April 10, 2014
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Lacrosse red-shirt junior captain Richie Hurley has been named to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award Watch List presented by Panama Jack. The Tewaaraton Award is presented annually to the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
The Setauket, N.Y. native was one of four men's second round additions announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation. The Saints' attackman is one of 62 Division I men's lacrosse student athletes on the watch list and one of just two MAAC candidates along with Canisius' Tim Edwards.
Hurley becomes the fifth player in program history to be named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List joining Danny Martinsen (2013), Bryan Neufeld (2012), Brent Herbst (2010) and Matt Girsh (2008).
A 2013 Second Team All-MAAC and 2014 Preseason All-MAAC selection, Hurley entered this week ranking second nationally in assists per game (3.30) and fourth in points per game (5.20). A two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Week (Mar. 10, 17), Hurley currently holds a 27-game point scoring streak and on Saturday became the 23rd player in program history to eclipse 100 career points.
The watch lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the Tewaaraton Award. The selection committees are comprised of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
"Our committees led by Jack Emmer and Feffie Barnhill, have done an outstanding job. This is true recognition for these players who have stood out with their play and contributions to their respective teams," said Jeff Harvey, Chairman of the Tewaaraton Foundation.
On April 24, the field will be narrowed to 25 men's and 25 women's nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions for players who earn a spot. Five men's and five women's finalists will be announced May 8 and will be invited to the May 29 ceremony in Washington.
About the Tewaaraton Foundation
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 US 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 tribal nations of the Iroquois 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.
About Panama Jack
Panama Jack is an international company that has built a powerful brand and loyal following with product offerings synonymous with a carefree lifestyle. Its offerings include suncare products, eyewear apparel, headwear, footwear and beach accessories. The brand is continuing to expand its presence through product launches that bring its relaxed lifestyle into people's daily lives. Introduced in 2011 and 2011, Panama Jack Beach Cruisers and the Panama Jack Home and Outdoor Collections provide consumers with even more freedom to enjoy what's most meaningful to them and their families. In addition, 2011 marked the opening of the first of several Panama Jack retail stores at top travel destinations. Founded in 1974 and based in Orlando, Fla., Panama Jack is celebrating 40 years in 2014 with the opening of a new Home Showroom in High Point, N.C., and additional launches in multiple product categories. To learn more, please visit www.panamajack.com.