Duboe Named a Candidate for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

Pictured: Jason Duboe netted 11 goals as a junior in 2009.
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Duboe's Bio on Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Site
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior midfielder Jason Duboe of the 12th-ranked Harvard men’s lacrosse team is among 20 of the nation’s best men’s lacrosse players who were selected as the 2010 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for displaying both on-field and off-field excellence.

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 – classroom, character, community and competition. The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names 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 finalist.

Lowe’s will announce the 2010 Senior CLASS Award winner at the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championhip at MT&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., May 39-31.

Duboe, who was chosen to the Inside Lacrosse preseason All-America honorable mention team and preseason All-Ivy League first team, ranked third on Harvard with 19 points last season. The native of Long Grove, Ill., scored 11 goals and handed out eight assists last spring and was on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. He was an All-Ivy League second team honoree as a junior and earned first-team honors as a sophomore after leading Harvard with 26 goals and 32 points in 2008. An NEILA All-New England first team choice, Duboe also succeeded in the classroom, having earned a spot on the prestigious Academic All-Ivy League team.

An economics concentrator, Duboe has achieved a 3.44 cumulative grade-point average during his collegiate career. He is scheduled to graduate from Harvard in May 2010 and has recently completed a highly competitive internship at Credit-Suisse, participating in their sales and trading program.

Duboe became the first Division I lacrosse player from Adlai Stevenson High School and even taught himself much of the game while growing up. He became an instant key player at Harvard as a freshman and transitioned to defensive midfielder last season after some of his teammates suffered injuries. Duboe has fit the mold of the Harvard lacrosse community, which focuses on nurturing good citizens, students and athletes in that order.

In the community, he has donated time in several Habitat for Humanity projects, as well as tutoring inner city youth. Individually, he has participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program and G.I.V.E. program, which consisted of tutoring special education program classes. He helped to organize the walk for humanity, which donates proceeds to giving resources to impoverished countries. He has also participated in donating and delivering gifts and canned foods to people who utilize local homeless shelters. Every year, Duboe and his family help organize and decorate the Valentine’s Day dance for people with mental disabilities. Duboe has also coached at over 10 camps, helping students learn how to play lacrosse. In addition, he has served as a private tutor, and has worked for a small venture capital firm (Elite College Admissions) which helps students (over 100 internationally) gain admission to college.