DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Kerrin Maurer and Taylor Virden are among the 25 women’s lacrosse players who have been selected as nominees for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award, as announced Friday, Apr. 26 by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
An attacker from Setauket, N.Y., and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree, Maurer leads the Blue Devils in points (55) and assists (27) and has been among the league leaders all spring in the assists category. She has posted eight multi-assist outings this season while also recording new career-highs in goals (28), assists, points, ground balls (10) and draw controls (10). In just her second year, Maurer has surpassed the 100-point barrier and totaled 51 helpers to rank her 13th on Duke’s all-time list for career assists.
One of the Blue Devils’ most experienced defenders, Virden joined Maurer in earning All-ACC accolades this spring. The Ellicott City, Md., native paces the squad and ranks third in the ACC with 28 ground balls in 15 games. She also sports an average of 1.13 caused turnovers per contest and is part of a defensive unit that allows just 8.88 goals per game. Also a force at the draw, Virden has tallied a career-best 43 draw controls on the season to push her career total to 111, which places her eighth on Duke’s all-time chart.
The five Tewaaraton Award finalists will be announced in mid-May, with the finalists then being invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony May 30 at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Duke concludes the regular season Sunday, May 5 as the Blue Devils play host to Boston University at 12 p.m. in Koskinen Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on the Blue Devil Network.
2013 Tewaaraton Award Nominees
Casey Ancarrow, Attack – James Madison
Alex Aust, Attack – Maryland
Becca Block, Defense – Syracuse
Kara Cannizzaro, Midfield – North Carolina
Demmianne Cook, Midfield – Stony Brook
Kitty Cullen, Attack – Florida
Taylor D’Amore, Attack – Johns Hopkins
Brittany Dashiell, Midfield – Florida
Jasmine DePompeo, Attack – Navy
Danielle Etrasco, Attack – Boston University
Erin Fitzgerald, Attack – Northwestern
Shannon Gilroy, Midfield – Florida
Kerrin Maurer, Attack – Duke
Maggie McCormick, Attack – Penn State
Mikey Meagher, Goalie – Florida
Alyssa Murray, Attack – Syracuse
Marlee Paton, Midfield – Loyola
Mikaela Rix, Midfield – Boston College
Iliana Sanza, Defense – Maryland
Katie Schwarzmann, Midfield – Maryland
Barbara Sullivan, Defense – Notre Dame
Caroline Tarzian, Attack – Georgetown
Taylor Thornton, Midfield – Northwestern
Michelle Tumolo, Attack – Syracuse
Taylor Virden, Defense – Duke