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Penn State’s Adams (Springfield-Delco) and Hofstra’s Colleluori (Ridley) named to prestigious Lowe’s list

Friday, 6th March 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/6/09

    Penn State goalie Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco) and Hofstra middie Michael Colleluori (Ridley) have been named as two of 30 candidates for the prestigious lacrosse division of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

    These NCAA student-athletes who strive to make a difference in their classroom, their communities and on their field of competition were identified to have made notable achievements in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.

    An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages those leaders to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact on their circle of influence.

    Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, expanded the award program beyond men’s and women’s basketball in 2007 to include six additional NCAA Division I sports – men’s and women’s soccer, men’s ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, baseball, and softball. With the addition of football (Bowl Subdivision) this year, the number of sports encompassed by the nation’s premier award for seniors has expanded to nine.

    This marks the third year for the men’s lacrosse division of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Syracuse University attack and team captain Mike Leveille took home the award in 2008 and Cornell University goalkeeper Matt McMonagle (Episcopal Academy) was the inaugural winner in 2007.

    The 2009 class of candidates exemplifies student-athletes who succeed at more than just their sport. Twenty-seven NCAA colleges and universities are represented, with the University of Virginia, University of Notre Dame and Duke University each receiving two candidates.

    The list of 30 student-athletes will be narrowed down to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot. The ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select the candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the “Four C’s” of Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.

    The award winner will be announced and presented with his trophy at the 2009 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

    “Lacrosse continues to sweep the nation as one of the growing sports, and the list of quality candidates for this award keeps getting stronger each year,” said Bob Gfeller, Lowe’s senior vice president of marketing and advertising. “It is Lowe’s honor to spotlight the stories of student-athletes in the sport who are doing so much more than competing on the field.”

    Sportscaster Dick Enberg, Honorary Chairman of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, first conceived the idea of an award for seniors in 2001 in response to the growing trend of men’s basketball players leaving school early for the NBA. The award was launched to honor senior student-athletes who remained in college, exhausting their collegiate athletic eligibility, to pursue their college degree.

Name                 Position     School

Matt Abbott          Midfield     Syracuse University

Drew Adams           Goalkeeper   Pennsylvania State University

Tim Balise           Attack       University of Massachusetts

Doug Buckley         Midfield     Bucknell University

Jordan Burke         Goalkeeper   Brown University

Mike Catalino        Midfield     Duke University

Peter Christman      Midfield     University of Notre Dame

Michael Colleluori   Midfield     Hofstra University

Randall Cooper       Midfield     Towson University

Brandon Corp         Midfield     Colgate University

Joel Dalgarno        Attack       The Ohio State University

Michael Evans        Defense      Johns Hopkins University

Danny Glading        Attack       University of Virginia

Zack Greer           Attack       Bryant University

Jimmy Harrison       Goalkeeper   College of the Holy Cross

Ryan Hoff            Attack       University of Notre Dame

Max Motschwiller     Midfield     Harvard University

Joey Murray          Midfield     University of Denver

Griffin Nevitt       Midfield     U.S. Air Force Academy

Sam Payton           Midfield     Duke University

Garrett Pedley       Defense      University at Albany

Brendan Reilly       Midfield     Princeton University

Doug Rendall         Midfield     Dartmouth College

Jeff Rommel          Midfield     Rutgers University

Scott Rosenshein     Defense      U.S. Military Academy

Max Seibald          Midfield     Cornell University

Chris Taylor         Midfield     Georgetown University

Mike Timms           Midfield     University of Virginia

Andy Tormey          Defense      U.S. Naval Academy

Grant Zimmerman      Goalkeeper   University of North Carolina


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