WASHINGTON DC – Junior midfielder, Max Tuttle, of Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse was selected to the first round of the 2018 Tewaaraton Award watch list as announced by the committee Thursday afternoon.
Tuttle joins an elite class of just eight up for the award as nominated on by a selection committee comprised of premier college coaches appointed annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
The Tewaaraton Award is known as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
Tuttle, who has been a proven offensive juggernaut for the Pioneers' offense, has already eclipsed the 100-point mark five games into his junior year campaign. He leads SHU with 28 goals scored and is in close second in helpers having dished 11 this year.
His 3.38 goals netted per contest slots first amongst Northeast Conference competitors and rank fourth nationally. The midfielder's 1.50 assists distributed a game is best for fifth in the league and 55th across the nation.
His 39 points through eight games not only sits in the Pioneers' forefront but also is superlative in the NEC.
The next round of watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on April 12. On April 26, the field will be narrowed to 25 men's and 25 women's nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for the third round of additions.
This year's initial watch list, announced on March 1, recognized the top 50 men's and 50 women's candidates for the Tewaaraton Award. Five men's and five women's finalists will be announced on May 10 and invited to the 18th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 31.
The Pioneers hit the turf, Saturday, as they serve host to NEC foe Bryant, March 24 at 1 p.m. at Campus Field.