Senior forward Enrique Hernandez was named the Collegiate Conference of the South Men's Soccer Player of the Year as announced by the conference. Coach Ryan Dickson was voted the Coach of the Year.
Hernandez has had a record season thus far. He leads the CSS and is second in NCAA Division III with 20 goals, tying the LC record set by Marwan Warrayat in 1985. Hernandez has also tied Warrayat's 1985 season record of 48 points. He has broken the school career records for goals and points. Hernandez has scored a goal in 13 of the 15 games he has played in.
"Enrique has had an incredible season and deserves all the accolades after the work he has put in in the past few years," said Dickson. "He is a special player that has been a major part of our success this season."
Hernandez led six Panthers on the all-conference first and second teams. Senior midfielder Blake Webb and senior defender Alex Drazic joined Hernandez on the first team. Webb has four goals and a team-leading nine assists.
On the second team was freshman midfielder Matthew Webb, junior defender Nicholas Smiech, and sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Cole. Matthew Webb has five assists this season. Smiech and Drazic has helped LC allow only 1.06 goals per game. Cole has a 1.20 goals against average and five shutouts this season. He has a school career best seven shutouts.
Dickson is in his fifth season leading the Panthers. He has led LC to a 10-4-2 overall record. The Panthers went 4-0-2 in the CSS to earn the program's first ever regular season championship.
"It is a great honor to win coach of the year," Dickson said. "But I could not have acheived this without the players and help from my assistant Kaine (Baker). It will be a year that I will never forget."