Ridgik Named a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award


The midfielder is one of 30 candidates for the award recognizing community, classroom, character and competition.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (WakeForestSports.com) - Wake Forest women's soccer senior Riley Ridgik was selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced on Tuesday. 

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. 

A two-year captain, Ridgik is active in numerous campus and community activities, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Athletes-in-Action, Special Olympics and several more. 

In her career, the midfielder has totaled 15 goals and 10 assists, making 70 starts. She scored her first goal of 2014 at Kansas on Sunday. 

"Riley is the perfect role model. She does everything with impeccable standards from a student-athlete standpoint," head coach Tony da Luz said. "She's always thinking of others and is the first to volunteer to help. I tell our young kids that Riley is the one to emulate." 

Last year, both Katie Stengel and Aubrey Bledsoe were selected as candidates, with Bledsoe being named to the Second Team. 

To view Ridgik's candidate profile, click HERE.

Ridgik is one of 30 candidates on the list, which will be cut to 10 finalists midway through the regular season for a final ballot. She is the only honoree in the ACC.