The Diplomats jumped out to an impressive 14-0 start and surpassed most people's expectations in 2014-15. The Diplomats' roster featured just one senior with a handful of freshmen starting throughout the season and finished the year with a 20-6 record, including a 13-5 mark in Centennial Conference action.
To watch the highlight video of the 2015 men's basketball team, click here.
Before the season began, the team took a six-day adventure through the Central American country of Costa Rica. In addition to traveling throughout the picturesque country, the Diplomats hosted a basketball clinic for disadvantaged Costa Rican youth, and competed in three games against local teams.
The trip marked the fourth time Head Coach Glenn Robinson has taken the Diplomats overseas and the first time the team has traveled to Central America. Alumni and parent donations to the men's basketball program through the Diplomat Athletic Club made the trip possible.
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F&M made its 19th CC Tournament appearance, 14th in the last 17 years, and the 20 victories marked the 26th time in head coach Glenn Robinson's career the Diplomats have finished a season with 20 or more victories.
F&M's success was due in large part to the play of freshman Brandon Federici '18, who led the conference and the nation's freshmen – all divisions – in scoring at 19.3 ppg. He reset the conference single-season mark for rookies with 502 points, which also ranked 12th in program history. He compiled an impressive resume in the offseason, earning numerous postseason awards: D3hoops.com Middle Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year, D3hoops.com All-Region Second Team, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All South Rookie of the Year, ECAC All-South Second Team, Centennial Conference (CC) Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the All-CC First Team.
Cedric Moune '16 and Morgan Lee '15 also earned All-CC accolades for F&M, each landing on the second team. Robinson continued to climb the NCAA All-Time Coaching Victory List this season as he passed legendary University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith and currently sits in fourth with 890 victories.