Mannino Named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist

Updated 10/6/2010
Article courtesy of Central Michigan Media Relations Department

Vote for Shay Mannino

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Senior goalkeeper Shay Mannino has been named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

Mannino was selected as one of 30 candidates prior to the season, with the finalists being voted upon by a national media committee.

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.

Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website through Nov. 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner. A winner will be announced during the 2010 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup championships in early December.

Mannino currently leads a Central Michigan team that is 7-3-1 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-American Conference. Mannino ranks first in the MAC with a 0.32 goals against average and a 0.900 save percentage. She ranks eighth in the NCAA in goals against average and 11th in save percentage respectively.

The senior recently broke the Mid-American Conference record for career shutouts with her 30th career shutout in a 2-0 win at Miami on Oct. 1. Mannino also ranks first in MAC history with a 0.70 goals against average.

In 2009, Mannino led the nation with 17 solo shutouts, the fourth highest total in NCAA Division I history. The senior put together a personal shutout streak of 1132:36, the third longest recorded by an Division I keeper in NCAA history, during the 2009 season. She also ranked 19th in the nation with a school record 0.60 goals against average and was named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The national Soccer Coaches Association of American also recognized the Grosse Ile, Mich., native by placing her on the Great Lakes All-Region second team.

2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Callan Elswick, Davidson
Lauren Fowlkes, Notre Dame
Ali Hawkins, North Carolina
Molly Kinsella, Vanderbilt
Shay Mannino, Central Michigan
Nicole Pasciolla, St. John's
Christen Press, Stanford
Katherine Sheeleigh, Harvard
Rachel Shipley, Texas A&M
Jessica Tsao, Portland