Akron midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong received the Lowe's Senior Class Award before Friday night's NCAA semifinal victory over Michigan at UC Santa Barbara's Harder Field.
Chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I men's soccer coaches, the award honors a player for achievement in the community, classroom, competition and character.
Ampaipitakwong, with a 3.4 GPA in business administration, is a two-time All-American who led the Zips to back-to-back appearances inthe NCAA championship. In the Akron community, he works with Habitat for Humanity, spends time at local elementary schools and voluteers at a shelter for homeless women and children. He serves as a volunteer coach at youth soccer camps in Akron and at his high school in Bradenton, Fla.