Oct. 5, 2011
Louisville, Ky. -
Louisville senior forward Colin Rolfe is one of 10 student-athletes selected as a finalist today for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in collegiate men's soccer. 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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on either the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website or the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through November 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
Rolfe, a Hermann Trophy Candidate, currently leads the team in scoring and recently dished out a career-high three assists against Butler. He was the second runner-up for the Hermann Trophy last season and the only finalist to return to the field in 2011. He was named the preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year. Last season he was named an All-BIG EAST First Team selection for the second straight season. He was also a consensus All-American, earning the distinction for the second straight year. He was also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team and the College Cup All-Tournament team.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winners during the 2011 NCAA Men's College Cup championship. The Men's College Cup will take place December 9 and 11 in Hoover, Ala.
Below is a list of the finalists:
Perez Agaba, Forward, IUPUI
Tony Cascio, Midfielder, Connecticut
Andrew Fontein, Goalkeeper, UC Irvine
Adam Glick, Goalkeeper, Florida Gulf Coast
Brian Holt, Goalkeeper, Creighton
Matt Horn, Defender/Midfielder, Winthrop
Greg Klazura, Defender, Notre Dame
, Forward, Louisville
Bobby Smith, Defender, Bradley
Adam Still, Defender, SMU