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Ben Newnam
Ben Newnam

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kernersville, N.C.

High School:
East Forsyth HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Club Team:
Twin City

07/25/2014

Deacs in the MLS - July 25

A look at how several former Demon Deacons are doing in the professional ranks

07/09/2014

Deacs in the MLS - July 9

A look at how several former Demon Deacons are doing in the professional ranks

05/21/2013

Demon Deacons Earn Their Degrees

A total of 71 Wake Forest student-athletes received their degrees on Monday

03/28/2013

Wake Forest and Charlotte Eagles Tie 2-2

Deacs have now tied two pro teams in first two spring games

10/27/2012

No. 13 Deacs Take Down South Carolina 3-1 on Senior Night

Gimenez, Okoli and Gamble all score in victory

10/25/2012

Deacs will host South Carolina on Senior Day

Senior Day Preview

11/18/2012

Wake Forest vs. Coastal Carolina 11/18/12

Coastal Carolina defeated Wake Forest 2-1 in overtime in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship.

11/01/2012

Wake Forest vs. Maryland 11/1/12

No. 18 Wake Forest topped No. 1 and previously undefeated Maryland 4-2 on Nov. 1, 2012.

10/06/2012

Wake Forest Men's Soccer vs. Boston College 10/6/12

Wake Forest dropped a 1-0 to Boston College on Oct. 6, 2012

09/21/2012

Wake Forest Men's Soccer vs. Duke 9/21/12

Wake Forest tied Duke 0-0 at Spry Stadium on Sept. 21, 2012.

2012 (Senior)
Played in all 20 games and made 18 starts as a senior for Wake Forest ... Finished the year with two assists to his credit ... Was one of just six players to log more than 1,500 minutes on the season ... Started and played all 90 minutes in the first two games vs. Wofford (8/25) and Boston U. (8/31) ... Came off the bench at ETSU (10/9) and dished out his first assist of the season to Michael Gamble, putting the Deacs on top 2-1 ... Assisted on one of Sean Okoli's three goals vs. NC State (10/19).

2011 (Junior)
Started all 21 contests for the Deacs' and ended the season with a team-high consecutive start streak of 26 matches ... Finished fourth on the squad with 10 points (3g, 4a) ... Logged 59 minutes against USF in the season opener, recording a career-high three shots on goal and tying his career high with three shots (8/27) ... started and led the team with three shots against No. 1 Louisville (9/2) ... Started and took one shot in 74 minutes against Oregon State (9/4) ... Started and played the full 90 against Clemson (9/9) ... Scored his first career goal at Spry Stadium in the 45th minute against Cleveland State (9/14) ... Took two shots, including one on frame, vs. UNC (9/16) ... Tallied for the second time at Duke on a diving header from Andy Lubahn (9/25) ... Scored his third goal and assisted on another score in a 4-1 win over Davidson (9/28) ... Set up Jared Watts' golden goal in the 110th minute with a free kick to help take down Virginia Tech 1-0 (10/1) ... Took two shots, both on target, against the College of Charleston (10/11) ... Had first career two assist performance, helping the Deacs score both of their goals in a 2-2 draw at No. 7 Akron (10/29) ... Made NCAA Tournament debut in Deacs' first round match at South Carolina (11/17).

2010 (Sophomore)
Played in 16 games, including 10 starts ... Finished the season with a goal and two assists ... Started in season opener against Seton Hall (9/3), playing 65 minutes ... Tied for the team high with three shots attempted in loss at Charlotte (9/14) ... Attempted a team-high tying two shots, including a shot on frame, against William & Mary (10/12) ... Tied for the team high with three shots against NC State (10/16), including a shot on frame ... Recorded first assist of collegiate career against Maryland (10/23) ... Assisted on Kyle Adams' game-winning goal in overtime at Elon (10/26) ... Scored first goal of collegiate career in win at Davidson (11/2).

2009 (Freshman)
Played in 17 games during rookie season and made three starts ... Named a Freshman to Watch by CollegeSoccerNews.com ... Made collegiate debut against William & Mary, playing 13 minutes ... Saw first action in an ACC match at Clemson (9/13), playing 13 minutes and attempting a shot on goal ... Earned first start of collegiate career in regular season finale against Duke (11/6) ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.


High School/Club
Named North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008-09 and was twice named an NSCAA/adidas High School All-American ... State Team Co-Captain for 2007 Region III ODP Champions ... Competed with Region III ODP Team in Argentina in April 2008 ... 2008 Jefferson Cup Champion and 2006 State Cup Finalist for '91 Twins under head coach Paul Forster ... Three-time NCSCA All-State and named All-Region and All-Conference four times ... Earned Conference and Region Player of the Year honors in 2007 and 2008 ... Two-year team captain for East Forsyth High School under the direction of head coach Chad Lorentz ... Named Most Valuable Player in 2008 ... Holds the school's single-season assist record with 26 assists ... Finished high school career with 56 goals and 62 assists ... Member of National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society.

Personal
Born April 18, 1991 ... Son of Don and Tina Newnam.


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