Men’s and women’s soccer candidates announced for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award

September 02, 2014

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (September 2, 2014) – 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 2014 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, 35 have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher, four are returning All-Americans and nine are on the preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the top player in collegiate soccer.

Each of the two 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. 

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.

Men’s Soccer 2014 Candidates

Name Position School
Tyler Arnone Midfield University of Michigan
Charlie Bales Defender Western Illinois University
Laurie Bell Midfield/Forward UW-Milwaukee
Andy Bevin Forward West Virginia University
Winston Boldt Goalkeeper Army
Kingsley Bryce Forward Saint Louis University
Wesley Charpie Defender/Midfielder USF
Alex Clay Midfield UAB
Robert Conner Defender Saint Mary's College of Californai
Sean Davis Midfield Duke University
Julian Dickenson Forward/Midfield University of Pittsburgh
James Fawke Defender Missouri State University
Marquez Fernandez Defender UMBC
Patrick Hodges Defender University of Evansville
Alex Ivanov Goalkeeper The Ohio State University
Mamadou Kansaye Midfield UMBC
Sagi Lev-Ari Forward CSUN
Charlie Lyon Goalkeeper Marquette University
Ignacio Maganto Midfielder/Forward Iona College
Chris Makowski Defender Syracuse University
Alex Markes Defender Brown University
Maid Memic Forward Hofstra University
Tyler Miller Goalkeeper Northwestern University
Luke Mishu Defender University of Notre Dame
Ciaran Nugent Goalkeeper Lehigh University
Conor Osborne Defender American University
Tim Parker Defender St. John's
James Rogers Forward University of New Mexico
Braeden Troyer Defender South Carolina
Patrick Wall Goalkeeper University of Notre Dame

Women’s Soccer 2014 Candidates

Name Position School
Cassie Black Forward Eastern Washington University
Caroline Brawner Midfield Colgate
Jessy Brown Midfield UMBC
Nicole Calder Midfielder/Defender Kennesaw State University
Melissa Chapman Defender Drexel University
Abby Dahlkemper Defender UCLA
Kylie Davis Midfielder Memphis
Alex Doll Midfielder Stanford
Emily Dzik Defender Eastern Michigan
Sabrina D’Angelo Goalkeeper University of South Carolina
Kirsten Eriksen Defender American
Kelsey Fouch Defender Missouri State University
Anna Grant Back Siena College
Kylee Hathaway Goalkeeper Alabama State University
Kelsey Haycook Forward La Salle University
Sarah Killion Midfielder UCLA
Elise Kotsakis Forward Butler University
Lauren Lazo Midfield/Forward Princeton University
Taylor Leach Defender University of South Carolina
Aislinn McIlvenny Midfield/Forward Manhattan College
Brooke Moody Defender University of Montana
Chelsey Patterson Midfield/Forward Cal State Fullerton
Riley Ridgik Midfielder Wake Forest University
Taryn Rose Defender Utah State
Kate Schwindel Forward West Virginia University
Sam Scolarici Forward Hofstra University
Ashleigh Shim Forward FIU
Meghan Streight Defender Texas A&M
Taylor Uhl Forward Stanford
Stephanie Verdoia Forward Seattle University