Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/17/16
From Press Release
Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse senior captains Pat Swanick (Haverford, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) and John Winchell (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) have been selected as candidates for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate men’s lacrosse, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty of the top NCAA men’s lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today.
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.
A 2015 All-Northeast Conference Second Team attackman, Swanick is an accounting major out of Haverford, Pa.
A two-time All-Northeast Conference First Team defenseman, Winchell is a marketing major and communication studies minor out of Glen Ridge, N.J.
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 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, and those 10 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship in May.
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