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Dani Fernandez and Carles Montoliu Lobo
Dani Fernandez (L) and Carles Montoliu Lobo (R)
photos courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Garners Two on First Team All-Region

For the first time since 2018, Lenoir-Rhyne has had a player selected to the D2CCA All-Region squad. The Bears had Dani Fernandez and Carles Montoliu Lobo selected to the First Team All-Region as voted on by the region’s Athletic Communication departments. The duo led the Bears to the highest NCAA Tournament seed in the program’s history and the first SAC Tournament title since 2006.

Fernandez saw action in 18 games and played over 1,600 minutes for the Bears, anchoring the defensive unit. Fernandez caps his career, a career that saw him bring home SAC Defensive Player of the Year, along with a two-time First Team All-Conference selection and two-time SAC Defensive Player of the Week. He played in 43 career games in his three seasons and started all 43 teams and has four career goals and one career assist.

Montoliu Lobo is one of the most decorated players in program history and adds his first career All-Region selection. Carles earned three First Team All-Conference selections, was the SAC Freshman of the Year and also earned the SAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named the league’s Man of the Year. He finished his senior season with three goals and an assist.

2022 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA) Men’s Soccer All-Southeast Region Team

First Team
Pos Name School
GK Aleksa Janjic Wingate
F Langston Blackstock Clayton State
F Peter Plougmand Mars Hill
F Marco Gueli Lander
F Harry Cooke Lincoln Memorial
MF Geo Rios (2021-2) Clayton State
MF Carles Montoliu Lobo Lenoir-Rhyne
MF Fletcher Dyson Lees-McRae
MF Mikkel Goling (2021-1) Young Harris
D Harri Lovett (2021-1) Chowan
D Alistair Danjon Lander
D Owen Marshall (2019-2) Wingate
D Dani Fernandez Lenoir-Rhyne

Second Team
Pos Name School
GK Tirso Trueba Flagler
F Mark Radoki Limestone
F Tren Drexhage Chowan
F Hayden Gensler Converse
F Angelo Fabricio Limestone
MF Pedro Santos Wingate
MF Alvaro Zamora Francis Marion
MF Blake Grove Barton
MF Kevin Rubaszewski Lander
D Stefan Roeb Limestone
D Niclas Wittur Wingate
D George Wisner Flagler
D Sergi Quixal Converse

Southeast Region Player of the Year: Geo Rios (So., M, Clayton State)

*Numbers in parentheses indicate previous D2CCA All-Southeast Region selection – Season-Team (1=1st Team, 2=2nd Team)

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) 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.