Four Diplomats Named All-Centennial
LANCASTER, Pa. – Four members of Franklin & Marshall's soccer team were named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team when it was released on Tuesday. Ben Beaver and Charlie Welch were named to the First Team, while Giuseppe Bua and Zach Zamek landed on the Second Team.
Beaver, a freshman, started all 16 games at striker for F&M scoring eight goals and assisting on three others. Three of his markers went in the book as the game-winning goal. His 20 points ranked fifth in the CC, while his 12 points in league play ranked third behind fellow CC First Team selections Cody Antonini (Muhlenberg) and Morgan Langley (Swarthmore). Langley was named the Centennial Conference's Player of the Year.
A four-year starter on defense, Welch excelled as the Diplomats' middle back in 2010. He anchored a defensive unit that allowed 0.95 goals per game and posted nine shutouts on the season. The Diplomats defense allowed only one goal over the final 600 minutes of play in the regular season. Welch also contributed at the front end offering a goal and a pair of assists on the season. This is his first All-Centennial honor.
Bua, another senior, is making his first All-CC appearance following a season in which he scored two goals and recorded two assists from the midfield. He netted the game-winner against Gettysburg. Bua is a take-on artist with the ability to run directly at other teams backs with a large and fast frame.
Zamek is making his first All-Centennial appearance after posting eight shutouts. He handed off his ninth by yielding the cage to a senior classmate during the Diplomats' final home game, a 4-0 shutout of Dicksinon. Zamek sported a Goals Against Average of 0.97 and a .816 save percentage. He wrapped up a brilliant career with an F&M record 24 shutouts.
The Diplomats were ranked as high as 23rd in the nation in 2010 with a daunting schedule both inside and outside of conference play. The Diplomats finished the year at 9-4-3 and earned the second seed in the CC Championship Tournament.