First Point USA Hall of Fame - Barry Neville

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Another deserving candidate for the FirstPointUSA Hall of Fame is Barry Neville, who as well as being a former client and enjoying a successful soccer career at college in America, he is also a staff member here as part of our clearing department!

Andrew Kean, our founder and chief executive had this to say about Barry:

 Barry Neville is well-deserving of his consideration for the FirstPoint USA Hall of Fame.  An excellent student, Barry personified everything about being a student-athlete and excelled both on and off the field for Binghamton University.  During his four years at the university, Barry was recognised as both an All-Conference and All-Region performer and was on the short-list of selected players for the MLS Combine.  His leadership qualities were appreciated by the soccer program who decided to make him the team captain for the side.  Upon graduation, we were very fortunate when Barry decided to take-up a role within FirstPoints Clearing Dept and he has guided many potential student athletes through the recruitment process.  He is undoubtedly an excellent candidate for the FirstPoint USA Hall of Fame.
Barry achieved  a Bachelors in Economics with a GPA of 3.3 at Binghamton University

2009 Jake Pitler Award (career achievement, leadership, given to senior male)Barry Neville (Sr., Soccer)
Neville is a two-year captain on the mens soccer team. He was named first-team all conference as a midfielder in 2007 and as a back this past season. He was also named second-team All-Region following his senior season. In each of the past three seasons, Neville was named to the America East All-Tournament team but his crowning honor was being named the Most Outstanding Player in 2006. In the classroom, he has been named to the America East Honor Roll each season and was also named to the 2007 America East Fall Academic squad.

Junior Season (2007)
Named first-team all-conference

Selected to the America East All-Tournament team for the second year in a row
Ranked third on the team with nine points and tied for first with five assists.

One of five players to have started in all 20 games.

Scored the winning goal against Stony Brook on Nov. 1 in a game that clinched the Bearcats' second consecutive America East regular season title.

Converted a penalty kick against Albany on Oct. 27. 

Tallied a career-high two assists against Maine on Oct. 20.

Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2006)

The team MVP.

Named the America East Tournament MVP after scoring the winning penalty kick in sudden death overtime against Vermont in the championship game.

Ranked second on the team with three goals and tied for second with seven total points.

Scored his final goal of the season against Harvard in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.

Named to the America East Fall Academic Squad.

Freshman Season (2005)

Named to the America East Conference All-Rookie Team.

Had a career-high two assists against St. Joseph's on Sept. 7. 

Netted his first career goal against UMBC in the America East Conference semifinals on   Nov. 9.

Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll.

Before Binghamton
A four-year letterwinner at Mearns Castle.

Helped lead his squad to the National Five-a-Side Tournament and a second-place finish  in the National 11-a-side Tournament.

In Barry's senior season (2008) he achieved:
-          First team all conference for America east conference
-          2nd Team all region for northeast
-          Voted team MVP
     Team got to 6th consecutive conference final- a conference record

You can soon vote for Barry to be inducted into the FirstPointUSA Hall of Fame....follow us on facebook, details to follow.

We would like to thank Barry for taking the time to reflect upon his experiences and achievements and wish him continued success.

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