Anthony Critelli Named A Finalist For The Senior CLASS Award

Holy Cross Athletics   05-03-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior first baseman Anthony Critelli was one of 10 student-athletes in the nation to be named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. He was announced as one of the 30 original candidates for the award in March.

The finalists were chosen by national media members from the list of initial candidates. Nationwide fan voting for the award has begun and will remain open on seniorclassaward.com until June 6. Fan votes will be combined with votes from media members and Division I head coaches to determine the winner, who will be announced during the 2017 College World Series.

Click here to vote for Critelli on the Senior CLASS Award Website

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, 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.

A first-team All-Patriot League selection in 2016, Critelli was named the Patriot League's preseason Player of the Year at the beginning of the season. Last year, he led the Crusaders with 41 RBIs while posting a .462 slugging percentage through 57 games played. Critelli also tied for the team lead with nine home runs on the year. So far this season, Critelli has posted a .297 batting average while notching 25 runs batted in with 23 runs scored and six home runs in 39 games.

Critelli has been involved with many organizations in the Worcester community. He and his teammates have been continued supporters of the Vs. Cancer Foundation, which partners with collegiate baseball programs across the country to battle pediatric cancer. The baseball team has also been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Team IMPACT, the Home Base Program and the Pete Frates Foundation.

Vote Anthony Critelli for the Senior CLASS Award


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