For the second year in a row, the College of Charleston had the player of the year and The Citadel had the pitcher of the year on the SoCon Sports Media Association Baseball All-Conference Team that was announced Tuesday, and the choices were the same as those made by the league's coaches a day earlier.

Charleston sophomore third baseman Matt Leeds, who led the league with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs, was selected as the player of the year, while Citadel right-hander Asher Wojciechowski, the Southern Conference's only 10-game winner with a 10-2 record and a 3.23 ERA, was chosen as the league's top pitcher.

Last year, College of Charleston's Joey Bergman and The Citadel's Wes Wrenn were player and pitcher of the year, respectively.

Fred Jordan of The Citadel, whose Bulldogs (38-20, 24-6) won the regular season championship, was named coach of the year for the third time.

Furman second baseman Will Muzika was the freshman of the year.

The College of Charleston (41-15, 22-8) had four players make the media first-team -- Leeds, catcher Rob Kral and outfielders Cole Rakar and Jose Rodriguez. Pitcher Kevin Decker (7-0) and first baseman Greg Blake were second-team picks.

Wojciechowski was the only Citadel player named to the first team, and he was the lone Bulldog on the coaches first team. Second baseman Bryan Altman made second team on both the media and coaches list, while outfielder Nick Orvin was named to the second team by the coaches.

Sports Media Association All-Conference Team

Player of the Year -- Matt Leeds, so., 3B, College of Charleston

Pitcher of the Year -- Asher Wojciechowski, jr., RHP, The Citadel

Coach of the Year -- Fred Jordan, The Citadel


SP Asher Wojciechowski, Citadel

SP Jimmy Reyes, Elon

RP Chris Patterson, ASU

C Rob Kral, C of C

1B Kyle Blackburn, GSU

2B Wes Hobson, ASU

SS Neal Pritchard, Elon

3B Matt Leeds, C of C

OF David Schulze, Samford

OF Cole Rakar, C of C

OF Jose Rodriguez, C of C

DH Mac Doyle, Wofford


SP Kevin Decker, C of C

SP Matt Benedict, WCU

RP Lex Rutledge, Samford

C Mike Melillo, Elon

1B Greg Blake, C of C

2B Bryan Altman, Citadel

SS Eric Phillips, GSU

3B Kyle Behrendt, Wofford

OF Matt Hinson, Elon

OF Shawn Payne, GSU

OF Trevor Collias, WCU

DH Jerod Faggart, ASU