DURHAM, N.H. -- Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.), a senior midfielder and tri-captain on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was one of 32 players named to the 2005 Tewaaraton Award Watch List by the Tewaaraton Award Foundation. Burnap was also named to the Inside Lacrosse Division I Preseason All-America Second Team earlier this month.
The Tewaaraton Award Foundation, in conjunction with The University Club of Washington, D.C., formally established the Tewaaraton Trophy on August 29, 2000 and the Trophy is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award that annually honors the top female and male varsity collegiate lacrosse player in the United States.
Burnap, the 2004 America East Player of the Year and an IWLCA All-America Second Team selection, broke UNH's single season records in both goals (72) and points (81), although she was second on last year's team in points. She ranked fifth in the nation in goals (3.60 per game) and 14th in points (4.05 per game).
In 55 career games, Burnap has amassed 155 points on 127 goals and 28 assists. Those numbers rank fifth in both goals and points on the Wildcats' all-time lists.
New Hampshire, ranked 14th in the IWLCA Preseason Poll, opens the 2005 season March 1 (3:30 p.m.) at the College of the Holy Cross. The Wildcats first home game is March 9 (3 p.m.) vs. Yale.