JoJo Marasco and Alyssa Murray have both been named one of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton award for the mens and womens category. The Tewaaraton award is college lacrosse’s highest honors, and is given annually to the best player in the sport. The finalists are headed to the presentation of the award at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian on May 30th.
Here are the bios for both JoJo and Alyssa from the Tewaaraton website:
JoJo Marasco, the 2013 Big East Midfielder of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big East selection, paced Syracuse in points (53) and assists (35) during the regular season, the latter breaking Paul Gait’s program record. A senior from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Marasco led the Orange to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Syracuse junior Alyssa Murray ranks among the nation’s Top 10 in goals (56), points (90) and points per game (4.74). Murray, an attacker from West Babylon, N.Y., earned Big East Attack Player of the Year honors, was a unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team and was a Big East All-Tournament team selection. She currently sits in the Orange’s top five in career goals, assists and points.