May 3, 2022
The Tewaaraton Award is given to the top male and female college lacrosse players in the country at the end of each season. Tewaaraton means ‘lacrosse’ in Mohawk language of the Iroquois Nation who founded the sport. The award has been given since 2001, following the tradition of the Heisman which was given annually since 1935.
- Meaghan Tyrrell – Attack – Syracuse
2023 Season Stats: 49 Goals / 47 Assists / 96 Points / 49% Shot Percentage
A well-known name for Syracuse lacrosse, Meaghan Tyrrell has continued to prove her greatness through the course of this 2023 season. Tyrrell performs game after game, making herself an asset for the Orange offense, showing up in games like Northwestern (16-15 W / 2G, 6A) and North Carolina (14-12 W / 2G, 4A) that became close wins, but doing what it took to put ‘Cuse ahead. She ends the ’23 regular season reaching new highs with a game high of six goals against Virginia, six assists against Northwestern, and a total of eleven points against Maryland. For Syracuse, Tyrrell set a new school record and became the program’s new all-time point leader with over 397 points achieved while playing for the Orange. Meaghan Tyrrell continues to remind everyone why she can be trusted and is a reliable player that will get the job done with every game she plays.
2. Erin Coykendall – Attack – Northwestern
2023 Season Stats: 42 Goals / 40 Assists / 82 Points / 53% Shot Percentage
Working alongside Izzy Scane, Erin Coykendall has shown the world just how valuable she is to the game with her ability to make plays, ending the regular season with at least one assist in every game played but one. Coykendall has been a consistent performer for the Wildcats this season, having a season high six goals and a total of nine points against Stanford, and five assists in their game against Youngstown State. Erin Coykendall finished the season with 71% of her 80 shots taken ending up in range and on cage.
3. Emma Ward – Attack – Syracuse
2023 Season Stats: 33 Goals / 52 Assists / 85 Points / 53% Shot Percentage
Emma Ward has been undeniably recognized for her ability to make plays and run offense, creating new opportunities for both herself and her teammates. Third in the nation for assists, she has had at least one assist in every game the Orange have played thus far. Ward is one to facilitate for her team and put up a season high of five goals against Clemson, seven assists against Stony Brook and a high of ten points total in their game against Virginia. The junior has had a 100% shooting percentage in six games this season, further showing her talent as a scorer in addition to a well-known feeder and play-maker.
4. Delaney Sweitzer – Goalie – Syracuse
2023 Season Stats: 51% Save Percentage / 164 Saves / 437 Shots Faced / 11 Games with over 50% Save Percentage
Although goalies don’t always get too much recognition when it comes down to Tewaaraton Award winners, Delaney Sweitzer is definitely a name that has been passed around and mentioned recently. Ranked ninth in the nation, Delaney Sweitzer is a brick wall that shouldn’t be messed with. Sweitzer ended the regular season with a high of fifteen saves in Syracuse’s game against North Carolina. She has also put up 67 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers for the 2023 season.
5. Trinity McPherson – Defense – Denver
2023 Season Stats: 5 Goals / 5 Assists / 46 Ground Balls / 44 Draw Controls / 27 Caused Turnovers
Trinity McPherson, a name that has become one to remember over the course of this 2023 season, has proven to the world what makes her a truly special player. After seeing her at Johns Hopkins, Trinity’s 2023 season as a Pioneer at Denver has been nothing but remarkable. The ‘lock-down’ defender is one to be reckoned with. Nationally ranked for ground balls, she has shown her skills and potential on both sides of the field putting up multiple goals and assists as a defender. With her undeniable speed, Trinity McPherson should not be counted out when it comes to getting the job done on the field.