Duboe Tabbed a Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Duboe Tabbed a Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Pictured: Jason Duboe has five goals this spring.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior midfielder Jason Duboe of the 14th-ranked Harvard men's lacrosse team has been honored as a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Monday.  Duboe is one of 10 finalists for the award, which is presented to a senior student-athlete with notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 20 candidates who were announced in February.  Nationwide balloting begins immediately to determine the winner.  Lowe's will announce the winner in late May at the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore, Md.

The 10 finalists will be placed on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award lacrosse ballot for a nationwide vote beginning today and concluding May 17.  Fan balloting is available on the award's website, as well as through text messaging.  Fans can text LAX to 74567 to vote for teh finalists.  Standard text messaging conditions and rates apply.  These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award. 

An economics concentrator with Harvard, Duboe has achieved a 3.44 grade-point average during his collegiate career.  He earned a spot on the prestigious Academic All-Ivy League team as a junior in 2008 and is slated to graduate from Harvard in May 2010.  Duboe recently completed a highly competitive internship at Credit-Suisse, participating in their sales and trading program.

Coming from the state of Illinois, Duboe had to travel around the country in order to earn a chance to play collegiate lacrosse, teaching himself much of the game. Duboe became the first Division I lacrosse player from Adlai Stevenson High School and became an instant key player at Harvard as a freshman.  When some of his teammates suffered injuries in 2009, Duboe transitioned to defensive midfielder after playing mainly offense for his first two seasons. Duboe has fit the mold of the Harvard lacrosse community, which focuses on nurturing good citizens, students and athletes in that order.

As a member of the Harvard lacrosse team, Duboe has taken part in several Habitat for Humanity projects, as well as tutoring inner city youth.  Individually, Duboe 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 in 10-15 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.

A two-time Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American, Duboe, a midfielder, has also been honored on two Tewaarton Trophy Watch Lists.  A preseason All-Ivy League choice this year, Duboe has been named to the All-Ivy League team the last two seasons, as well as the All-New England first team.  He ranked third on the Crimson with 19 points in 2009 and led Harvard with 26 goals and 32 points as a sophomore during the 2008 season.  This spring, Duboe has netted five goals, helping the Crimson earn five wins in its first seven games.

Lacrosse 2010 Finalists
Gavin Buckley, goalkeeper, St. John's
Ken Clausen, defense, Virginia
Pierce Derkac, midfield, Cornell
Jason Duboe, midfield, Harvard
Ridge Flick, attack, Air Force
Andrew Maisano, midfield, Army
Thomas Muldoon, attack, Brown
Max Quinzani, attack, Duke
Scott Rodgers, goalkeeper, Notre Dame
Kyle Wimer, midfield, Maryland-Baltimore County