Onondaga Nation brothers named Tewaaraton Trophy winners

Published 05/29 2014 10:46PM

Updated 05/30 2014 03:55PM

Lyle Thompson (left) and Miles Thompson (right)
Lyle Thompson (left) and Miles Thompson (right)/ABC
Albany (WSYR-TV) - Two brothers from the Onondaga Nation have been named the winners of the Tewaaraton Trophy.

Miles and Lyle Thompson of the University of Albany are the first Native Americans to win the honor awarded to the top college lacrosse player in the nation.

Miles and Lyle are both attackmen for Albany and lead the Great Danes to the NCAA men’s lacrosse quarterfinals this season.

The brothers are former Lafayette High School standouts.

Lyle, a junior, finished with 128 points, a new single-season points record, after netting 51 goals and 77 assists.

Miles, a senior, had 119 points for the season, scoring 82 goals and dishing out 37 assists.

Miles and Lyle are the first co-winners of the Tweaaraton in the award’s history and also the first Section III alumni to win the award since former Syracuse University star and Carthage High School alum Mike Powell won the award in 2002 and 2004.

Miles, Lyle and their cousin Ty were featured in a special report by ABC World News reporter Byron Pitts in April.

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