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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Princeton senior midfielder Tom Schreiber has been named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.
Schreiber was named one of 20 candidates for the award in January, given each year to recognize excellence in the "four C's" - classroom, character, competition, community - among senior athletes. On Wednesday, the list was trimmed down to the 10 finalists.
The online voting process has begun and fans can begin voting by clicking here. Fan balloting runs through May 12 and counts for one-third of the total with the remaining two-thirds determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members.
Schreiber is a finalist along with Troy Dennis (Detroit), Michael Ehrhardt (Maryland), Rob Emery (Virginia), Joe Fletcher (Loyola), John LoCascio (Villanova), Joe Meurer (Ohio State), Stephen O'Hara (Notre Dame), Ty Souders (Lehigh) and Justin Ward (Loyola).
A finalist for the Tewaaraton Award last season and a solid candidate again this year, Schreiber is Princeton's career leader in points among midfielders and was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse draft. Through the first eight games this season, Schreiber leads the Tigers in points (37), goals (21) and assists (16). He ranks sixth in NCAA Division I in points per game (4.63).
In addition, he is a two-time team captain whose service efforts have seen him give his time literally near and far, in endeavors on-campus and internationally.
Schreiber serves as president of the Ivy Athletes Charity Team (IACT) and has worked with the Trenton Bridge Program and Ann's Love Builds, the foundation in memory of Ann Bates, late wife of Princeton head coach Chris Bates.
He also works with Fields of Growth and has travelled to Uganda to work on to building the national lacrosse program there, as well as on educational and economic initiatives there. Schreiber will also help coach the Ugandans at the 2014 World Championships in Denver.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be honored at the NCAA Championship in Baltimore over Memorial Day Weekend.