PITSBURG – Franklin Monroe’s Brian Robison and Danny Diceanu earned all-state recognition from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association for the 2012 season.
Diceanu was named the Division III boys soccer coach of the year by the OSSCA.
Diceanu led the Jets to a 15-2-1 record this past season in which they won the Cross County Conference title and advanced to the district championship game.
“It’s a great honor,” Diceanu said. “There’s quite a few great ones in the state.”
Robison was named second team all-state in Division III by the OSSCA. He’s the third Franklin Monroe soccer player to earn all-state recognition, joining Jaden Horner and Lane Lucas as Jets to earn the honor.
“I think it’s great,” Diceanu said. “He’s had two great seasons. So much for the sophomore jinx.”
Robison is the first Franklin Monroe sophomore to earn the all-state recognition. Lane Lucas was second team all-state as a junior in 2007 and first team all-state as a senior in 2008 while Horner was second team all-state as both a junior and senior in 2010 and 2011.
Robison led Franklin Monroe with 26 goals and 15 assists this past season. His 26 goals were seventh in the state among all Division III boys soccer players.
After losing Jaden Horner and Zach Diceanu to graduation, Robison did a great job of stepping up for the Jets, coach Diceanu said. Robison will be a force to reckon with the next two years, the coach said, and has a chance to break Franklin Monroe’s career goals record.
“The sky is the limit with him with the accolades he can get,” Diceanu said.
Diceanu said all the players around him and Robison deserve credit for helping to earn the all-state accolades. He never expected to be named the state’s coach of the year, he said, and was pleasantly surprised by the award.
“I feel blessed to be able to do this and get recognized for something I love to do,” he said.
For more information on the all-state honors including the complete list of honorees, visit the OSSCA website at http://ossca.altersoccer.net/.