Marist's J.D. Recor Selected As Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Release: March 09, 2017
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Marist senior J.D. Recor was selected as one of 20 candidates nationwide for the Senior CLASS Award in collegiate men’s lacrosse it was announced March 9.
This is the second straight year the Marist men’s lacrosse program has had a Senior CLASS Award candidate and the Marist athletics department has now has four candidates for the honor in the last two years.
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. 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.
Recor broke Marist’s all-time assists record in the Red Foxes’ most recent victory over Drexel in their home opener March 4. The previous record had been held by Chris Pistello for nearly two decades. In Saturday’s contest Recor also became the fourth Red Fox to reach 200 career points. Recor is 14 assists shy of breaking the all-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record. He is currently on a 33-game point streak dating back to last season, a streak that puts him tied for 13th in the nation. Entering this weekend he is in the top five in the country in three of the six NCAA active career offensive categories: assists (116; first), points (201; third), assists per game (2.19; third).
In more than three years at Marist, Recor has given back to the local and campus communities. At the start of each fall semester he has volunteered for Freshman Move-In Day and he has been active in the annual Hunger Walk and Giving Tree around the holidays. He has also participated in the Friends of Jaclyn Angel Walk, which honors and remembers all children and families affected by pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers, as well as the Make the World Purple Walk for domestic violence prevention. Recor made weekly visits to the Poughkeepsie Children’s Home last semester, helping the children with their homework and leading physical activity programs.The 20 Senior CLASS award candidates will be narrowed down to 10 finalists in April. The finalists will be placed on the official ballot for nationwide voting among media, coaches and fans. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship in May.