July 22, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Men's Soccer Coach Brian Wiese announced the 2013 team captains on Monday. Joining 2012 junior captain Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) are seniors Joey Dillon (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) and Keon Parsa (West Hills, Calif./El Camino Real). The trio will lead the 2013 squad which will open fall play on August 18 with an exhibition game at Old Dominion.
Neumann served as a team captain this past season where the Blue & Gray made history advancing to the NCAA National Championship finishing the year with a record of 19-4-3 and had a mark of 6-2 in BIG EAST Conference play. Georgetown was the third overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and won the BIG EAST Blue Division Regular Season Championship. Additionally, the squad played for the BIG EAST Championship at PPL Park.
Neumann was last year's team MVP and one of the four captains. 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. Neumann was also an NSCAA First Team All-Northeast Region honoree. He was named All-BIG EAST First Team for the second-consecutive year. Neumann 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.
Dillon has been a stalwart in the midfield for three seasons for the Blue & Gray starting 62 of 65 games played. Although his name doesn't always show up in the scoring column, Dillon has been one of the keys to Georgetown's success over the past few seasons. He controls the defensive midfield and has occasionally gotten into the act on offense with one goal and four assists to his credit.
Parsa is a two-time winner of the team's Mendoza Award. Parsa's season was highlighted by his recognition as the Elite89 Award winner for the 2012 College Cup. The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. During the 2012 season, the goalkeeper appeared in seven games with six starts and 31 saves to his credit. He also tallied three shutouts on the season. He was the first Hoya ever to win the Elite89 Award.
GU returns its top two scorers for next season and is bringing in a highly-touted freshman class.