Agree with this definition, which is why I think Carmo should get more love. You take him away, who's X's setter? Berkemeier? That would be a monumental drop-off. Still, I agree with your list as a whole, but could see Tierney pushing hard for Maune if Elder continues on this hot streak and Maune keeps doing the things he's doing.MVP in my eyes is the player who, if removed from the team, would be detrimental to the team's success. Soo...
1.) Kastner (X)
2.) Maune (Elder)
3.) JJ (Moe)
Good point, forgot about those two somehow.Harmeyer and Tran would be my best bet on trying to replace Carmo not Berk.
Player of the year is traditionally the most offensive player on the team that scores the most points. Just my take. You don’t see a Libero or setter win that award very often. I’m not saying it shouldn’t happen but more unlikely.
Also a good point. I guess it kinda falls on the coaches voting to determine what they think the definition means to them. I'm sure it varies on how they all look at it.It isn't referred to anywhere as the "MVP" though. It's called the "Player of the Year". So it should go to the best player, not necessarily most irreplaceable
It seems to me that the coaches should define what "player of the year" means. That way they know the criteria and they can compare apples to apple ....Also a good point. I guess it kinda falls on the coaches voting to determine what they think the definition means to them. I'm sure it varies on how they all look at it.
I think Zach Harvey was the latest that got the closest. If I recall correctly, he was D2 South Region POY in 2018. Hard to argue with Kiser getting the GCL POY though..I think it probably is JJ.
Random thought- when was the last time (if ever?) LaSalle had a GCL POY?
Was sent the final D1 south teams. Will try and get D2 if I can. Looks like this:Can't argue with that!
Based on posts made by Walnut Hills and Moeller you have the following. Four additional 1st team and five additional 2nd team to come. I would expect to see Kastner, Carmosino, Maune, Albers/Meyer/Bianco, one player from GMC champion Sycamore (Sakemiller or Kress), Buis from Fairfield, along with some surprises to fill out the rest of the 1st and 2nd team
JJ Beckelhimer (POY)
Agreed. Will be interesting to see if they continue to run a 6-2 or switch to a 5-1, but that’s a ways awaySycamore coach must not have attended. Too bad for the Sycamore players, one of their best finishes in a long time.
Bianco being left off altogether is a snub, definitely the best player in the South region to be left off this year. Next year I could see it as a toss-up between him and Maune for POY