On the same day when she helped the Syracuse Orange survive a strong effort from the Stony Brook Seawolves in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, senior Kayla Treanor was named a finalist for the 2016 Tewaaeaton Award.
Treanor joins Maryland's Taylor Cummings, Florida's Nicole Graziano, Maryland's Alice Mercer and Notre Dame's Barbara Sullivan in the final five.
Cummings has won the award two years running and looks to be the first-ever three-time winner. Both Sullivan and Treanor were finalists last season and it's Treanor's third-consecutive year as a finalist.
Does Treanor have a shot this time around? Cummings had her "worst" season in terms of output this year, scoring fifty goals and grabbing 17 assists for a total of 67 points (down from 100 points last year). Treanor, meanwhile, scored 46 goals and notched 38 assists for 84 total points. It may come down to whether or not the committee wants to give a "lifetime achievement award" or truly reward the best overall player on the year.
No Syracuse men's lacrosse players were among the five finalists on that side.
The finalists are all invited to Washington, D.C. for the 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on June 2.