Pfeiffer University’s scoring machine delivered one final time this season as Nathan Regis (Charlotte Eagles) scored two goals to lead his side to a 4-0 victory against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday in the 2015 NCAA Division II Championship at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola, Fla.
Regis was named the tournament’s most outstanding offensive player and he broke another Falcons record, setting the mark for most career points with 141, topping the previous mark of 137 set by Robert Hinch in 1978.
Regis, who scored the game’s opening third-minute goal and then pushed the lead to 3-0 when he converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute, was quick to pinpoint his teammates for setting up his staggering offensive numbers.
“My teammates are very talented and selfless,” Regis said. “They don’t hog the ball at all. They distribute the ball and try to set up their teammates. Once you share the ball, it always gets back to you when it needs to. As a forward, you just have to keep making runs and distributing the ball and everything will come to you to finish.”
Pfeiffer (25-0-0) becomes the first undefeated champion in DII since Southern Connecticut State’s 20-0-0 run in 1999 and is the third program to accomplish this feat. The other perfect season was Lock Haven’s 21-0-0 campaign in 1980.
Pfeiffer Head Coach Bob Reasso’s side jumped out quickly and was in control from the start as Regis and Jaime Siaj scored back-to-back goals for a 2-0 lead in the opening five minutes.
“We were able to get behind them early a couple times, and I think Regis’ and Siaj’s finish really set us off and gave us confidence,” Reasso said. “The first goal of the match always means so much.
After Regis’ PK, Martim Galvao added the team’s fourth goal in the 63rd minute for the nail in the coffin and the third perfect season in DII history.
Regis led all DII players with 32 goals this season.