University of Delaware Men's Lacrosse Standout Pat Dowling a Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
February 23, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- University of Delaware standout defenseman Pat Dowling, a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection who has also enjoyed outstanding success in the classroom, has been selected as one of 20 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for men’s lacrosse.
Dowling (at right), a history major with a minor in Spanish from Fairfield, Conn. (Fairfield Ludlowe High School), was one of 20 NCAA Division I players selected from nominations throughout the country. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character, and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Lowe’s will announce the winner May 28 at the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championship in Baltimore.
Fans will have the chance to select Dowling for the national award later this spring when the voting process begins at www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
A four-year starter on defense, Dowling earned All-CAA honors in both 2009 and 2010 and was a member of the CAA All-Rookie team as a freshman in 2008. He has appeared in 52 career games with 51 starts and registered 105 groundballs and a school record 57 caused turnovers.
He played a big role in leading Delaware to a 10-7 record, a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season when he started all 17 games, scooped up 29 groundballs, and caused eight turnovers. He set a UD single season record with 22 caused turnovers in 2009.
A Dean’s List student, Dowling is a three-year member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll, has been active as a camp counselor during the summer, is fluent in Spanish and has worked as a tutor on campus, served as team representative for the UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and volunteered with Special Olympics. He has studied abroad in Spain twice while at Delaware, studying in Madrid in 2008 and Granada in 2010. He has also served as a team co-captain and earned the squad’s Gary Celeste Award for spirit, dedication, and enthusiasm.
In addition to Dowling, other finalists for the award are Sean Bannon (Fairfield), Stefan Bauer (Lafayette), Grant Catalino (Maryland), Dan Cremens (St. John’s), Kevin Crowley (Stony Brook), Johnathan Falcone (Yale), Peter Fallon (Brown), Ryan Flanagan (North Carolina), John Galloway (Syracuse), Anthony Iannello (Bryant), Adam Jones (Canisius), Brian Karalunas (Villanova), Tom Montelli (Duke), Trevor Moore (Robert Morris), John Rogener (Siena), Steve Serling (Hofstra), Johnathan Stumpf (Lehigh), Justin Turri (Duke), and Corey Zindel (Marist).
Delaware, ranked No. 16 in the latest USILA national Top 20 poll, will continue action Sunday when the Blue Hens (3-1) host Bellarmine at 1 p.m. at Delaware Stadium.Back To Men's Lacrosse Home Men's Lacrosse Story Archive