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Brock Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year; Cavalieri and Crean All-Conference Honors

Brock Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year; Cavalieri and Crean All-Conference Honors Worcester, Mass. - March 2, 2010 - After leading the Springfield College men's basketball team to a second-place finish in the conference during the regular season, head coach Charlie Brock was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Basketball Coach of the Year. Junior Matt Cavalieri picked up first team all-conference honors for the first time in his career, while Pat Crean ended his career with a second-team selection.

Springfield ended the season with a 14-13 record, including an 8-4 record in conference play as the Pride earned the second seed in the conference tournament. After starting their season with a 2-8 record, Brock led the Pride to 12 wins in their final 17 games. In his 12th season under the helm of program, Brock picked up NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors for the second time, the first of which came in 2000. This season, Brock picked up a milestone victory as he earned his 400th win early this season as the Pride topped Coast Guard 69-61 on January 9th.

Cavalieri was selected to his all-conference first team honor after a breakout season for the Pride. Cavalieri, who hails from West Warwick, R.I., led the team in multiple categories this year as he was a force offensively and on the boards. He ranked first on the team and fifth in the conference in points per game with 15.8 and led the team and ranked second in the league in rebounding with 8.5 caroms per contest. He also led the league in minutes played at 33.2 per game. The junior had many shining moments this season and finished the year with a team-best nine double-doubles.

Arguably one of the grittiest players in program history, Crean was honored to the all-conference second team in his final season in Maroon and White. The co-captain averaged a career-best 14.8 points per game and added 6.3 rebounds per game to go along with 3.3 assists. Playing just over 31 minutes a game, Crean also ranked third in the conference in steals at 1.74 a game. Much in part to his aggressive play, Crean led the conference in free throw attempts and free throws made, as he 203 attempts was the sixth highest single-season total in the program history. The Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. native has been a factor since his freshman year and was a true iron man, never missing a game in his four-year career and starting in every game except three.

2009-10 NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Awards

Player of the Year
Noel Hollingsworth, MIT

Rookie of the Year
Mitchell Kates, MIT

Coach of the Year
Charlie Brock, Springfield

Sportsmanship Award
Coast Guard Academy

First Team All-Conference
Noel Hollingsworth, MIT
Mark Alexander, Clark
Brian Vayda, Clark
Matt Cavalieri, Springfield
Jeffrey Robinson, WPI

Second Team All-Conference
Mitchell Kates, MIT
Pat Crean, Springfield
Anthony Coppola, Wheaton
Brendan Degnan, Wheaton
Kyle Nadeau, WPI

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Charlie Brock Charlie Brock in 2013-14 will enter his 16th season as the head coach at Springfield College and his 34th season as a head coach overall. Brock’s achievements as a coach are certainly impressive. He has taken three schools to the NCAA Division III Tournament and has an overall, 32-year record of 440-397. Read more.

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