Men’s and women’s soccer candidates announced for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award
August 21, 2013
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 2013 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 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.
Of the 60 candidates, 34 have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher – with three student-athletes who have achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA – and 13 are All-Americans.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.
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.
Women’s Soccer 2013 Candidates
|Danielle Birdsall||Midfield/Forward||Northern Colorado|
|Aubrey Bledsoe||Goalkeeper||Wake Forest|
|Allison Brees||Defender||Northern Iowa|
|Amber Davis||Forward/Defender||Western Illinois|
|Nikola Deiter||Goalkeeper||Central Connecticut State|
|Mariana Garcia||Forward||The Citadel|
|Maya Hayes||Forward||Penn State|
|Becca Hemby||Midfield||High Point|
|Elizabeth Hoerner||Goalkeeper||Naval Academy|
|Kassey Kallman||Defender||Florida State|
|Chloe McDaniel||Defender||Cal State Northridge|
|Kealia Ohai||Forward||North Carolina|
|Frances Silva||Forward||West Virginia|
|Katie Stengel||Forward||Wake Forest|
|Anna Stinson||Midfield||Illinois State|
|Chrissy Tchoula||Midfield||Western Kentucky|
|Renee Washington||Midfield||La Salle|
Men’s Soccer 2013 Candidates
|Adam Bedell||Midfield||Detroit Mercy|
|Kevin Cope||Defender||Michigan State|
|Mamadou Doudou Diouf||Forward||Connecticut|
|Stephen Dooley||Forward||Loyola Maryland|
|Itode Fubara||Midfield||East Tennessee State|
|Rob Lovejoy||Forward||North Carolina|
|Mackenzie Pridham||Forward||Cal Poly|
|Harrison Shipp||Forward||Notre Dame|
|Kyle Venter||Defender||New Mexico|