PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania men's soccer senior captain Alec Neumann was named the Ivy League and Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week after tallying a first-half hat trick against cross-city rival Drexel on Saturday night.
The Ivy League Player of the Week honor is Neumann's first. As a freshman in 2013, the New Hope, Pa. native was tabbed Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 9.
Neumann scored all three of his goals in dominant 5-0 Penn victory over the Dragons in just a 17-minute span. His first came unassisted after a scramble in the box, lobbing the ball just under the top post and over the head of the goalkeeper. His second, just three minutes later, came from freshman Sam Hefter who found Neumann on the far side of the box who finished a ball into the back of the night. The senior's last tally came in the 40th minute, as Gideon Metrikin forced a turnover in midfield, sending a ball over the nearest defender's head and right onto Neumann's foot on a breakaway to claim the hat trick.
Neumann currently leads the Ivy League in goals (4) and points (8) on the season, while starting every game for Penn.