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first_img Monmouth University men’s soccer standout Ryan Kinne (Naugatuck, Conn./Naugatuck High School) has been named to the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men’s NCAA Division I All- America First Team, while teammate R.J. Allen (Old Bridge/St. Joseph High School) was named to the third team. This marks the second straight season that Kinne, who was the Hawks’ first All-American First Team selection in Monmouth history last year, has been named to the First Team, while Allen claims his first All-American honor. This season also marks the second straight year that the Monmouth men’s soccer team has placed two members on the NSCAAAll- American squad, as Kinne (First Team) and Daniel Bostock (Second Team) were honored in 2009. “I am really proud of these young men. This is a tremendous achievement for them both and also for our program,” said Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt in a press release from the university. “Their commitment, dedication and hard work have paid off and they are well-deserving of these awards.” Kinne, a Hermann Trophy semifinalist for the second straight season, was also named a 2010 College Soccer News First Team All- American pick. The Hawk midfield was also named to the NSCAA North Atlantic Region First Team for the third straight year. “This is such a special honor for Ryan, who has had a tremendous college career,” said McCourt. “To be recognized as a First Team All-American again is an amazing honor. I look forward to following Ryan’s career after Monmouth. He is one of the most decorated athletes I have ever coached.” Along with his All-America selections, Kinne earned his second straight Northeast Conference Player of the Year award. Kinne was the Hawks’ most consistent and dynamic offensive force this season, leading the team in goals (12), points (29) and game-winning goals (four), while tying for the team lead with five assists. The senior captain, who was ranked in the top 10 nationally in most major offensive categories all season, was also a three-time first-team all-league member. Allen, who claims his first All-American honor, earned his second consecutive NSCAA North Atlantic Region First Team accolade as well. He also earned All-NEC First Team accolades this season. An attacking defender, Allen scored two goals and added four assists this season. Allen, one of the team’s top allaround players, also helped lead a defense that ranked atop the league and among the best in the nation, allowing 0.70 goals per game. Monmouth is one of 10 schools to have more than one student-athlete on the All- American teams, joining North Carolina, California, Maryland, Akron, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Louisville and Penn State. The players will be honored at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 15, as part of the 2011 NSCAA Convention. Monmouth University’s Allen is Third Team pick last_img

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