Aug 21, 2013
Senior CLASS Award Release
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — American’s Colin Seigfreid, Loyola Maryland’s Stephen Dooley and Navy’s Elizabeth Hoerner have been named candidates for the Senior CLASS Award in the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, it was announced Wednesday.
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. A total of 30 men and 30 women have been named 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.
Seigfried is the League’s reigning Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s soccer, and was named first-team All-Patriot League after leading all scorers with 17 points. Last season he added his second consecutive Academic All-League honor, and was named to the League’s Academic Honor Roll last winter. Additionally, he was recognized has a third-team NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection. Off the pitch Seigfried has volunteered with the Special Olympics and has coached for the Beadling U17 and U18 youth soccer club near his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Dooley has authored a strong career so far for Patriot League newcomer Loyola Maryland, which embarks on its first season with its new conference this fall. A multiple member of Loyola’s Dean’s List, Dooley picked up NSCAA Scholar All-America third-team laurels last year as a junior. He has three all-conference citations in his career so far, and scored four goals and three assists for 11 points in eight matches last year after missing the early part of the season because of injury. Outside of competition he has volunteered his time with Soccer Without Borders, while also taking an active role in a Loyola program that helps local refugees become acclimated with their new homes.
Hoerner, the reigning Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women’s soccer, was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list a day ago and picked up Preseason All-League honors on Monday. Also the League’s defending Goalkeeper of the Year, she’s coming off a 19-2-1 campaign in which she helped lead the Mids to the League title match. She earned first-team Scholar All-America and All-Mid-Atlantic honors as well from the NSCAA. She’s been honored with places on the Commandant’s and Superintendent’s Lists multiple times at Navy, has volunteered her free time with the Boys and Girls Club in Annapolis, Md., and did mission work with Campus Cru in the Dominican Republic.
All three were named Preseason All-Patriot Leaguers in their respective sports earlier this week.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.