Men’s and women’s soccer finalists announced for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award
November 02, 2016
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (November 2, 2016) – 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 2016 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 selection 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, and fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 21. 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 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.
For more information on all the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Men’s Soccer 2016 Finalists
|Ian Harkes||Midfielder||Wake Forest University|
|Jacori Hayes||Midfielder||Wake Forest University|
|Sergio Manesio||Defender||Cleveland State University|
|Alex Neff||Defender||Utah Valley Univeristy|
|Tanner Thompson||Midfielder||Indiana University|
|Chris Wingate||Midfielder||University of New Hampshire|
|Justin Worley||Defender||Lehigh University|
Women’s Soccer 2016 Finalists
|Kadeisha Buchanan||Defender||West Virginia University|
|Courtney Dike||Forward||Oklahoma State|
|Christina Gibbons||Defender/Midfielder||Duke University|
|Savannah Jordan||Forward||University of Florida|
|Serina Kashimoto||Midfielder||Butler University|
|Ashley Lawrence||Midfielder||West Virginia University|
|Casie Ramsier||Midfielder||Auburn University|
|Tabitha Tindell||Forward||Florida Gulf Coast University|