Five Saints Earn NSCAA Academic Honors
Ek Named to First Team, Beeston and Opalka to Third Team
Siena's Season Comes to an Abrupt End
Saints Honored for Tremendous Regular Season
Saints Qualify for MAAC Championships
Men's Soccer vs. UMass 9/19/12
AS A SOPHOMORE: MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Played in and started 16 games...Led team in assists (four), shots (39) and shots on target (15)...Recorded season-high two assists in MAAC First Round win over Saint Peter's (Nov. 3).
AS A FRESHMAN: Siena Male Rookie of the Year...MAAC All-Rookie Team selection...Played in all 19 games, starting 18...Tied for both the team and MAAC lead with nine assists, which ranked him tied for 19th nationally and tied for the program single season record...Added four goals to finish with 17 points which tied him for 10th in the MAAC...Posted five multi-point games including three straight from Oct. 15-24 and Siena was 9-1-0 in games in which he scored a point...Named MAAC Rookie of the Week (Oct. 25) after scoring twice and finishing with five points in victories over Manhattan (Oct. 22) and Saint Peter's (Oct. 24)...Scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the game-winner ina matter of just 67 seconds at Fairfield (Oct. 15).
BEFORE SIENA: Played 13 years of soccer in England for Port Vale Youth Academy...Won the Midland Youth Cup twice and was named Shrewsbury International Soccer Tournament MVP...Captained both Wolstanton High School and his town of Newcastle-Under-Lyme...Coached the Port Vale Centre of Excellence U-9 team.
PERSONAL: Born March 23, 1991...Son of Stephen and Elizabeth Beeston...Has a younger brother, Thomas...An undecided business major...Enjoys coaching soccer, playing table tennis, exercising, music, meeting new people, video games and movies...Qualified "UEFA B" Soccer Coach.
GETTING TO KNOW JAMES BEESTON
BEESTON'S CAREER STATISTICS