Men’s and women’s soccer finalists announced for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award

October 26, 2015

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (October 26, 2015) – 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 2015 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 media 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. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 23. 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 2015 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.

Women’s Soccer 2015 Finalists

Name Position School
Caroline Casey Goalkeeper William & Mary
Cali Farquharson Forward Arizona State University
Amanda Hill Midfield West Virginia University
Katie Holder Forward Army West Point
Elise Krieghoff Forward Cal Poly
Paige Nielsen Defender North Carolina
Brianne Reed Defense Rutgers University
Isabella Schmid Midfielder Florida State University
Abby Smith Goalkeeper The University of Texas, Austin
Nicole Waters Midfielder University of Dayton

Men’s Soccer 2015 Finalists

Name Position School
Amass Amankona Midfielder University of Dayton
Jonathan Campbell Defender North Carolina
Mike Casey Forward Rhode Island
Jack Gorab Midfield Brown University
Jesse Klug Forward Bucknell
Zach Mason Midfield The Ohio State University
Jamie Merriam Midfielder West Virginia
Chase Minter Midfielder Cal Poly
Matt Pacifici Goalkeeper Davidson College
Brandon Vincent Defender Stanford