Lees-McRae Sweeps Conference Carolinas Awards: Boracic Received Player of the Year, Perry Earns Freshman of the Year and Whalley Gets Coach of the Year.
HIGHT POINT, N.C. - Berin Boracic earned Conference Player of the Year, Luke Perry earned Freshman of the Year and head coach Chris Whalley earned Conference Coach of the Year as the Conference Carolinas released the 2009 Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams.
Head Coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote upon the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference.
Boracic, the Conference Player of the Year, led the conference with 20 total points in nine conference games. He had seven goals and six assists.
Perry earned Freshman of the Year with two goals and six assists for ten total points in the nine conference games.
Whalley took Coach of the Year for the team's third regular season title. They went 8-1-1 in the conference and 14-1-1 overall. They Bobcats are also number one in the Southeast Region and have held that ranking since the second week of the season. They also spent four weeks as the No. 1 ranked team in the NCAA.
The Bobcats also had four First Team members -- Boracic, Dale Parker, Luke Duffy and Sean Paradise - two Second Team members - Richard Guffens and David Palmer-and two Third Team members - Perry and Jamie Bladen.
"I am very proud of the lads it is good to see them get recognition for their hard work, " Whalley said. "The most important thing to us is the conference championship and tournament championship that are team awards."
Men's All-Conference 1st-Team
Berin Boracic, Lees-McRae - Forward
Emmanual Yamson, Belmont Abbey - Forward
Paulo Passini, Anderson - Forward
Alistair Benson, Limestone - Forward
Lasse Sohrweide, Anderson - Midfielder
Kash Knight, Pfeiffer - Midfielder
Renato Barbosa, Pfeiffer - Midfielder
Dale Parker, Lees-McRae - Defender
Luke Duffy, Lees-McRae - Defender
Dominic Casciato, Limestone - Defender
Sean Paradise, Lees-McRae - Goalkeeper
Men's All-Conference 2nd-Team
Richard Guffens, Lees-McRae - Forward
Alex Landim, Pfeiffer - Forward
Eric Stiefield, Coker - Forward
David Palmer, Lees-McRae - Midfielder
Keegan Ziada, Limestone - Midfielder
Lee Smyth, Limestone - Midfielder
James Moseley, Anderson - Defender
Marc Mergena, Coker - Defender
Jack Reid, Belmont Abbey - Defender
Wilver Menacho, Pfeiffer - Defender
Alex Moreno, Pfeiffer - Goalkeeper
Men's All-Conference 3rd-Team
Daniel Shrizad, Coker - Forward
Junior Ellis, Limestone - Forward
Daniel Montero, St. Andrews - Forward
Luke Perry, Lees-McRae - Midfielder
Jack Kimber, Erskine - Midfielder
Nick Brindley, Pfeiffer - Midfielder
Jamie Bladen, Lees-McRae - Midfielder
Rayon Markland, Anderson - Defender
James Burke, Limestone - Defender
Luke Vernon, Pfeiffer - Defender
James Sweeney, Coker - Goalkeeper
Freshman of the Year
Luke Perry, Lees-McRae
Player of the Year
Berin Boracic, Lees-McRae
Coach of the Year
Chris Whalley, Lees-McRae
Regular Season Champions