(Brown Athletics) – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced that Brown University attackman Dylan Molloy is the winner of the 16th annual Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse players in the United States. Dylan Molloy, the catalyst of the nation’s top-ranked offense, led the country with 116 points, 54 assists and 6.44 points per game as Brown returned to the Final Four for the first time since 1994. The junior first team All-American from Setauket, N.Y., registered five or more points in 15 of 18 contests, helping the Bears to a school-record 16 wins and the Ivy League regular- season title. Molloy won his second consecutive Ivy League Player of the Year award and is the sixth player in NCAA history to post at least 50 goals and 50 assists in a single season. The nation’s active leading scorer with 247 points, his 116 points this season rank fourth in NCAA history, trailing only former Tewaaraton winners Lyle Thompson (128 in 2014, 121 in ’15) and Miles Thompson (119 in ’14). Earlier this week, Molloy earned the USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Outstanding Player Award and the Lt. Col. J.I. (Jack) Turnbull Outstanding Attackman Award. He is Brown’s first Tewaaraton finalist and winner, and the first winner from the Ivy League since Cornell’s Rob Pannell in 2013. The five men’s finalists were University of Denver attackman Connor Cannizzaro, Duke University midfielder Myles Jones, University of Notre Dame defenseman Matt Landis, Molloy and Yale University attackman Ben Reeves.This year’s initial Watch Lists were announced on Feb. 23 and included the top 50 men’s and women’s college lacrosse players in the country. Two rounds of additions to the Watch Lists were announced on March 17 and April 7. The 25 men’s and women’s nominees were announced on April 29, and narrowed to five finalists on May 15. The selection committees are comprised of 15 men’s and 14 women’s current college coaches, and are chaired by US Lacrosse National Lacrosse Hall of Fame coaches Jack Emmer (men’s) and Feffie Barnhill (women’s).
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