Senior Midfielder A Standout Off Field As Well
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Gregory Mahony has been named one of the 20 NCAA men's lacrosse student-athletes selected as candidates for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. This award honors Division I seniors who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Mahony, a midfielder, is a two-time All-Ivy and All-New England selection who was taken by the Boston Cannons in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. He has a 3.44 GPA and is majoring in the history of medicine science (pre-med) at Yale.
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 2012 candidate class includes five student-athletes with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Two candidates were United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first-team All-Americans in 2011, 12 candidates are on teams ranked in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse preseason top 20, and five participated in last year's semifinals and finals of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.
Mahony, one of four Ivy League players selected by Lowes, has volunteered as an academic associate at the Yale Eye Center and as a business associate for Seattle Nuclear Medicine/Ultrasound Associates. He and his teammates have also worked with Friends of Jacquelin, while Mahony helped coach youth lacrosse in Vancover during two summers.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, which will be held May 26 and 28 in Boston.
The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I men's coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
2012 Men's Lacrosse Candidates
Matt Bell, Midfield, Villanova
CJ Costabile, Long Stick Midfield, Duke
Joe Cummings, Attack, Maryland
Bobby Dattilo, Midfield, Hobart
Kip Dooley, Midfield, Dartmouth
Aidan Genik, Attack, Hartford
Andrew Gvozden, Goalie, Hofstra
Matt Kawamoto, Defense, Ohio State
Matthew Mackrides, Attack, Penn State
Gregory Mahony, Midfield, Yale
Kiel Matisz, Midfield, Robert Morris
Tom Morr, Goalie, Siena
Bryan Neufeld, Attack, Siena
Rob Pannell, Attack, Cornell
Kevin Randall, Defense, Notre Dame
Patrick Rogers, Midfield, Denver
Steele Stanwick, Attack, Virginia
Justin Turri, Midfield, Duke
Chad Wiedmaier, Defense, Princeton
Jake Ziegler, Defense, Jacksonville