Tonight in Washington D.C., college lacrosse hands out its most prestigious individual award: The Tewaaraton Trophy.

The award is given to the best male and female players in each respective sport, and here in the Capital Region, you should care for several reasons.

First and foremost, UAlbany senior men's lacrosse player Lyle Thompson is looking to become the first man to win the award in consecutive seasons. He scored 121 points this season (second-highest single-season total of all-time, only to himself in 2014), and helped Albany advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.

We brought in Corey McLaughlin, Deputy Editor of Lacrosse Magazine, to help break down Thompson's chances at a repeat.

"Yeah, I think it is Lyle's to lose," he said. "I would be shocked if he didn't win it tonight."

McLaughlin also said that Thompson is the best player he's ever seen, and helped break down his full legacy.

Furthermore, on the women's side, Niskayuna graduate and Syracuse star Kayla Treanor is up for the award. She scored 91 points on the season, including 60 goals.

Hear the full interview below, and follow Corey McLauglin on Twitter here.

You can also read Lacrosse Magazine's Tewaaraton previews: Men's Women's