Francis Marion University junior midfielder Pascal Magiera has been named to the Peach Belt Conference’s 2014 Pre-Season All-Conference Men’s Soccer Team announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 20).
Magiera started all 19 matches a year ago and was second on the team in minutes played. He registered three assists and earned both All-Conference and All-Academic team recognition for 2013.
Named the Patriots’ team captain for 2014, Magiera will lead a squad of eight returnees and 12 newcomers into the new campaign which begins on Sept. 4 against Newberry College at the Catawba College Tournament. The team’s home opener will be Sept. 13 against PBC foe Flagler College.
Francis Marion finished the 2013 season with a 10-5-4 record and an appeared in the Peach Belt Tournament championship match. During the season, FMU defeated two nationally ranked teams, including the nation's No.1 squad – a program first.