Dec. 10, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior men's hockey player Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2007-08 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award as college hockey's outstanding NCAA Division I senior student-athlete for the men's hockey division.
The award is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year in eight sports as it focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition. This marks the second year for the hockey division of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Notre Dame goaltender David Brown was the inaugural winner in 2006-07.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue the many rewards of a senior season and complete college education. Since that time, Lowe's an official corporate partner of the NCAA, has expanded the award to include other NCAA sports and it has developed into the nation's premier tribute to college seniors.
From the list of 20 nominees, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in late January 2008. Those ten names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote that will include coaches, media and fans. The award winner will be announced and recognized at the 2008 NCAA Frozen Four.
Reinhardt, a two-time member of the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team, was voted as an assistant captain by his teammates as a senior demonstrating his strong leadership abilities. He became the 38th Crusader to reach the 100 career point mark with two assists against Canisius on Nov. 10, 2007, giving him 101 points. He currently has 41 career goals and 65 career assists for 106 career points in 116 games. Reinhardt is currently ranked eighth on the all-time Holy Cross Division I points and goals list, while he is ninth in assists. This season, he has three goals and 11 assists for 14 points, including the game-winning goal in the 6-4 win at Providence on October 20. He is first on the team in assists and second in points.
The Crusaders (5-4-4, 4-3-3 Atlantic Hockey) return to action on Saturday, December 29, when they travel to Burlington, Vt. to play Hockey East member Vermont in the Catamount Cup at 6:30 p.m. Holy Cross will then take on either Quinnipiac or Western Michigan on Sunday, December 30.