Men’s and women’s soccer finalists announced for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award

October 16, 2013

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – 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 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. A 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 August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 25. 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 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.

Women’s Soccer 2013 Finalists

Name Position School
Aubrey Bledsoe Goalkeeper Wake Forest
Vanessa DiBernardo Midfield Illinois
Jonelle Filigno Forward Rutgers
Kristen Hamilton Forward Denver
Maya Hayes Forward Penn State
Holly Hein Defender Michigan
Elizabeth Hoerner Goalkeeper Naval Academy
Kassey Kallman Defender Florida State
Kealia Ohai Forward North Carolina
Anna Stinson Midfield Illinois State

Men’s Soccer 2013 Finalists

Name Position School
Bryan Ciesiulka Midfield Marquette
Kevin Cope Defender Michigan State
A.J. Corrado Midfield Indiana
Itode Fubara Midfield East Tennessee State
Nick Kristock Defender Oakland
Mackenzie Pridham Forward Cal Poly
Chris Ritter Midfield Northwestern
Harrison Shipp Forward Notre Dame
Joe Sofia Defender UCLA
Kyle Venter Defender New Mexico