OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – For his outstanding leadership qualities both on and off the pitch, Lipscomb men’s soccer senior defender Scout Monteith has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS award.
The honor, bestowed upon an NCAA senior, showcases one male and female athlete in each sport that excels in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award itself is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.
A fifth-year senior on the field and team captain, Monteith graduated in the spring of 2017 with a pre-med degree in Biology. He was a dean’s list student and qualified for the ASUN’s All-Academic team in each of his previous four season. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in business while finishing his eligibility.
“Scout’s a guy who has high aspirations for what he wants to do,” said head coach Charles Morrow. “He’s very conscientious of the work he does in the classroom and makes sure the work he puts in there, puts him in a place where he can go to med school.”
Outside of the classroom, Monteith owns his own landscaping business and volunteers as a soccer coach. He has participated in mission trips with his team at Lipscomb to Trinidad, all while maintaining a high level of play on the field.
In his third season as team captain, Monteith has become a leader on the pitch for the Bisons. As a freshman in 2013, he was named to the ASUN’s All-Freshman team. After missing his junior season with an injury, Monteith bounced back in his redshirt junior year and was named to the ASUN All-Conference Second Team playing the third most minutes on the Bisons.
“He leads by example,” said Morrow. “He leads by pulling guys along with him. He’s such a good guy that he’s someone that you want to follow and you appreciate the work he’s doing.”
Monteith is one of thirty men’s soccer candidates from around the nation for the 2017 award. The list of 30 will be narrowed down to ten finalists and then those finalists will be placed on a ballot for a nationwide vote. That vote, coupled with input from coaches and media will determine the 2017 Senior CLASS award winner.
“In terms of seniors that we’ve ever had, he’s right at the top,” said Morrow. “He’s really deserving for sure.”
The ASUN had two other men’s soccer players named to the candidate list alongside Monteith. NJIT forward Mamadou Guirassy and North Florida midfielder Josh Castellanos also made the list of 30.