In light of the canceled NCAA lacrosse season, the Tewaaraton Foundation has announced updates to the 2020 Tewaaraton Award, including publication of the final 2020 watch lists for the best men's and women's college lacrosse players of the year. Brendan Nichtern and Wyatt Schupler represented Army West Point men's lacrosse on the final watch list for the 2020 season.
"This is a very deserved recognition for both Brendan and Wyatt," said head coach Joe Alberici. "They are two young players who have already had an enormous impact in our program. Wyatt's meteoric rise in his first season as a goalie has been exciting for the entire team to see.
"Brendan has a unique skill set of toughness, vision, intelligence and the ability to make others better around him. He is amongst the very elite at his position in the country and will continue on for us in what promises to be a storied career at West Point. Having these two anchors on both ends of the field for the next two years is something the coaching staff is very excited about."
The Tewaaraton Award annual ceremony that was scheduled for May 28 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will not be held, and no college awards will be presented in 2020. And while the Foundation will also postpone recognition of the Legends and Spirit honorees until 2021, plans will continue to award the 2020 Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. Read more.