Wildcats Name 2021 Award Winners

by Wildcat Press

TUCSON, AZ - After splitting games against Texas A&M and University of Texas to end the year, the University of Arizona men's lacrosse team capped off their season with a fantastic team dinner at Stubbs BBQ in Austin, TX. A huge thank you to the team's primary sponsor Casino Mine Ranch for sponsoring the awards dinner. Several team members were recognized for their contributions to the team.

"For better or for worse, 2021 will go down as a season to remember for the rest of these athletes lives," explained Arizona Head Coach, Matt Blamey. "The challenges that they faced trying to put together a season during the pandemic were unlike anything experienced before. The men who stuck it out until the end should be so proud of everything that they accomplished both on and off of the field. We felt it important this year more than ever to recognize those who went above and beyond."

2021 University of Arizona Men's Lacrosse Award Recipients

  • Player of the Year | Mason DePaola - Junior, Midfield
  • Offensive MVP | Peyton Boyd - Junior, Attack
  • Defensive MVP | Exton Bassett - Senior, Defense
  • Rookie of the Year | Cam Entwistle - Junior, Midfield
  • 11th Man Award | Gavin Tampa - Freshman, LSM
  • Wildcat Award | Jack Dengler - Sophomore, DMid
  • Meat Eater Award | Austin Nisonoff - Senior, Defense