April 26, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. - The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the men's and women's nominees for the Tewaaraton Award, presented by Calico Jack's, and St. John's Kieran McArdle has been named one of the 25 finalists for the National Player of the Year Award.
In mid-May, five men's and five women's finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
His overall consistency has earned McArdle the second overall spot in the NCAA for points per game (6.58), and assists per game (3.92). McArdle also ranks ninth in goals per game (2.67). The junior has turned in eye-popping numbers all season long, as McArdle owns the highest and second-highest single game point totals of the season. The Ronkonkoma, N.Y. native totaled 13 points against Robert Morris on March 23 and 12 points against Rutgers on March 16.
McArdle is now among St. John's all-time leaders in points, goals and assists. The junior's 178 points has him ranked second on the all-time list and is the most since program reinstatement in 2005. McArdle's 81 career goals are good for third on the all-time goal scorers list. His 97 assists also place him third all-time and the most since the program was restarted.
Teammate Jeff Lowman joined McArdle on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. It was the second-straight year the senior goalie was included on the Watch List.
About The Tewaaraton Foundation
First presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse players 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 Panama Jack
Panama Jack is an international company that has built a powerful brand and loyal following with product offerings synonymous with a carefree lifestyle. Its offerings include suncare products, eyewear, apparel, headwear, footwear, beach accessories and skateboards. The brand is expanding through product launches that bring its relaxed lifestyle into people's daily lives. Introduced in 2010 and 2011, Panama Jack Beach Cruisers and the Panama Jack Home and Outdoor Collections provide consumers with even more freedom to enjoy what's most meaningful to them and their families. In addition, 2011 marked the opening of the first of several Panama Jack retail stores at top travel destinations. Founded in 1974, Panama Jack is based in Orlando, FL. To learn more, please visit www.panamajack.com.
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