AS A JUNIOR: First Team All-MAAC, MAAC All-Tournament and NSCAA All-North Atlantic Third Team selection...Was named an NSCAA Third Team Scholar All-American and Scholar All-East Region selection in addition to being named to the MAAC All-Academic Team...Only Saint to both appear in and start all 17 matches...Led the MAAC with eight assists and ranked second on the team with 10 points...Scored lone goal in win over UMass (Sept. 19)...Dished out a pair of assists in victory over Marist (Oct. 27)...Recorded the assist in Siena's MAAC Semifinals match vs. Niagara (Nov. 8).
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 Nickname: Beest What I like most about Siena College: The cultured environment My favorite (musical) artist is: Trey Songz My favorite class at Siena is: Digital Photography 101 My favorite pro soccer player is: Current - Paul Scholes. Ever - Zinedine Zidane My favorite pro soccer team is: Port Vale FC My favorite pro soccer stadium is: Old Wembley My favorite movie is: Goodfellas My favorite food is: Cheese and bacon oatcakes Other sports I like to follow at Siena are: Basketball and Lacrosse Why I chose Siena: The opportunity of a lifetime and a change of lifestyle in a different country