OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Maryland men’s lacrosse senior Isaiah Davis-Allen has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate lacrosse, which honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.
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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
Davis-Allen is one of the most respected student-athletes at the University of Maryland for his prowess both on and off the field.
On the field, Davis-Allen is a two-time team captain and was named a 2016 USILA First Team All-American as a short stick midfielder – the lone first-teamer at the position. In three seasons, Davis-Allen has led the Terps to three NCAA semifinal appearances and two NCAA championship games while posting a 49-12 overall record.
Davis-Allen is heavily involved in the community, serving as the team’s student-athlete liaison for Team IMPACT and welcoming honorary teammate, Fionn. He also volunteers in the offseason for PG Pride Lacrosse Club, a diverse youth team that practices just minutes from campus. Other community service activities include reading to children at local schools, volunteering at Johns Hopkins Hospital, volunteering for school-aged child care and coaching for Blackwolf Lacrosse Club and SYC Lacrosse Club.
Davis-Allen is a geographical science major with a minor in geographic information science and was named a scholar-athlete in the fall and spring of 2015. He is a representative for all Maryland male student-athletes on the Faculty Athletic Council and the men’s lacrosse representative for Maryland’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee as well as the men’s lacrosse team’s student-athlete liaison for Team IMPACT.
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 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the 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 one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship in May.
Alexander Bohl, Robert Morris
Christian Burgdorf, Denver
Connor Cannizzaro, Denver
Christian Carson-Banister, Boston
Isaiah Davis-Allen, Maryland
Andy DeMichiei, Marquette
Scott Firman, Syracuse
Charles Giunta, Saint Joseph
T.J. Jones, Saint Joseph
Jake Knostman, Fairfield
Michael LeClair, High Point
Dylan Molloy, Brown
Kyle Mummau, Bryant
Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame
Austin Pifani, North Carolina
J.D. Recor, Marist
Eric Scott, Yale
Shane Taggert, Saint Joseph
Cody Triolo, Lehigh
Tommy Voelkel, Hofstra