Concordia Sweeps CACC Men's Tennis Postseason Honors
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 17, 2012) - Concordia's Daniele Piludu (Cagliari, Italy) was honored as the 2012 CACC Men's Tennis Player of the Year, in a voting by the league's head coaches. Concordia teammate Mark Mozer (Brest, Belarus) also was recognized as the 2012 CACC Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year, while Concordia head coach Neil Tarangioli was tabbed as the CACC Coach of the Year.
Piludu, a sophomore, is currently ranked as the No. 20 singles player nationally in Division II and earns the 2012 CACC Player of the Year honor one year after being named the conference's rookie of the year.
Mozer finished the regular season undefeated in conference play and the No. 10 ranked player in the East Region, the highest region ranking of all freshmen in the CACC.
Tarangioli, who has been at the Concordia helm since 1980, earns the CACC Coach of the year honor for the third straight season after guiding the Clippers to a perfect 6-0 conference finish and a No. 7 national ranking.
Joining Piludu and Mozer on the All-CACC First Team is Manoli Sgouros (Philadelphia University), Geza Bazula (Concordia College), Andreas Lindell (Concordia College) and David Tisserand (Concordia College).
Tomasz Olfans (Concordia College),
Yoann Pham (Chestnut Hill College), Mike
Humes (Chestnut Hill College), Ryan
Christopher (Philadelphia University) and Ricardo
Frey (Concordia College) made up the All-CACC Men's Tennis
Caldwell College was selected as the 2012 Team Sportsmanship Award winner by the league's coaches.
The 2012 CACC Men's Tennis Championship is slated for Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 at Concordia College in Bronxville, N.Y.
2012 CACC Men's Tennis Award Winners
CACC Men's Tennis Player of the Year
Daniele Piludu - Concordia College
CACC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year
Neil Tarangioli, Concordia
CACC Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year
Mark Mozer, Concordia
Men's Tennis Sportsmanship Award
All-CACC Men's Tennis Team
Manoli Sgouros, Philadelphia University
Geza Bazula, Concordia College
Mark Mozer, Concordia College
Daniele Piludu, Concordia College
Andreas Lindell, Concordia College
David Tisserand, Concordia College
Tomasz Olfans, Concordia College
Yoann Pham, Chestnut Hill College
Mike Humes, Chestnut Hill College
Ryan Christopher, Philadelphia University
Ricardo Frey, Concordia