Connor Shellenberger of Virginia has been selected a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, which is given to the top player in college lacrosse each year. Virginia has a Tewaaraton finalist for the first time since Steele Stanwick in 2012.
The redshirt sophomore has tallied 68 points on 28 goals and 40 assists so far even with an uncharacteristic shooting slump in the latter part of the season. Shellenberger is currently second in the ACC in assists at 2.86 per game and third in points at 4.86 per game. He has registered multiple points in each of the 14 games so far this season.
Shellenberger is one of five men’s lacrosse finalists, along with Chris Gray of North Carolina, Sam Handley of Penn, Brendan Nichtern of Army, and Logan Wisnauskas of Maryland.
Virginia men’s lacrosse has had three previous Tewaaraton winners since the award’s inception in 2001: Chris Rotelli (2003), Matt Ward (2006), and Steele Stanwick (2011).
The Tewaaraton Award winners will be chosen in a ceremony in Washington D.C. on June 3rd.
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