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New Lancaster Elite Coaches

Dan Wagner

The 19th head coach in Franklin & Marshall College's history, Dan Wagner concluded his 18th season as the squad's mentor in the fall of 2019. A three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Adidas Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, the only active coach in the region to win the award three times, Wagner has turned the Diplomats into a consistent national player. Wagner has guided the Diplomats to 15 straight winning seasons, including 10 straight appearances in the Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs. From 2006 to present, the Diplomats have participated in the NCAA tournament nine times and were ten times ranked in the top 25 of the national rankings at the season's end. Wagner’s players have been named All-America nine times during his tenure and CC Players of the Year in three seasons with Connor Whitacre being named 2019 DIII Defensive Player of the Year.

Bryan Fossi 

Born in Marin, CA.  Started playing soccer at the age of 4 and was trained by an All-American Goalkeeper from UVA.  I was a 3 year starter at Manheim Township, Senior Captain, Two Section 1 titles, 1 LL-League Championship, 2 time LL-League All-Star, and District 3 All-Star.  Played at Old Dominion University CAA conference regular season champion and tournament runner up.  Played at University of South Florida, Big East Red Division Champion and Big East Conference Runner-Up.  Played in Italy with John Cabot University and was a part of the first team to go to the Conference Tournament and All-League Goalkeeper.  

Played for  Vereinigung Erzgebirge for the United Soccer League of PA for the USASA Elite Amateur League.  Pennsylvania Amateur State Champion and Regional Semi Finalist.  Player Coach at Lancaster City FC (Founder and President).  Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach at Elizabethtown College where I assisted in recruiting, scouting, and coaching 2 Regional All-American Goalkeepers as well 2 All-American Field players.  I am currently the head coach of Lancaster Catholic Boys Varsity.  I support Roma and Leeds United but watch Liverpool, Manchester City, RB Lepzig, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Atletico Madrid etc. (I enjoy watching coaches on the cutting edge and glean as much as I can from their styles).

Wyatt Fabian

Wyatt Fabian joined the Franklin & Marshall men's soccer staff as an Assistant Coach before the start of the 2019 season.  

Fabian was a standout defender while at F&M. He was a three-time All-Centennial Conference member, a two-time All-Region selection, and a Third Team All-American following his junior campaign. A captain during his senior year, Fabian started all 62 games he appeared in, notching five goals and adding five assists. Fabian played a key role during one of the program's most successful stretches, helping lead the team to three NCAA Tournaments, including a pair of Sweet 16s, and the CC Championship in 2017.  Olympic Development Program Eastern Pennsylvania State team in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Philadelphia Union Academy Player

Connor Whitacre

Franklin & Marshall Men's Soccer

2019: NCAA Division III - Defensive Player of the Year.

2018: United Soccer Coaches Men’s All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team… All-CC First Team… One of two Diplomats to start in all 21 games… Assumed role of co-captain… Tied for the team lead in points (12) and led the team in goals (6), which ranked seventh in the Centennial. Scored in three consecutive CC matchups in late September… Fired off the game-winners against both Stockton (Sep. 9) and Washington (Oct. 20).

2017: Appeared in 19 games, making eight starts… Recorded two goals… Tallied one assist… Recorded 19 shots.

2016: Appeared in all 23 of the team’s games, making six starts… Tallied two goals on the year, both of which were game winners… Notched the overtime winner in a 3-2 victory against Muhlenberg on Oct. 1.

High School: Four-year varsity soccer starter... Two-time Team Captain... Three-time LL league All-Star... First Team All-State senior year... NSCAA All-East Region senior year... Lancaster Newspaper Boys Soccer Player of the Year... Fourth all time in goals at CV... Third all time in assists... A. Landis Brackbill Award Winner... U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award Winner... Rill Medal of Honor recipient... Three-time Section Champions... League Champions... District Champions... State Runner-up... National Honor Society. 

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

U12- Atoms – Nook Futsal Champions (Undefeated)

 

October 13, 2019

U15 Sprinters – Coppa Tournament Champions

 

October 13, 2019

Whitecaps and Shockers – Dillsburg Tournament Champions

 

August 25, 2019

U12 Atoms – Finalists Spirit United Tournament

August 25, 2019

U13 Fury – Finalists Spirit United Tournament

May 18, 2019

U15 Sprinters President Cup Finalists

April 28, 2019

U13 Aztecs CFC Spring Invitational Champions

U12 Whitecaps CFC Spring Invitational Champions

March 2, 2019

U12 Cosmos are Champions of The Winter Finale Futsal Tournament.

March 1, 2019

U11 Atoms are Champions of the U11 & U12 Nook Futsal League.

February 16, 2019

The Lancaster Elite Riptide splits into 2 Teams (Elite & Riptide) at PA Rush Futsal Tournament with Elite winning the Championship.

February 10, 2019

04 BlueStrikers – Tournament Champions

U-12 Blue Cosmos – Tournament Champions