Women's Tewaaraton Stock Watch: Scane's Goals or Tyrrell's Assists?


Meaghan Tyrrell leads the ACC with 5.71 points per game.

Halfway through April, the race for the Tewaaraton Award seems as clear-cut as ever.

Northwestern’s Izzy Scane and Syracuse’s Meaghan Tyrrell have claimed the top ranking in every version of the Tewaaraton Award Stock Watch this season except for the preview edition –– and for worthy reasons.

Both programs have gone on to defy expectations this season, as the Orange have started 14-0 and the Wildcats have toppled powerhouses like North Carolina and Boston College. Both players are incredibly fun to watch, no matter if it’s a perfectly-timed assist from Tyrrell or Scane creatively dodging her way past defenders. Both are graduate students, providing a strong, veteran presence on the field.

This week, Scane and Tyrrell once again take the first and second spots in the Tewaaraton Award Stock Watch. Read on to learn about more superstars making their marks across the country.

1. Izzy Scane, A, Northwestern

Scane is able to find the goal in any circumstance, which has paid dividends. She continued her dominance against Rutgers and Albany last weekend, posting four goals in each matchup, plus three assists against the Scarlet Knights. Perhaps the most telling statistic is Scane’s nation-leading 5.67 goals per game, which ranks ahead of the competition by well over a full goal. These goals haven’t come against light competition, either, as Scane powered the Wildcats past the likes of North Carolina, Notre Dame and Boston College. Look to Scane as Northwestern travels to Ohio State this weekend and seeks to keep their undefeated conference streak alive.

2. Meaghan Tyrrell, A, Syracuse

Syracuse has played very few close games this season. Tyrrell has been key to that dominance, keeping the Orange’s offense clicking with 41 goals and 39 assists. She had yet another dynamic performance against Clemson last weekend, recording four goals and one assist. She leads the ACC with 5.71 points per game and ranks second nationally behind Scane. A crafty playmaker who is equally as dangerous in front of the net, Tyrrell is no doubt a serious Tewaaraton contender.

3. Jenn Medjid, A, Boston College

Medjid has built on a strong offensive legacy at Boston College, as she’s played a key role anchoring the attack following Charlotte North’s graduation. One of the nation’s premier attackers, Medjid leads the ACC in goals per game and ranks third nationally. The Long Island native has been an offensive force, tallying 56 goals and 18 points on the year. She played a key role in the Eagles’ rout of Boston U last weekend, posting seven goals and one assist.

4. Emma Ward, A, Syracuse

After returning from an ACL injury, Ward has emerged as an elite playmaker and serious threat on attack. While Ward often dishes out crucial assists, she got to take a turn in the driver’s seat on offense against Clemson on Saturday, as she tallied five goals and one assist. Her strong performance against the Tigers builds on what has been a dynamic season. Ward has tallied 27 goals and 46 assists and ranks second nationally in assists per game. Dangerous from the X, keep an eye out for Ward as the Orange take on North Carolina in a highly anticipated matchup this weekend.

5. Belle Smith, M, Boston College

Smith has packed a punch on both sides of the field for Boston College, building on an already successful first two years in The Heights. Smith has tallied points in every game this season, racking up 33 goals and 20 assists. The Long Island native has been impactful on defense as well, notching 11 caused turnovers and 23 ground balls. She most recently chipped in two goals and one assist against Boston U.

Next five: Ellie Masera, M, Stony Brook; Erin Coykendall, A, Northwestern; Isabella Peterson, A, James Madison; Meghan Ball, D, Rutgers; Sam Thacker, D, Denver
Five to monitor: Alecia Nichols, G, North Carolina; Trinity McPherson, D, Denver; Delaney Sweitzer, G, Syracuse; Jackie Wolak, A, Notre Dame; Madison Taylor, A, Northwestern


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