University of Albany attackman Connor Fields (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) has been selected as one of the finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which is college lacrosse's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding player in the nation.
Fields was the leading scorer in the nation, with a total of 108 points in the regular season. The junior is the seventh player in NCAA history to score 50 goals with 50 assists in a season. Fields was picked as the America East player of year for the Danes, who beat North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before being eliminated by Maryland.
Only one other Buffalo-area native has been selected as a Tewaaraton finalist. Frank Resetarits was picked in 2007; he also played for Albany.
Fields was the Male Athlete of the Year in the first Buffalo News Prep Talk Awards in 2014.