Northern Kentucky men’s soccer junior Alex Greive has been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-North Region Third Team. Greive is the second player in NKU’s Division I era to receive the all-region nod.

“Alex had a breakout year,” said head coach Stu Riddle. “I was delighted for him to be called into the New Zealand U-20s in February and he showed everyone what a top player he is this fall. This is just the start for him, I fully expect to see many more accolades moving forward.”

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Greive dominated in the 2019 season, leading the Norse and the Horizon League with 15 goals in as many matches played. His goals per game output was the second highest in the NCAA.

On October 5, Greive made Norse history by collecting the first hat trick of NKU’s Division I era against eventual Horizon League regular-season champion UIC. Just four days later, he pounded in four goals in NKU’s 11-0 rout over Berea.

The award caps off a strong calendar year for Greive. In February, he was called into the New Zealand national team.

–Robby JohnsonAthletic Communications Graduate Assistant (WSOC/MSOC/BASE)Communications and Media ServicesNorthern Kentucky University


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