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

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Men’s Soccer 2016 Finalists

Name Position School
Brandt Bronico Midfielder Charlotte
Ian Harkes Midfielder Wake Forest University
Jacori Hayes Midfielder Wake Forest University
Joseph Holland Midfielder Hofstra
Sergio Manesio Defender Cleveland State University
Brian Nana-Sinkam Defender Stanford
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

Name Position School
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
Simone Kolander Forward Minnesota
Rose Lavelle Midfielder Wisconsin
Ashley Lawrence Midfielder West Virginia University
Casie Ramsier Midfielder Auburn University
Tabitha Tindell Forward Florida Gulf Coast University