Three Selected as Senior CLASS Award Candidates

Feb. 20, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Twenty NCAA® lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men’s lacrosse. Three student-athletes from the ACC -- Maryland’s Jesse Bernhardt, North Carolina’s Marcus Holman, and Virginia’s Chris LaPierre – are among the 20 candidates.

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 candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia May 25-27.

For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

Men's Lacrosse Candidates

Peter Baum, Colgate
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland
Brendan Buckley, Army
Davis Butts, Loyola (Maryland)
Clay Del Prince, Brown
Nick Dolik, Penn State
Jason Gonos, Harvard
Marcus Holman, North Carolina

Jordan Houtby, Detroit Mercy
Mike Huffner, Bucknell
Peter Johnson, Yale
Chris LaPierre, Virginia

Danny Martinsen, Siena
Brian Megill, Syracuse
Matt Miller, Notre Dame
Jason Noble, Cornell
Scott Ratliff, Loyola (Maryland)
Logan Schuss, Ohio State
Sam Snow, Fairfield
Ryan Snyder, Lehigh