Oct. 22, 2012
STORRS, Conn. -It was announced that UConn senior midfielder Carlos Alvarez (Los Angeles, Calif.) is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Fan voting online will help determine the winner. Vote online by clicking HERE.
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.
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.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men's candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website (www.seniorclassaward.com) through November 19. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
A 2011 Second Team All-American and a 2012 Preseason All-American, Alvarez has been sensation in his senior season, helping to lead Connecticut to a 13-1-1 record and a No. 4 ranking. On the year, UConn's senior captain has notched six goals and seven assists for 19 points.
Tony Cascio ('12) was a finalist in 2011 and was later selected No. 14 overall by the Colorado Rapids.
2012 Men's Soccer Finalists
Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut
Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina
Steven Birnbaum, California
Scott Caldwell, Akron
Anthony Hobbs, Florida International
Ryan Hollingshead, UCLA
Ryan McDuff, Brown
Dillon Powers, Notre Dame
Eric Schoenle, West Virginia
Kyle Zobeck, Valparaiso