Connor Fields Honored at 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy Ceremony
WASHINGTON – Connor Fields was one of five men's finalists honored at the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy ceremony on Thursday night at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian.
Fields was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist for the first time in his career, being selected as one of the five on May 11th. He is the fourth UAlbany player to be a Tewaaraton finalist, along with Lyle Thompson, Miles Thompson and Frank Resetarits.
Fields has earned many honors in 2017, including the USILA DI Lt. Col. J.I. (Jack) Turnbull Award for most outstanding attackman, America East Offensive Player of the Year, USILA First Team All-American, Inside Lacrosse Media First Team All-American and America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
This season, Fields had the top offensive scoring season in DI and fourth all-time, totaling 117 points from 55 goals and 62 assists, averaging a DI-best 6.5 points per game. He helped UAlbany go 15-3 overall and reach the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal round with a 15-12 victory over North Carolina.
UAlbany director of athletics Mark Benson, the UAlbany men's lacrosse coaching staff and members of the Fields family were present at the ceremony in support of Connor Fields.
Fields plus the other men's and women's finalists took part in the Tewaaraton Finalists Clinic and Dinner on Wednesday plus today's trophy ceremony. All events took place in Washington, D.C.
Fields was a men's finalist along with Trevor Baptiste of Denver, Matt Rambo of Maryland, Ben Reeves of Yale and Pat Spencer of Loyola. Rambo was the recipient of the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy on the men's side.
UAlbany has had the Tewaaraton Trophy recipient on the men's side in 2014, with Lyle and Miles Thompson winning it, and 2015, with Lyle earning in outright.
On the women's side, Zoe Stukenberg of Maryland was the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy recipient.
Fields will return to UAlbany in 2018 for his senior season. He stands with 278 career points off 165 goals and 113 assists.