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Georgetown's Erin Elbe and Syracuse's Michael Powell
Win 2002 Tewaaraton Trophies






Georgetown University senior attacker Erin Elbe and Syracuse University Attackman Michael Powell won the second annual Tewaaraton Trophies Wednesday evening at the University Club in Washington DC. The award recognizes Elbe and Powell as the top female and male lacrosse college players in the country for the 2002 season.



MORE ABOUT ERIN ELBE:

A senior attacker and tri-captain of the 2002 Georgetown squad, Erin Elbe hails from Garden City, NY. Incredibly gifted, hard working and talented, Erin has had a remarkable career for the Hoyas and helped lead her team to four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, including appearances in the National Championship Game the past two years.





A four-time All-American, Erin helped lead the 2002 team to a 17-2 overall record and the program's first-ever #1 ranking. The Hoyas also went undefeated, with a 6-0 mark, in BIG EAST play en route to a Conference title under Elbe's leadership. She led the squad in scoring this season with 81 points on the strength of 58 goals and 23 assists, ranking her ninth nationally in points per game with 4.26. At season's end, Erin earned IWLCA/US Lacrosse First Team All-American honors and was named the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year.


Elbe checks out the hardware

Women's Presenter Jackie Pitts


Erin ends her GU career with 211 goals, 80 assists, 291 points, 240 ground balls and 101 draws. She ranks first in the Georgetown career leaders record book for ground balls, second in points and goals, and third in assists and draws. The daughter of Tom and Linda Elbe, Erin graduated from Georgetown with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.


MORE ABOUT MICHAEL POWELL:

The 2001 Attackman of the Year, Sophomore Michael Powell is leading the nation in scoring with 4.93 points per game. Powell tied his career high with four assists in the quarterfinal win against Duke and in the process surpassed his freshman year total of 70 points. He currently leads the Orangemen with 74 points (36 goals, team-high 38 assists). He entered the NCAA semifinals riding a six-game streak with at least four points. He has 18 goals and 19 assists in SU's last six outings.





The most points Powell accumulated in a game this season were the eight he tallied in the season opener against Army when he scored a career-high eight points on five goals and three assists. In 31 career games, Powell has registered at least five points, 15 times. He is the owner of 144 career points (66 goals, 78 assists). Powell has never been shut out of a game. He has either scored a goal or had an assist in all 31 games of his career. He is already 11th on the school's career assist chart and needs 17 points to break in among SU's top 20 all-time leading point scorers.





Last year Powell was named First-Team All-American and selected to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. He became the seventh Orangeman and third Powell to receive the Turnbull Award...the team's leader in points (70) and assists (40), the second-highest totals ever recorded by a freshman at SU and became the first freshman since his brother, Casey (1995), to lead Syracuse in scoring and the first freshman in school history to earn first-team All-America honors.

Powell is a member of the United States National Team that will compete in the 2002 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship in Perth, Australia this July.

Sophomore attackman Michael Powell is leading the nation in scoring with 4.93 points per game.


A kiss for Mom

Proud Father Larry Powell


Powell tied his career high with four assists in the quarterfinal win against Duke and in the process surpassed his freshman year total of 70 points. He currently leads the Orangemen with 74 points (36 goals, team-high 38 assists). He enters the NCAA semifinals riding a six-game streak with at least four points. He has 18 goals and 19 assists in SU's last six outings. Powell's hot streak began at Cornell on April 9, when he was the game's high scorer with seven points (three goals, four assists). He kept it going with back-to-back six-point performances at Rutgers and Penn. He next tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) against Massachusetts and four against Georgetown (three goals, one assist).





The most points Powell accumulated in a game this season were the eight he tallied in the season opener against Army when he scored a career-high eight points on five goals and three assists. The eight points Powell put up against Army marked the most points registered by an Orangeman since the 2000 NCAA quarterfinals when older brother, Ryan Powell, torched Georgetown with four goals and four assists.

Michael Powell had three goals and an assist at Brown. His third goal against Brown, marked his 50th career tally. Against Hobart, Powell reached the century mark for career points. He had a goal and three assists vs. the Statesmen. His assist on the first goal of the game just 42 seconds into the contest marked his 100th career point. Against Virginia, Powell scored four goals and had two assists. At Denver, he had three goals and three assists in each of SU's two games. He was named the MVP of the Denver Pioneer Face-Off Classic.


Master of Ceremonies Leif Elsmo

Men's Presenter Ron Hill


In 31 career games, Powell has registered at least five points, 15 times. He is the owner of 144 career points (66 goals, 78 assists). Powell has never been shut out of a game. He has either scored a goal or had an assist in all 31 games of his career. He is already 11th on the school's career assist chart and needs 17 points to break in among SU's top 20 all-time leading point scorers.

More information, about the award, including news, stats, and important dates, is available at www.tewaaraton.com



TEWAARATON PHOTOGRAPHS



Tewaaraton Director Shelly Rogers

Keynote Speaker Dom Starsia





Finalist Lauren Aumiller

Finalists Steve Dusseau and Kevin Cassese





STX's Dale Kohler

Women's Selection Chair Kim Simons











Finalist Rachael Becker

Finalist Lauren Aumiller





Finalist Tiffany Schummer

Finalist Christine McPike










Starsia was very entertaining

Men's Selection Chair Richie Moran





Finalist Steve Dusseau

Finalist Josh Coffman





Finalist Connor Gill

The Elbes with Georgetown Coaches











6/5/02