Nov. 8, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three Boston College men's soccer players - seniors Kyle Bekker and Charlie Rugg, and freshman Derrick Boateng - have earned 2012 All-ACC honors, announced Thursday by the conference office.
Bekker and Rugg were both named to the first team while Boateng was voted to the All-Freshman team. This marks the second consecutive year that Bekker has been placed on the first team. Rugg becomes the first Eagle to earn All-ACC First-Team honors in three straight seasons.
Bekker is tied for the team lead with four assists and has scored one goal. Bekker's points have come at critical times in the season as five of the six have come in matches decided by a goal or less. He assisted on Rugg's goal at Virginia Tech in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw. He fed Rugg again with a perfect pass in a 1-0 win at No. 15 Wake Forest and then he scored in overtime on a header to give BC a 1-0 win over Dartmouth. Bekker also assisted on the lone goal of the match in a 1-0 win at Duke. Bekker ranks second all-time at Boston College in assists (22), eighth in points (56) and 10th in goals (17).
Rugg leads the Eagles this year with five goals, 14 points and three game-winning goals. He is also tied with Bekker for the team lead with four assists. He ranks sixth in the ACC in assists per game (0.33) and points per game (1.77), and seventh in goals per game (0.42). Rugg's points have also been crucial for the Eagles, as he provided the goal against the Hokies in a 1-1 tie. He assisted on the game-winning goal in double overtime vs. San Francisco and then scored twice and assisted on another in a 4-2 victory against Rhode Island. Rugg played a part in both goals (goal, assist) in a 2-1 win vs. NC State and then assisted on the lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Harvard. His last goal was the only one scored in a 1-0 win at No. 15 Wake Forest. Rugg was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week on October 2. He ranks fifth all-time at BC in goals (28) and points (74).
Boateng has played in 17 matches and started 15 as a freshman. He is second on the team in goals (3) and points (9), and third in assists (3). He had three goals and two assists in a four-match span from September 14-25. He notched an assist vs. Virginia Tech in a 1-1 draw and then scored the game-winning goal against San Francisco with just 11 seconds left. Boateng also had two goals and an assist vs. Rhode Island.