Duke seniors Matt Danowski and Zack Greer were two of the five finalists for the Tewaraaton Trophy, college lacrosse’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. Danowski, the 2007 winner, is the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, and Greer is the NCAA’s all-time leading goal scorer. Neither of them won.
Instead, Syracuse’s Mike Leveille took home the award.
Leveille led the national champions with 49 goals and 34 assists on the season, finishing with 83 points. Danowski posted 38 goals and 53 assists (91 points) and Greer had an NCAA-high 58 goals and 22 assists (80 points). As The Daily Orange writes,
“Certainly Leveille’s torrid performance in the NCAA tournament might have had something to do with him earning the award.”
Leveille was picked third overall in the MLL Draft Wednesday, one slot behind Danowski.
–by Ben Cohen