LANCASTER, Pa. — Brandon Federici was named to the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) and D3hoops.com Middle Atlantic All-Region First Teams. Federici also earned All-Region Player of the Year by D3hoops.com. The all-region honors mark the third consecutive year he has earned the distinction, and the Regional Player of the Year recognition is the first for his career.
Federici (Morganville, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) continues to pile up both athletic and academic awards this postseason. The senior guard earned a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-Region team, and is in the running for his second straight Academic All-America accolade, while also grabbing spots on the Centennial Conference (CC) Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-Centennial lists and was named the CC Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's basketball for the second straight year.
In recognition of his performance on the court this season, Federici was named the CC Player of the Year, while landing on the All-CC First Team for the fourth time. He joined Georgio Milligan '12 as the only two players in the history of the Conference to be named to the first team four consecutive years.
Federici was also named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy for the second time in his career. Only 10 men's student-athletes from 434 Division III schools around the nation are named as a finalist for the trophy, which is the highest honor a Division III basketball player can receive.
He led the Conference with a 19.3 points per game average and was ninth in steals per game at 1.4. Federici has reached several career milestones this season and is now both F&M and the Centennial's active leader in career points (2,072). He scored 20 or more points in 14 contests this year, including a season-high 32 against Misericordia on Nov. 15 and reached double-digits in 28 games.
F&M finished the season with a 22-7 record after making its 25th NCAA run and 17th appearance in the Sweet 16. The Diplomats reached the 20-win plateau for the 28th time in head coach Glenn Robinson's 47 seasons. It was also the eighth time in the last 10 seasons that the Diplomats have reached that milestone.