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Navy’s Rees, Torain Named to Tewaaraton Watch List

March 1, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. - Navy All-American midfielders Casey Rees (Sr / Baltimore, Md.) and Greyson Torain (Jr / Glen Burnie, Md.) have been named to the Tewaaraton Award Foundation’s 2018 Men’s Preseason Watch List it was announced on Thursday evening. The 50-man roster is made up of those student-athletes who are considered to be the players to watch this season and who are eligible to win the Tewaaraton Trophy awarded annually to the nation’s top lacrosse player.

Rees and Torain find themselves flanked by some of the elite players in the country, including 2017 finalists Trevor Baptiste (Denver), Connor Fields (Albany), Ben Reeves (Yale) and Pat Spencer (Loyola).
Despite missing the entire 2017 campaign due to a non-contact knee injury, Rees earned a spot on the 2018 early-season watch list thanks to a spectacular sophomore season (2016) that saw him garner Honorable Mention All-America recognition and was a unanimous selection as a member of the All-Patriot League First Team. He was the team’s third-leading scorer in 2016, producing 37 points on a team-best 34 goals and three assists. The 34 goals are the most by a Navy player since 2004 when Joe Bossi pumped in 44 and Ian Dingman scored 36. Meanwhile, the 34 goals are the third most in program history by a midfielder and the most since Brian Keith set the record of 41 in 1989.

Rees was outstanding during the Mids’ NCAA Tournament run where his 9 combined goals against Yale and Brown tied the school record for most goals scored in an NCAA Tournament (season), a record was originally set by Mike Hannan in 1978. He produced a career-high tying five goals on 12 shots against Brown after pacing the Mids with four goals on seven shots (scored on each of his first three shots) in their First-Round NCAA Tournament win over Yale.

Torain, who leads Navy in scoring through four games with 10 points on six goals and four assists, garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors a year ago and was a unanimous First-Team All-Patriot League selection.  A starter in all 34 games he has played since arriving in Annapolis, 34 of his 46 goals over his career have been unassisted - 12 of 17 in 2016, 18 of 23 in 2017, 4 of 6 in 2018.  He tied as the Mids’ leading scorer last spring with 38 points on a team-high tying 23 goals and 15 assists.  Among the nation’s top-scoring midfielders (#11) a season ago, his 38 points tied as the fourth most by a midfielder in a single season at Navy.  Heading into Saturday’s contest against 20th-ranked Bucknell, Torain owns the team’s second-longest point-scoring streak, posting a goal or an assist in each of the last 11 contests.

Heading into the weekend, Rees has four points on three goals and a single assist.

Over the course of the season, players will be added and cut based on their performances. Watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on March 22 and April 5. On April 26, 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. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 10 and invited to the 18th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 31.

The 2018 Tewaaraton Award Watch List also includes two women’s players from the Naval Academy - senior Jenna Collins, who was named a 2017 Inside Lacrosse All-American (Second Team), IWLCA All-South Region (Second Team), All-ECAC (First Team), Patriot League Midfielder of the Year, Patriot League Tournament Most Outstanding Player and All-Patriot League (First Team); and sophomore Kelly Larkin, who was named the 2017 Inside Lacrosse Division I Rookie of the Year, Inside Lacrosse Media All-American (Honorable Mention), NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team, Patriot League Rookie of the Year and All-Patriot League (Second Team).

Men’s Watch List:
Dox Aitken, Virginia - Soph., Midfield
Dylan Alderman, Hofstra - Sr., Midfield
Grant Ament, Penn State - Jr., Attack
Trevor Baptiste, Denver - Sr., Faceoff
Jared Bernhardt, Maryland - Soph., Attack
Brendan Bomberry, Syracuse  - Sr., Attack
Tate Boyce, Providence - Jr., Goalie
Dan Bucaro, Georgetown - Jr., Attack
Morgan Cheek, Harvard - Sr., Attack
Chris Cloutier, North Carolina - Sr., Attack
Jack Concannon, Hofstra - Sr., Goalie
Ryan Conrad, Virginia - Jr., Midfield
Brian Corrigan, Marist - Redshirt Senior, Goalie
Bryan Costabile, Notre Dame - Soph., Midfield
Christian Cuccinello, Villanova - Sr., Attack
Connor Fields, Albany - Sr., Attack
Zach Goodrich, Towson - Jr., Midfield
Phil Goss, Brown - Soph., Goalie
Justin Guterding, Duke - Sr., Attack
Jules Heningburg, Rutgers - Sr., Attack
TD Ierlan, Albany - Soph., Faceoff
Chris Keating, Yale - Sr., Defense
Connor Keating, Penn - Sr., Long Stick Midfield
Connor Kelly, Maryland - Sr., Midfield
Tom Kennedy, Bryant - Sr., Midfield
Tre Leclaire, Ohio State - Soph., Attack
Ian Mackay, Vermont - Sr., Midfield
Simon Mathias, Penn - Jr., Attack
Sean Mayle, Denver - Sr., Long Stick Midfield
Nick Mellen, Syracuse - R-Soph., Defense
Brent Noseworthy, Michigan - Jr., Midfield
Isaac Paparo, UMass- Jr., Defense
Ben Randall, Ohio State - Sr., Defense
Casey Rees, Navy - Sr., Midfield
Ryland Rees, Stony Brook - Jr., Defense
Ben Reeves, Yale - Sr., Attack
Will Sands, Bucknell - Sr., Attack
John Sexton, Notre Dame - Sr., Long Stick Midfield
Nate Solomon, Syracuse - Jr., Attack
Michael Sowers, Princeton - Soph., Attack
Pat Spencer, Loyola - Jr., Attack
John Surdick, Army - Jr., Defense
David Symmes, Army - Sr., Midfield
Jeff Teat, Cornell - Soph., Attack
Joel Tinney, Hopkins - Sr., Midfield
Greyson Torain, Navy - Jr., Midfield
Kyle Tucker, Salisbury - Sr., Defense
Cade Van Raaphorst, Duke - Jr., Defense
Ethan Walker, Denver - Soph., Attack
Jack Wilson, Boston University - Sr., Attack

Women’s Watch List:
Sam Apuzzo, Boston College - Jr., Attack
Dempsey Arsenault, Boston College - Jr., Midfield
Stephanie Asher, Elon - Sr., Attack
Kasey Behr, Virginia - Sr., Midfield
Julia Braig, Maryland - Jr., Defense
Sarah Brown, Colorado - Sr., Defense
Madison Carter, Penn State - Jr., Attack
Jenna Collins, Navy - Sr., Midfield
Alex Condon, Penn - Sr., Midfield
Olivia Conti, Towson - Soph., Defense
Maddie Crutchfield, Duke - Sr., Midfield
Riley Donahue, Syracuse - Sr., Attack
Kristen Gaudian, James Madison - Sr., Attack
Elizabeth George, Princeton - Jr., Midfield
Samantha Giacolone, Notre Dame - Jr., Goalie
Jen Giles, Maryland - Jr., Midfield
Ela Hazar, North Carolina - Sr., Attack
Haley Hicklen, Florida - Jr., Goalie
Maggie Jackson, Virginia - Jr., Midfield
Olivia Jenner, Duke - Jr., Attack
Gussie Johns, USC - Sr., Goalie
Katy Junior, Penn - Jr., Defense
Kenzie Kent, Boston College - Sr., Attack
Emily Kenul, Johns Hopkins - Sr., Attack
Darby Kiernan, Colorado - Sr., Attack
Kelly Larkin, Navy - Soph., Attack
Selena Lasota, Northwestern - Jr., Attack
Nicole Levy, Syracuse - Jr., Attack
Marie McCool, North Carolina - Sr., Midfield
Elizabeth Miller, Boston College - Jr., Defense
Elizabeth Morrison, The College of New Jersey - Sr., Defense
Courtney Murphy, Stony Brook - Redshirt Senior, Attack
Sheila Nesselbush, Northwestern - Sr., Midfield
Katie O’Donnell, Penn State - Sr., Midfield
Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook - Sr., Attack
Taryn Ohlmiller, Stony Brook - Soph., Attack
Sydney Pirreca, Florida - Jr., Midfield
Shayna Pirreca, Florida - Sr., Attack
Elena Romesburg, James Madison - Sr., Midfield
Lindsey Ronbeck, Florida - Jr., Attack
Michele Scannell, Adelphi - Sr., Midfield
Caroline Steele, Maryland - Jr., Attack
Camille Sullivan, Princeton - Sr., Midfield
Lydia Sutton, USC - Sr., Defense
Megan Taylor, Maryland - Jr., Goalie
Rachel VanderKolk, Virginia - Sr., Goalie
Taylor VanThof, Loyola - Jr., Midfield
Natalie Wallon, Syracuse - Jr., Midfield
Haley Warden, James Madison - Sr., Midfield
Megan Whittle, Maryland - Sr., Attack

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