F&M Men's Soccer

About F&M Soccer

F&M Soccer is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 programs out of over 400 in DIII Men’s Soccer. Consider the following:

Where it all started:

From 2003 to 2004 F&M improved from 3-9-3 to 11-5-3. This improvement is the 2nd greatest by any Centennial program. From that point forward, we have not looked back.

20 Year History of F&M Soccer:

  • Won 85% of contests: 50-10-5
  • 4 Sweet 16’s
  • 4 Top 15 finishes ( #8,#12,#12, #6)
  • 2 Elite 8
  • 2 Conference Championship
  • 1 #1 National Ranking in NSCAA and D3Soccer

 

Player Accolades Last 5 Seasons:

  • 2013:
    • 2 NSCAA All-Americans, 3 NSCAA All-Region
    • 4 All-Conference, Conference Player Of the Year
    • NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the year, SPCA Coach of the Year
  • 2014:
    • 1 D3Soccer All-American, 3 NSCAA All-Region
    • 6 All-Conference, Conference Rookie of the year
    • ECAC South Defender of the Year
  • 2015:
    • 1 NSCAA All-American, 5 NSCAA All-Region
    • 6 All-Conference, Conference Rookie of the year
    • ECAC South Defender of the Year
    • ECAC South Coach of the Year
  • 2016:
    • 2 NSCAA All-American, 4 NSCAA All-Region
    • 6 All-Conference selections
    • 1 ECAC first team selection
  • 2017
    • 2 NSCAA All-Region selections
    • 5 All-Conference selections
    • Centennial Conference Tournament MVP
  • 5 year run
    • 5 NCAA appearances
    • 2 conference championships
    • 10 NCAA tournament wins
    • 4 sweet 16s, 2 elite 8s
    • 6 All-Americans

But the story behind the story may be different than what you were thinking. To learn more about the 5 Pillars that we have built our program on, please click here.

 

 

 Highlight Video:

 

Senior Speeches from banquet (click here)

No season is complete without our annual banquet. We wait until the second semester to allow time for reflection. Our seniors deliver 10-20 minute speeches focused on lessons learned from their careers. These speeches speak volumes about what we value at F&M. Please goto our speech repository to see the heart and soul of F&M Soccer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Recruited by F&M

If you are a prospective athlete interested in F&M Soccer, you have come to the right place. This is the best way to connect with the F&M Men’s Soccer Program and coaching staff. To be recruited by F&M, you must first fill in the F&M Soccer recruiting form that can be found by Clicking Here.

Upcoming Recruiting Tournaments:

Next, we strongly recommend you get to campus to participate in one of our clinics, our camp or even both.  95% of all players on the current F&M soccer roster attended at least one camp or clinic .

2019 Residential Camp:

  • What:  Our objective is to recreate the intensity of the College training environment to prepare college bound players for playing at the elite NCAA level. Athletes will walk in the steps of a Diplomat soccer player, training on the same fields with the same drills and coaching staff. Players will receive written feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in the week following the camp.
  • Who:  The camp is open to all rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as all incoming F&M male students.
  • When:  TBD
  • Where:  Franklin & Marshall College located in Lancaster, PA
  • Cost:
  • Registration:

 

One-Day Clinics:

  • What:  Our one-day clinics are abbreviated versions of our summer ID residential camp.  Participants will experience the same training from the F&M Men’s Soccer Staff that the current men’s soccer players experience on a daily basis.  In addition to the on-field session, participants will also gain insight into the entire program both on and off the field through our recruiting seminar and tour of campus.  Players will receive written feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in the week following the clinic.
  • Who:  The clinics are open to all current high school players.
  • When:  Saturday December 15th, 2018 (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on the field, 12:30 – 3:00 PM presentation/tour)
  • Where:  Franklin & Marshall College located in Lancaster, PA
  • Cost:  $125
  • RegistrationRegistration is now closed. Please email Coach Spangler at donald.spangler@fandm.edu for potential openings

 

 

 

 

Soccer Africa/CTC Ten

 

  • Men’s Soccer May 2017 Cape Town Trip Schedule-  Click here

 

Background

In March of 2007, Men’s Soccer Coach Dan Wagner launched the F&M Soccer Africa Project. The goal was to connect Franklin & Marshall College with the people of Site B Khayelitsha in an effort to develop both communities.

Six months later, a tragedy occurred which changed the course of the project forever. Star F&M Soccer player ChrisAfrica_project_logo copy Campbell 08′ passed away the day before his senior season. This crushed both the F&M community as well as Friends Central in Philadelphia where Campbell had attended and was a popular athlete. Through the efforts of Chris’s family, both the F&M and Philadelphia communities came together to form the CTC Ten Foundation, dedicated to serving the people of Site B Khayelitsha through Sports for Development efforts.

From Chris’s passing to now, the term “Soccer Africa Project” is rarely used and has been replaced by  “CTC Ten” (Chris’s initials  and F&M jersey number).

After endless fund raising efforts in 07/08, Wagner led his soccer team to Khayelitsha in March 2008. With a delegation of 52, the soccer team played soccer matches in the Cape Town region, ran soccer camps in conjunction with Grassroots Soccer, and announced the construction of Chris Campbell Memorial Field. 4 months later, Ryan McGonigle (F&M 08′) returned to the field to serve the community and oversee operations at the Campbell Field. He stayed three years.

Since then, F&M’s relationship with Khayelitsha has grown exponentially through Campbell Field. F&M men’s soccer visit Cape Town every three years, spending time at Campbell Field and also playing soccer matches with local professional teams.

Since the creation of the Chris Campbell Memorial Field:Beckham

  1. Over 150 F&M students, alumni, administrators and board of trustee members have visited the facility
  2. 5 F&M graduates have been employed at the CCMF via year long internships
  3. Crime rates in the township surrounding the facility have dropped 44%
  4. The CCMF and its programs have been recognized by the United Nations, Michelle Obama, David Beckham and the South African Government.

Video from 2014 Trip to Cape Town

Visit Our Partners:

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Professional Development Program

 

What is the PDP?

Founded by Chis Walters 08′ and Aaron Jacobs 01′, The Professional Development Program (PDP) was created to provide career assistance to F&M Men’s Soccer players and is a subset of  The Office of Student and Post Graduate Development (OSPGD) at Franklin & Marshall College.

The PDP has been in full affect since 2012 and has resulted in an explosion of internship and job opportunities for our players. In fact, 100% of our class of 2013 & 2014  were employed upon graduation.

The PDP exists to:

  1. formalize a career advocacy network within the F&M men’s soccer community.
  2. aid in the career development of current F&M soccer players.
  3. help engage former F&M community members with the program.

The Program has evolved over the years. It started as a one to one mentoring program between current players and alumni. After 3 years of running the mentoring program, we felt the mentoring program was good but that it needed to evolve. It was working for some players but other alumni and mentors struggled to connect as they had little to talk about.

This created PDP 2.0. We have now done a painstaking alignment of our PDP program, OSPGD programing and the Peer Advising Leadership (PAL) mentoring program. The new PDP expands our internal small group program and includes our alumni structure. Please see the diagram for more.

PDP Structure External - New Page (1)

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