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Cougars Receive Individual Accolades from National Associations


Following the first soccer national championship in school history and the fourth straight volleyball national championship, the postseason accolades continue to roll in for the Cougars. The CCC athletic department is pleased to announce the national recognitions of several players on the menís soccer team and the womenís volleyball team.

Three Cougars were honored by NSCAA / NCCAA soccer All-American selections. Freshman Anthony DeRosse, sophomore Matt Tewes, and junior Tyler Spraul were named 1st Team All-American in selection done nationally by coaches. Last season, Spraul was named 2nd Team All-American. The same three guys were also named to the All-Tournament team following the Cougarsí run to the national championship. In addition, Tewes was selected as the Most Valuable Player at the national tournament.

Coach Whitaker had this to say about the menís soccer recognitions, ďWe had so many great performances from all of our players this season. Each of these guys played an integral part of our championship season and is well-deserving of this honor. Iím thrilled that each one of these guys will be back again next season, and Iím excited to see what the Lord will do in their lives next year.Ē

The volleyball team also earned several national recognitions during the 2009-2010 season. Each year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) honors the top college volleyball players from across all levels of competition. The 2009-2010 season is the first year that the NCCAA had players recognized in this prestigious group.

CCC is pleased to announce four players recognized as winners. Richelle Bucklin, Alyssa Hallice, Emma Kile, and Chrissie Sugimoto are CCCís All American, NCCAA representatives for the Division II AVCA national awards.

Coach Denny is thrilled to see these outstanding young ladies honored by the AVCA. "For us to be recognized along with all the other great collegiate players from all levels of play is a great accomplishment. Of course, I am most thrilled that all four of these young ladies have a great Christian testimony and have had such a positive influence on our team this past season. We will miss our two seniors Alyssa and Chrissie, but look forward to what the Lord has for them in the future. Getting Richelle and Emma back will help lay a solid foundation for next season."