OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – Marist men’s lacrosse senior J.D. Recor was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced April 13.

The field of 20 candidates announced in February was cut in half after votes from national media. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website now through May 9. One vote is permitted per day per device.

Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winner, which will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships in Boston from May 27-29.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the 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. 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: community, classroom, character and competition.

Recor broke Marist’s all-time assists record in the Red Foxes’ victory over Drexel on March 4. The previous record had been held by Chris Pistello for nearly two decades. In the same contest Recor also became the fourth Red Fox to reach 200 career points. He is six assists shy of breaking the all-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record. Entering this weekend he is in the top five in the country in three of the six NCAA active career offensive categories: assists (124; first), assists per game (2.10; second), and points (211; fifth).  

In more than three years at Marist, Recor has given back to the local and campus communities. At the start of each fall semester he has volunteered for Freshman Move-In Day and he has been active in the annual Hunger Walk and Giving Tree around the holidays. He has also participated in the Friends of Jaclyn Angel Walk, which honors and remembers all children and families affected by pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers, as well as the Make the World Purple Walk for domestic violence prevention. Recor made weekly visits to the Poughkeepsie Children’s Home during the fall semester, helping the children with their homework and leading physical activity programs.

Marist will be back in action at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, when it faces Manhattan in Riverdale, New York.