Men’s and women’s soccer finalists announced for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award

October 17, 2012

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OVERLAND PARK, KS – Twenty NCAA® men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2012 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 finalists 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.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 19. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships. The Women’s College Cup will take place November 30 and December 2 in San Diego, while the Men’s College Cup will take place December 7 and 9 in Hoover, Ala.

DI Women’s Soccer 2012 Finalists

Name Position School
Amber Brooks Midfielder North Carolina
Tara Campbell Goalkeeper Duke
Adrianna “AD” Franch Goalkeeper Oklahoma State
Tishia Jewell Forward UCF
Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall Defender Brigham Young
Ally Miller Defender Marquette
Mariah Nogueira Midfielder Stanford
Natalie Norris Defender Utah State
Mallory Schaffer Midfielder William and Mary
Colleen Williams Forward Dayton

DI Men’s Soccer 2012 Finalists

Name Position School
Carlos Alvarez Midfielder Connecticut
Ashton Bennett Forward Coastal Carolina
Steven Birnbaum Defender California, Berkeley
Scott Caldwell Midfielder Akron
Anthony Hobbs Defender Florida International
Ryan Hollingshead Midfielder/Forward UCLA
Ryan McDuff Defender Brown
Dillon Powers Midfielder Notre Dame
Eric Schoenle Defender West Virginia
Kyle Zobeck Goalkeeper Valparaiso