The 2015 campaign marked another year of historic firsts and another season of continued success for the Franklin & Marshall men's soccer team. The Diplomats became the only squad in program history to reach No. 1 in the nation – a reign F&M held for four consecutive weeks – while advancing to its third straight Sweet 16 and tying the all-time single-season wins mark with a 17-4 overall mark, including a run of 14 wins to open the season.
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Tylus Field once again served as a site for the NCAA First and Second Rounds as the Diplomats took full advantage of their home-field edge, dominating Babson (5-1) and Gordon (3-1) en route to the Round of 16. F&M traveled out to Gambier, Ohio to take on the nation's No. 1 squad Calvin for a right to advance to the Elite Eight, but came up just short by a heartbreaking 1-0 score.
By the numbers, 2015 proved to be the greatest offensive season in the history of the program as the team combined for the most goals (48), assists (36) and points (132). Leading scorer Chase TenBrook was third in the conference with 26 points and second with 12 goals to earn an All-America First Team nod, becoming only the third Diplomat and 13th member in CC history to land on the First Team.
TenBrook wrapped up his time in Lancaster with 66 points and 28 goals, both good for the seventh most in program history. Goalkeeper Trevor Britton was again stellar in net, concluding his final year on campus with a 0.54 goals against average, the second lowest in program history.
Britton concluded his career by owning the lowest goals against average in the program (0.57), while his 33 all-time wins are third and his 21 shutouts are second. The duo highlighted a four-member senior class, along with Vince Perry and Devon Malfitano that produced the most successful four-year span of any group throughout the program , with a combined record of 62-16-5.
For their efforts on the field, multiple Diplomats were honored with a host of postseason awards, while head coach Dan Wagner was honored as the ECAC South Coach of the Year:
Chase TenBrook '16
Trevor Britton '16
Ugo Okolie '19
Devon Malfitano '16
Ben Wild '17
Wyatt Fabian '18