Will once again fight for significant playing time at the midfield position • third-year member of the squad after transfer from the University of Cape Coast • has played in 21 career games at Delaware.
2014 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Played in 17 games and started in 16 of them • tallied a career-high five goals, which was third on the team • tied for the team lead with six assists on the season • fourth on the team with 22 shots • registered a season-high three points with one goal and one assist in Delaware's 4-1 victory over Drexel • had a season-high three shots in UD's 2-1 win over Hofstra and in Delaware's 2-1 defeat to Stanford • part of team that won the CAA regular season title for the first time in program history.
Saw action in nine games with two starts as a sophomore • missed the first half of the season due to injury • started in a regular season loss to Drexel and in a win over Howard • tallied 13 shots on the season (season-high four vs. Howard) and scored his first career goal at Hofstra on Nov. 3 • earned team's UD Sportsmanship Award • part of team that set a school record for wins in a season (14-5-1) and made its second trip to the NCAA Tournament in three years for head coach Ian Hennessy.
Played in 12 games while receiving the starting nod on nine occasions • came on near mid-season and saw action in nine of Delaware’s 10 CAA contests • tallied 11 shots, three on goal • registered a single-game best two shots against four separate opponents • team went 4-11-3 under Hennessy, losing five games by a single goal.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
Played on men's soccer team for two seasons from 2010-12 • school located in Ghana.
Four-year member of the men's soccer team at the Kumasi Academy from 2006-09.
Benjamin "Ben" Asante ("ah-san-tay") • son of Desmond Asante • born Mar. 3, 1992 • economics major at Delaware • selected Delaware because of its academic and athletic excellence • began playing soccer at age five • considers father and high school coach, Henry Osei, as his biggest influences • has an older sister, Faustina, and younger brother, Daniel • enjoys reading scripture and listening to gospel music in addition to watching soccer on television • worked at Delaware Soccer Camp this past summer.
CAREER STATISTICS AT DELAWARE
Points: 3 vs. Stanford (9/21/14); vs. Hofstra (10/15/14)
Goals: 1 vs. six different teams
Shots: 4 vs. Howard (10/23/13)