Oct. 17, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -
Stanford senior midfielder Mariah Nogueira has been named among the 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer.
Voting will contribute to the final selection. To vote for Nogueira, click here, or go to www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
Fans will be able to vote online through November 19th, and can do so once a day.
The award recognizes student-athletes for their contributions both on and off the field. These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award. Nogueira carries a cumulative grade-point average of 3.63 GPA and is majoring in psychology. She also has been active with several charitable organizations and community projects.
Nogueira, from Westminster, Calif., was a 2009 third-team All-American and is a three-time All-Pac-10/12 selection. A four-year starter, Nogueira was a vital part of Stanford's 2011 NCAA championship team and has played in three College Cup finals.
She leads the Cardinal (12-1-1, 6-0) in goals with six and has helped the team to a No. 2 ranking and the Pac-12 lead.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The finalists were chosen by a media committee from a list of 30 candidates that were announced in August.
The following are the other nine finalists: Amber Brooks (North Carolina), Tara Campbell (Duke), Adrianna AD Franch (Oklahoma State), Tishia Jewell (Central Florida), Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall (BYU), Ally Miller (Marquette), Natalie Norris (Utah State), Mallory Schaffer (William & Mary), and Colleen Williams (Dayton).
This is the sixth year of the women's soccer award. Previous recipients were Memphis' Lizzy Simonin in 2011, North Carolina’s Ali Hawkins in 2010, Texas A&M's Emily Peterson in 2009, Notre Dame's Kerri Hanks in 2008, and Portland's Stephanie Lopez in 2007.
For more information, go to www.seniorclassaward.com.