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Sunday, Nov. 5 | 4 p.m. | Bloomington, Ind. | Big Ten Network
Ethan Beckford earned Big Ten All-Freshman team honors, while Dani Marks earned the Sportsmanship Award
Sunday, Oct. 29 | Noon | Jeffrey Field | University Park, Pa.
Ethan Beckford scored the game-winner for the Blue and White in the second half
The Manchester, England native led the Nittany Lions tallied five of Penn State's 17 points in its 6-2 victory over Rutgers this past weekend
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2017)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM FRESHMAN TOP 100 (2017)
BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/24/17)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM HONORABLE MENTION PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/24/17)
2017 (Freshman): Appeared in 16 matches and started 15 for the Nittany Lions ... Had a team-best 11 points with a team-high five goals and one assist ... Took 35 shots with 19 reaching goal with a .543 shots on goal percentage ... Found his stride midway through the season when he scored his first career goal against No. 20 Michigan (Oct. 1) ... Followed it up with a last second goal against Pittsburgh (Oct. 10) to send the match into overtime for Penn State ... Knocked in a penalty kick before scoring less than 20 seconds later to put Penn State up 4-1 over the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers (Oct. 22) ... Was the first men’s soccer student-athlete to have a two-goal game since Connor Maloney netted two goals against No. 22 Akron in a double overtime tie Oct. 18, 2016 ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com Honorable Mention Player of the Week after notching five of Penn State’s 17 points against RU ... Garnered TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman Top 100 for 2017 ... Earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors.
BEFORE PENN STATE
High School/Club/ODP: Prepped at St. Maximillian where he played for two seasons and was the top goal scorer in both his freshman and sophomore year … Earned MVP honors in both seasons … Played club soccer for Richmond Hill from 2012-15, notching MVP honors and leading the team in goals … Helped Richmond Hill to an L4 Championship and back-to-back OYSL Championships … Spent two seasons on Toronto FC where he led the team in goals each season.
Personal: Full name is Ethan Eamon Beckford … Son of Jason and Collette Beckford … Has one sister, Sadie … Foth father, Jason and uncle Darren Beckford played professionally for 12 years and his cousin, Daniel Weber, played professionally for 14 seasons … Plans to major in kinesiology.