LANCASTER, Pa. – Three members of the Franklin & Marshall men's soccer team were named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team, announced Wednesday. David Rosenfeld and Jared Bomba each earned a spot on the second team, while Chris Scott landed on the third team, marking the 11th straight year at least one Diplomat registered all-region accolades.
Rosenfeld (Narberth, Pa. / Lower Merion) earned the honor for the second consecutive year after placing on the first team following his junior campaign. He was also named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) First Team last month. The three-time captain and anchor of F&M's stout defense led the Diplomats to a program-tying record of 13 shutouts. The senior defender started in all of the 20 contests he appeared in and guided a unit that ranked 11th in the country in shutout percentage (62 percent) and 15th in goals against average (0.60).
Bomba (Newmanstown, Pa. / ELCO) lands on the all-region team for the first time in his career after being named to the All-CC First Team in November. The senior forward was one of the Diplomats' most dangerous offensive threats, placing third on the team in goals (5), first in assists (6) and second in points (16). He started in 20 of the 21 games he appeared in and paced the team with four game-winning scores.
Scott (Bridgewater, N.J. / Bridgewater-Raritan) also earned all-region accolades for the first time in his career, following an All-CC First Team nod. The senior captain keyed a defensive unit that allowed a conference-low 13 goals during the season. He started in all 20 games he appeared in, tallying three goals and a pair of assists. Two of Scott's scores came in the NCAA Tournament, including the game-winner against Johnson & Wales on Nov. 15.
F&M etched its name in the school record book and cemented its place among the top echelon of programs in DIII with an unbeaten regular-season record, a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and a number of captivating wins throughout the year.
After delivering a pair of thrilling victories in the Diplomats' first-ever home NCAA Tournament games, including a 1-0 win against Johnson & Wales (Nov. 15) and a 2-2 (4-2 PK) thriller over Rochester in the second round (Nov. 16), F&M's season came to an end with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to eventual Final Four participant No. 3 Oneonta St.
The Diplomats capped off the season with a 16-2-3 mark and finished the year with a No. 12 national ranking.