PHILADELPHIA -The University of Pennsylvania's men's soccer team clinched one championship last week and began the road to potentially securing another, posting a pair of wins. On Monday, two key cogs in the week's success were honored by the Philadelphia Soccer Six with weekly awards.
Sophomore forward Alec Neumann was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while goalkeeper Max Polkinhorne was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Neumann, who leads all city players in scoring with 13 points, had a goal and an assist on Tuesday as the Quakers knocked off Saint Joseph's, 2-1, in double overtime. Neumann netted the game-winner in the 103rd minute, securing Penn's second Soccer Six win of the season and locking up the 2014 Philadelphia Soccer Six championship for the Red and Blue. Neumann's assist on Penn's opening goal of the match extended his point-scoring streak to four games -- tied for the third-longest scoring steak by a Penn player since 1990.
Polkinhorne recorded his third shutout of the season and fifth of his career with a five-save clean sheet at Cornell to open Ivy League play on Saturday. In a meeting of the two most recent Ivy champions, Polkinhorne made three saves in the final 20 minutes to lock up the win. Polkinhorne is now 4-0-0 all-time in Ivy matches and has yet to allow a goal in 311:53 of game play inside the Ancient Eight.
The Quakers return to Rhodes Field on October 11, hosting Columbia at 7 p.m.