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Keegan earns first-team all-conference and all-academic honors

Frantellizzi chosen for AE All-Rookie Team

November 1, 2012

Keegan earns first-team all-conference and all-academic honors

America East Release

VESTAL, N.Y. – Senior forward Jake Keegan has been honored by the America East Conference for both his performance on the field this season and his efforts in the classroom. He was named first-team all-conference and was also selected for the conference’s All-Academic Squad. Also being tabbed by the America East was freshman goalkeeper Stefano Frantellizzi, who made the conference’s All-Rookie Team.

Heading into this weekend’s America East quarterfinal game at Stony Brook, Keegan has a team-high 10 goals and 23 points. He is the third Binghamton player during its 11-year Division I era to score at least 10 goals in a season, joining Charles Darkwah (12 in 2004) and Cameron Keith (10 in 2007). Keegan’s point total, meanwhile, ranks second during the program’s Division I era, trailing only Darkwah’s 29 points during the 2004 campaign.

Keegan’s signature game this season was a two-goal, one assist performance in a 3-2 win against UNC-Wilmington on Sept. 16. He scored the winning goal with just one second left in regulation. Keegan also had a pair of goals against Hofstra on Sept. 7 and netted the game winner in overtime against New Hampshire on Sept. 29.

This marks the second time in Keegan’s illustrious career that he has been named all-conference. In his freshman season, he was named to the second team and was an all-rookie selection. For his career, Keegan has netted 27 goals and racked up 66 points, both of which are tops during Binghamton’s Division I era.

In the classroom, meanwhile, Keegan has been named to the America East Academic Honor Roll each season. He is the first Binghamton men’s soccer player to be named both first-team all-conference and earn a spot on the All-Academic squad in the same season since Adam Chavez in 2007.

Frantellizzi, meanwhile, stepped into the starting goalkeeper position against Appalachian State on Sept. 14. He recorded a 1-0 shutout against Albany on Oct. 6 and stopped a career-high seven shots against Bucknell on Tuesday night. Frantellizzi is the first Bearcat goalkeeper to be named to the America East All-Rookie Team since Stefan Gonet in 2003.

Binghamton is in the America East Tournament for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons. The Bearcats and the Seawolves will kick off at noon on Saturday.

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