LANCASTER, Pa. - Six Franklin & Marshall men's soccer members were named to the 2018 All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, announced by the league office on Wednesday morning. Connor Whitacre landed on the First Team, while Ugo Okolie, Ryan Fincher, A.J. Kopacz, and Ryan Corr garnered Second Team honors. Jim Connolly also received Honorable Mention.
Whitacre (Lancaster, Pa. / Conestoga Valley) collected his first-career All-CC accolade, making his debut on the list as a midfielder. The junior captain leads the team and is tied for seventh in the CC in goals with six. His 12 points are tied for the Diplomats' lead, while he paces F&M with three game-winners on the year.
Okolie (Lagos, Nigeria / Mercersburg Academy) earned his third All-CC honor after being named to the Second Team in 2015 and the First Team in 2016. The senior forward places fifth in the Conference with five helpers on the year, while his nine points (2 G, 5 A) are good for fifth on the Diplomats.
Fincher (West Chester, Pa. / West Chester Rustin) was selected to his second-straight All-CC team after receiving Honorable Mention in 2017. The senior midfielder has started in all 19 of F&M's games, collecting six points off of two goals and two assists. Fincher's pair of game-winners ties for second on the team.
Kopacz (Green Brook, N.J. / Oratory Prep.) collected All-CC Honors in his first-year campaign for F&M. His six goals in 2018 are tied for the team lead and place seventh in the Centennial. Starting 16 games on the backline, Kopacz has also tallied two game-winners on the season.
Corr (Redding, Conn. / Joel Barlow) has started in 15 contests for an F&M defensive unit that leads the Centennial with a mere 0.82 goals against average. The junior has chipped in on the offensive end as well with two goals and assists in 2018.
The Diplomats received one of 19 Pool C bids into the 62-team NCAA Field after finishing the 2018 season with a 13-3-3 overall record - earning its sixth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament which is a record for any CC team. F&M opens with the First Round on Saturday at Tylus Field, taking on Western Connecticut St. at 5:00 p.m.