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Nathan Regis named NCAA Division II Player of the Year

Junior forward Nathan Regis of Pfeiffer University (N.C.) headlines the 2015 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Men's Soccer All-America First Team as the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year.

Regis, of Arima, Trinidad & Tobago, guided Pfeiffer to a perfect 25-0 record, capped by a 4-0 victory over Cal Poly Pomona in the Division II national championship game on Dec. 5 in Pensacola, Fla. The D2CCA Southeast Region Player of the Year led NCAA Division II in goals (32) and points (71).

Pfeiffer added two more players on the first team in sophomore midfielder Martim Galvao and junior defender Cristobal Allendes. Galvao scored 38 points on nine goals and 20 assists, while Allendes spearheaded the Pfeiffer defense.

The trio were also named NSCAA First Team All-Americans last week.

Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences sponsoring men's soccer selected the D2CCA All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all first team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the 10th year of the CAA Division II Men's Soccer All-America and All-Region teams. A total of 52 student-athletes filled out the three teams and honorable mention selections.

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. 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.