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Mon, Nov. 15, 2010 - [Men's Soccer] - Viewed 2193 times - Post By
Luis Heitor-Piffer (GVU): MCC Player & Newcomer of the Year
Luis Heitor-Piffer (GVU): MCC Player & Newcomer of the Year
The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced its men's soccer all-conference honors for the 2010 season. Twenty-nine athletes were recognized as part of the all-conference teams as voted by the coaches, including 14 to the First Team and 15 to the Honorable Mention Team.

Grand View junior midfielder Luis Heitor-Piffer (Amparo, Brazil) was voted as both the MCC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. In his first year with the Vikings, Heitor-Piffer scored 13 goals to rank second in the MCC in that category. He also was part of a defense that allowed just 12 goals in 19 matches, leading Grand View to an 18-1 record, both the conference regular season and tournament titles, a national ranking, and a berth in the NAIA National Soccer Championships.

"He is a talented player," said Grand View Head Coach Blair Reid, "and what most don't know about Luis is that he puts in the extra work after training to hone and sharpen his football abilities. He wants to be the best he can be and is willing to do the hard work to get there. Luis will be the first to tell you that he is grateful to be selected by the MCC coaches, but more importantly he realizes these awards are also part of the hard work and dedication his teammates bring to the table each and every day. "

Mount Mercy head coach Amir Hadzic was chosen by his fellow coaches as the MCC Coach of the Year. Hadzic led the Mustangs to a school-record 15 wins as well as second-place finishes in both the regular season and conference tournament. Mount Mercy was just outside the national top 25 rankings for several weeks this year and advanced to the MCC Tournament championship game for just the second time in school history.

"Amir has taken a team consisting of student-athletes from eight countries and molded them into an outstanding team," said Mount Mercy Athletic Director Scot Reisinger. "As always, he will deflect the attention from him onto his players, but he has been instrumental in the success of the team this year."

Midwest Collegiate Men's Soccer All-Conference
MCC Player of the Year: Luis Heitor-Piffer - Grand View
MCC Newcomer of the Year: Luis Heitor-Piffer - Grand View

MCC Coach of the Year: Amir Hadzic - Mount Mercy

First Team
Lucas Almeida (Sao Paolo, Brazil) - Ashford
Geraldo Garza (Rockford, Ill.) - Ashford
Nick Roman (Belvidere, Ill.) - Ashford
Damian Ryan (Davenport, Iowa) - Ashford
Danny Gillespie-O'Neill (Glasgow, Scotland) - Grand View
Luis Heitor-Piffer (Amparo, Brazil) - Grand View
Johnny Macadam (Glasgow, Scotland) - Grand View
Darren Martin (Dumfries, Scotland) - Grand View
Enrique Cortina (Valencia, Spain) - Mount Mercy
Nebojsa Jevtovic (Belgrade, Serbia) - Mount Mercy
Juan Martin Maffey (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - Mount Mercy
Petar Triva (Split, Croatia) - Mount Mercy
Kendrick Tyson (Davenport, Iowa) - St. Ambrose
Steven Simmons (England) - Waldorf

Honorable Mention Team
Eduardo Cruz (Sao Paolo, Brazil) - Ashford
Kraig Moore (Kennewick, Wash.) - Clarke
Dino Ramic (Pasco, Wash.) - Clarke
Ryan Adamson (Dumfries, Scotland) - Grand View
Per Poulsen (Losning, Denmark) - Grand View
Albert Michael (St. Johns, Antigua) - Iowa Wesleyan
Nenad Simovic (Krusevac, Serbia) - Mount Mercy
Tony Villasenor (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) - St. Ambrose
Mark Burton (Oxford, England) - Viterbo
James Lockley (Manchester, England) - Viterbo
Jamie Robertson (Langho, England) - Viterbo
Frank Delgado (Lake Geneva, Wis.) - Waldorf
Tadeo Cavazos (Baytown, Texas) - William Penn
Nick Gorrie (Kilmarnock, Scotland) - William Penn
Frankie Sullivan (Essex, England) - William Penn