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HLC Alum Pat Swanick Named Finalist For Senior Class Award

By Mike McDermott, 04/11/16, 3:30PM EDT

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Philadelphia, PA -- Ten NCAA® men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award®for collegiate lacrosse, it was announced on Wednesday morning. Saint Joseph's senior attackman Pat Swanick has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious award.
 

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The field was narrowed down from 20 candidates, which was announced on February 16.

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 athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. 

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 20 candidates announced earlier this month. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through May 9. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championships® in Philadelphia, May 28-30.

A team captain and four-year starting attackman for the Crimson and Gray, Swanick is a two-time all-conference selection between the Northeast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association and has extensive community service experience. All of Swanick's achievements in the areas of community, classroom, character, and competition can be found in his Senior CLASS Award biography. Swanick was a proud member of the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club graduating class of 2012.

FINALISTS
Carter Brown, A, Ohio State
Dylan Donahue, A, Syracuse
Matt Dunn, D, Maryland
B.J. Grill, D, Marquette
Jack Kelly, GK, Brown
Walker Kirby, D, Harvard
Dan Lomas, A, High Point
Joseph Radin, A, Marist
Pat Swanick, A, Saint Joseph's
Tyler White, GK, Towson

CANDIDATES
Scott Bieda, A, Rutgers                                                                    
Paul Bitetti, D, Detroit                                                                     
Jack Bobzien, A, Denver                                                                  
Casey Eidenshink, D, Lehigh                                                           
Robby Haus, D, Ohio State                                                              
Kyle Karaska, D, Massachusetts                                                                 
James Rahe, M, Robert Morris                                                        
Morgan Westby, M, Lafayette                                                        
Sean Wilkinson, A, Holy Cross              
John Winchell, D, Saint Joseph's