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O’Neill named candidate for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2023

Brennan O’Neill was named a candidate for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2023 by the International World Games Association. 

O’Neill was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2023 World Lacrosse Men’s Championship for his outstanding performance on United States Men’s National Team, which took home the gold medal at the tournament with an undefeated record. O’Neill, the youngest player on the team, totaled 19 points on 14 goals and five assists throughout the tournament, including a four-goal effort in the gold medal game to lift the United States over its rival Canada.  

O’Neill’s banner year also included a spectacular season of collegiate lacrosse at Duke University. He was the recipient of the 2023 Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top men’s lacrosse player and led Duke to the final of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. He recorded 55 goals and 42 assists in 19 games.  

The IWGA will conduct a poll to determine The World Games Athlete of the Year 2023, with voting beginning on January 10 here. 

The rules for voting can be found below:   

Voting begins at 12:00 GMT on 10th January, 2024.  

From 22nd January, 2024 at 12:00 GMT, only the 10 highest ranked candidates at that time will continue in the race. All candidates will re-start the final round with 0 votes.   

Voting ends on 31st January, 2024 at 12:00 GMT and the winner is announced.  

The voters can give their votes to the candidate on The World Games website once per 24 hours. Votes must be given each time to two candidates: 2 votes to your first-choice candidate and 1 vote to your second-choice candidate. If you try to give votes to one candidate only, the votes will not be registered. The numbers of votes cast for each candidate will be visible throughout the campaign.  

All voters shall act in accordance with fair play in sport. The IWGA will scrutinise the voting process closely, and any anomalies that appear will be investigated. Any conduct that is against the sporting spirit may result in consequences. 

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