Dec. 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - Two members of the Georgetown University men's soccer squad earned 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America honors on Friday. Senior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) and sophomore forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) both earned second team nods. It was the second year in a row that two Hoyas were All-Americans.
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.
This marks Neumann's second nod to the All-America Second Team.
Allen was a 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.
It is his first All-America honor.
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.