Males’s Tewaaraton Inventory Watch: New Names on the Periphery
Thu Feb 23 2023 | Patrick Stevens | School
School Males Tewaaraton Award
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Chris Kavanagh dropped 5 targets on Marquette and 4 on Cleveland State final week.
Nobody is enjoying their manner out of Tewaaraton Award consideration in February. It’s additionally doable to earn some consideration for early season exploits. That’s what a nine-goal sport can do (Yale’s Chris Lyons, whose prolific day in opposition to Villanova left him a purpose shy of Jon Reese’s single-game faculty report). It’s what stopping two-thirds of the photographs over a multi-game stretch will do (North Carolina’s Collin Krieg and Loyola’s Luke Staudt). There’s additionally a protracted technique to go and loads of time to show issues over all the spring, which is why the names populating this week’s Tewaaraton Watch are acquainted ones who’re off to good begins. 1. Connor Shellenberger, A, Virginia (6 G, 10 A) The redshirt junior uncorked a three-goal, seven-assist outing Saturday, because the Cavaliers dropped 20 targets on Harvard within the first half and earned a 25-21 victory. It was solely the 18th time a Virginia participant produced a 10-point sport and simply the fifth for the reason that finish of the 1996 season. The others to drag it off since then: Conor Gill (2002), Garrett Billings (2009), Michael Kraus (2018) and Matt Moore (2020). Fairly good firm. 2. Brennan O’Neill, A, Duke (13 G, 10 A) The junior has no less than 4 factors in each sport to date, and he had the tying and successful targets in Friday’s additional time defeat of Denver. He additionally reached the 150-point plateau for his profession and moved into the highest 30 of Duke’s profession scoring leaders. The Blue Satan star subsequent will get a matchup with Penn, which restricted Georgetown’s potent offense to seven targets in its season opener.
3. CJ Kirst, A, Cornell (6 G)
Kirst accounted for half of the Massive Crimson’s scoring in its 12-10 opening defeat of Albany. It was a far sloppier sport than Cornell would love, however chalk a few of it as much as the unevenness that usually is available in a season opener.
Nonetheless, Kirst was sharp sufficient to assist the Massive Crimson survive a street journey in its season debut. He and Cornell welcome Lehigh to Ithaca on Sunday.
4. Chris Kavanagh (9 G, 6 A), A, Notre Dame and Pat Kavanagh, A, Notre Dame (2 G, 12 A)
Bear in mind, brothers have shared the Tewaaraton earlier than. Why not once more? Particularly if the Preventing Irish’s offense can stay on observe prefer it did in its opening week.
Chris Kavanagh dropped 5 targets on Marquette and 4 on Cleveland State final week, whereas Pat Kavanagh had a half-dozen assists in each video games and leads the nation within the class. He joins Shellenberger and O’Neill as the one Division I gamers to return out of the weekend with no less than 10 assists.
5. Matt Brandau, A, Yale (4 G, 3 A)
Coming off a 99-point season as a junior, Brandau did a little bit of all the things on offense in Yale’s 20-14 defeat of Villanova (together with assists on two of Chris Lyons’ targets).
Yale completed sixth nationally with 14.88 targets a sport final season, and it has an opportunity to maybe even be higher this spring with Brandau enjoying a distinguished position.
Subsequent 5: Sam Handley, M, Penn; Collin Krieg, G, North Carolina; Chris Lyons, A, Yale; Jack Myers, A, Ohio State; Luke Staudt, G, Loyola