March 29, 2010

Thomas Muldoon Named Finalist For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University senior attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), one of the top scorers in Brown lacrosse history, has been selected a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in men’s lacrosse, an award that recognizes student-athletes who excel on and off the playing field.

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: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.

The 2010 finalists are Thomas Muldoon, Brown; Gavin Buckley, St. John’s; Ken Clausen, Virginia; Pierce Derkac, Cornell; Jason Duboe, Harvard, Ridge Flick, Air Force; Andrew Maisano, Army; Max Quinzani, Duke; Scott Rogers, Notre Dame; and Kyle Wimer, UMBC.

Muldoon and nine other finalists have been placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote that begins today and concludes on May 18.  Fan balloting is available on the award’s official web site, http://www.seniorCLASSaward.com as well as through text messaging. Brown fans are encouraged to vote early and often.  Fans can text LAX to 74569 to vote for the finalists.  These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages those leaders to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact on their circle of influence.

A religious studies concentrator focusing in East Asian Buddhism at Brown, Muldoon carries a 3.2 GPA.  One of the most prolific scorers in Brown lacrosse history, Muldoon’s 98 goals rank 10th in the Brown record book, while his 132 career points are 18th best in Brown lacrosse history.

A two-time first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection, Muldoon helped the Bears to an Ivy League Championship in 2008 and an NCAA Championship appearance in 2009. He netted four goals in Brown's NCAA Playoff game against Johns Hopkins, and scored 36 goals overall, while handing out 11 assists. Muldoon scored four or more goals four other times in games vs. Delaware, Bryant, Yale and Providence.

Muldoon has also been a pillar of strength in the community.  Last fall, he ran a coat drive to benefit a local 
shelter, organizing the Brown campus for the City of Pawtucket's warm coat and clothing drive:  marketing, 
managing the collection, and assigning responsibilities to teammates. He collected over 
100 coats and many other winter clothing items. 

Brown’s team captain has been a 
major part of Brown’s efforts with a local 3rd grade classroom at Fox 
Point Elementary School including potentially starting an after-school program with a teammate Matt Greenberg 
teaching lacrosse in 2010.  He really enjoys spending time with the 
kids, and he is among the team’s best attendees.  In addition, Muldoon has 
had a big role with the Brown lacrosse team’s major initiatives with the Room to Read, the 
Innocence Project, Sustainable Harvest International, and the Wounded 
Warrior Project 36 hour runs, where our program raised enough money 
($18,000) to build a school in rural Sri Lanka and support the 
efforts of the Innocence Project (over $20,000) and SHI and WWP 
($10,000 each).