Conference Carolinas announces 2013 All-Conference awards

The regular season champions Mount Olive earned the most all-conference selections, but Pfeiffer won the biggest Conference Carolinas individual award.

The league announced Friday afternoon that Pfeiffer outside attacker Caleb Brophy earned the 2013 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year.


Brophy led the nine-team conference and was in the nation’s top 10 averaging 4.02 kills per game. The senior also had three matches with at least 20 kills and helped lead the Falcons to a second-place finish and a bye into conference tournament semifinals.

Along with Player of the Year honors, Brophy was named a First-Team All-Conference selection — one of four Pfeiffer players to make an all-conference team.

Mount Olive led all schools with six all-conference selections, including outside attackers Angel Dache and Adam Mircale making the first-team. In addition, first-year Mount Olive head coach David Heller was named the Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Trojans to a 15-1 conference record.

Erskine in its inaugural season also won a pair of the conference’s top individual honors. Libero Michael Schneck was named Defensive Player of the Year and outside attacker Mike Kawa earned Freshman of the Year.

Check out what players and coaches received 2013 Conference Carolinas All-Conference honors.

OVERALL CONFERENCE AWARDS
Player of the Year:
Caleb Brophy, Pfeiffer
Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Schneck, Erskine
Freshman of the Year: Mike Kawa, Erskine
Coach of the Year: David Heller, Mount Olive


First-Team All-Conference
Setter:
David Specian, Pfeiffer
Outside attacker: Caleb Brophy, Pfeiffer
Outside attacker: Angel Dache, Mount Olive
Outside attacker: Mike Kawa, Erskine
Outside attacker: Adam Miracle, Mount Olive
Middle attacker: Mike Michelau, Erksine
Libero: Michael Schneck, Erskine

Second-Team All-Conference
Setter:
Ben Casado, Mount Olive
Outside attacker: Nolan Albrecht, Belmont Abbey
Outside attacker: Eric Edelman, Pfeiffer
Middle attacker:
Tim Ebbecke, Mount Olive
Middle attacker: Joshua Jones, Lees-McRae
Middle attacker: Andrew Miller, Limestone
Libero: Efrain Negron, Lees-McRae

Third-Team All-Conference
Setter:
Randy Ramirez, Lees-McRae
Outside attacker: Kevin Hart, Limestone
Outside attacker: Jose Ribas, Lees-McRae
Outside attacker: Alex Rivero, Mount Olive
Outside attacker: Eric Zaun, Limestone
Middle attacker: Fabio Diniz, Pfeiffer
Libero: Dan Arnold, Mount Olive