LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall junior Ben Beaver has been named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Soccer First Team for the third straight year, headlining a group of four Diplomats who earned All-CC accolades. Senior Mike Irving and sophomores Sam Lane and David Rosenfeld nabbed second team honors.
Beaver becomes the 16th player in conference history to earn first team honors three times, and the 23rd F&M player to land on the first team squad. The junior forward led the team in goals (11), points (25), and game-winning goals (4), while also placing in the top-four of the CC in each category. His four game-winners ties him for tops in the CC, and his 25 points and 11 goals rank third and fourth in the CC, respectively. With one year remaining, Beaver's name is already scattered across the top of the all-time record book. He holds the career record for game-winning goals (13), and ranks fourth in goals (32) and sixth in points (72).
Irving lands on the second team for the second year in a row after orchestrating the middle of the pitch for the Diplomats. The senior midfielder and captain notched three goals and two assists on the year, bringing his career totals to eight goals and eight assists. Irving had a knack for scoring when it mattered most in 2012, as all three of his goals were game-winners.
The sophomore tandem of Lane and Rosenfeld joined Irving on the second team for the first All-CC honors of their careers. Lane was a dangerous offensive weapon for the Diplomats from both the midfield and forward positions, tallying six goals and four assists for a total of 16 points. Rosenfeld anchored the stout F&M defense that held its opponents to just 21 goals in 18 games, an average of 1.18 per contest. He also contributed one assist on the year.
F&M put together one of the best seasons in program history in 2012. The Diplomats posted a 12-6 record, which ties for the third most in school history, advanced to the CC playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, captured two tournament titles, and at one point climbed as high as fifth in the national rankings.