Adams and Heim Named to 200-7 Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Sophomore Drew Adams (Springfield, Pa.) and senior Pat Heim (Wayne, Pa.) both on the list of nearly 50 individuals considered preseason contenders for the 2007 Tewaaraton Trophy, given each year to Division I¡¯s player of the year.
Adams, a sophomore goalie for the Nittany Lions, was the 2006 ECAC Lacrosse League Goalie of the Year, ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year and was a member of the 2006 All-ECAC first team. He ended last year with an 8.25 goals against average and a .603 save percentage.
Heim, now in his fourth year as a starter for Penn State, is one of Penn State¡¯s captains this season. He entered this year with 44 goals and 23 assists for his career and has quickly added three goals and an assist in Penn State¡¯s first two games this campaign. Heim was a first team All-ECAC pick last year as well. Both he and Adams were USILA honorable mention All-Americans in 2006.
The list will be voted upon by coaches and narrowed down as the season progresses, ultimately reaching a final list of five players who will constitute the award¡¯s finalists.
Head coach Glenn Thiel¡¯s Nittany Lions are 0-2 this season and open up ECAC Lacrosse League play this coming Saturday, hosting Loyola at 1 p.m. in Holuba Hall.