LANCASTER, Pa. – Four members of the Franklin & Marshall men's soccer team were named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-Mid Atlantic Region Team. Wyatt Fabian and Ugo Okolie both landed on the First Team; Ben Wild garnered Second Team honors and Dave Reingold earned Third Team accolades.
Fabian (Sinking Spring, Pa. / Hill School) continues to add postseason honors after also being named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) First Team, as well as an ECAC All-Star this offseason.
The junior defender was a stalwart on the backline after starting in all of the Diplomats 23 contests. He accumulated a goal and four assists on the year while anchoring a defensive unit that held the second-lowest goals against average mark in the conference at 0.79.
Okolie (Lagos, Nigeria / Mercersburg Academy) landed on the All-Region First Team for the second straight year after also being named All-CC earlier in the month. The sophomore forward led the team with nine assists, which were good for the second most in the Conference and tied for fourth most in program single-season history. He also tallied three goals on the year to total 15 points, a number that ranked third on the Diplomats.
Wild (Newtown, Pa. / La Salle College H.S.) earned the honor for the second straight year after also garnering All-CC Second Team accolades. The senior captain started in 15 of the 16 games he appeared in as a leader on the Diplomats' backline. Wild played a key role in a defensive unit that allowed just 19 goals in 23 games, the second fewest in the CC, while registering the third-most shutouts in program single-season history with 11.
Reingold (Marlboro, N.J. / Colts Neck) was recognized on the list for the first time and was also named to the All-CC First Team and an ECAC All-Star for the Diplomats this season. The senior netminder was second in the CC in goals-against average (0.72) and save percentage (.841).
His 10 shutouts led the conference and were good for the fourth-most in program single-season history. Reingold tallied a 15-4-4 overall record and started in more games (23) than any other F&M 'keeper during a season.
The Diplomats (15-4-4) become one of just five teams in the nation to appear in four-straight NCAA Sweet 16's while advancing to the program's first Elite Eight appearance since 2013.