NEWBERRY, S.C. - Senior forward Pol Vassart and sophomore midfielder Agustin Ortiz were selected to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Southeast Region teams, the organization announced today (Wednesday, Nov. 14).
Vassart was selected to the first team, while Ortiz was named to the second team.
This is Vassart's first career all-region selection. Vassart led the conference in goals this season with 15 and points with 39, while being tied for second in the league in assists with nine. In conference play, Vassart totaled seven goals and five assists for 19 points, which was the highest total of any individual within Conference Carolinas. Vassart paced the conference in most offensive categories for most of the season. Vassart finished his career at LMC in fourth on the career goals list (38), fifth on the all-time list in match-winning goals (11) and tied for fifth in single-season match-winning goals (five). He was named the 2018 Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year, and also selected to the All-Conference Carolinas First Team. In total, he is a four-time all-conference selection, as well as being selected to the All-NCCSIA First Team last season. He is also a two-time selection to the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team, a two-time selection to CoSIDA's Academic All-District Team and a three-time Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll selection. The Tournon sur-Rhone, France native is the son of Valerie and Yan Vassart, and is a business administration major.
Ortiz finished the season second on the team and tied for seventh in the conference with seven goals, and also tied for third on the team and tied for sixth in the conference in assists with five. The sophomore also finished second on the team and tied for sixth in the league in points with 19. This is Ortiz's first career all-region selection. Ortiz also has been named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll once in his career. The Mendoza, Argentina native is the son of Jorge Ortiz and Liliana Serrano, and is a business administration major.
"I'm extremely proud of the recognition Pol and Agu have received for their performances this season," said LMC head coach Rich Wall. "It's even more impressive when you look at the steps Pol has taken each year to up his productivity each year in front of goal, and then for Agu to step into a much larger role this season, replacing an All-American, and doing it his way as just a sophomore. Both players, proved to be invaluable to our teams overall success."