Men’s and women’s soccer candidates announced for 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
August 17, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The 2011 candidate class includes 15 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Americans from last season. Half of the 60 have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Ten of the candidates were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America as 2010 Academic All-Americans. Twenty-six of the candidates play for teams ranked in the NSCAA’s preseason top 25 polls. Six student-athletes participated in the 2010 NCAA Men’s or Women’s College Cups®. Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winners during the 2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup championships. The Women’s College Cup will take place December 2 and 4 in Kennesaw, Ga., while the Men’s College Cup will take place December 9 and 11 in Hoover, Ala.
Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Men’s Soccer 2011 Candidates
|Sean Dreybus||Midfield/Forward||Appalachian State|
|Wes Feighner||Left Back||Cal Poly|
|Andrew Fontein||Goalkeeper||UC Irvine|
|Adam Glick||Goalkeeper||Florida Gulf Coast|
|Greg Klazura||Defender||Notre Dame|
|Eric Masch||Forward||Santa Clara|
|Heath Melugin||Midfielder||Missouri State|
|Kirk Urso||Midfielder||North Carolina|
Women’s Soccer 2011 Candidates
|Colleen Boyd||Goalkeeper||Oregon State|
|CoCo Goodson||Defender||UC Irvine|
|Melissa Henderson||Forward||Notre Dame|
|Bianca Henninger||Goalkeeper||Santa Clara|
|Laura Heyboer||Forward||Michigan State|
|Tori Huster||Midfielder||Florida State|
|Kelsey Kearney||Goalkeeper||UNC Greensboro|
|Krista Lopez||Forward||Oklahoma State|
|Paige Maxwell||Forward||Ohio State|
|Aline Reis||Goalkeeper||Central Florida|
|Chandra Salmon-Christensen||Defender||Utah State|
|Casey Short||Midfielder||Florida State|
|Jessica Teahan||Goalkeeper||Missouri State|