Men’s and Women’s Soccer Finalists Announced for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award

October 12, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (October 12, 2017) – 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 2017 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 Nov. 20. 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 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships later this fall.

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Men’s Soccer 2017 Finalists

Name Position School
Jon Bakero Forward Wake Forest
Fraser Colmer Defender Radford
Jimmy Fiscus Defender Michigan State
Mamadou Guirassy Forward NJIT
Tomas Hilliard-Arce Defender Stanford
Niki Jackson Forward Grand Canyon
Tim Kubel Defender Louisville
Foster Langsdorf Forward Stanford
Grant Lillard Defender Indiana
Wyatt Omsberg Defender Dartmouth

Women’s Soccer 2017 Finalists

Name Position School
Michaela Abam Forward West Virginia
Alex Anthony Forward USC
Alexa Ben Midfielder DePaul
Imani Dorsey Midfielder/Forward Duke
Alyssa Heintschel Goalkeeper Ball State
Alexis Kiehl Forward Dayton
Savannah McCaskill Forward South Carolina
Becca Rolfe Midfielder High Point
Andi Sullivan Midfielder Stanford
Martha Thomas Midfielder/Forward Charlotte