Men’s and Women’s Soccer Finalists Announced for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award

October 11, 2019

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (October 11, 2019) – 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 2019 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 18, 2019. 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 2019 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships later this fall.

For more information on all of the finalists, visit

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Men’s Soccer 2019 Finalists

Name Position School
Tanner Beason Defender Stanford
Gideon Betz Defender Campbell University
Drake Callender Goalkeeper California
Anders Engebretsen Forward Saint Mary's College
Dayonn Harris Forward UConn
Cal Jennings Forward University of Central Florida
Garrett McLaughlin Forward Southern Methodist University
Elliot Panicco Goalkeeper Charlotte
Mauricio Pineda Midfielder/Defender North Carolina
Jack Skahan North Carolina

Women’s Soccer 2019 Finalists

Name Position School
Kaylee Dao Forward/Midfielder University of Oklahoma
Kate Del Fava Midfielder Illinois State University
Samantha Dewey Midfielder/Forward Xavier University
Jessie Fleming Midfielder UCLA
Sydney Fortson Goalkeeper U.S. Naval Academy
Maureen Kennedy Defender Bowling Green
Alli Klug Defender Saint Louis University
Meaghan Nally Defense Georgetown University
Evelyne Viens Forward South Florida
Ally Watt Forward Texas A&M