Florida Tech Places Three On All-South Region Teams
By Florida Tech // December 1, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The rich keep getting richer when it comes to the Florida Tech trio of Trey Collins, Adin Kavara and Sam Sawyer. Nearly one month after receiving All-Sunshine State Conference honors, each member of the bunch was named Second Team All-South Region by the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association on Monday.
Collins, a local product by way of Melbourne High School, made 14 starts in his final season in Crimson and Gray.
The midfielder tied a team-high in both goals (8) and assists (5), ranking among the top-10 in the SSC in each category. Collins logged at least two points in a game seven times, including a season-high five-point performance in the Panthers’ 4-0 victory over Nova Southeastern on Oct. 14.
Perhaps his most prestigious honor, though, came last week when he became the first male student-athlete in Florida Tech history to earn CoSida First Team Academic All-American.
Despite missing three games due to injury, Kavara remained one of the most potent offensive threats in the region during his junior campaign.
The forward matched Collins with eight goals on the year and chipped in with three assists, good enough for third on the team. His four game-winners were tied for tops in the league.
A repeat selection on the list, Sawyer was a staple on a Panthers’ backline that tied for third in the conference in goals allowed in 2015.
The defender started all 12 matches in which he appeared, and notched the golden goal in the 100th minute of Florida Tech’s 3-2 overtime win against SSC regular season champion Saint Leo.
Lynn’s Chris Hellman was awarded South Region Player of the Year for the second consecutive time. In all, 20 of the 26 players recognized on the two teams were members of SSC programs.
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The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
Florida Tech finished the season with a record of 7-6-2.