Duke's Chrest wins Tewaaraton

The stage at the Tewaaraton Award presentation looked like the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament All Star team, as 5 finalists waited to see who would be named as the best Women's Lacrosse Player for 2005.

The suspense built as highlights of each candidate were projected on the screen. Each of the women had All conference honors, MVP trophies, and scoring records, but in the end, the judges picked Duke Attack/Midfielder Katie Chrest as the recipient of the 2005 Tewaaraton Trophy.

Still a Junior, Chrest was the leading scorer on a Duke team that finished in the NCAA Lacrosse final 4 - losing to Virginia in the last minutes of the semifinal game. Chrest is also ACC Player of the Year, the ACC Tournament MVP, and a first team All American.

She is also a member of the 2005 IFWLA World Cup Training Team, and the U.S. Developmental Team.

Named for the Mohawk Nation's name for Lacrosse, the Tewaaraton Trophy is given annually by the Tewaaraton Foundation and the Washington D.C. University Club to the top Male and Female Lacrosse player. The trophy is considered Lacrosse's "Heisman."

Other finalists for the trophy were: Last year's winner Amy Appelt, Princeton's Lindsey Biles, Dartmouth's Katieanne Christian, and Northwestern's Kristen Kjellman.

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