NEWBERRY, S.C. - Seven Conference Carolinas men's soccer players were named to the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-Southeast Region team, the association announced today. Headlining the group was Lees-McRae's Tom Deeley, who was named the Southeast Region Player of the Year. This marks the third straight season a Conference Carolinas player has won Region Player of the Year.
Of the seven players honored, four were named to the first team and three to the second team. Lees-McRae and Limestone College led the way with three all-region selections each, while University of Mount Olive landed one.
In addition to Region Player of the Year, Deeley was named a first team selection. Joining him on the first team was teammate Harvey McMorrow, with Limestone's Thomas Osborne and Mount Olive's Sebastian Loibl rounding out the first team honorees.
The second team was made up of two more Saints, as Ruairi Croskery and Jamie Smith received honors. Lees-McRae's Nathan Watt concluded the Conference Carolinas selections.
First team selections are now eligible for All-America considerations. Below are the Conference Carolinas selections.
2017 NCAA D2CCA All-Southeast Region Team
F - Sebastian Loibl, Mount Olive
MF - Tom Deeley, Lees-McRae
D - Harvey McMorrow, Lees-McRae
GK - Thomas Osborne, Limestone
F - Ruairi Croskery, Limestone
MF - Nathan Watt, Lees-McRae
D - Jamie Smith, Limestone
Southeast Region Player of the Year - Tom Deeley (Lees-McRae)
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.