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Two Thompsons Nominated For The 2013 Tewaaraton Award

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Two Thompsons Nominated For The 2013 Tewaaraton Award

WASHINGTON – The University at Albany men’s lacrosse attackmen Lyle and Ty Thompson were named as two of the top 25 nominees for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award, which was announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Friday, April 26.

The Great Danes were one of five teams that had two players on the prestigious list. The other four teams with two players included Cornell’s Steve Mock/Rob Pannell, Loyola’s Scott Ratliff/Mike Sawyer, Maryland’s Niko Amato/Jesse Bernhardt and Syracuse’s JoJo Marasco/Brian Megill.

Lyle is having a sensational sophomore season. Lyle leads the nation in points per game (6.85) and assists per game (3.92). The junior attackman already owns the program’s record for assists in a season with 51 at the moment and is one point away from breaking UAlbany’s Cort Kim’s record (89) for points in a season. One record that the Onondaga Nation, N.Y. native has a chance of breaking at seasons end is the NCAA single-season points record of 114 (currently at 89).

Lyle’s cousin Ty has been quietly finding the back of the net for the Great Danes this season. Having started all 14 games this season, Ty has a team best 41 goals and is fourth in the nation in goals per game with 3.15 as of April 21. Before being held scoreless against Siena on Tuesday, the Mohawk Nation, N.Y. native tallied 25 straight games of recording at least one goal, which was tied for the 23rd best streak in NCAA history.

Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora. This is The Year of the Mohawk and the men’s nominees include a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation in Ty Thompson and a member of the Onondaga Nation in his cousin Lyle Thompson

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