Aug. 26, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame forward Jeb Brovsky (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain) has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the men's soccer division. 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.
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 list of 30 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, coaches and fans, who will select a candidate that best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
"The nominations for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for soccer are traditionally strong in community service and academic excellence," said Tom Lamb, Lowe's senior vice president of marketing. "This year's candidate class reflects the strong sense of obligation these student-athletes have to their communities, their universities and their teammates and we are proud to recognize them for their excellence."
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winners during the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup in December.
Last season, Brovsky tallied four goals and four assists en route to earning third-team all-BIG EAST honors for the second straight season. In 2008 and 2009, he was selected to the BIG EAST All-Championship Team. Brovsky, a three-time monogram recipient, has appeared in 67 games, including 40 starts, and has tallied 33 points on 11 goals and 11 assists.
Brovsky carries a 3.442 cumulative grade-point average as a management major in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, which is routinely ranked as one of the top business schools in the country. He also is a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Brovsky, along with the rest of the Notre Dame men's soccer team, is heavily involved in community activities. He has worked with the Salvation Army in South Bend in addition to volunteering at the South Bend soup kitchen and has collected donations for the South Bend Catholic Social Worker House. Brovsky also has volunteered for Notre Dame's Holy Half Marathon, which gives its proceeds to support victims of Hurricane Katrina and others in similar need.
2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Men's Soccer Candidates
Name, Position, School
Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Midfielder, Akron
Jeff Attinella, Goalkeeper, South Florida
Phil Bannister, Forward, Loyola (Maryland)
Michael Boxall, Defender, UC Santa Barbara
Jeb Brovsky, Forward, Notre Dame
Andres Casais, Defender, Penn State
Matt Eliason, Forward, Northwestern
Akira Fitzgerald, Goalkeeper, Wake Forest
Matt Gold, Defender, Ohio State
Sam Hayden, Goalkeeper, UC Santa Barbara
Jason Herrick, Forward, Maryland
Clint Irwin, Goalkeeper, Elon
Zach Johnson, Goalkeeper, West Virginia
Daniel Keat, Midfielder, Dartmouth
Ryan Kinne, Midfielder/Forward, Monmouth
Kyle Knotek, Defender, Northern Illinois
Dylan Leslie, Midfielder, Saint Mary's (Calif.)
Robby Lynch, Midfielder/Defender, Evansville
Samson Malijani, Forward, Fairleigh Dickinson
Alex Mangan, Forward, DePaul
Jimmy Maurer, Goalkeeper, South Carolina
Ashley McInnes, Forward, Tulsa
Michael Perry, Defender, Denver
Indy Smith, Defender, UNC Wilmington
John Bayron Sosa, Midfielder, UMKC
Jeremy Vuolo, Goalkeeper, Syracuse
Josh Walburn, Defender/Midfielder, Princeton
Bobby Warshaw, Defender, Stanford
Tommy Watkins, Defender, Dayton
Alex Wood, Midfielder, Michigan