Men’s Lacrosse Candidates Announced for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award
March 09, 2017
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 9, 2017) – Twenty of the top NCAA® men’s lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate lacrosse.
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 candidates 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 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship in May.
Lacrosse 2017 Candidates
|Alexander Bohl||Midfield||Robert Morris University|
|Christian Burgdorf||Defense||University of Denver|
|Connor Cannizzaro||Attack||University of Denver|
|Christian Carson-Banister||Goaltender||Boston University|
|Andy DeMichiei||Midfielder||Marquette University|
|Charles Giunta||Defense||Saint Joseph's University|
|T.J. Jones||Goalkeeper||Saint Joseph's University|
|Jake Knostman||Midfield||Fairfield University|
|Michael LeClair||Attack||High Point University|
|Kyle Mummau||Defense||Bryant University|
|Sergio Perkovic||Midfield||Notre Dame|
|Austin Pifani||Defenseman||University of North Carolina|
|J.D. Recor||Attack||Marist College|
|Eric Scott||Midfielder||Yale University|
|Shane Taggert||Defense||Saint Joseph's University|
|Cody Triolo||Midfielder||Lehigh University|
|Tommy Voelkel||Midfield||Hofstra University|