Anton Axelsson named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Sept. 25, 2007


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JU men's soccer senior forward Anton Axelsson has been selected as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

It was announced Monday that 20 male and female athletes were selected as candidates for the awards, which is in its first year covering soccer. The award was first established in 2001 for basketball due to the trend of college players leaving school early to play professionally. It has since expanded to include baseball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and softball.

Axelsson has three goals on the season, including the game-winner in each of the Dolphins' victories. He was named Atlantic Sun "Player of the Week" for Sept. 3 and is the only A-Sun player on the men's or women's side to be chosen as a candidate for the award.

"Anton is not only a quality student - he is a tremendous ambassador for our team and our sport," said JU head coach Mike Johnson. "He is the captain of our team and he leads by example. He takes his school work very serious and he competes in the classroom the same way he does on the soccer field.

"I am as proud of his athletic accomplishments as his academic accomplishments. We wish all players aspired to be as good as Anton is in the classroom."

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: classroom, community, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards that a senior season can bring.