Kerfoot Among 10 Finalists for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award

Kerfoot Among 10 Finalists for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award

Kerfoot is the second finalist in as many years for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior co-captain Alexander Kerfoot been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award for men's hockey, as announced via the organization Friday, Feb. 17.

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors 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 athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. 

Kerfoot has been a leader on and off the ice for the Crimson. He leads the team in points with 31 with 11 goals and 20 assists. He has recorded a point in 19 of Harvard's 25 games entering the weekend, highlighted by a 12-game point streak from Nov. 4 – Jan. 7. He ranks 16th in the nation with a 1.24 points per game average. He displays sacrifice for the greater good of the team, leading all forwards on the Crimson with 25 blocked shots.

Off the ice, the economics major has participated in a number of the Crimson's community service projects that have included running beneficial events for Special Olympics, the One Summit foundation, cleanup of a local high school, running in the Terry Fox Run and participating in the Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge to raise money for the Travis Roy Foundation.

Kerfoot is the only finalist from the eight Ivy League schools and is one of two from ECAC Hockey, joined by St. Lawrence's Gavin Bayreuther. Harvard has now had a student-athlete selected as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award each of the last two years, as Jimmy Vesey '16 was a finalist last season.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of candidates announced in January. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 27. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men's Frozen Four®.