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Keegan ranks seventh in the nation in scoring
Senior striker has career-best eight goals and 19 points this season
September 25, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—The NCAA has released its weekly men’s soccer statistics and once again, senior forward Jake Keegan is one of the top-ranked scorers on the Division I level. Through nine games, he is ranked seventh with both 0.89 goals per game and 1.57 points per game. In addition, Keegan is also tied for fourth in the nation with both eight goals and 19 total points.
With his first-half goal in Saturday’s 3-0 road win at Adelphi, Keegan set his career highs in both goals and total points. He scored seven goals during both his freshman and junior seasons and tallied 17 total points in 2011.
Keegan is already just the fourth player during Binghamton’s Division I era to have scored eight times in a season. Charles Darkwah had 12 goals in 2004 while Cameron Keith netted 10 goals in 2007 and nine the following year. Also in 2004, Bryan Arnault scored nine times.
Halfway through the 2012 season, Keegan is in position to become just the second player during the program’s Division I era to complete a season being nationally ranked in scoring (Top 30). Keith finished the 2007 campaign ranked No. 18 with 0.63 goals per game.
With 25 career goals, Keegan already has scored more times than any Binghamton player since the program moved up to the Division I level in 2001. In addition, he is tied sixth in the program’s all-time history with Jason Elias (1991-94) who scored the same number of goals when Binghamton competed at the NCAA Division III level. In fifth place is Marty Freidman (1971-74) with 31 goals. Charley Lineweaver (1972-76) netted a program-best 44 career goals.
Keegan’s 62 total points, meanwhile, ranks seventh all time and first during the program’s Division I era. In sixth place is Mike Doherty (1978-82) with 63 points. Dave Pabon (1992-95) holds the program record with 106 points.
Binghamton opens up America East Conference play on Saturday, when it hosts New Hampshire at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Fayyaz Baskent netted a program-record 22 goals during the 1971 season.