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NCAA Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Sr. Attacker Rob Pannell Named 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner As Nation’s Top Lacrosse Player


Cornell Men's Lacrosse Rob Pannell 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner

Rob Pannell has been named the winner of the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy, the premier award in collegiate lacrosse, in a ceremony held this evening at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He becomes the Big Red’s second recipient of the award, joining Max Seibald ’09, and Cornell is now one of four schools to boast multiple Tewaaraton Trophy winners (Duke, Syracuse, UVA).
“It’s a tremendous honor to win such a prestigious award and to be the second Cornellian to win along with my best friend Max Seibald,” said Pannell. “This award really belongs to my team, especially the senior class. It speaks volumes about the great team we had this year and to the success that we had. Without them I would not have received this award tonight. I couldn’t be happier to represent Cornell University and the Cornell Lacrosse family and need to thank everyone that has helped along the way!”
The award is the latest in a long list for Pannell, who was recently named the winner of the USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award, for the Outstanding DI Player of the Year, as well as the Ivy League Player of the Year. He is the first-ever three-time Ivy League Player of the Year in men’s lacrosse and just the fourth player in the history of Division I college lacrosse to be named conference player of the year three times during their career.
The all-time NCAA Division I career points leader (354), Pannell became one of just four Cornell players to earn All-American honors four times during their career when the teams were announced last week. A two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, he has been named first-team All-American for the past three seasons, after earning a third-team selection as a freshman. Pannell is also just the third men’s lacrosse player in the history of the Ivy League to be named a four-time first-team All-Ivy selection.
One of the greatest to ever play the game at Cornell, Pannell has proven to be one of the most consistent players in the country, having registered at least one point in all 72 games of his career. He capped his senior season by ranking third in the nation in points per game (5.67), third overall in assists per game (3.06), and 14th overall in goals per game (2.61).
Pannell finished the 2013 campaign with 102 points, just three off the school record, set by Mike French in 1976. His 55 assists during the season are good for fourth overall in Cornell history, while his 47 goals rank 10th best in a single season.

NCAA Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Attacker Rob Pannell Named “2013 USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award” As Oustanding Lacrosse Player


Cornell Men's Lacrosse Attacker Rob Pannell USILA Player of the Year

For the second time in his career, Cornell senior Rob Pannell has been named the USILA’s Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the Outstanding Men’s Lacrosse Player in Division I. He becomes the fifth two-time winner of the award and will lead the Big Red into the NCAA semifinals this weekend in Philadelphia, Pa.
Pannell joins a who’s who of lacrosse greats to take home the trophy twice in a career – Larry Quinn, Johns Hopkins (1984, 1985); Gary Gait, Syracuse (1988, 1990); Casey Powell, Syracuse (1997, 1998); Matt Danowski, Duke (2007, 2008).
Pannell, a two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, has been named a first-team All-American in each of his past three seasons after earning a third-team selection as a freshman in 2009. He joins Paul Schimoler ’89, Ryan McClay ’03 and Max Seibald ’09 as the only Big Red men’s lacrosse players to earn four All-American honors during his career. Earlier this season, he became the first-ever three-time Ivy League Player of the Year in men’s lacrosse and just the fourth player in the history of Division I college lacrosse to be named conference player of the year three times during their career. He enters championship weekend with the NCAA career scoring lead within reach. He needs six points to match Danowski’s record of 343 points and seven points to break the record.
In his final campaign on East Hill, Pannell has matched or exceeded his career season highs with 53 assists, 42 goals and 95 points, just 10 points off the school single-season record. He has registered at least one point in a school-record 71 straight contests and has registered at least three points in 25 consecutive games. Pannell has registered at least three assists in 12-of-17 contests this season, handing out a season-high six assists last weekend against Ohio State in the NCAA quarterfinals. Pannell was named Ivy League Player of the Week four times during the season. A three-year Cornell team captain, he has led his team to a 56-15 overall record (21-3 Ivy League), four Ivy League titles, three Final Four appearances and a spot in the 2009 national championship game.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Senior Attacker Rob Pannell Named 2013 Tewaaraton Finalist; 3-Time Ivy League Player Of The Year Is Big Red’s Career Points (332) And Assists (193) Leader


Cornell Men' Lacrosse Rob Pannell 2013 Tewaaraton Award Finalist

For the second time in his career, Cornell’s Rob Pannell has been named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, as was announced today by the Tewaaraton Foundation. Awarded to the top male and female collegiate lacrosse player, the Tewaaraton award is the nation’s pre-eminent collegiate lacrosse accolade.
The three-time Ivy League Player of the Year, Pannell becomes the Big Red’s second two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, joining Max Seibald ’09 who was a finalist in both 2007 and 2009. The senior attackman currently ranks third in the nation in points per game (5.33), fourth overall in assists per game (2.93), and is 28th overall in goals per game (2.40). He owns the longest point-scoring streak in the nation, having registered at least one point in each of his 69 career games, and he has the most career assists of any active player in Division I men’s lacrosse.
One of the premier players in the nation, earlier this season Pannell set the Cornell record for career points (332) and career assists (193) and is third overall in career goals (139). He is the Ivy League’s all-time points leader and ranks second in conference history in career assists. Pannell is just the eighth player in the history of Division I men’s lacrosse to amass 300 career points is currently third overall with 332 points.

NCAA Lacrosse Profiles: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Attacker Rob Pannell (Jr., Smithtown, NY) Interviewed On Recruiting, Coaches And The 2011 Season (Video)


An interview with Rob Pannell ’12, co-captain of Cornell men’s lacrosse and 2010 Jack Turnbull Award winner as best attackman in the nation. Rob talks about his recruiting process, former head coach Jeff Tambroni’s departure, new head coach Ben DeLuca, and the team’s season, which continues this weekend in Baltimore against UVA.