Coker Men's Soccer has Seven Receive All-Conference Honors, Leese and Recinos Lead the Way

Coker Men's Soccer has Seven Receive All-Conference Honors, Leese and Recinos Lead the Way

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Seven members of the nationally ranked No. 5 Coker College men's soccer team have been selected as All-Conference performers by the Conference Carolinas men's soccer coaches.

Leading the way are head coach Paul Leese and junior forward Carlos Recinos (Houston, Texas). Leese and Recinos earned two of the highest conference honors as Leese was named Conference Coach of the Year and Recinos was named Player of the Year.

In just his third year leading the Coker men, Head Coach Paul Leese has turned the Cobras into a national power. Ranked No. 5 nationally, Leese led the Cobras to their first ever Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship this season.

Recinos has been one of the key components to Coker's successful season. The team leader in goals, assists and points, Recinos has scored 13 goals, including nine game-winners, with nine assists and 35 points this season.

In addition to the Player of the Year honors, Recinos was named First Team All-Conference along with four of his teammates. Junior midfielder Rommel Fondin (Palm Bay, Fla.), freshman defender Fernando Bedoya (Miami, Fla.), sophomore defender Atticus Lum (Advance, N.C.) and junior goalkeeper James Sweeney (Huntingtown, Md.) all received First Team honors.

Sophomore midfielder Stephen Scrivens (Tampa, Fla.) was named Second Team All-Conference as well. 

Fondin and Scrivens were the leaders of the midfield for the Cobras. Fondin scored four goals and had five assists, while Scrivens has netted three goals and had two assists so far this season. 

Bedoya and Lum anchored the Cobras backline, while providing offensive support along the way. Bedoya has had four assists and Lum has three goals.

Sweeney has been Coker's field general posting a 16-2 record in the net for the Cobras. Along with the help of his defense he has earned nine shutouts this season, while allowing just 10 goals and making 51 saves.

Conference Carolinas announces the All-Conference teams during this week's Conference Carolinas Men's & Women's Soccer Championship Tournament.  Awards include All-Conference First, Second, & Third teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Divisional Regular Season Champions.  Head coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote on the award winners who represent the best of the best for the league. This year's award winners are as follows:

Men's Soccer Player of the Year
Carlos Recinos, Coker

Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year
Jorge Mackenna, Limestone

Men's Soccer Coach of the Year
Paul Leese, Coker

Men's All-Conference 1st-Team
Carlos Recinos, Coker -Forward

Erik Pajunk, Barton -Forward

Tom Winspear, King -Forward

James Galvani, Lees-McRae –Forward

Jack Kimber, Erskine -Midfielder

Larry Mahon, Limestone -Midfielder

Rommel Fondin, Coker –Midfielder

Luke Duffy, Lees-McRae -Defender

Fernando Bedoya, Coker -Defender

Atticus Lum, Coker –Defender

James Sweeney, Coker -Goalkeeper

Men's All-Conference 2nd-Team
Andrew Settlemire, Erskine -Forward

Jorge Mackenna, Limestone -Forward

Jack Bailey, Limestone –Forward

Jeremy Chambers, Queens -Midfielder

James Smith, Lees-McRae -Midfielder

Stephen Scrivens, Coker -Midfielder

Dante De Luca, Barton –Midfielder

Luke Staats, Lees-McRae -Defender

Jonathan Rutter, Erskine -Defender

James Burke, Limestone –Defender

Brian Riesenberg, Barton -Goalkeeper

Men's All-Conference 3rd-Team
Felipe Netto, Queens -Forward

Vieux Sarr, Mount Olive -Forward

Danilo Matos, Barton –Forward

Tom McCready, Limestone -Midfielder

Bryce Ziada, Limestone -Midfielder

Fahret Salihovic, Pfeiffer –Midfielder

Jose Penaloza, Belmont Abbey -Defender

Luke Vernon, Pfeiffer -Defender

Mark Leslie, Limestone -Defender

Matthew Gwilt, Queens –Defender

Thomas Rusling, Lees-McRae -Goalkeeper

Eastern Division Regular Season Champions
Coker College

Western Division Regular Season Champions
Lees-McRae College