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