Men’s and Women’s Soccer Candidates Announced for 2019 Senior CLASS Award

September 23, 2019

Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate soccer. 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.

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.

Each of the 60 candidates has displayed a strong work ethic in the classroom and on the pitch. Outside of academics and athletics, all candidates also have been consistently involved in community service on their campus or in their communities.

Each of the two candidate classes 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 one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. 

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.

For more information on all the candidates, visit

Men’s Soccer Candidates
Adrien Awana, Manhattan
Tanner Beason, Stanford
Gideon Betz, Campbell
Drake Callender, California
Kyle Clinton, Georgia State
Jack Doherty, New Hampshire
Anders Engebretsen, Saint Mary’s
Alec Felix, Utah Valley
Dayonn Harris, UConn
Skye Harter, Akron
Cal Jennings, UCF
Alistair Johnston, Wake Forest
Nick King, Bucknell
Luke Matthews, Elon
Garrett McLaughlin, SMU
Aaron Molloy, Penn State
Malcolm Moreno, Iona
Anthony Mwembia, Bowling Green
Elliot Panicco, Charlotte
Mauricio Pineda, North Carolina
Paulo Pita, Marshall
Ben Roberts, Memphis
Samson Sergi, Xavier
Jack Skahan, North Carolina
Will Smith, Lehigh
Rok Taneski, Dayton
Noah Texter, California
Pedro Valladao, IUPUI
Derek Waldeck, Stanford
Garret Weaver, Detroit Mercy

Women’s Soccer Candidates
Kristen Amarikwa, San Jose State
Abby Carchio, Brown
Katie Cousins, Tennessee
Kaylee Dao, Oklahoma
Kaylee Davis, Texas State
Kate Del Fava, Illinois State
Samantha Dewey, Xavier
Serena Dolan, Memphis
Taylor Dorado, Siena
Jessie Fleming, UCLA
Sydney Fortson, Navy
Paula Germino-Watnick, Georgetown
Andrea Hauksdottir, South Florida
Kelcie Hedge, Santa Clara
Noelle Higginson, Yale
Cyera Hintzen, Texas
Grace Jackson, Vanderbilt
Taryn Jakubowski, Creighton
Jess Johnson, Monmouth
Aleah Kelley, UC Irvine
Maureen Kennedy, Bowling Green
Alli Klug, Saint Louis
Heather Martin, Texas State
Mandy McGlynn, Virginia Tech
Sinclaire Miramontez, Nebraska
Meaghan Nally, Georgetown
Sarah Segan, William & Mary
Abby Small, Kansas City
Evelyne Viens, South Florida
Ally Watt, Texas A&M