Aug 21, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS - Connecticut senior forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf was announced as a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer on Wednesday. The award is given out every year to a Division I senior who has demonstrated excellence both on the field and in the classroom.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award concentrates on the total student-athlete and those who look to make a positive impact as a leader in their communities.
Diouf, who was named the American Preseason Offensive Player of the Year earlier this week, is one of thirty men soccer players on the list, which will be narrowed down to 10 midway through the regular season. The 10 finalists will be placed on an official ballot to be distributed to media, coaches and fans around the country with the male and female winners being announced during the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup Championships in December.
Mark Sherrod of Memphis was the other representative from the American to be named to the list. Diouf enters his senior season with 34 career goals and five assists for the Huskies, who open up the regular season 7 p.m. on August 30th against Saint Francis (NY) at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
For me information on all the candidates click HERE