Ivy League Weekly Release
PHILADELPHIA – Freshman forward Alec Neumann picked up a pair of weekly awards on Monday – equaling the number of goals he scored Sunday as part of a five-point match against Sacred Heart.
Neumann’s efforts up top for the Quakers earned him both Ivy League and Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week honors. In addition, he was named College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week. He is the first Penn player to earn both Ivy and PS6 awards in the same week since Duke Lacroix did so in 2011. Junior midfielder Louis Schott was selected to the Ivy League's weekly Honor Roll.
Neumann started both matches this weekend as the Quakers outscored their opponents, 7-0, en route to the championship of the Sheraton University City Penn Soccer Classic. After taking two shots in Penn’s 2-0 win over Stony Brook on Friday, Neumann exploded for five points against the Pioneers on Sunday.
With the Quakers leading 1-0 in the first half, Neumann scored twice in the final 20 minutes of the half to give the Red and Blue a commanding 3-0 lead at halftime. His first goal came in the 26’, Neumann finishing a pretty passing play from Stephen Baker to Alex Reddy across the box before Neumann slipped his first career goal into an open cage.
Just over 13 minutes later, Neumann created his own luck when he converged upon Sacred Heart’s keeper and blocked a clearing attempt. Neumann hopped on the loose ball and quickly sent his second career marker into the open cage.
In the 80’, Neumann added his first career assist with a well-placed ball down the left flank to Duke Lacroix who would go on to add Penn’s fifth goal of the match.
The Quakers head to California this weekend for a pair of matches.Penn will play Cal Poly on Friday night before a Sunday match against UC-Santa Barbara.