Jan. 2, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's soccer team has continued to garner postseason accolades from various media outlets over the past few weeks. The Hoyas finished the season 14-5-2 on the season winning a share of the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship for the third time in four years. The squad advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
TopDrawerSoccer.com released its annual teams of the season and three Hoyas were honored.
Senior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) was named to the National Best XI First Team after an outstanding year. He was selected as the No. 6 player in the nation by the website, the list excluded freshmen. Neumann also received recognition from CollegeSoccerNews.com earning a place on the site's All-American First Team.
He will be participating in Major League Soccer's adidas Combine in January and was the sixth overall pick in TopDrawerSoccer.com's Mock Draft.
Neumann, a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and Second Team All-America after an outstanding senior campaign. He scored a league-leading seven goals in nine games and had 18 points for the top-seeded Hoyas. Overall, he finished with 10 goals and six assists for 26 points, also first in the conference. Neumann was the 2013 BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year ending the regular season where he began. He was also named First Team All-BIG EAST.
It was the co-captain's fourth-consecutive All-BIG EAST honor and third-consecutive nod to the first team, he was the lone unanimous selection. The Offensive Player of the Year award was Neumann's first and the third in program history following Ricky Schramm in 2004 and Eric Kvello in 1997.
Neumann earned one BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honor and two nods to the honor roll as well as weekly honors from CollegeSoccerNews.com and TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Sophomore forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) earned a spot on TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Best XI Second Team. He was selected as the No. 20 player in the nation by the website, the list excluded freshmen. Allen also received recognition from CollegeSoccerNews.com earning a place on the site's All-American Second Team.
Allen was a Second Team All-American and BIG EAST First Team honoree. He ranked fourth in the league in points with 11 in nine conference games on five goals and one assist. His 1.22 ppg and five goals ranked him fourth in the BIG EAST in both categories. Overall he had 27 points in 11 goals and five assists. Allen was the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on one occasion this season and earned a nod to the honor roll.
Freshman defender Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) rounded out the TopDrawerSoccer.com honorees with a spot on the site's Freshmen Best XI. He was also named the No. 3 freshman in the nation by the website. Yaro earned recognition from CollegeSoccerNews.com as well on the site's All-Freshman First Team.
Yaro was honored despite missing four games due to a broken arm. He played a significant role in the shutout record and proved to be one of the top defenders in the country all season. His first intercollegiate goal was the game winner at American University. He was a Second Team All-Northeast Region honoree.
Also earned postseason recognition was sophomore defender Keegan Rosenberry (Ronks, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) who was ranked the 49th best player in the nation TopDrawerSoccer.com's Top 100 list. Senior midfielder Joey Dillon (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) was No. 61 on the same list. Dillon will join Neumann at the MLS adidas Combine in January.
Freshman forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) received a nod to CollegeSoccerNews.com's All-Freshman Third Team after an outstanding rookie campaign.
Georgetown went to the BIG EAST Championship Semifinal at PPL Park where the Hoyas tied fourth-seeded Providence in double overtime, 0-0, but failed to advance in penalty kicks. Along the way, the Hoyas had impressive milestones including setting the new program record for season shutouts with 14.