April 12, 2010

Mercado Earns First Team All-Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Conference Carolinas announces the All-Conference Team honors in conjunction with the upcoming Conference Carolinas Championship Men's Volleyball Tournament with Chad Mercado earning First Team All-Conference.

Mercado led the team with a 4.81 kills per set average. He finished the season with .201 hitting percentage, 15 service aces, .82 blocks per set average and a 1.80 digs per set average.

Mount Olive College claimed the first-ever league regular season title in men's volleyball as conference regular season play concluded last week. The Trojans will host Lees-McRae in the inaugural winner-take-all Tournament Championship on Saturday, April 17.

Head coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote upon the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference. As an emerging sport into the league, the Men's Volleyball All-Conference First Team is made up of five position players, a libero, and a setter. Individual awards include Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Player of the Year.

All-Conference 1st-Team

Christiaan Rombaut, Mount Olive -Outside Hitter

Chad Mercado, Lees-McRae -Middle Blocker

Ariel Apolinario, King -Middle Blocker

Noel Garcia, Mount Olive - Opposite

Jose Lanier, Mount Olive -Middle Blocker

Felix Reimundo, Mount Olive- Libero

Joel Salva, King- Setter

Freshman of the Year

Adam Miracle, Mount Olive -Outside Hitter

Player of the Year

Christiaan Rombaut, Mount Olive -Outside Hitter

Coach of the Year

Cole Tallman, Mount Olive

Regular Season Champion

Mount Olive College