked up ACC Attacker of the Year honors this year, was also a finalist in 2021. North Carolina’s Ally Mastroianni was the ACC Midfielder of the Year this spring, while Syracuse’s Meaghan Tyrrell was first-team All-ACC, and Maryland’s Aurora Cordingley was the Big Ten Attacker of the Year. 

Men’s 2022 Tewaaraton Finalists:

  • Chris Gray, North Carolina - Grad. Student, Attack

  • Sam Handley, Pennsylvania - Sr., Midfield

  • Brendan Nichtern, Army West Point - Sr., Attack

  • Connor Shellenberger, Virginia - Soph., Attack

  • Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland - Fifth Year Senior, Attack

Women’s 2022 Tewaaraton Finalists:

  • Aurora Cordingley, Maryland - Grad. Student, Attack

  • Ally Mastroianni, North Carolina - Grad. Student, Midfield

  • Charlotte North, Boston College - Grad. Student, Attack

  • Jamie Ortega, North Carolina - Sr., Attack

  • Meaghan Tyrrell, Syracuse - Sr., Attack

The Tewaaraton recipients will be chosen at the conclusion of the 2022 college lacrosse season by selection committees comprised of premier college coaches who are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.

The 2022 Tewaaraton Watch Lists Presented by AXIA Time were first unveiled Feb. 10, with additions announced March 10 and April 1. The 25 men’s and 25 women’s 2022 Tewaaraton Nominees Presented by AXIA Time were announced on April 21.

For more information on the Tewaaraton Foundation, visit tewaaraton.com. Like and follow The Tewaaraton Foundation at facebook.com/tewaaraton, twitter.com/tewaaraton and instagram.com/tewaaraton.

About The Tewaaraton Foundation

Founded at the University Club of Washington, DC and first presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. Endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and USA Lacrosse, the Tewaaraton Award symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. The Tewaaraton Foundation ensures the integrity and advances the mission of this award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, please visit www.tewaaraton.com.

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