Amorim, Pierce, Chambers voted Second Team All-MSC
Friday, April 5, 2019
Amorim, Pierce, Chambers voted Second Team All-MSC
Arthur Amorim (back row, second from left), Jordan Pierce (bottom row, far left) and Mason Chambers (bottom row, second from left) earned Second Team All-MSC honors. (Credit Mid-South Conference)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s volleyball freshmen Arthur Amorim, Jordan Pierce and Mason Chambers were voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference and senior Stephan Davis was named the Champions of Character Award winner, as announced by the league office Thursday night at a banquet before the conference championships begin Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Amorim leads the Phoenix with 244 kills, 2.28 per set, and ranks second with 67 total blocks, notching seven double-figure kill matches and 15 total outings with eight or more kills. The Dunwoody, Ga., native registered 15 kills versus Webber International and 14 against Warner University in league victories and averaged 8.8 kills per match over the last 15 contests this season.

Pierce ranks first on the club with 484 assists, 4.61 per set, while adding 129 kills and 173 digs. The Huntsville, Ala., native posted a triple double with 10 kills, 15 assists and 10 digs versus Siena Heights and nearly recorded another against Warner with 16 kills, 21 assists and nine digs. He collected six outings with 20-plus assists and averaged 7.6 digs per match over the last nine outings.

Chambers netted 167 kills, 73 digs and 22 total blocks for the Phoenix. The Lebanon native posted 12 kills against Webber International and a combined 21 in the two meetings with Midway University. He averaged 7.0 kills per match in conference play, including six outings with eight or more kills.

Davis was selected as the MSC Champions of Character recipient based on his academic and athletic achievement, campus and community leadership, future ambition and demonstration of the five core character values of the NAIA.

The Phoenix take on Warner University at 4 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships.

First Team All-Mid-South Conference
Jason Camacho, Campbellsville University
Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield College
Rafael Cruz, Campbellsville University
Diego Hernandez, St. Andrews University
Jeremy Hernandez, Campbellsville University
Edgar Huerta, St. Andrews University
Allain Larroche, Life University
Jose Morales, Warner University
Livan Moreno, Life University
Victor Pietro, Midway University
Joudiel Poveymirow, Campbellsville University
Jackson Stark, St. Andrews University
Luke Taffer, Webber International
Ben Twigger, St. Andrews University

Second Team All-Mid-South Conference
Arthur Amorim, Cumberland University
Steven Bartlett, Webber International
Nate Blackwell, St. Andrews University
Mason Chambers, Cumberland University
Jacob DeSouza, St. Andrews University
Liam Gilchrist, Webber International
Alejandro Gonzalez, Life University
Jose Gonzalez, Warner University
Noah Henkel, Campbellsville University
Michael Hiroskey, Cincinnati Christian
Diego Perez, Life University
Jordan Pierce Cumberland University
Ytalo Vasquez, Warner University
Franky Zamora, Warner University

Player of the Year: Alberto Chiaparini, Bluefield College
Freshman of the Year: Victor Pietro, Midway University
Libero of the Year: Joudiel Poveymirow, Campbellsville University
Coach of the Year: Nick Rawls, St. Andrews University
Champions of Character Award: Stephan Davis, Cumberland University