Sept. 10, 2012
Charlotte, N.C. - Junior defender Thomas Allen was named to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week for his performance last week. The 49ers have now had a player earn National Team of the Week honors in each of the first three weeks of the season. Aidan Kirkbride earned National Team of the Week honors in the first week of the season. Allen was named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week last week.
Allen helped the 49ers record two shutouts victories to claim the University of Kentucky Invitational this past weekend, September 7-9. He was named to the UK Invitational All-Tournament team. Allen helped the 49ers limit Stony Brook to four shots and one corner kick in a 3-0 Charlotte win last Friday. Then, he helped the 49ers defeat Kentucky record their third shutout of the season with a 1-0 victory over Kentucky last Sunday.
This season, Allen has helped anchor a 49ers defense which has only allowed two goals and 32 shots in over 494 minutes of action.
Allen and the rest of the 49ers nationally-ranked men's soccer team returns to action when they host South Carolina at Transamerica Field, Wednesday, September 12 at 7 pm.