Women's Soccer's McColl Named A Candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer redshirt senior Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
McColl leads the Chanticleers and is tied for the lead in the Big South with four goals after five contests. She has scored game-winning goals in each of Coastal Carolina’s two victories and now has 10 goals in her career. A Second Team All-Big South honoree last season, McColl has a 3.987 grade-point average and is expected to graduate in December with a degree in biology.
McColl becomes the second straight Chanticleer women’s soccer player to be named to the initial list. Senior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet LSU)) was on the list in 2007.
These individuals qualified based on their dedication and achievement in four areas: Classroom, Character, Community and Competition. The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is distinctive from many other honors in that on-the-field performance is only one factor in determining candidacy – a major emphasis is placed on off-the-field commitments and personal character.
From the list of 30 candidates, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in both divisions in October. Those 10 names from each division will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote beginning October 9 and concluding November 19. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award. Winners will be announced during the 2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championships in Cary, N.C., scheduled for December 5-7.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched during the 2001-02 season in response to the trend of college basketball players leaving college early to turn professional.
The award was conceived by sportscaster Dick Enberg, who continues to serve as Honorary Chairman, and has recognized winners in men’s and women’s basketball for seven years. Lowe’s extended the award in 2006 to include baseball, softball, men’s hockey and men’s lacrosse, then in 2007 added men’s and women’s soccer.