Thomas Brandt Leads Three on Men's Soccer All-Region Teams

NSCAA All-Northeast Team

PHILADLEPHIA - The NSCAA announced its All-Region teams for the 2010 season this week, and Penn was honored with three players on the All-Northeast Region team.

Junior defender Thomas Brandt was one of three backs to be named first-team All-Northeast, making him eligible for All-America honors later this offseason. A key cog in Penn's backfield, Brandt manned the center for the Quakers, holding teams to just 16 goals-against in 19 matches with nine shutouts over the course of the season. Brandt, a first-team All-Ivy selection, was just as active on the attack as he was on defense, finishing the season with five goals, tied for second-best on the team. Earlier this week, Brandt was named Academic All-Ivy by the Ivy League.

In addition to Brandt, the Red and Blue had two players named third-team All-Region in junior Christian Barreiro and freshman Stephen Baker. The duo formed a formidable one-two punch for head coach Rudy Fuller on attack, accounting for 13 of Penn's 27 goals in 2010.

Baker, a second-team All-Ivy selection in his rookie season, tied for the Ivy lead in goals with eight strikes with four game-winners. He finished with 16 total points in 2010 - the most by a Penn freshman in the 2000s.

Barreiro, a first-team All-Ivy player this year, tied for the Ancient Eight lead in assists with seven helpers. That number is a career high for the junior who was the catalyst for Penn's offense throughout the season. He added five goals in 2010, factoring in on 12 of Penn's 27 scores.

All three of Penn's All-Region performers will return in 2011 as Penn looks to carry on the success obtained in a 13-6-0 season which saw the Quakers finish second in the Ivy League, earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships and advance to the second round after a 1-0 win over Bucknell in overtime.