BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College men's soccer senior Ben Holman (Ashland, Mass.) and sophomore Eamon Keenan (East Greenwich, R.I.) were honored for their work on the field and in the classroom as both were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 1 team late last week.
The Beavers' duo are the program's first CoSIDA Academic All-District selections since Andrew Gonzalez '16 back in 2015. Holman and Keenan are both eligible for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced in December.
A three-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference selection, Holman is in the midst of the best season of his career. He has scored three goals and collected six assists for 12 points while starting six of 21 matches for the Green and White. Holman produced a pair of game-winning goals in conference play, is tied for fifth in the conference in assists and ranks fourth on the team in points.
Keenan, who was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference squad for the first time this fall, has produced four goals and three assists for 11 points while starting 17 of 20 matches at center back. He scored in Babson's come-from-behind win over nationally-ranked Connecticut College on October 15 and put away the opening goal in last Thursday's conference tournament semifinal victory over Wheaton. In addition to his clutch scoring, Keenan helped the Beavers keep nine clean sheets in 20 games this season.
Since 1952, CoSIDA has honored more than 20,000 outstanding student-athletes across the NCAA. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, and be in their second year academically at their current institution.
Babson (14-5-2) defeated WPI 1-0 in double overtime on Saturday and will find out where it is headed for the program's 28th NCAA Tournament appearance on Monday at 1:30 p.m.