DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University men’s soccer captain Sean Davis’ success on the field has been well documented over the course of his career. However, his efforts away from the field are what garnered the veteran leader his most recent honor of being one of 30 nominees for the Senior CLASS Award.
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.
Davis, a two-year captain, is one of five ACC players represented on the 30-man list. An elite midfielder, the Holmdel, N.J., native is a two-time All-ACC honoree and has been voted to the NSCAA All-Region squad in each of the past two seasons. This past summer Davis helped lead the New York Red Bulls U23 squad to the NPSL title. Overall in his career, Davis has started 49 of 51 games and has seven goals and 10 assists to his name, including a career-high three against Stetson this past weekend.
His resume away from the athletics arena is equally as impressive as an executive board member of Duke’s chapter of Athlete Ally. He has participated in many service projects throughout this three years at Duke and most recently helped raise $80,000 at the Duke Dance Marathon for Children’s Miracle Network. Davis was recognized last spring for his work in the Duke community with the prestigious ACC Top Six for Service Award.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed down to 10 finalists midway through the regular season and will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Duke opens its road schedule Friday night at SMU. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. (ET). How to follow the action is available at GoDuke.com