CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College junior Sam Apuzzo was named the recipient of the prestigious Tewaaraton Award on Thursday at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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Apuzzo is the first Eagle to win the award in the history of the women's lacrosse program. Boston College has had 10 Tewaaraton Award nominees. This is Apuzzo's second consecutive season she made the Top 5 finalists. BC's first nominee was Kristin Igo in 2012.

The Tewaaraton Award, in its 18th year, annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.

Apuzzo led Boston College to an undefeated regular season (17-0), seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament and second consecutive NCAA Championship game appearance. The Eagles finished the season 22-2 and set a school record for wins in a season.

Apuzzo was named the ACC's Attacker of the Year, All-ACC First Team, while leading BC to the undefeated regular season. She was named a IWLCA Northeast Regional First Team honoree.

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A native of Babylon, N.Y., Apuzzo led the team in goals (88), assists (41), points (129), draw controls (163), caused turnovers (31) and game-winning goals (9).  She was third in the nation in scoring and points scored, while leading the ACC in both categories.

Apuzzo set a new program record for most goals in a single season (88), a record she set in 2017. She also set a new program record for points in a single season and tied the program record for most assists with 41. Apuzzo shattered the old record for most draw controls in a single season with 163.

The three-year starter also set a single-game record for most goals in a game when she notched nine against Navy on Feb. 27. She has 273 career points, which moved her into second all-time behind Covie Stanwick '15 with 309. Apuzzo needs just eight goals to become BC's all-time leader in goals scored (196) and is third on the all-time assists list (84). She already owns the program record for most draw controls with 267.