December 12, 2013

Rosenfeld, Beaver Named All-Americans

Complete All-America Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – David Rosenfeld and Ben Beaver were named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-America Third Team, announced Friday.  

It marks the seventh and eighth time a member of the F&M men's soccer team has received All-America recognition, and the first since Brandon Corday earned the accolade in 2007.

Rosenfeld continues to collect postseason hardware, having been named the Eastern Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Defensive Player of the Year, earning a spot on the ECAC South All-Star First Team, a NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team member, the Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year; becoming just the fifth back in conference history to do so, and a place 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 garners the honor for the first time in his career after being named to the ECAC South All-Star First Team, all-region for the third time this offseason, as well as earning his way onto the All-CC First Team.

The senior forward 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. 

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.

In the NCAA Tournament, the Diplomats scored eight times, the most of any CC school in NCAA competition history. F&M's run marked the furthest any conference team has advanced since 1997. 

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. Thirteen times F&M shutout its opponent on the year, also a team record, and the second highest total in conference history. The Diplomats closed out the season at No. 8 in the nation, the fifth-highest ranking ever by a CC school and the best finish since 2006.