By Natalie Johnson | 5/30/14 12:50 PM
History was made at the National Museum of the American Indian on Thursday night as not one, but two men received the 2014 Tewaaraton Award. Miles and Lyle Thompson, brothers who recently finished an outstanding season at the University at Albany, were named co-winners of the prestigious award. Lyle still has one year of eligibility at Albany, but Miles has completed his collegiate career and now moves on to play with the Rochester Rattlers.
When asked how it felt to win the esteemed award, Miles told us, “Words really can’t express how I’m feeling. To win this award with my brother is like a dream come true. In the beginning of this year, we talked about how cool it would be to split this and it came true today. He is not only my little brother, but also my best friend.”
Both brothers were more than deserving of the award, as each broke the NCAA single season points record this year, which was set at 114 points by Steve Marohl in 1992. The Thompsons each surpassed that mark, with Miles recording 119 points (82 G, 37 A) and Lyle setting the new record at 128 points (51 G, 77 A).
MLL fans can expect to see Miles Thompson take the field this Sunday in his first professional game with the Rattlers. While Rochester fans are certainly thrilled to have him join the team, Miles himself is even more enthusiastic.
“MLL has always been a dream, but I haven’t made the team yet– but I’m excited to go out there this weekend.”
Make sure to tune in this Sunday, June 1, at 1:00 PM EST on ESPN3 to catch Miles and the Rochester Rattlers take on the Florida Launch. Miles will certainly be a noticeable presence on the field for Rochester, but just in case his award-winning play isn’t enough, he has found another way to stand out on the field this season.
“The fans can expect to see a braid coming from the back of my helmet.”