Neumann and Christianson Named NSCAA All-American
Dec. 14, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's soccer team finished out the season with a historic run to the 2012 College Cup and the national championship game. Despite the season being over, a number of Hoyas are still receiving postseason accolades for their accomplishments throughout the year.
Junior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) had 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.
Neumann 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 is Neumann's first All-America honor after earning All-Region a season ago.
Christianson was named Third Team All-America by the NSCAA as well as Second Team All-America by College Soccer News and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Year. Additionally, he was a NSCAA First Team All-Northeast Region selection.
The awards mark Christianson's second-career honor after being named Second Team All-America by the NSCAA in 2010.
The midfielder won his third All-BIG EAST honor and second nod to the first team this season. He started all 26 games and posted two goals as well as two assists for the Blue & Gray for six points on the season.
Freshman forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) also received postseason recognition. 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.
Earlier this year, 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.
Also receiving all-region recognition were senior defender Jimmy Nealis (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) on the second team and sophomore goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) on the third team.
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.
The Hoyas will lose a talented senior class, but return its top two scorers in Neumann and Allen as well as five additional starters.