Joined the football team as a walk-on in time for 2009 spring practice ... Enjoyed a four-year career on Wake Forest's men's soccer team ... Made three trips to the NCAA College Cup, including the Demon Deacons' 2007 national championship in men's soccer ... Joins Andrew Wright as recent former men's soccer players to join the football squad.
2008 (Men's Soccer):
Saw action in 11 games during senior campaign ... First playing time of the season came against UC Santa Barbara (9/21), playing 13 minutes ... Made first start of season against Appalachian State (9/24) ... Played in ACC contests against Virginia Tech (10/4) and NC State (10/11) ... Recorded 15 minutes of playing time in NCAA Tournament third round game against Dartmouth (11/30).
2007 (Men's Soccer):
Had first collegiate start vs. Monmouth on Sept. 2 ... Also had starts against No. 16 Akron on Sept. 7 and Bradley on Sept. 9 ... Played 61 minutes vs. No. 20 Old Dominion in season opener on Aug. 31 ... Logged minutes against conference opponents Clemson (Sept. 21), Maryland (Sept. 29), NC State (Oct. 13), Duke (Oct. 19) and Boston College (Oct. 27).
2006 (Men's Soccer):
Saw action in two games ... Registered lone 2006 assist in season opener vs. Central Florida (Aug 25).
2005 (Men's Soccer):
Saw limited action in six games ... Recorded one shot.
Background (Men's Soccer):
Named NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American in 2003 and 2004 and a first team All-American by StudentSportsSoccer.com ... Earned one letter at Benedictine HS before finishing up high school career at Richmond Academy ... Named All-Augusta each of his last three seasons at Richmond Academy ... Also earned a pair of letters in cross country and one in football ... As a kicker on the football team, booted a city record 52-yard field goal ... Helped Richmond Academy to the 2004 Georgia 3A State Championship ... Played club soccer for the Concorde Fire ... Attended adidas ESP Camp ... Member of the Georgia Olympic Development Program since 1997 ... Member of the 1986 Region III ODP squad ... Captured the U-16 National Championship in 2002 with the Concorde Fire.
Majoring in communication ... Son of Wade & Pam Beam ... Born June 10, 1986 in Savannah, Ga. ... Chose to play soccer at Wake Forest over offers from North Carolina, SMU, Indiana, Clemson and Duke.