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Lacrosse's Jess Halpern Named to Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Photo of Jess Halpern courtesy of DSPICs.com.

Junior attacker Jess Halpern of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team has been named to the Tewaaraton Award List as announced Thursday evening by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. She is one of 11 Ivy League players honored on the list.

The list is made up of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse who are the early hopefuls for the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy. Watch list nominees are screened and selected by two selection committees. The selection committees are comprised of college coaches, one committee for the men and one committee for the women.

Halpern, a first-team All-Ivy League selection last season, led the Crimson with 46 goals and 55 points. She led the Ivy League in goals per game with 2.88 and points per game with 3.44. This season, she leads the team in caused turnovers and draw controls and is second in ground balls.

The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, which is given annually to the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse player of the year. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. This will be the 10th annual awards ceremony and is the "Year of the Seneca".

The award will be presented on June 3rd, 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.