Feb. 22, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Villanova University seniors Jack Rice (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin) and Max Hart (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) were named to the 2013 Tewaaraton Award Watch List as candidates for the honor bestowed upon the top player in collegiate lacrosse. Rice and Hart are two of the ten BIG EAST players named to the list.
Rice earns his second nod to the Tewaaraton Watch List as he enters his senior season. The attackman currently ranks 6th all-time at Villanova with 94 goals and has appeared in all 47 games of his career while making 45 starts. Rice was chosen as an unanimous selection to the 2013 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team and has been named to the postseason All-BIG EAST Teams every year since his arrival on the Main Line. His 2.00 goals per game rank him 2nd all-time at Villanova.
Hart earns his first nod to the Tewaaraton Watch List after being an integral member of the Villanova midfield line since his freshman season. For his career, the senior co-captain has appeared in 40 games, notched 27 goals, 10 assists and 37 points. Additionally, the midfielder has also picked up 43 ground balls, caused six turnovers and was named the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week for March 12th, 2012.
The Tewaaraton Watch List includes the top players across all three division of collegiate lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award. "The National reach of quality players is evident in this list, with players from all regions of the country, along with a strong group of eight former winners and finalists," said Jeff Harvey, Chairman of the Tewaaraton Award. "As the season unfolds, we are excited for another deserving group of Tewaarato Award candidates to emerge."
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 along side 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. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Villanova continues their season on Tuesday, February 26th when they travel to Drexel. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. at Vidas Field in Philadelphia, Pa.