KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four Penn State male football student-athletes have placed on the 2020-2021 All-North region teams, as announced by United Soccer Coaches on Tuesday night. Senior redshirt Brandon hackenberg and Pierre Reedy and junior Danny bloyou highlight the first team in junior Seth kuhn won second team honors.
Bloyou won the first regional distinctions of his career with first team distinctions. The transfer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ended the season with a record eight goals and two assists for a tied 18 points, all career-highs. The forward played two multi-goal games, against Rutgers on March 15 and against Ohio State on April 10 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. Bloyou’s 0.62 goals-per-game average was good for second place in the conference and 32nd nationally, while his eight goals overall put him in the top-15 nationwide (14).
Bloyou also won College Soccer News National Player of the Week honors (March 15-21) as well as two Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week nods (March 23, April 13) during their campaign. junior.
Hackenberg is garnering his second career All-Region accolade, jumping into the first team in 2020-21 after making the third team in 2019. The Palmyra, Va. Defenseman started every game back for Penn State, contributing to three consecutive shutouts. . Hackenberg has played every minute but five throughout the season as a veteran leader and co-team captain. He also had an assist.
Reedy won his first career in all regions with the first team. The Kutztown, Pa. Midfielder finished the season with a career-high 14 points on five goals and four career assists. His first goal of the season against Maryland on February 19 was long overdue as his first goal since his actual debut season in 2016 after battling after two late-season knee injuries in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. As the team’s co-captain, Reedy totaled 1,025 field minutes in midfield.
Reedy’s 14 total points ranked in the top 50 nationally at 49th, while his total goals and assists were both in the top 70 at 63rd and 69th, respectively. He was also named the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week on March 30.
Finally, Kuhn won his first career honors across all regions with a second team award. The Wyomissing, Pa. Midfielder finished the year with a career-high eight points on two goals and four career assists. He was the true heart and soul and the midfield leader for the Nittany Lions as a central midfielder, playing 1169 minutes in the field, the team’s second.
Kuhn put in a three-point, one-game performance against Rutgers on March 15 with one goal and one assist. He was considered an honorable mention on Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for the week of February 15-21.
The first three caps from all regions of the Nittany Lions are the most numerous since they had three selected in the 2009 season.
Bloyou, Hackenberg and Reedy were all named All-Big Ten first-team winners at the end of the 2020-2021 regular season. Kuhn was a Second Team All-Big Ten recipient.
Penn State finished the 2020-21 season with an overall record of 9-2-2 after falling to reigning national champions Georgetown in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.