Georgetown’s Jake Carraway Wins 2021 Senior CLASS Award® for Men’s Lacrosse

May 28, 2021

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (May 28, 2021) - All-American Jake Carraway from Georgetown University has been selected as the 2021 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I men’s lacrosse.

The award, chosen by a vote of Division I men’s lacrosse coaches, national lacrosse media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I men’s lacrosse.

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. 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: classroom, community, character, and competition.

“I’m extremely humbled, excited, and happy to have won this honored award that has so much tradition,” said Carraway, who is the first student-athlete from Georgetown to win the Senior CLASS Award. “I’ve heard and seen about this award for so long and you look at all of the athletes that have come before me and won, it’s truly an honor to be recognized in the same category as them and I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of this. Being a student-athlete at Georgetown has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I have learned valuable skills that will benefit me forever such as hard-work, time management, relationship building, and battling through adversity. The experiences I’ve gone through the past five years are unparalleled and have prepared me to start the next chapter of my life. I love Georgetown and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a student-athlete there.”

Carraway quickly proved his talent on the field as a freshman in 2017, starting all 14 games for the Hoyas. He finished third on the team in goals (20) and points (28), while also adding eight assists. Carraway continued his rise to stardom during his sophomore season, recording 44 goals and 20 assists for 64 points in 17 games. He exploded as a junior, tallying 57 goals and 31 assists for 88 points, tying the Georgetown record for most points in a season. He was selected to the All-BIG EAST first team and as a USILA All-America honorable mention for his outstanding efforts. In 2020, Carraway led Georgetown with 34 points in six games during the shortened season. Scoring at least a hat-trick in each game, Carraway was named to the Inside Lacrosse All-America third team.

Electing to return for a fifth season with the Hoyas in 2021, Carraway has set multiple program records after tallying 51 goals and 17 assists for 68 points. He is the new Georgetown record-holder for career points (282) and goals (195) following a standout season that has culminated in Carraway being named the 2021 BIG EAST Attacker of the Year and a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award. In the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League College Draft, he was selected 10th overall by the Atlas Lacrosse Club.

Since arriving in Washington D.C., Carraway has dedicated his time to better the community. He led Georgetown’s Cycle for Survival, which raises money and awareness for rare cancer patients. Carraway also helped organize the program’s participation in the Race to Beat Cancer 5K, which supports the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

“Jake Carraway is a great example of what we want a student-athlete to look like – the drive, the competitiveness, and the ability to make people around them better in all aspects,” said coach Kevin Warne, who led the 2021 BIG EAST regular season and conference tournament champion Hoyas. “He cares deeply about the program and his lessons will have a lasting impact on future classes and teams.”

Carraway has been aptly recognized for his success in the classroom, as well. He graduated from Georgetown last May with a finance degree from the McDonough School of Business and earned a Masters of Science in Management this year. Carraway was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team every year for his achievements.

“Jake Carraway is an extremely deserving recipient of the Senior CLASS Award,” said Erik Miner, Executive Director of the Senior CLASS Award. “His impact in the classroom, in the community, and on the field at Georgetown have shown the influence that a student-athlete can have on their school. It is our honor to congratulate Jake Carraway and Georgetown University on winning this award.”

For more information on each of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

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Lacrosse 2021 Winner

Name Position School
Jake Carraway Attack Georgetown University

First Team

Name Position School
Charlie Bertrand Attack University of Virginia
Chris Gray Attack University of North Carolina
Teddy Leggett Long Stick Midfield/Defense Lehigh University
Ryan Smith Attack Robert Morris University

Second Team

Name Position School
Alex Akins Defense University of Detroit Mercy
Tre Leclaire Attack Ohio State University
Kieran Mullins Attack Rutgers University
Drake Porter Goalie Syracuse University
Stephen Rehfuss Attack Syracuse University