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Keegan earns second-team NSCAA Scholar All-America honors
Senior forward cited for academic and athletic accomplishments
December 17, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—Senior forward Jake Keegan has added another honor to his growing resume. The National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) has named him a second-team Scholar-All American. It marks the first time in his illustrious career that Keegan has earned this accolade.
To be nominated for the NSCAA’s highest academic honor, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average throughout their career, have started more than 50 percent of all games and have been a significant contributor to their team.
This past fall, Keegan was named first-team all-conference by the America East and was a third-team NSCAA All-Region selection. In the classroom, he was named to the America East All-Academic Team. Since arriving at Binghamton in 2009, Keegan has been named to the America East Academic Honor Roll each fall semester.
At the conclusion of the 2012 campaign, Keegan ranked No. 28 in the nation with 0.61 goals per game and was No. 32 with 1.44 points per match. In the America East Conference, Keegan ranked second in both statistical categories.
Keegan’s 11 goals this season were the most by any Binghamton player since Cameron Keith netted 10 goals in 2007. Furthermore, his 26 total points in the most by a Bearcat player since Charles Darkwah finished with 29 points in 2004.
In the Binghamton record books, Keegan concluded his career with 28 goals, the most scored by a player during the program’s 12-year NCAA Division I era. His 69 career points is also tops among the Bearcats’ Division I players. In the program’s all-time history, which dates back to 1960, Keegan ranks sixth in both career goals and points.
“What a terrific honor for Jake,” head coach Paul Marco said. “We have had a few academic all Americans and it is simply impressive how the guys achieve so much in the classroom and on the field. Jake has been a great player to work with and his honors attest to the quality he brings everyday.”
Since 2003, the Binghamton men’s soccer team has posted nine NSCAA Scholar All-America selections. Most recently, Adam Chavez and Barry Neville were tabbed following the 2007 season. In addition, Charles Darkwah (2003 & 2004), Graham Munro (2004-05) and Danilo (2004-05) were each two-time honorees.
In addition, Bryan Arnault and Darius Ravangard both earned Scholar NSCAA All-Region honors in 2005.