Andrew FonteinUC Irvine men’s soccer goalkeeper Andrew Fontein is one of 10 national finalists for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the honor recognizes student-athletes who use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact in their communities.

Fontein, a senior business economics major from Las Vegas, set the UCI single-season record with 11 shutouts last year. The Anteater career-record holder had four shutouts in UCI’s first 11 games this season, including a 2-0 win at Big West Conference rival UC Santa Barbara Oct. 1. He also volunteers with several youth soccer programs in the area.

Fans may cast their votes daily through November 14 at Fan votes will be tallied with those from coaches and media to determine the 2011 award recipient. The winner will be announced at the Men’s College Cup which takes place December 9 and 11 in Hoover, Ala.

-courtesy of UCI Athletics


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