May 15, 2016
University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse senior Matt Landis is one of five finalists for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour, as announced Sunday night by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.
The five finalists will attend the 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony June 2 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The four other finalists are junior attack Dylan Molloy of Brown, junior attack Connor Cannizzaro of Denver, senior midfielder Myles Jones and sophomore attack Ben Reeves of Yale.
From Pelham, New York, Landis is only the fifth defensive player named a Tewaaraton finalist–following Joe Fletcher of Loyola in 2014, Joel White of Syracuse in 2010 and 2011, Ken Clausen of Virginia in 2010 and Brodie Merrill of Georgetown in 2004 and 2005. No defenseman has won the award.
Landis was named the top defensive player nationally in 2015 by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2016. He is a returning first-team USILA All-American from 2015–and a two-time member of the All-ACC Team (2015 and 2016).
Landis has started all 14 games for the Irish in 2016, helping the Notre Dame defense rank among the best in the country (7.64 goals per game). He has contributed 31 ground balls and leads the team with 18 caused turnovers.
Landis and Irish teammates Sergio Perkovic and Matt Kavanagh were among 25 Tewaaraton nominees in 2016. Kavanagh was a Tewaaraton finalist in 2015. Notre Dame’s Tom Glatzel also was a finalist in 2001.
Under Armour returns as the presenting sponsor of The Tewaaraton Award in honoring the top collegiate lacrosse players in the United States. For more information on the Tewaaraton Award, how to donate to this non-profit or to attend these events, visitTewaaraton.com. Like and follow The Tewaaraton Foundation at Facebook.com/Tewaaraton, Twitter.com/Tewaaraton andInstagram.com/Tewaaraton.
About The Tewaaraton Foundation
Founded at the University Club of Washington DC and first presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the preeminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. Endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and U.S. Lacrosse, the Tewaaraton Award symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. The Tewaaraton Foundation ensures the integrity and advances the mission of this award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy — the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora — and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, please visit www.tewaaraton.com.
About Under Armour, Inc.
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