Dwyer and Jahelka have helped Harvard to a 2-0 start to the 2016 season.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2016 Tewaaraton Award Watch List which includes Harvard's Devin Dwyer and Stephen Jahelka. This is the second-straight year that the pair has been named to the list, and the third time that Dwyer has received the honor.
The Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
Dwyer, a two-time Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American, ranks fourth in Harvard history with 98 assists and is just the 12th student-athlete in program history to reach 150 career points at 151. A three-time All-Ivy League selection and two-time Tewaaraton Award Watch List nominee, Dwyer totaled a career-high 49 points a year ago on 20 goals and 29 assists. He was a USILA All-America honorable mention pick as a sophomore, and also garnered NEILA All-New England Rookie of the Year plaudits following his freshman campaign.
Jahelka, a defenseman, was recently tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America third team and was on the 2015 Tewaaraton Award Watch List before sustaining an injury which caused him to miss all but two games last season. The senior and co-captain of this year's squad was an All-Ivy League second team and All-NEILA first team selection as a sophomore in 2014, and following his freshman season served as a tri-captain of the U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team that won gold at the 2012 Lacrosse World Championships in Finland.
The duo has helped Harvard to a 2-0 start this season, including Tuesday night's come-from-behind thriller over Holy Cross, 11-10. Dwyer currently leads the team in goals (5), assists (7), and points (12), while Jahelka has contributed a team-leading four caused turnovers and four ground balls.
The Tewaaraton Award Watch List includes 50 players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse. Players not named to the initial list will be given an opportunity to earn a spot throughout the season prior to the field being narrowed to 25 nominees on April 28. Five finalists will be announced on May 12 and invited to the 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 2, where the winner will be announced.