Three Diplomats Earn All-Region Honors

Three Diplomats Earn All-Region Honors

2013 NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Three Franklin & Marshall men's soccer players were named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team, announced Monday. David Rosenfeld and Ben Beaver landed on the first team, while T.J. White earned a spot on the second team, marking the 10th straight year in which at least one Diplomat has earned all-region accolades. 

Rosenfeld nabs a spot on the team for the first time in his career. The junior defender continues to pile on postseason awards after being the fifth back in Centennial Conference (CC) history to be named the conference player of the year and the first F&M player to do so since 2007. Rosenfeld also landed on the All-CC First Team for his efforts on the year. 

A two-time team captain, Rosenfeld anchored a defensive unit that ranked 10th in the nation in shutout percentage (0.57) and 31st in goals against average (0.71). The Diplomats were first in the CC in fewest goals allowed with 13 and started off the season with eight-consecutive shutouts, a mark that led the country.

Beaver garnered the honor for the third time in his illustrious career after earning a spot on the all-region second team last season, as well as third team honors following his sophomore campaign. 

The senior forward was landed on the All-CC First Team for the fourth time in his career, a feat that has been accomplished by only five others in conference history, while becoming only the second F&M men's soccer player to do so. 

Beaver led the CC in goals (15) and points (32), while his pair of tallies against Rose-Hulman in the sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament gave him 47 for his career, a mark that places him first in program history. 

White earns the distinction for the first time in his career after also being named to the All-CC First Team earlier in the offseason. The junior goalkeeper was dominant in net for the Diplomats, leading the conference in goals against average (0.69) and shutouts (11), while also placing third in both saves (64) and save percentage (.810). His 15 wins on the year tied for the most all-time in single season history at F&M. 

The Diplomats memorable run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end with a loss to eventual NCAA Champion Messiah in the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament after F&M advanced further than any other team in program history, picking up wins over Catholic (1-0) in the first round, Dickinson in the second (3-0) and Rose-Hulman (3-0) in the sectional semifinals. 

The 2013 Centennial Conference (CC) Champions, F&M entered the tournament winners of five straight that included a 2-1 2OT victory over Dickinson on Nov. 10 for its first conference championship.  The Diplomats registered a 17-4-2 record on the season, good for the most wins in program history.