Conference Carolinas Unveils Men’s Soccer All-Conference Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer All-Conference awards were officially unveiled by the league office on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

The league’s head coaches picked this year’s honorees. The teams are comprised of the top vote-receivers at forward (three each), midfield (three each), defender (three each), goalkeeper (one each) and highest remaining vote-receiver (one each).

Last year’s Freshman of the Year, Chowan’s Harrison Ardron has been tabbed as the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Year. A native of Blackpool, England, Ardron netted 12 goals this season. The sophomore had a total of 26 points. In conference play, Ardron had nine goals and one assist. Ardron is Chowan’s first-ever Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.

A junior from Tuxford, England, Sims repeats as Defensive Player of the Year after also earning the honor in 2018 . Sims played in and started in 14 matches during the regular season overall. He started nine matches in conference play. He had an impressive five goals and two assists on the year in conference play from his defensive position. Sims last season was the first-ever Chowan men’s soccer player to earn the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Belmont Abbey freshman Kevin Daly was voted by the league’s head coaches as the Freshman of the Year. The Gainesville, Fla. native started nine matches in conference play. He had one assist in Belmont Abbey’s 3-1 win over King on Oct. 12. He is Belmont Abbey’s first-ever Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Freshman of the Year.

Erskine head coach Warren Turner was named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year after guiding the Flying Fleet to a third-place finish in the league after being picked by the head coaches prior to the season to finish ninth. The 12th-year Flying Fleet head coach has now earned the award three times in his career (2010, 2013 and 2019). 

2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer All-Conference Teams

First Team
Defender - Toby Sims, Chowan
Defender - Sebastian Marx, Limestone
Defender - Harvey McMorrow, Lees-McRae
Midfielder - Trevin Myers, Chowan
Midfielder - Gianni Serio, Belmont Abbey
Midfielder - Roberto Ortega Lopez, Limestone
Forward - Harrison Ardron, Chowan
Forward - Ben Delisle, King
Forward - Ruben Mancio, Barton
Forward - Dario Pavon, Erskine
Goalkeeper - Ben Knust, Belmont Abbey 

Second Team
Defender - Vicente Belloso, Erskine
Defender - Adam Lindskog, Belmont Abbey
Defender - Adonis Wheeler, King
Midfielder - Agustin Ortiz, Lees-McRae
Midfielder - Joury den Boogert, Chowan
Midfielder - Trevor Berk, Mount Olive
Midfielder - Arthur Lucas, Mount Olive
Forward - Omar Aboutaleb, Barton
Forward - Josiah Ortiz, Limestone
Forward - Tristyn De laaf, Limestone
Goalkeeper - Clement Anet, Limestone 

Third Team
Defender - Nacho Reigada, Limestone
Defender - Henrik Gunther, Limestone
Defender - Lorran Antonelli, Barton
Defender - Benjamin Dufton-Kelly, Mount Olive
Midfielder - Raphael Bartmann, Limestone
Midfielder - Ludovic Rocha, Barton
Midfielder - Sam Hall, Chowan
Forward - Carlos Saavedra, King
Forward - Vincent Stulec, Erskine
Forward - Channing Park, Emmanuel
Goalkeeper - Alex Pico, Erskine 

Defensive Player of the Year:  Toby Sims, Chowan
Offensive Player of the Year: Harrison Ardron, Chowan
Freshman of the Year: Kevin Daly, Belmont Abbey
Coach of the Year: Warren Turner, Erskine

Regular Season Statistical Champions
Goals: Ben Delisle (King) – 13
Points: Ben Delisle (King) – 29
Assists: Ludovic Rocha (Barton), Trevin Myers (Chowan), Trevor Berk (Mount Olive), Ruben Mancio (Barton) – 7
Saves: Giuliano Palma (Emmanuel) – 98
Save Percentage: Giuliano Palma (Emmanuel) - .845
Goals Against Average: Clement Anet (Limestone) – 0.66