Allen Named SoccerAmerica Freshman of the Year
Jan. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University freshman forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) continued to receive national honors after being named the SoccerAmerica.com Freshman of the Year. Joining him in the accolades was junior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) who was named to the SoccerAmerica MVP First Team earlier this week.
As the season wound down, Allen was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the all-rookie team. Additionally, he was an NSCAA Second Team All-Northeast Region honoree.
He received recognition on the BIG EAST Second Team and the All-Rookie Team, after the forward led the Hoyas with 16 goals and two assists for 34 points as well as an impressive 10 game-winning goals to lead the country and rank sixth in the nation in goals. Allen was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on three occasions and was also named CollegeSoccerNews.com Player of the Week after an outstanding performance.
Last month, Allen was invited to participate in a training camp with the U-20 Men's National Team.
Neumann burst onto the national scene after a huge weekend in Hoover, Ala., notching the first College Cup hat trick since 1993, being named the 2012 College Cup Offensive Player of the Tournament and earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
He was named a Second Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as well as receiving a nod to the College Soccer News' First Team and TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Year. He was also an NSCAA First Team All-Northeast Region honoree.
Neumann is a three-year All-BIG EAST honoree and 2012 marked his second time on the first team. He was second on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 13 assists for 33 points. Neumann's 13 assists ranked him first in the BIG EAST Conference and second in the nation in helpers. This past season, the forward was the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, TopDrawerSoccer.com Forward of the Week and earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll., He was also a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
This was Neumann's first All-America honor after earning All-Region a season ago.
The Hoyas put together a historic season going 19-4-3, and advancing to the national championship where the team fell, 1-0, to Indiana University. Along the way, Georgetown advanced further than any team in program history, won the BIG EAST Blue Division Regular Season, made it to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship and set a new record for wins in a season.