The Reese’s Division III College All-Star game will be played on Saturday, March 22, at 3:00 p.m., prior to the NCAA Division III championship game, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. The teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III and two seniors have been selected by online voting on D3hoops.com.
The game will feature a pair of outstanding former coaches who have both been recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award. Springfield College's own Charlie Brock will lead the East team, while former Bridgewater College coach Bill Leatherman will guide the West team.
The senior All-Star student-athletes were nominated by coaches and selected by a panel of coaches representing each region in Division III. Two players were selected by fans voting online at D3hoops.com.
Division III is the largest membership division in the NCAA, with approximately 450 member schools, 43 voting conferences and over 170,000 student-athletes.
Brock led the Pride to a stellar 2013-14 campaign that included a repeat at-large bid into the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. Springfield finishing the year 20-8, marking the third time that Brock has directed the Pride to a 20-win season. He also led the team to the conference finals for the third-straight year.
Springfield had two players honored by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) with Robbie Burke (Cheshire, Mass.) earned all-conference first team accolades and Sean Martin (Rindge, N.H.) being named all-conference second team.