WASHINGTON – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that UAlbany lacrosse players Connor Fields and Sarah Martin have been selected as 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy nominees.
Fields is one of 25 male nominees for the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy while Martin is one of 25 female nominees. The Tewaaraton Trophy is awarded to the top male and female player in college lacrosse across all divisions each season.
Fields is a Tewaaraton nominee for the second straight year. The UAlbany men's lacrosse team has had at least one Tewaaraton nominee each of the past five years: Fields and Blaze Riorden were nominees last season, Lyle Thompson was a nominee from 2013-15 while Miles Thompson was nominated in 2014. The Thompson brothers shared the Tewaaraton Trophy is 2014, with Lyle Thompson winning outright in 2015.
Martin gets nominated for the Tewaaraton for the first time in her career. She is the first UAlbany women's player to be nominated since Taylor Frink, currently an assistant coach for the Great Danes, in 2011.
As of April 25th, Fields in leading all of Division I men's lacrosse in points per game with 6.69 a contest, also being second in each goals per game at 3.46 and assists per game at 3.23. The junior attack and five-time America East Player of the Week has earned at least three points in all 13 UAlbany contests this year, totaling 87 points, off 45 goals and 42 assists, and 20 ground balls on the year.
Martin stands second in all of Division I women's lacrosse with 5.93 points per game in games as of April 26th, and fourth with 3.71 goals per game, also being 17th with 5.57 draw controls per game. The senior midfielder has multiple points in all 14 UAlbany contests this season, tallying 83 points, from 52 goals and 31 assists, 31 ground balls, 78 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers in 2017.
Of the 25 nominees for each side, five will be selected as finalists on May 11th. All finalists will be invited to the 17th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington D.C. on June 1st.