8 Jake Beneke
8 Jake Beneke
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: Downingtown West
Position: M
Major: Sport Management


2012: Playing in his second season with the Spartans after transferring from Guilford ... can
shoot ... possesses great size ... is a vocal leader at midfield ... outstanding field vision which allows him to find open teammates in positive scoring positions ... strong dodging skills.

2011: Played in 15 of 16 contests for the Spartans … posted six assists … collected 10 groundballs and forced three turnovers … had season-highs of four groundballs and three assists against Hood and Wesley, respectively.

2010: Played for Guilford College ... started all 16 games in which he appeared ... scored nine goals and registered 25 assists ... totaled a career-high 34 points, ranking him second on the squad ... collected 30 groundballs. (courtesy of Guilford sports information)

2009: Played for Guilford College ... appeared in 14 contests, starting 12 of those games ... scored 11 goals and distributed three assists for 14 points in just his freshman season ... those 14 points ranked third overall on the squad ... collected five groundballs. (courtesy of Guilford sports information)

Personal: Is a sport management major ... son of Andrea and Ray Beneke ... born on January 24, 1990 ... was second team All-Chesmont in high school ... names his dad as the person he most admires ... hobbies include Super Smash Bros. 64 ... favorite athlete is Brett Favre ... chose York to receive a degree in sport management ... lists his most memorable athletic moment while at York as defeating St. Mary's (Md.) at St. Mary's City, Md. 7-4 on March 30, 2011 ... his most significant athletic achievement was beating the state championships in four overtimes in high school.