Lyon Selected As Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

Charlie Lyon
Sept. 2, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University goalkeeper Charlie Lyon (St. Charles, Ill.) is one of 30 candidates for the 2014 men's soccer Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Tuesday. The list is comprised of 30 NCAA Division I seniors who have notable achievements in four areas - community, classroom, character and competition.

Tabbed as "the nation's premier award for NCAA senior student-athletes," the Senior CLASS Award highlights outstanding student-athletes, while encouraging students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The 2014 list of candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 individuals will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will then be distributed through a nationwide voting system to fans, coaches and media.

Lyon has maintained a 3.887 cumulative GPA while studying biomedical sciences on the pre-medical track at Marquette. He was selected as the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and he was the sole men's soccer recipient of the 2013-14 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award. A three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection and member of the Marquette University Dean's List, Lyon was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America First Team and the 2013 NSCAA Men's Scholar All-America Third Team.

He helped lead Marquette to its second BIG EAST Conference regular season championship in three years in 2013 in addition to MU's first-ever BIG EAST tournament championship as the Golden Eagles advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. The St. Charles, Ill., native also received the BIG EAST Co-Goalkeeper of the Year award, NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Third Team recognition, and earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team following the team's postseason run. He has been ranked as high as No. 28 on the Men's National Top 100 list.



Off the pitch, Lyon has passionately served his community since his arrival at Marquette. In the summer of 2012, Lyon and a few of his teammates traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to work with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild a tornado-ravaged home. In early 2013, Lyon worked on a campaign that raised $31,542.50 over a three-month period to fund a "MobilePack" event for the Feed My Starving Children organization. He was one of 300 volunteers who spent an entire day packing 110,000 meals for malnourished children in Haiti. Lyon has also volunteered weekly at the Milwaukee Humane Society, participated in Marquette's Hunger Clean-Up event and volunteered at a local senior center.

Lyon is the athletics representative on Marquette's Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB), which acts as a liaison between the Marquette Medical Clinic and the student body. While serving on the board, Lyon promotes healthy lifestyle choices on campus and raises awareness of the health services the university makes available to its students.

Former Marquette University and Chicago Fire Academy teammate Bryan Ciesiulka was a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award and was the first member of the Golden Eagles men's soccer program to be selected as a candidate for the award.


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