Sep 2, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) was named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after an outstanding weekend to help the No. 3 Hoyas to a 1-1 record to start the season.
Neumann scored a pair of goals in the 2-0 victory over Stanford University on Sunday evening in Palo Alto, Calif. He connected on a penalty kick in the 43rd minute and then cleaned up a deflection in the 88th minute as GU notched its first victory of the 2013 campaign.
The senior was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List to begin his final season on the Hilltop.
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.
Already this season, Neumann has been named one of the three team captains for the Blue & Gray and CollegeSoccerNews.com Preseason All-American. Last week, he was ranked the third best college player in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com as well as receiving unanimous Preseason All-BIG EAST honors.
Georgetown will have the week off before hosting West Virginia University in the season opener on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., at Shaw Field. Live stats as well as a new and improved broadcast featuring Dan Helfrich and Tom Greaser will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.