Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/17
From Press Release
Ten NCAA® men’s lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists Thursday for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® for collegiate lacrosse.
Among the 10 finalists is University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse senior defender Austin Pifani (Abington, Duke’s LC grad and coach) of Roslyn, Pa. Pifani is a two-time Tar Heel team captain, leader of the Carolina defense and All-ACC and All-America honoree. He captained the Tar Heel team to the 2016 NCAA championship.
To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists 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 athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 20 candidates announced earlier this month. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through May 9. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships® in Boston, May 27-29.
Name Position School
Christian Burgdorf Defense Denver
Connor Cannizzaro Attack Denver
Isaiah Davis-Allen Midfield Maryland
Scott Firman Defense Syracuse
Michael LeClair Attack High Point
Dylan Molloy Attackman Brown
Sergio Perkovic Midfield Notre Dame
Austin Pifani (Abington, Duke’s LC) Defenseman North Carolina
J.D. Recor Attack Marist
Eric Scott Midfielder Yale