Looney added to 2005 Tewaaraton watch list

BALTIMORE, Md. - Along with Massachusetts' attackman Sean Morris, Navy junior midfielder Steve Looney (Silver Spring, Md.) was added to the 2005 Tewaaraton Award Foundation's watch list this week. The list, which was originally released in mid-February by the foundation, now consists of 39 players with Navy boasting the most players among those vying for one of the most prestigious awards in college lacrosse.

Looney joins teammates Graham Gill (Medford, N.J.), Mitch Hendler (Reisterstown, Md.) and Matt Russell (Madison, Conn.) as Navy representatives.

The list will be voted upon by coaches and narrowed as the season progresses, ultimately reaching a final list of the five men who constitute the award's finalists.

Steve, the eldest of the Looney brothers who are starting members of Navy's midfield, is the Mids' fourth-leading scorer, producing 16 points on 13 goals and three assists. His 13 goals this spring are tied as the team's second most, one behind top goal scorer freshman Nick Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y.). He once again is a force to be reckoned with on the wings of face-offs, where he has scooped up a team-best 32 grounders. Last season, he and face-off specialist Chris Pieczonka (Hamburg, N.Y.) broke Navy's single-season grounds balls record, as he finished the year with 85. The 2004 Patriot League Tournament MVP, Looney also garnered Honorable Mention All-America kudos last season after being used primarily as a defensive midfielder.

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