Clay Del Prince Named 2013 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Brown senior defenseman Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) is one of 20 NCAA® lacrosse student-athletes, who excel both on and off the field, to be selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men's lacrosse. 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.
A Brown team captain in 2013, Del Prince has displayed significant character, and leadership both on the field and off, and has already been accepted into Medical School in Buffalo, NY. He led the charge with the men's lacrosse community outreach efforts, organizing and actively participating with the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School's 3rd Grade classroom, and playing a large role with another major initiative: the annual 36 hour run where the Brown lacrosse program has raised enough money ($18,000) to build a school in rural Sri Lanka.
A Biology/Pre-Med concentrator with a 3.90 GPA, Del Prince was All-Ivy selection in 2012, and a two-year starter for the Bears. Del Prince ranked 14th in the nation with 1.86 caused turnovers per game, while only drawing two penalties the entire season. He also played a key role in Brown's man-down defense which was ranked 5th nationally. He earned Brown's Unsung Hero Award (2011), and the Dom Starsia Coaches Award (2012).
The 2013 candidate class includes six candidates who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. One candidate was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American At-Large team, and eight were members of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America team.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia May 25-27.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
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Senior CLASS Lacrosse Candidates
Peter Baum, Colgate
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland
Brendan Buckley, Army
Davis Butts, Loyola (Maryland)
Clay Del Prince, Brown
Nick Dolik, Penn State
Jason Gonos, Harvard
Marcus Holman, North Carolina
Jordan Houtby, Detroit Mercy
Mike Huffner, Bucknell
Peter Johnson, Yale
Chris LaPierre, Virginia
Danny Martinsen, Siena
Brian Megill, Syracuse
Matt Miller, Notre Dame
Jason Noble, Cornell
Scott Ratliff, Loyola (Maryland)
Logan Schuss, Ohio State
Sam Snow, Fairfield
Ryan Snyder, Lehigh