Feb. 24, 2016
WASHINGTON - Junior midfielder Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) and sophomore midfielder Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) have both been named to the 2016 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, when The Tewaaraton Foundation announced the list on Tuesday night.
It is the first time on the watch list for both Conley and Berge and the first time a Hoya has earned the distinction since Brian Casey was named to the list in 2013. The list includes 50 men's and 50 women's candidates.
Conley earned First Team All-BIG EAST honors in 2014 leading the Hoyas with 24 goals and 13 assists during a standout freshman season. He moved to midfield during the 2015 season and scored 19 goals after just seven games, which led the BIG EAST until an injury ended his season. Conley scored eight goals against Vermont and three against Duke, helping earn back-to-back BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Berge became the 70th Georgetown player to earn All-America honors and the first freshman in program history to accomplish the feat. He was named All-BIG EAST Second Team last spring after finishing the season with 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists), good for third on the team. Berge was crucial for the Blue & Gray during the postseason earning All-BIG EAST Tournament honors, tallying five goals and three assists in two games. The freshman midfielder posted career-high five points on three goals and two assists in the Hoyas' win over Marquette in the semifinals.
The Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.