Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Florida Launch’s Casey Powell (Carthage) as the 2014 Coca-Cola Most Valuable Player.
In terms of the other contenders for this year’s MVP, Denver’s John Grant Jr. was voted second in the running for the prestigious award with 25 points. Rochester’s John Galloway (West Genesee), the 2014 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year, placed third in the running, just four points behind Grant (21).
Maryland's Taylor Cummings and Albany's Lyle and Miles Thompson (LaFayette) were named Tewaaraton Award winners for the 2014 collegiate lacrosse season on Thursday, May 29th. Cummings is the fourth Terrapin player to win the award in its 14-year history. The Thompson's - brothers who play on the same attack line - are the first co-winners of the honor.
After dazzling the lacrosse world with amazing talent and ability, Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), brothers, teammates and Native Americans, were honored as co-winners of the 2014 Tewaaraton Trophy.
This honor was bestowed at the Tewaaraton Ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Honored guests included the many of the Thompson family, the UAlbany coaching staff, plus numerous lacrosse supporters and players and coaches from around the country.
This is a historic day for the world of lacrosse, with the Thompsons, members of the Onondaga Nation, becoming the first Native Americans to be honored with the Tewaaraton Trophy.
USILA National Position Awards
D-I: Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), SUNY Albany, is Outstanding Player, Outstanding Attackman; Loyola's Joe Fletcher (West Genessee) is Outstanding Defensive Player.
D-II: Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn), LeMoyne, named Outstanding Midfielder
D-III: Stefan Basile (Fayetteville-Manlius), Union College, Outstanding Goalie.
Lyle (122) and Miles (115) Thompson (LaFayette) both surpassed the Division I Single-Season Points record of 114 set by Steve Marohl of UMBC in 1992 Saturday as SUNY Albany upset #1 Loyola in their opening game of the NCAA Tournament. Miles now has 79 goals on the season—28 more than the second-leading goal scorer in the country, Duke’s Jordan Wolf. That puts Miles just three goals behind Jon Reese’s single-season Division I goals record of 82, a total amassed by the Yale star back in 1990.
Lyle Thompson (LaFayette), named to the AE All-Tournament Team earned eight points in the America East Conference Championship Game, off three goals and five assists, to total 114 for the season, tying the record set by Steve Marohl of UMBC in 1992. A chance to break the record comes in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships.
Miles Thompson (LaFayette) earned America East Tournament MVP, scoring seven goals and two assists today, after earning 18 goals and four assists in the tournament. His 18 goals and 22 total points are new conference tournament records. Miles now has 108 Points for the season, and could also surpass Steve Marohl next week.
** Syracuse.com did not have Saves listed in their stats on Sunday, May 25th, so once again we invoked the magic of algebra and spreadsheet formulas with the Save Ptc. and Goals Against stats to come up with our Saves number. They are not as official as the usual Sunday posts, though they shouldn't be more than one off (due to rounding up or down).
Minimum of 102 Saves. (**See note at Saves above.)