Bridgeport, W.Va. – West Liberty’s Seger Bonifant is the 2015 Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, Wheeling Jesuit’s Pat Moseh is the Freshman of the Year, and Concord’s Kent McBride is the league’s Coach of the Year.
Bonifant, a junior from Berlin, Ohio, helped lead WLU to a second-straight MEC regular season title by averaging a league-best 24.1 points per game. He is sixth in the country in scoring, and leads the nation in three-point field goal percentage knocking down 53 percent of his shots from behind the arc while making 3.9 threes per game. He’s reached double figures in scoring in all 27 games this season for the fourth-ranked Hilltoppers.
Moseh, a freshman from Springfield, Va., led all MEC freshmen in scoring averaging 13.7 points per game to go with five rebounds per game for the Cardinals. He finished the season strong for WJU scoring in double figures in nine of his last 10 games and averaging 17.3 points during that stretch.
Picked to finish 10th in the MEC preseason poll, McBride guided Concord to a 20-8 record and a third-place finish in the Mountain East Conference in 2015. The 20 wins this season are the most in his four years as the Mountain Lions head coach, and the first 20-win season at CU in over a decade.
In addition to the individual awards, the league also announced 2014-15 all-conference teams. Joining Bonifant on the first team were repeat selections Eric Siefert (Wheeling Jesuit) and Lawrence DeArmond (Notre Dame). Concord’s Mike Boyd and Aaron Miller, along with Nick Harney (Fairmont State), Tanner McGrew (West Virginia Wesleyan) and Donte Morales (Glenville State) also earned first team recognition.
WLU’s C.J. Hester and Devin Hoehn and Charleston’s Chris Evans and Jevonte Hughes were second team honorees, along with Justin Fritts (Wheeling Jesuit), Tyree Gaiter (Notre Dame), Markee Mazyck (West Virginia State) and Jamel Morris (Fairmont State).
Also for GSC senior point guard Reggie Williams was named to the All-MEC Honorable Mention Team.
The All-MEC teams are selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.
|2015 All-MEC First Team|
|Seger Bonifant||West Liberty||Jr.||F||6-7||Berlin, Ohio|
|Mike Boyd||Concord||Sr.||G||6-0||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Lawrence DeArmond||Notre Dame||Sr.||G/F||6-1||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Nick Harney||Fairmont State||Sr.||F||6-8||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Tanner McGrew||W.Va. Wesleyan||Sr.||F||6-8||Buckhannon, W.Va.|
|Aaron Miller||Concord||So.||G||6-1||Stephens City, Va.|
|Donte Morales||Glenville State||Sr.||G||6-5||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Eric Siefert||Wheeling Jesuit||Jr.||G||6-4||Reynoldsburg, Ohio|
|2015 All-MEC Second Team|
|Chris Evans||Charleston||Sr.||G||6-3||Stamford, Conn.|
|Justin Fritts||Wheeling Jesuit||Jr.||G||6-1||Mentor, Ohio|
|Tyree Gaiter||Notre Dame||Jr.||G||5-7||Cleveland Heights, Ohio|
|C.J. Hester||West Liberty||Sr.||F||6-4||West Mifflin, Pa.|
|Devin Hoehn||West Liberty||So.||G||6-0||Parkersburg, W.Va.|
|Jevonte Hughes||Charleston||Jr.||F||6-5||Kalamazoo, Mich.|
|Markee Mazyck||W.Va. State||Jr.||F||6-6||Washington, D.C.|
|Jamel Morris||Fairmont State||Jr.||G||6-4||Gahanna, Ohio|
|2015 All-MEC Honorable Mention|
|Austin Cunningham||Shepherd||Sr.||G||6-2||Belpre, Ohio|
|Terry Hopewell||Concord||Jr.||F||6-8||Columbus, Ohio|
|Morgan McDonald||Shepherd||Sr.||F||6-6||Inwood, W.Va.|
|Reggie Williams||Glenville State||Sr.||G||6-3||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Thomas Wimbush||Fairmont State||So.||F/G||6-7||Lorain, Ohio|
|Player of the Year: Seger Bonifant (West Liberty)|
|Freshman of the Year: Pat Moseh (Wheeling Jesuit)|
|Coach of the Year: Kent McBride (Concord)|