Senior Goalie 1 of 2 Ivy Players Picked
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Johnathan Falcone, a senior goalie on the Yale Lacrosse Team, has named one of the 20 NCAA student-athlete candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in 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.
Falcone, an honorable mention All-Ivy pick last spring, held six of the last seven opponents in single digits on the way to a .502 save percentage and an 8.54 goals against average.
The economics major with a 3.84 GPA is just as impressive off the field. Falcone, who spent a summer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a member of the Economics Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee. In addition, he was elected as secretary of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity while being a significant contributor to "Bulldog Buddies," a Yale community outreach program that has students serving as mentors to New Haven Public School children.
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 students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The 2011 candidate class includes 13 student-athletes with cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better. Ten are from teams ranked in the Inside Lacrosse preseason top 20, and eight players competed in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship last season, with two on the winning team.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner May 28 at the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore.
For more information on all the candidates, visit www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Men's Lacrosse Candidates
Sean Bannon, Midfield, Fairfield
Stefan Bauer, Attack, Lafayette
Grant Catalino, Attack, Maryland
Dan Cremens, Defense, St. John's (N.Y.)
Kevin Crowley, Midfield, Stony Brook
Pat Dowling, Defense, Delaware
Johnathan Falcone, Goalkeeper, Yale
Peter Fallon, Defense, Brown
Ryan Flanagan, Defense, North Carolina
John Galloway, Goalkeeper, Syracuse
Anthony Iannello, Midfield, Bryant
Adam Jones, Midfield, Canisius
Brian Karalunas, Defense/Midfield, Villanova
Tom Montelli, Midfield, Duke
Trevor Moore, Attack, Robert Morris
John Rogener, Midfield, Siena
Steve Sterling, Midfield, Hofstra
Jonathan Stumpf, Midfield, Lehigh
Justin Turri, Midfield, Duke
Corey Zindel, Attack, Marist