Jan. 29, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior captain Steven Fogarty has been selected as one of the 20 candidates for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, as announced by the organization on Friday (Jan. 29).
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.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School Â®, 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.
Fogarty is serving as Notre Dame’s captain for a second consecutive season, making him just the 15th two-time captain of the Notre Dame hockey team and the first since 2007.
Fogarty has played in all 25 games this season, notching seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points. He opened the season with his first career hat trick in a 7-4 win at Penn Sate (Oct. 16) and the Irish are 10-0-2 in games when he registers at least one point this season. He is also a two-year participant in Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
For his career, Fogarty, an Edina, Minnesota native, has skated in 138 games and has registered 60 points on 24 goals and 36 assists. He was a third-round selection by the New York Rangers in the 2011 National Hockey League Draft.
The list 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote of media, coaches and fans.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in April.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and men’s golf programs. A native Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Prior to Providence, Colleran spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League. He is a 2006 graduate of Providence College, where he also earned an MBA in 2008.