Feb. 20, 2014
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - For the fifth consecutive year the Siena College Men's Lacrosse program can boast a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award. Senior attackman Colin Clive was named one of just 20 candidates nationally for the honor Thursday for excelling both on and off the field.
A native of Massapequa, N.Y., Clive is Siena College's 13th Senior CLASS Award candidate with all having come since 2010. The only MAAC candidate, Clive is the third Siena student athlete to be up for the award during the 2013-14 academic year joining men's soccer's James Beeston and volleyball's Taylor Akana.
Of Siena College's 13 Senior CLASS Award candidates, six have come from the men's lacrosse program. Brent Herbst was the College's first-ever candidate in 2010 and John Rogener earned recognition in 2011. In 2012 both Tom Morr and Bryan Neufeld were named candidates with Morr becoming the first student athlete in school history to later be named one of ten finalists for the award. Last season, Danny Martinsen was named a candidate.
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.
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.
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 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore May 24-26.
Throughout his career, Clive has excelled in all four criteria outlined in the Senior CLASS Award. A Finance major, Clive has completed two noteworthy internships, most recently at Arch Capital. Men's lacrosse's Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative, Clive coordinated the Miles for Matt Foundation and has been an active participant in Siena Athletics' BlueShield of Northeastern New York Saints in the Community program.
A Preseason All-MAAC selection, Clive was named a First Team All-MAAC selection last year and the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a freshman in 2010. The Saints' active leading scorer with 112 career points, Clive also participated in the 2012 European Lacrosse Championships, scoring 17 goals including a hat trick in the championship game in leading Team England to a perfect 8-0 record and the title. Clive and the Saints return to action Saturday when they battle Binghamton at noon in Vestal, N.Y.
For more information on Clive's nomination and all of this year's candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
ABOUT THE AWARD
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Premier Sports Management manages the award.