Baltimore--UMBC's Kyle Wimer (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) has been selected as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
The senior midfielder is amongst twenty NCAA men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were tabbed as candidates for the honor. 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 classroom, character, community and competition.
Wimer was named to the 2010 Inside Lacrosse First-Team preseason All-America squad and will serve as one of the team's captains this spring. He was selected as a 2009 USILA All-American and an America East First-Team All-Conference midfielder. The business technology administration major has 98 career points (53 goals, 45 assists) and set career highs in goals (24), assists (18) and total points (42) last season.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's 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.
The 20 candidates 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of classroom, character, community and competition.