Four Cobras Named to All-Conference Teams

Four Cobras Named to All-Conference Teams

Staab is frosh of the year; Simpson coach of the year

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College men's team had four members named to the Conference Carolinas all-conference teams, the league office announced today. Andre Staab, William Marrafao, James Corfield and Tom Sizeland were named all-conference. In addition, Staab was named freshman of the year and head coach Tom Simpson was named the conference's coach of the year.

Staab, who hails from Aschaffenburg, Germany, was a first-team selection. He put together a 15-5 record in singles during the regular season and is currently ranked No. 12 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the Southeast for Division II. Staab also had an 11-9 doubles record with sophomore partner George Handy.

Staab is a business major at Coker. He is the son of Frank and Martina Staab.

Marrafao and Corfield were named to the second team. Marrafao, a freshman, was 14-5 in singles and 13-7 in doubles play with Sizeland. Corfield, a junior, was 16-3 overall and 15-4 in doubles with teammate Martin Moncayo.

Marrafao is from Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is a computer science major. He is the son of Claudinei and Marlene Marrafao.

Corfield, a native of Aukland, New Zealand, is a communications major. He is the son of Gary and Lorraine Corfield.

Sizeland, a freshman, was a third-team selection. He compiled a 14-5 mark to go along with the 13-7 doubles record with Marrafao.

Originally from Hamilton, New Zealand, Sizeland is a biology major with a pre-medical concentration. He is the son of Peter and Wilma Sizeland.

In the second season under Simpson, the Cobras went 16-4 overall and 10-0 in conference play, winning the regular-season conference title. They head into the conference tournament as the No. 1-overall seed and are currently ranked in the NCAA Southeast Region rankings (No. 6) for the first time in program history.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.