March 8, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Navy's senior team captain Erin Rawlick (Forest Hill, Md.) has been named to the Tewaaraton Award Foundation's 2010 Women's Preseason Watch List, it was announced recently.
The 52-player 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 women's lacrosse player. This year's list represents 35 institutions across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse, encompassing students from 14 states, Canada and Australia.
"Erin has had just a terrific start to the season," said Navy head coach Cindy Timchal. "As a senior and team captain, she has really stepped up her game and proven herself worthy of this kind of individual honor. As a program in just its third year, this is very exciting not just for this year's team, but also for the future of the women's lacrosse here at the United States Naval Academy."
Rawlick has earned her way into the national spotlight after producing two of the most prolific offensive seasons in NCAA collegiate lacrosse history with 183 points (122 goals, 61 assists) in her first 35 games. She is a two-time First-Team All-Patriot League selection and has been the conference's leading scorer in each of the last two seasons. Over the course of Navy's two-plus seasons at the Division I level, she has led the upstart Midshipmen program to a 33-9 (.785) mark and a pair of league tournament appearances, including a trip to the league championship game last spring.
Rawlick has gotten off to a sensational start in 2010 with a nation-leading 52 points on 34 goals and 18 assists. She is averaging a sterling 7.4 points per game, the highest scoring average nationally, for a Midshipmen squad off to its best start in three seasons of varsity competition at 7-0. She is also the current Patriot League leader and among the nation's best on the draw circle, averaging 4.85 draws per game.
Although she has played the fewest games (42) among the top-10 players on the NCAA's active career scoring list, Rawlick currently ranks second with 235 career points, fourth with 156 goals and sixth with 79 assists. Only Syracuse's Christina Dove, a returning All-American, has produced more points with 250 (in 62 games) over a terrific three-plus season span for the Orange.
Rawlick has also rapidly risen up the Patriot League's career scoring charts, after two 90-plus point seasons (92 in 2009, 91 in 2008) and her red-hot start to 2010. She currently ranks fourth all-time in assists (79), seventh in points (235) and is tied for seventh in goals (156).
Over the course of the season, players will be added and cut based on their performances, but ultimately the committee will name its five finalists with the award handed out following the National Championship on June 3 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The 2010 committee is comprised of the following: Chair-Jen Larsen (Oregon), Missy Doherty (Towson), Ricky Fried (Georgetown), Kerstin Kimel (Duke), Cathy Nelson Reese (Maryland), Cecil Pilson (Mercyhurst), Sue Stimmel (Ohio State) and Amy Patton (Dartmouth).
This Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 pm, Rawlick and a Navy team, which is fifth among the team's receiving votes in this week's Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, will host nationally-ranked William & Mary at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Women's 2010 Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Shaylyn Blaney, Notre Dame - Junior (Midfield), Stoney Brook, N.Y.
Sarah Bullard, Duke - Junior (Midfield), Needham, MA
Kristen Carr, North Carolina - Senior (Midfield), Baltimore, MD
Kaitlyn Carter, Adelphi - Junior (Midfield), Mineola, N.Y.
Kat Collins, Dartmouth - Junior (Attack), Darien, CT
McKinley Curro, Boston U. - Senior (Attack), Amherst, NH
Ali Deluca, Pennsylvania - Senior (Midfield), Hillsborough, N.J.
Christina Dove, Syracuse - Junior (Midfield), Bel Air, MD
Katrina Dowd, Northwestern - Senior (Midfield), Yorktown Heights, NY
Sarah Downing, Vanderbilt - Senior (Midfield), Morristown, N.J.
Lizzy Drumm, Princeton - Junior (Attack), Westbury, N.Y.
Kaitlin Duff, Virginia - Senior (Midfield), Bethesda, MD
Lauren Dykstra, Lehigh - Junior (Attack), Mendham, N.J.
Bergman Foley, Louisville - Junior (Attack), Huntington Valley, PA
Molly Ford, Georgetown - Senior (Attack), Reisterstown, MD
Alexandra Frank, Northwestern - Sophomore (Midfield), Westwood, MA
Hillary Fratzke, Towson - Senior (Midfield), Centreville, MD
Corrine Gandolfi, Hofstra - Senior (Midfield), Smithtown, N.Y.
Lindsay Gilbride, Duke - Senior (Midfield), Alexandria, VA
Grace Golden, William and Mary - Junior (Midfield), Manhasset, NY
Kim Griffen, James Madison - Senior (Midfield), Jarrettsville, MD
Kelly Haggarty, Ohio State - Senior (Attack), West Chester, PA
Jess Halpern, Harvard - Junior (Attack), Longmeadow, MA
Liz Hogan, Syracuse - Junior (Goalie), Victor, NY
Angela Hughes, Johns Hopkins - Senior (Midfield), Manchester, MD
Alison Jaeger, College of New Jersey - Junior (Midfield), Hampton, N.J.
Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland - Sophomore (Attack), Annapolis, MD
Ashby Kaestner, Georgetown - Senior (Midfield), Trappe, MD
Brittany Kalkstein, Virginia - Senior (Midfield), Baltimore, MD
Jordyn Kirr, Georgetown - Junior (Attack), Baltimore, MD
Courtney Lubbe, Pennsylvania - Senior (Attack), Newton, PA
Caitlin McFadden, Maryland - Senior (Midfield), Phoenix, MD
Sarah Mollison, Maryland - Junior (Attack), Melbourne, Australia
Alex Mundy, Vanderbilt - Senior (Defense), Ellicott City, MD
Tissy O'Conner, Cornell - Junior (Midfield), Winchester, MA
Colleen Olson, Dartmouth - Senior (Midfield), Avon, CT
Erin Rawlick, Navy - Senior (Attack), Forest Hill, MD
Logan Ripley, North Carolina - Senior (Goalie), Earlysville, VA
Kate Robinson, Catholic - Senior (Midfield), Emmitsburg, MD
Jenn Russell, North Carolina - Senior (Midfield), Andover, MA
Emily Schaknowski, Delaware - Senior (Midfield), Wading River, NY
Lauren Schmidt, Stanford - Junior (Midfield), Bay Shore, NY
Gina Scioscia, Notre Dame - Senior (Attack), Summit, N.J.
Shannon Smith, Northwestern - Sophomore (Midfield), West Babylon, N.Y.
Danielle Spencer, Northwestern - Senior (Midfield), Brighton, N.Y.
Emma Spiro, Pennsylvania - Senior (Midfield), Wellesley, MA
Emily Szelest, Pennsylvania - Senior (Goalie), Delmar, N.Y.
Karissa Taylor, Maryland - Senior (Defense), Easton, MD
Erin Tochihara, Princeton - Junior (Goalie), Englewood, CO
Lacy Vigmostad, Northwestern - Sophomore (Defense), Northport, N.Y.
Julie Wadland, Dartmouth - Senior (Goalie), Andover, MD
Kim Williams, C.W. Post - Senior (Defense), Long Valley, N.J.
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