Henning Sauerbier Earns National Recognition from College Soccer News
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

NEW YORK -- Columbia men's soccer first-year Henning Sauerbier was recently named to the National All-Freshman Third Team by the College Soccer News. Sauerbier, the 2010 Ivy League Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year, is one of 33 players from around the country to be voted to the All-Freshman Teams by the online magazine.

Sauerbier finished the season as the first Columbia first-year player to lead the Lions in scoring since 1980, when a trio of first-year players (Steve Sirtis, Greg Varney and Amr Aly) ranked 1-2-3 on the team in goals and points.

Sauerbier had a team-high four goals in 2010, including a pair of game-winners, and finished with 10 points. Stephen Foster was last Columbia player to earn the award in 2001.

The Dueren, Germany native helped the Lions to a Mayor's Cup championship in upstate New York with the first tally of a 2-0 win over Syracuse on Sept. 12, then closed out Columbia's first Ivy League victory against Dartmouth with a dramatic goal in the 89th minute.

On the season, Sauerbier was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on three separate occasions -- Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Oct. 25 -- and added a pair of assists in 17 matches.