LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 3/22/12
From Press Release
Junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset/Smithtown East) of the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team has been added to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, presented by Panama Jack, the Tewaaraton Foundation announced Wednesday.
The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. In late April, the watch lists will be narrowed down to 25 official nominees. Then in mid-May, the selection committee will pick five finalists, who will be invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on May 31 at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
Cook, who is in her first season with Stony Brook, has had an outstanding year so far. She leads the Seawolves in goals (29) and ground balls (18) and is second in draw controls (17). Her 29 goals already ranks her in the top 15 in Stony Brook’s single-season history.
Among all of collegiate women’s lacrosse, Cook currently ranks second in the nation in goals per game, averaging 4.14. She is also fifth in total goals and 16th in points per game (4.43).
Earlier this season against at Monmouth, Cook broke the Seawolves single-game record with nine goals in an 18-4 victory. She also matched the single-game points record with those nine goals.
Cook and the Seawolves are 5-3 this season and will host Marist Saturday at LaValle Stadium at 1 p.m.
For more information on the Tewaaraton Award, visit www.tewaaraton.com.