The Tewaaraton Foundation announced its final watch list for the 2020 Tewaaraton Award for the best men’s and women’s college lacrosse players of the year. Sophomore attackman Jason Knox joined senior attackman Eric Holden, who was on the initial watch list that was announced in February.
The foundation also announced the Tewaaraton Award ceremony that was scheduled for May 28 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will not be held, and no college awards will be presented in 2020.
Through five games, Knox had produced 21 points on 18 goals and three assists. He was second on the team in both goals and points, trailing only Holden. Knox was tied for the team lead with Holden with four extra-man goals. He’s one of only 10 sophomores to make the list, which spans all three NCAA divisions. Knox was third in the NEC and 16th in the nation in goals per game when the remainder of the spring season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Knox was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week and earned a spot on the USILA Team of the Week after scoring a Hobart Division I era record 10 goals against Siena on Feb. 15. He followed up that performance with a five-goal game in the win over Colgate on Feb. 22.
In 21 career games, Knox has compiled 54 goals, including 10 extra-man goals and four game winners, and eight assists for 62 points.
Holden produced at least three goals in every game this season, leading the Statesmen with 20 goals and 28 points. He led the NEC and was fourth in the nation in goals per game at 4.0. Holden was also atop the conference and 11th in the nation in points per game at 5.6.
Holden was named the NEC Co-Player of the Week after ringing up six points on five goals and an assist in the season-opening win over Canisius.
A 2019 All-NEC selection, Holden broke Hobart’s Division I era season points record last year, logging 67 points on 45 goals and 22 assists. In 51 career games with the Statesmen, he notched 97 goals and 53 assists for 150 points. On Hobart’s Division I career lists, Holden ranks fourth in goals and points and is tied for seventh in assists.
Hobart led the nation in scoring offense, averaging 19.6 goals per game, this season. The Statesmen were 4-1 with wins over Binghamton, Canisius, Colgate and Siena. The team’s lone loss was to Syracuse, which was No. 1 in the final coaches poll of the season.