Lt. Raymond Enners Award

The Lt. Raymond Enners Award is an award given annually to the NCAA's most outstanding player in men's college lacrosse. The award is presented by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and is named after 1st Lt. Raymond J. Enners, who attended the United States Military Academy, class of 1967, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. While leading a platoon, he was killed in combat on September 18, 1968. Enners received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Purple Heart for extraordinary heroism in combat in South Vietnam. He was a member of the 1963 All-Long Island lacrosse team, a 1967 USILA Honorable Mention All-American, and was inducted into the Suffolk County Hall of Fame in 2004.[1] The award was first given in the season immediately after his death.[2] The Lt. Ray Enners Award, another award named after Lt. Enners, is presented annually by the Suffolk County Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association to the outstanding high school player in Suffolk County, New York. Frank Urso is the only athlete who has won both awards, in 1972 and 1975.[3] In 2016, Richard Enners authored the book "Heart of Gray", the story about his brother LT. Raymond J. Enners, Alpha Company, 1-20th Infantry, 11th Brigade and his courage and sacrifice in Vietnam.[4]

Award Winners by Year

1969Joe CowanJohns Hopkins
1970Pete CrambletArmy
1971Tom CafaroArmy
1972Pete EldredgeVirginia
1973Doug SchreiberMaryland
1974Rick KowalchukJohns Hopkins
1975Frank UrsoMaryland
1976Mike FrenchCornell
1977Eamon McEneaneyCornell
1978Mike O'NeillJohns Hopkins
1979Mark GreenbergJohns Hopkins
1980Brendan SchneckJohns Hopkins
1981Jeff CookJohns Hopkins
1982Tom SearsNorth Carolina
1983Brad KotzSyracuse
1984Larry QuinnJohns Hopkins
1985Larry QuinnJohns Hopkins
1986Tom HausNorth Carolina
1987Tim GoldsteinCornell
1988Gary GaitSyracuse
1989Dave PietramalaJohns Hopkins
1990Gary GaitSyracuse
1991Dennis GoldsteinNorth Carolina
1992Darren LoweBrown
1993David MorrowPrinceton
1994Scott BacigalupoPrinceton
1995Terry RiordanJohns Hopkins
1996Doug KnightVirginia
1997Casey PowellSyracuse
1998Casey PowellSyracuse
1999John GrantDelaware
2000Ryan PowellSyracuse
2001Doug ShanahanHofstra
2002Steve DusseauGeorgetown
2003Tillman JohnsonVirginia
2004Michael PowellSyracuse
2005Kyle HarrisonJohns Hopkins
2006Matt WardVirginia
2007Matt DanowskiDuke
2008Matt DanowskiDuke
2009Max SeibaldCornell
2010Kevin CrowleyStony Brook
2011Rob PannellCornell
2012Peter BaumColgate
2013Rob PannellCornell
2014Lyle ThompsonAlbany
2015Lyle ThompsonAlbany
2016Dylan MolloyBrown
2017Matt RamboMaryland
2018Ben ReevesYale
2019Pat SpencerLoyola University Maryland

Universities with Multiple Award Winners

SchoolNumber of AwardsWinning Years
Johns Hopkins University
1969, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1995, 2005
Syracuse University
1983, 1988, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004
Cornell University
1976, 1977, 1987, 2009, 2011, 2013
University of Virginia
1972, 1996, 2003, 2006
University of Maryland
1973, 1975, 2017
University of North Carolina
1982, 1986, 1991
1970, 1971
Brown University
1992, 2016
Duke University
2007, 2008
Princeton University
1993, 1994
University at Albany
2014, 2015

See also


  1. Burns, Sean (July 23, 2012). "Lacrosse Positional Awards: Who they're named for". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  2. "In Memory of Raymond James Enners". Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  3. Frank Urso
  4. Heart of Gray
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