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Thursday February 27, 2014Shannon Gilroy Named to Tewaaraton Watch List

Gainesville, Fla.

Junior midfielder Shannon Gilroy has been named to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award watch list, as announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Thursday. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award.


Gilroy leads the Gators with 28 points, 24 goals and 31 draw controls so far in 2014. Highlighting the young season, Gilroy set or tied three program records in the win over High Point with 10 draw controls and eight goals off of 13 shots. She also currently leads the nation in goals and is second in points. Gilroy was a Tewaaraton nominee in 2013, after finishing the season leading Florida with 52 goals and 59 draw controls and ranking second with 65 points.


The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot alongside these elite players. Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced.


Next up, No. 5/7 Florida hits the road to take on No. 13/15 Stony Brook on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. in Stony Brook, N.Y., and No. 7/5 Loyola on Tuesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. in Baltimore, Md.


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