LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's David Rosenfeld was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) 2013 Division III South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, heading a group of three Diplomats selected to the ECAC South All-Star Team. Rosenfeld also landed on the first team, along with Ben Beaver and T.J. White.
Rosenfeld continues to be rewarded for his stellar play throughout the season, having been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, the Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year; becoming just the fifth back in conference history to do so, and a spot on the All-CC First Team.
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 earns a spot on the first team for the second straight year after being named all-region for the third time this offseason, as well as landing a spot on the All-CC First Team.
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 garners the honor for the first time in his career after also earning a spot on the all-region second team and 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.