Feb. 20, 2014
Men's Lacrosse Senior CLASS Award candidates | Softball Senior CLASS Award candidates
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Four Patriot League student-athletes were among the 20 named to the Men's Lacrosse Senior CLASS Award candidate list on Thursday, while Boston University's Jayme Mask represented the League as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award in softball.
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. 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 Patriot League had four of the 20 candidates for the men's lacrosse Senior CLASS Award, including two from Loyola University Maryland as Joe Fletcher and Justin Ward both made the list. Lehigh's Ty Souders and Bucknell's Todd Heritage joined them to complete the League's candidate list.
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 Men's Lacrosse Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore May 24-26.
Mask is one of 30 candidates up for the Softball Senior CLASS Award. That list will also be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and after nationwide voting the winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series® in Oklahoma City May 29 through June 4.
For more on each of the Patriot League candidates, click on their bios below from the Senior CLASS Award website
Joe Fletcher | Justin Ward | Ty Souders | Todd Heritage | Jayme Mask