LANCASTER, Pa. – Four former Franklin & Marshall student-athletes earned a spot on the Centennial Conference (CC) Silver Anniversary Team for men's and women's soccer, announced by the league office on Thursday.
Brandon Corday '08 and Ben Beaver '14 represented the men's side while Heather Rice '03 and Amanda McGowan '14 earned spots for the women's team.
The Centennial Silver Anniversary teams are in celebration of the Conference's first 25 years of competition, which began in 1993. During the remainder of July and the first two weeks of August, the CC will honor its member schools' most-distinguished student-athletes in 24 sports.
Criteria for the inclusion of a team are as follows:
Must be a graduate of the institution AND one of the following:
- 3-time or 4-time first-team All-Centennial performer (win same event in swimming, track)
- 2-time Centennial Player of the Year
- 1st team All-America AND 2-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
Brandon Corday '08
Corday was a two-time All-American and the only Centennial player to be chosen as the Conference's Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. The program's all-time leader in assists, Corday was a four-time All-CC First Team and Mid-Atlantic All-Region selection. Competing primarily as a forward, he finished his F&M career with 34 goals and 25 assists, good for the fourth-most points in program history with 93. He went on to play professional soccer in the National Premier Soccer and the Major Indoor Soccer Leagues.
Ben Beaver '14
Beaver landed on the All-CC First Team four times in his career, a feat that has been accomplished by only five others in CC history, while becoming only the second F&M men's soccer player to do so. Following a senior season that saw him lead the CC in both goals (15) and points (32), Beaver was named an All-American by both D3Soccer and the NSCAA. He finished his career with 47 goals, 104 points, and 20 game-winning scores – each of which top the F&M record book.
Heather Rice '03
A two-time Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year, Rice was the first repeat winner in the history of the Conference for women's soccer. Rice was named to the All-CC First Team all four years in Lancaster and was a member of the 2002 ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship squad. She left her name on the program record book by placing first in assists (35), third in points (113), and seventh in goals (39). She was selected to the F&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Amanda McGowan '14
One of the program's most-accomplished goalkeepers, McGowan was named a three-time All-CC First Team member and earned a spot on the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team following her senior season. She wrapped up her career first in the F&M record books with 19 shutouts, second in wins with 15, while her 0.96 goals against average place third. McGowan also sits in the top 10 in save percentage (.814), saves (214) and games played by a goalie (48).