Photos courtesy of Gerry Wall
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pol Vassart and Harvey McMorrow of Lees-McRae College men's soccer continue to collect awards this season, with the pair being named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region second team. Vassart was also named a third team Scholar All-American by United Soccer Coaches.
This is Vassart's first career scholar all-region selection and also his second career academic All-American selection after being named a Google Cloud Academic All-American last week. 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 each of the last two seasons and also being a two-time all-region selection. 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 with a 3.63 grade point average.
This is McMorrow's first career scholar all-region selection and his third career all-region selection altogether. On the field, he was selected to the United Soccer Coaches Division II All-Southeast Region third team earlier this year and last year's D2CCA All-Southeast Region first team. He has also been selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College division All-State First Team twice, and also been named all-conference twice in his career. McMorrow finished the season fourth on the team in goals with four, while being tied for the team lead and second in the league in assists with nine. His 17 points were the third-highest total on the team and ninth in the league. Academically, he has made the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll two consecutive years. The Maidstone, England native is the son of Hayley Honey, and is a business administration major with a 3.36 GPA.