– Syracuse junior defensive midfielder Joel White has been picked as one of the five finalists for the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy, which will be presented to the nation’s top lacrosse player. White joins Ken Clausen (Virginia), Curtis Dickson (Delaware), Ned Crotty (Duke) and Kevin Crowley (Stony Brook) as finalists for college lacrosse’s most prestigious award.
As one of the nation’s best long-stick midfielders, White has led an Orange unit that tops the nation in scoring defense (7.29 goals per game). Individually, White ranks sixth nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.14) and 15th in ground balls per game (5.07).
Offensively, he’s contributed nine points, including six goals. He’s scored twice in each of the last two games (at Notre Dame and at St. John’s) to become the first SU defender to record a two-goal game since 2000.
White and the other finalists are invited to the Tewaaraton Awards Banquet on June 3 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. where the winner of this year’s award will be announced.