SCIAC All-Conference Men's Soccer Honors

SCIAC All-Conference Men's Soccer Honors


SCIAC Athlete of the Year:  Charles Izydorek, University of Redlands

The 2014 SCIAC All-Conference Men's Soccer Athlete of the Year is Charles Izydorek. The University of Redlands senior forward started in 21 contests for the Bulldogs in 2014. Izydorek matched his 2011 goals-total at 15 with six of those being game-winners. In addition, the senior forward dished out three assists to total 33 points on the year.

During the latter portion of the season, Izydorek rode a nine-game goal streak that propelled the Bulldogs to a first-place conference finish and a second-place SCIAC Postseason Tournament finish. Currently, Izydorek ranks third all-time in Redlands' history in goals with 45. After three SCIAC First Team All-Conference acoolades, the Biology major from Redlands, Calif culminates his collegiate career with this Athlete of the Year honor.

SCIAC Newcomer of the Year:  Tod Kawada, Occidental College

Freshman forward Tod Kawada earns SCIAC Newcomer of the Year honors. The Tokyo, Japan native led the Tigers with 11 goals on the season. His five assists lands him 27 points on the season.

Brine Award of Distinction:  Marec Serlin, Caltech

Marec Serlin is awarded the 2014 SCIAC Brine Award of Distinction. Serlin is one of only two field players to start all 19 games. Serlin led the team with four goals and eight points and paced the squad with 12 shots on goal.

The Caltech senior is working towards a Bachelors of Science in Physics and maintains a 3.9 GPA. He has been the team captain for two years played in every game over his 4 year career including playing with a broken hand in the last 4 SCIAC games. He is a true symbol of a SCIAC athlete-student.

SCIAC Coach of the Year:  Bill Swartz, Pomona-Pitzer

Bill Swartz has been the men's soccer coach at Pomona-Pitzer for 27 years, since first taking over the helm in 1986. He took a sabbatical during the 2013 season to coach in England with the Tottenham Hotspur organization after guiding the Sagehens to a SCIAC title in 2012.

During his 27 years as the head coach of the Sagehens, Swartz's programs have been a model of consistency. Pomona-Pitzer has reached 10 wins or more 18 times in that span, and have finished .500 or better 22 times (including 21 in the last 24 years). His career record at Pomona-Pitzer through 2012 now stands at 280-192-17.

Swartz joined Pomona-Pitzer after coaching at Thomas College, where he was named the New England Coach of the Year in 1985. He was also named the Far West Coach of the Year in 1990 with the Sagehens. Swartz has served as the Midwest and Far West Region Soccer Chair, as well as the SCIAC men's soccer chair.

Swartz graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a history degree, and completed his MBA at Thomas College in 1986.

While with Tottenham in 2013, Swartz served as the Academy Development Officer and worked with the Spurs youth program (coaching 12-21 year olds), as well as supporting the scholar division (17-21 years of age) in their development beyond soccer. He served in an advisory role to younger members of the coaching staff, and conducted coaching research through Tottenhan's performance analysis department.