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Hutchison Named VaSID State College Division Player of the Year as All-State Teams Announced

Hutchison Named VaSID State College Division Player of the Year as All-State Teams Announced

Fredericksburg, Va. – University of Mary Washington junior Moses Hutchison was named as the State College Division Player of the Year, Southern Virginia University freshman Marcos Dias claimed Rookie of the Year, and Averett's Bert Poole gained State Coach of the Year as the 2020 Virginia Sports Information Directors announced the College Division Men's Tennis teams on Friday.

Hutchison finished the spring with a 4-2 mark at one singles, and was named ITA Division III National Player of the Week after topping Kenyon's Jake Zalenski, the sixth ranked player in the nation, 3-6, 7-6, 10-4. He was subsequently named the UMW Male Spring Athlete of the Year and ITA Regional Player to Watch in the Atlantic South. He gained wins over opponents from four nationally-ranked teams, with his only loss coming to a Division II player. He was 6-0 at one doubles with Michael Fleming as well.

Dias finished with a 13-1 overall record at No. 1 singles and 11-4 overall doubles record at No.2 slot for the Knights. His only loss came in championship singles at the ITA Regionals, and he earned key victories over Carnegie Mellon, Swarthmore, and NYU, all at No. 1 singles.

Bert Poole was named Coach of the Year, as he has continued to build Averett into a contender. This season, Averett was off to a 5-0 start before COVID-19 halted the season.

First team honors in singles went to Dias, Hutchison, Scotty Hunter and Dominic Lacombe of Christopher Newport, Canon Secord of Bridgewater, and Harry Shepherd of Washington and Lee.

First team doubles included Matthew and Michael Moody of Hampden-Sydney College, Hutchison and Michael Fleming of Mary Washington, and Kukutla Motlojoa and Danny Blonquist of Southern Virginia.

Second team honors went to Juan Borga and Daniel Christian of the University of Lynchburg, Jorge Figueroa of Averett, Kukutla Motlojoa of Southern Virginia, Grant Sarver of Randolph-Macon College, Mitchell Thomas of Washington and Lee, and Andrew Watson of Mary Washington in singles.

Second team doubles honors went to Daniel Christian and Colton Mullins of the University of Lynchburg, Marcos Dias and Paul Monson of Southern Virginia University, and Harry Shepherd and John Rudden of Washington and Lee University.

VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.

All-State First Team                                                                      


Matthew Moody/Michael Moody                                           Hampden-Sydney College

Kukutla Motlojoa/Danny Blonquist                                         Southern Virginia University

Moses Hutchison/Michael Fleming                                         University of Mary Washington



Marcos Dias                                                    Southern Virginia University

Scotty Hunter                                                 Christopher Newport University

Moses Hutchison                                          University of Mary Washington

Dominic Lacombe                                         Christopher Newport University

Canon Secord                                                 Bridgewater College

Harry Shepherd                                             Washington and Lee University



All-State Second Team                                                                


Daniel Christian/Colton Mullins               University of Lynchburg

Marcos Dias/Paul Monson                        Southern Virginia University

Harry Shepherd/John Rudden                 Washington and Lee University



Juan Borga                                                       University of Lynchburg

Daniel Christian                                             University of Lynchburg

Jorge Figueroa                                               Averett University

Kukutla Motlojoa                                          Southern Virginia University

Grant Sarver                                                   Randolph-Macon College

Mitchell Thomas                                           Washington and Lee University

Andrew Watson                                            University of Mary Washington