Moore Named Player of the Year; Bintz Coach of the Year as Men's Volleyball Racks Up All-Conference Awards
April 13, 2012
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Conference Carolinas announces the All-Conference Team honors in conjunction with the upcoming Conference Carolinas Championship Men’s Volleyball Tournament. Pfeiffer University claimed the league regular season title in men's volleyball as conference regular season play concluded this past week. Pfeiffer’s Quentin Moore was named Co-Player of the Year while Head Coach Steve Bintz was tabbed Coach of the Year in his first season. Caleb Brophy, David Specian and Mark Hess also represent the Falcons on All-Conference teams, the most selection in the program’s three-year history.
The No. 1 Falcons will host No. 4 Lees-McRae College on one side of the bracket while No. 2 Limestone hosts No. 3 Mount Olive on the other side in semifinal action Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 p.m. Pfeiffer will host a blackout for all tournament matches and give away free pizza to the first 100 fans on Sunday. Prizes will also be given away during the match.
Head coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote upon the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference. Each Men’s Volleyball All-Conference First and Second Team is made up of five position players, a libero, and a setter. The Third Team is made-up of the five highest remaining vote getters. Individual awards include Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Co-Players of the Year (exact tie).
CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Quentin Moore, Pfeiffer University- OH
In his first season on the court, Pfeiffer University’s Quentin Moore becomes the first-ever Player of the Year for the Pfeiffer men’s volleyball program. Moore led the team with 275 kills playing in 24 of 25 matches. Moore posted 16 matches with double-figure kills while posting a career-high 20 against Stevens Tech. Moore helped the Falcons claimed their first-ever regular season championship and will be the top seed in the upcoming league tournament.
Scott Warren, Limestone College- RS
A two-time Player of the Week selection this season, junior right side hitter Scott Warren has been one of the top players in Conference Carolinas all year. He is averaging 2.99 kills, 1.13 blocks, 0.23 service aces and 1.30 digs per set and he is third in the league in blocks and fifth in kills. In his first year in Gaffney, S.C., Warren has been a major reason for Limestone producing one of their best seasons.
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Joshua Jones, Lees-McRae College- MB
Joshua Jones put together an impressive rookie season for the Bobcats this spring, averaging 2.30 kills per set at the middle blocker position while attacking at a .388 clip. The Christmas, Fla. native paced the Bobcats in conference play with an average of nearly one block per set, posting 0.77 stuffs per frame. Jones currently ranks 25th in the nation in blocks per set (1.05).
COACH OF THE YEAR
Steve Bintz, Pfeiffer University
In just his first season as a head coach, Pfeiffer University’s Steve Bintz become the first men’s volleyball Coach of the Year in school history guiding the Falcons to a 19-6 overall record and their first regular season championship after a 9-1 mark in league play. Bintz helped turn around an eight-win team a year ago, winless in eight conference matches, into a potential 20-win team just a season later.
Regular Season Champion
Quentin Moore, Pfeiffer - OH
Scott Warren, Limestone - RS
Adam Miracle, Mount Olive - OH
Caleb Brophy, Pfeiffer - OH
Kevin Hart, Limestone - OH
Randy Ramirez, Lees-McRae – S
Efrain Negron, Lees-McRae - L
John Nunns, Mount Olive - MH
Matt Harpenau, Lees-McRae – MB
John Lucas, Lees-McRae – OH
James Friddle, King – OPP
Jose Ribas, Lees-McRae – OH
David Specian, Pfeiffer – S
Joe Gilliland, Limestone - L
Jack Tutty, Mount Olive – MB
Derek Daley, Limestone – MH
Eric Glenn, King – MB
Jackson Metichecchia, Mount Olive – S
Mark Hess, Pfeiffer - L