Sept. 19, 2008
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Doug DeMartin has been selected as one of 30 men's soccer players nationally to be named candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The award is based on dedication to achievement in four areas: Classroom, Character, Community and Competition and is presented annually to senior student-athletes in nine NCAA Division I sports. CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.
After leading the Big Ten in goals with 12 last season, DeMartin was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection after and also was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region Second Team. He is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2005, 2006 and 2007) and earned a spot on the NSCAA Academic All-America First Team in 2007.
DeMartin has been a team leader in off the field community outreach programs as well. In addition to being the soccer team's Student-Athlete Advisory Team representative for three years, he has participated in several programs, including Teams for Toys, Make a Change and Athletes for Kids.
This season, DeMartin leads the Spartans in goals (five) and points (11).
Once 10 finalists are selected by a national media committee in October, the finalists will be placed on a ballot for a nationwide vote, which includes voting by fans, coaches and media and will run from October 9 - November 19. Winners will be announced at the NCAA Men's College Cup in December.