MELBOURNE, Fla. – Becoming the first Nova Southeastern player to win the award since 2012, Javier Calles was recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year on Friday. Calles was also named to the All-SSC Second Team.
Voting for the All-SSC men’s golf awards was conducted among the league’s men’s golf coaches.
“To be able to come in and be an impact player as a freshman is a big accomplishment in itself,” said NSU head coach Joey Marino. “I am very proud of Javier. He has worked really hard and has played some great golf this season. I know the expectations he has for himself, and I’m happy he’ll be a part of our program for years to come.”
Calles didn’t wait long to burst onto the scene in 2021, placing third at the Saint Leo Invitational – the very first collegiate event of his career. Over the course of six tournaments, the Spaniard has recorded a team-best scoring average of 72.44, adding two more Top-10’s in the process, including a tie for third at the SSC Championship. Calles has tallied seven rounds of par or better, with all 18 of his rounds counting towards NSU’s team totals. Heading into regional play next week, Calles ranks as the No. 41 player in NCAA Division II.
SSC champion Lynn swept the remainder of the big-time awards, as the Fighting Knights’ Agustin Errazuriz was selected as the SSC Player of the Year, while Andy Walker was honored as SSC Coach of the Year.
For a complete list of the men’s golf All-SSC teams, visit sunshinestateconference.com.