Providence, RI - Brown senior captain Rob Schlesinger, an All-Ivy and All-New England selection for the Bears, has been named to the Tewaarton Award Watch List, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate lacrosse player.
The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award honoring the nation's top male and female collegiate lacrosse players and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse.
"Rob is the quintessential throwback two-way midfielder," said Brown head coach Lars Tiffany. "He fights for every inch. In a multiple-man, rugby-like scrum on the field, Rob invariably is the one who comes away with the loose ball. For three years, Rob has played a significant role for us and led from within. Now he leads from the front, and his persona and ferocity make the rest of us all the tougher as we follow him."
Recognized as the leader of the Brown midfield, Schlesinger was Brown's top scoring midfielder a year ago, and fourth leading scorer overall, with 18 points. He scored 12 goals and handed out six assists for the Bears. Schlesinger, who picked up 24 ground balls, turned in a standout performance in Brown's victory over #12 Penn, scoring a career high four goals.
The Tewaaraton Award was formally established in August of 2000 with the inaugural presentation at The University Club of Washington DC in June of 2001. The Tewaaraton Trophy symbolizes lacrosse's centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. Tradition dictates that each year the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. To honor the heritage of the sport, the Award presents two annual scholarships to students of American Indian decent.