To watch the Princeton men’s lacrosse team is to find No. 22 and never look away, because the potential for something spectacular to happen in the blink of an eye is always there.
Tom Schreiber, No. 22, has already cemented his place among the all-time greats at Princeton and among the very, very elite among current Division I players.
For proof, there is the list of the final five candidates for the Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding player in college lacrosse. Schreiber, a junior midfielder for the Tigers, is joined by Cornell’s Rob Pannell, North Carolina’s Marcus Holman, Albany’s Lyle Thompson and Syracuse’s JoJo Marasco.
The 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. The reception begins at 6:30 pm and the ceremony to announce the men’s and women’s winners will start at 8 pm.
Schreiber, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection and a 2012 first-team All-America, led Princeton in scoring for the third straight year with 60 points on 28 goals and 32 assists. With a full season to play he is already the all-time leading scorer among Princeton midfielders with 169 career points.
Schreiber’s 76 career goals and 73 career assists make him the only midfielder in program history and one of five players overall with at least 70 of each.
A graduate of St. Anthony’s on Long Island, Schreiber had at least three points in all 15 games this year and in 16 straight games dating back to the Tigers’ 2012 NCAA game, as well as in 34 of his 41 career games. He also has at least one point in 31 straight games, the longest current streak among Division I midfielders.
Schreiber is the first Princeton player with at least 30 assists in a season since Ryan Boyle in 2004. He also has back-to-back seasons of 60 points, making him the third player in program history along with Kevin Lowe and Wick Sollers to have at least 60 points in a season twice.
A three-time first-team All-Ivy League selection, Schreiber led a Princeton offense that ranked eighth in Division I with 12.1 goals per game.