Monday, December 13, 2010

NKU's Beattie earns consensus All-America honors with NSCAA first-team nod

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – For the second time in his career, Northern Kentucky University’s Steven Beattie was named a first-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Beattie, a senior from Skerries, Ireland, adds the award to his Daktronics first-team All-America selection and his honor as the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year for men’s soccer.

Beattie has shattered every offensive record in NKU soccer history, setting single-season records for goals (26), assists (16), points (68) and shots (143). His 77 career goals are a school record, one he has held since midway through his junior year at NKU.

On Sept. 17 against Indianapolis, Beattie tied a school record by recording four assists in a single game.

Beattie’s boot has accounted for 60 percent of the Norse offense this season, as he has either scored or assisted 42 of NKU’s 70 goals in 2010.

Beattie has piled up the individual accolades during his storied career at NKU. He is a four-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree, a three-time first-team All-Region selection, a three-time GLVC and Midwest Region Player of the Year selection and also earned the 2008 Ron Lenz National Player of the Year award.

NKU won its first NCAA Division II men’s soccer national championship in 2010, finishing with a 20-2-3 record.

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