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Welles Crowther Receives Tewaaraton Award

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Man in the Red Bandana to be honored by lacrosse community

Florida State v Boston College Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Welles Crowther was announced as the recepient of the 2018 Spirit of Tewaaraton award by the Tewaaraton Foundation last night. The Tewaaraton is awarded to a person in the sport of lacrosse whose contributions to society and the lives of others exemplify the virtues of the game. The 1999 Boston College lacrosse team alum is most widely know for his acts of heroism during the September 11th attacks, during which he gave his own life while saving others in the World Trade Center. He is credited with saving up to 18 lives by survivors who identified him by his red bandana. Crowther is remembered annually at Boston College at a home football game by players and fans wearing the iconic red bandana in his honor. The Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 31st.