Aponte named Tewaaraton Award nominee

April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Penn State men's lacrosse junior Nick Aponte has been selected as a nominee for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, as announced by the organization this evening. Aponte is one of 25 members on the men's list, which features student-athletes from 16 different programs from around the country.

The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. Aponte is the first Nittany Lion to be named a Tewaaraton Award nominee since goalie Austin Kaut, who was named to the list in 2012 and 2013.

Aponte has steadily emerged as one of the top offensive options for the Nittany Lions at attack since he arrived on campus. Starting all 13 games this season, he currently ranks second on the team with 40 points, having scored 22 goals to go along with 18 assists. Aponte also enters the weekend having matched a career-high mark in back-to-back outings with four goals in each of the last two games against a pair of nationally ranked opponents.

With at least one point in each of the last 31 consecutive games, his point-scoring streak ranks 16th nationally. His stretch dates back to April 5, 2014, and features 38 goals and 33 assists for 71 total points. On the year, he's registered seven multi-goal outings, scoring two or more goals in each of the last three straight games for the Nittany Lions.

Five men's and five women's finalists will be selected from these groups of 25, announced on May 12, and invited to the ceremony. The 16th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held on June 2 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

Last Updated May 02, 2016