Philadelphia Soccer Six Weekly Release
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s men’s soccer team rebounded in fine fashion on Sunday, defeating cross-town rival Temple, 3-0. Two players were key to that performance – forward Alec Neumann and goalkeeper Max Polkinhorne – and each was honored on Monday by the Philadelphia Soccer Six with Player of the Week selections.
Alec Neumann earned his first Philadelphia Soccer Six Offensive Player of the Week honor of 2014. It is his second career PS6 weekly honor, joining a Rookie of the Week nod from the first week of the 2013 season. Neumann had four points in two matches last week, scoring Penn’s lone goal against No. 12 American in a 2-1 loss before registering two assists during Sunday’s win over the Owls. Neumann sits with eight points through the first three weeks of the season, scoring three goals with two assists. Those numbers are second among all Ivy League players while ranking first among Penn players and Philadelphia Soccer Six competitors.
Max Polkinhorne earned his second career Philadelphia Soccer Six Defensive Player of the Week award. Polkinhorne made four stops against No. 12 American, but was a proverbial “brick wall” on Sunday against Temple. Polkinhorne made a career-high 12 saves in the win, saving six shots in each half. The clean sheet was the second of the season for the keeper and the fourth of his career.
Penn is back in action on Wednesday, taking on No. 9 Penn State in State College at 7 p.m.