Dec. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - Four members of the Georgetown University men's soccer squad earned 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Northeast Region honors on Tuesday. Senior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) and sophomore forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) both earned First Team nods. Junior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) and freshman defender Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) earned spots on the Second Team.
Neumann, a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year 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.
Allen was a BIG EAST First Team honoree. He ranked fourth in the league in points with 11 in nine 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 this season and earned a nod to the honor roll.
Gomez was named the BIG EAST Co-Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team All-BIG EAST after an impressive season. He ranked first in the BIG EAST with a 0.44 goals against average, as well as fourth in the nation, and gave up only nine goals for the year. His .882 save percentage was also tops in the league. He set the program records for season shutouts with 12 as well as career shutouts posting 26. Gomez was a two-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week and earned three nods to the honor roll.
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.
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. 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.