BALTIMORE, Md.—UMBC senior forward Levi Houapeu (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) is among one of 37 players across the country nominated for the 2010 Soccer News NetMen's College Player of the Year.
Houapeu once again had another outstanding season, leading the Retrievers to their most successful season in program history. UMBC won its first America East Championship and advanced to the NCAA Second Round with a 2-1 upset at Princeton. The forward led the conference in goals (15), goals per game (0.75), points (34) and points per game (1.70). He won a major award from the conference for the second year in a row, being named Striker of the Year after taking home Midfielder of the Year honors in 2009.
Through yesterday's games, Houapeu ranks sixth in country in goals, seventh in goals per game and total points and 10th in points per game.
Online fan voting accounts for 40% of the vote in determining the Soccer News Net Player of the Year. Voting closes Dec. 23 with the winner being announced in January.