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NCAA Mar 25, 2021

Sixty NCAA men’s and women’s soccer players nominated for Senior CLASS Award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Sixty NCAA men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates for the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award.

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.

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.

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Each of the 60 candidates has displayed a strong work ethic in the classroom and on the pitch. Outside of academics and athletics, all candidates have also been consistently involved in community service on their campus or in their communities.

Each of the two candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists in April, 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 male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character, and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2021 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup championships in May.

For more information on all the candidates, visit

Men’s Soccer 2020-21 Candidates




Stevo Bednarsky Midfield Lehigh University
Chase Bromstedt Midfield University of Tulsa
Pedro Dolabella Midfield Marshall University
Jonas Fjeldberg Midfield University of Dayton
Jacob Graiber Defense UIC
Brandon Hackenberg Defense Pennsylvania State University
Patrick Hogan Defense University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Alan Kahlenbeck Midfield Saint Joseph’s University
Noah Luescher Midfield Binghamton University
Thomas M’Barek Defense Cleveland State University
Justin Malou Defense Clemson University
Devin Mendez Goalie University of Detroit Mercy
Pol Monells Forward University of South Carolina Upstate
Jacob Montes Midfield Georgetown University
Yannik Oettl Goalie University of Central Florida
George Proctor Defense Georgia State University
Achille Robin Defense Bowling Green State University
Bailey Rouse Midfield University of Kentucky
Tor Saunders Goalkeeper Coastal Carolina University
Mario Sequeira Goalkeeper Virginia Commonwealth University
Jack Shaw Midfield Belmont University
Chris Sullivan Midfield Bowling Green State University
Matt Thorsheim Midfield Bucknell University
Leo Toledo Jr. Forward/Midfield Mercer University
Matthew Vowinkel Forward Hofstra University
Joel Walker Forward/Midfield Oregon State University
Rene White Forward New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mark Winhoffer Midfield Yale University
Gerit Wintermeyer Forward Bradley University
Marc Ybarra Midfield University of Michigan

Women’s Soccer 2020-21 Candidates




Kerry Abello Defense/Midfield/Forward Penn State University
Amirah Ali Forward Rutgers University
Jordyn Bloomer Goalkeeper University of Wisconsin
Sabrina Bryan Forward Hofstra University
Sydney Cassalia Goalkeeper United States Military Academy
Maia Cella Midfield University of Wisconsin
Kimmy Chavkin Defense Stony Brook University
Sam Coffey Midfield/Forward Penn State University
Anna Cronin Defense University of Hartford
Kirsten Davis Forward Texas Tech University
Cora Duininck Defense Liberty University
Kristina Dzhandzhapanyan Forward United States Naval Academy
Brookelynn Entz Midfield Kansas State University
Alyssa Francese Forward Stony Brook University
Madison Haley Forward Stanford University
Melody Jayroe Goalkeeper Liberty University
Vital Kats Midfield Kent State University
Krista Kissell Forward Lafayette College
Lena Kurz Goalkeeper UIC
Gabi Paupst Midfield Radford University
Lucy Porter Midfield Hofstra University
Valentine Pursey Midfield Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Julianne Ross Defense Northeastern University
Olivia Schuck Defense/Midfield University of Delaware
Delanie Sheehan Defense University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Stratigakis Midfield University of Michigan
Jada Talley Forward University of Arizona
Haley Thomas Defense Weber State University
Amber Tripp Forward Utah Valley University
Sabrina Wagner Midfield University of South Florida

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