Association of Division III Independents Names 2015 All-Independent Men’s Basketball Teams

Association of Division III Independents  Names 2015 All-Independent Men’s Basketball Teams

OVERLAND PARK, KS. --- Trey Bardsley, a junior guard from Nebraska Wesleyan University, was named the player of the year as the All-Independent Men's Basketball teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I).

Bardsley, a native of Beatrice, Nebraska, averaged 23.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game along with 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game in 25 games. The guard was a three-time AD3I Player of the Week and was Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of January.

In addition to Bardsley, the other members of the first team include David Louison, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn); Michael Megafu, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn); Jared Ponce, University of California, Santa Cruz; Travis Giesselmann, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Chase Vicaire, University of Maine-Presque-Isle and Brady Moses, Maranatha Baptist University.

Kevin Collins, a freshman guard from University of Maine-Presque Isle, was named the rookie of the year after averaging 12.0 points per game on the year.

Joseph Cocozello and Dale Wellman were named co-coaches of the year. Cocozello led St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) to an 18-10 mark, while Wellman guided Nebraska Wesleyan University to a 13-13 record.

The All-Independent Men's Basketball teams were selected by the men's basketball coaches from AD3I member schools.

2015 ALL-INDEPENDENT MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Trey Bardsley, Nebraska Wesleyan University

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Kevin Collins, University of Maine-Presque Isle

CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR: Joseph Cocozello, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) and Dale Wellman, Nebraska Wesleyan University

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Trey Bardsley

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Jr.

G

Beatrice, Neb.

David Louison

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Sr.

F

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Michael Megafu

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Jr.

F

Jamaica, N.Y.

Jared Ponce

University of California, Santa Cruz

Jr.

G

Chino Hills, Calif.

Travis Giesselmann

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Jr.

F

Elkhorn, Maine

Chase Vicaire

University of Maine-Presque Isle

Jr.

G

Mattawamkeag, Maine

Brady Moses

Maranatha Baptist University

So.

G

Lodi, Wis.

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Brett Cashner

Maranatha Baptist University

Sr.

C

Urbana, Ill.

James Townsend

University of California, Santa Cruz

Sr.

F

Sacramento, Calif.

Matt O'Neill

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Jr.

G

Brooklyn, N.Y.

David Wenthold

Maranatha Baptist University

So.

G

Atkinson, Ill.

Kevin Collins

University of Maine-Presque Isle

Fr.

G

Oxen Hill, Md.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Byron Thompson

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Sr.

G

Centennial, Colo.

Keithan Karn

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Jr.

G

Elkhorn, Neb.

Nick Lenhard

University of Maine-Presque Isle

So.

G

Falcon, Colo.

Maurice Harris

University of Maine-Presque Isle

Fr.

F

Miami, Fla.

Clayton Morrison

Maranatha Baptist University

So.

G

Jefferson, Wis.

 

The Association of Division III Independents consists of seven Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year.

More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.