HIGH POINT, N.C. – Pfeiffer University forward Nathan Regis was voted the 2016 Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Player of the Year, while teammate Dani Siaj and Limestone College's Louis Robles were named the Conference's Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively. In addition, Pfeiffer's Bob Reasso was named the Coach of the Year, the Conference announced today.
A senior from Arima, Trinidad & Tobago, Regis earns his second straight Conference Carolinas Player of the Year award, as he capped off his career with another huge campaign. Regis leads the league in goals (20), points (47) and game-winning goals (8), while ranking fifth in assists (7). Regis recorded at least one point in 15 of his 18 matches on the year and has six multi-goal efforts.
Siaj, a senior from Madrid, Spain, was named the Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year after anchoring a backline that posted seven consecutive shutouts from Oct. 1 to Oct. 22 and held opponents scoreless for 681 consecutive minutes. Behind his leadership, the Falcons only allowed four goals in league play, as Pfeiffer outscored conference opponents 48-4. Siaj played a pivotal role in the Pfeiffer defense allowing 15 total goals in 18 matches this season.
A forward from Liverpool, England, Robles becomes the sixth player in Limestone history to earn the distinction of Freshman of the Year. Robles posted 10 goals and five assists for a total of 25 points so far during his rookie campaign, ranking eighth in the conference in both goals and total points.
Reasso takes home the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year for the second straight season. He led the Falcons to a second straight 10-0 regular season and has guided Pfeiffer to 23 consecutive regular season wins in league play. The Falcons took their dominance to another level in 2016, outscoring conference opponents 48-4. Offensively, the Falcons have scored 84 total goals, 33 more than any other team in the conference.
Joining Regis on the list of first team forwards is teammates Jaime Siaj and Santi Moar and Limestone's Gui Machado. Martim Galvao and Jorge Buzzo of Pfeiffer and Jorge Salvat of Limestone made up first-team midfielders.
The defensive backline saw Siaj joined by the Limestone duo of Nestor Aguilar and Sam Hibbert as first team defenders, while Tomas Correa of Pfeiffer was the first team goalie.
Men's All-Conference First Team
Nathan Regis, Pfeiffer - Forward
Gui Machado, Limestone - Forward
Jaime Siaj, Pfeiffer - Forward
Santi Moar, Pfeiffer - Forward
Martim Galvao, Pfeiffer - Midfielder
Jorge Salvat, Limestone - Midfielder
Jorge Buzzo, Pfeiffer - Midfielder
Dani Siaj, Pfeiffer - Defender
Nestor Aguilar, Limestone - Defender
Sam Hibbert, Limestone - Defender
Tomas Correa, Pfeiffer - Goalkeeper
Men's All-Conference Second Team
Louis Robles, Limestone – Forward
Daniel Jonna, Erskine - Forward
Pol Vassart, Lees-McRae - Forward
Thomas Deeley, Lees-McRae - Midfielder
Michel Herszenhaut, Southern Wesleyan - Midfielder
Corentin Guegan, Limestone - Midfielder
Cristobal Allendes, Pfeiffer - Defender
James Morgan, Lees-McRae - Defender
Clay Dimick, Belmont Abbey - Defender
Juan Sanchez, Pfeiffer - Defender
Jens Madsen Hordvik, Barton - Goalkeeper
Men's All-Conference Third Team
Eli Carrasco, King - Forward
Christian Taylor, Southern Wesleyan - Forward
Roberto Soares, Pfeiffer - Forward
Cameron Whitehurst, Erskine - Midfielder
Fernando Posada, Southern Wesleyan – Midfielder
Faber Bickerstaffe, King - Midfielder
Mats Kaiser, Limestone - Midfielder
Harry Hagon, Erskine - Defender
Nestor Gonzalez, Southern Wesleyan - Defender
Miguel Anton, Limestone - Defender
Martin Arias, Erskine - Goalkeeper
Player of the Year
Nathan Regis, Pfeiffer
Defensive Player of the Year
Dani Siaj, Pfeiffer
Freshman of the Year
Louis Robles, Limestone
Coach of the Year
Bob Reasso, Pfeiffer
Men's Soccer Regular Season Champions
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 12 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA DII membership process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.