Six Diplomats Earn All-CC; Schermerhorn Named Rookie of the Year

Six Diplomats Earn All-CC; Schermerhorn Named Rookie of the Year

LANCASTER, Pa. – Six Franklin & Marshall men's soccer players were named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team, announced by the league office on Wednesday. Jared Bomba, Sam Lane, Chris Scott, David Rosenfeld and Trevor Britton all garnered first team honors, the most by a conference program since 2004, while Chase TenBrook was named to the second team. Following a solid freshman campaign, Janse Schermerhorn was honored as the CC Rookie of the Year.

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Bomba (Newmanstown, Pa. / Eastern Lebanon County) registered All-CC honors for the first time in his career after placing third on the team in goals (5) and points (15). The senior forward has tallied four game winners on the year, including the Diplomats' lone goal in a 1-0 shutout of Muhlenberg on Oct. 3. Twice this season Bomba was name the CC Offensive Player of the Week, while also earning the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Men's Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor on Sept. 24. 

Lane (Wyndmoor, Pa. / Chestnut Hill Academy) lands on the All-CC list for the second time in his career after recording second team honors following his sophomore campaign. The senior forward is second on the team in goals with six and third in points with 13. He tallied a pair of scores on Sept. 17 in F&M's 3-3 tie with Alvernia. 

Scott (Bridgewater, N.J. / Bridgewater-Raritan) earns All-CC honors for the second consecutive year after picking up second team recognition last season. The senior captain has been an anchor for a Diplomats' defense that places fifth in the nation in shutout percentage at 67 percent and ninth in goals against average at 0.48. 

Rosenfeld (Narberth, Pa. / Lower Merion) is the conference's lone repeat first-team choice and earns All-CC accolades for the third time in his career. The senior captain has started in 15 of the team's 16 games for an F&M defense that has allowed a CC-low nine goals. A leader on the Diplomats' backline, Rosenfeld has keyed a unit that shutout its opponent 12 times through 18 games. 

Britton (Owings Mills, Md. / McDonogh School) earns his first All-CC distinction after putting together one of the most successful seasons for a goalkeeper in program history. His 15 wins and 11 shutouts are both tied for the most all-time in a season. The junior keeper places 10th in the country with a 0.48 goals against average, while his 0.827 save percentage is third in the CC. He has given up only nine goals on the year and has only twice allowed more than one in a contest. 

TenBrook (Millville, N.J. / Saint Augustine Preparatory School) lands on the All-CC team for the first time in his career after leading the team with eight goals, a mark that places sixth in the conference. He was named the CC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27 after tying a season high with a pair of tallies in a 4-1 win against Haverford on Oct. 25. The junior midfielder has started all 17 games he appeared in, leading the team with 19 points. 

Schermerhorn (Burlington, N.C. / Greensboro Day) started out his career in Lancaster with a stellar freshman season, placing fourth on the team in goals (4) and points (12). On Oct. 29th, he notched the Diplomats' lone goal in a 1-0 blanking of Gettysburg to seal the conference's top seed heading into the CC tournament. The first-year forward started in all 17 games he appeared in and places second on the team with four assists. 

F&M is set to host Johnson & Wales (R.I.) in the first round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament on Saturday at Tylus Field. The opening round game kicks off at 5:00 p.m. The Diplomats landed one of 19 Pool C (at-large) bids to the tournament and will host another first round matchup on Saturday between Rochester (N.Y.) and Salisbury at 7:30 p.m. The winners of each contest will advance into Sunday's second round game, set for 5:00 p.m. in Lancaster.