Tia Neuharth

#6 Tia Neuharth

HOMETOWN Prior Lake, Minn.

2019 (Sr)
 First Team All-NSIC
 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Third Team
 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team
 United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region First Team
• Fall NSIC All-Academic Team
• NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence

• Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award
NSIC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
 Team Captain

Started all 19 games on the Beavers’ back line and played in a team-high 1,720 minutes. A captain and key member of a BSU defensive unit that allowed just eight goals during the Beavers’ 15-game NSIC schedule, or .517 goals per NSIC game, to rank second in the league, while its .680 overall goals against average placed it among the top 50 teams in the nation. In addition, BSU posted seven shutouts. 

2018 (Jr)
NSIC All-Conference First Team
• D2 Conference Commissioners Association All-Central Region Second Team
United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region First Team
• CoSIDA College Division Academic All-District First Team
NCAA Division II Scholar All-American Second Team
• Fall NSIC All-Academic Team (All-Academic Team of Excellence)
• NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 10 and Oct. 29)
Team Captain
Scored two goals with two assists for six points over 21 games... Ranks fifth in 2018 with two game-winning goals... Started all 21 matches for BSU and logged a team-high 1,857 minutes to anchor a backline  that established single-season records while leading the league in goals allowed, goals allowed average and shutouts... Two-time NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (9/10/18 and 10/29/18).

2017 (So)
NSIC All-Conference Second Team
Fall NSIC All-Academic Team
Neuharth played and started in all 20 matches for BSU totalling a team-high 1,708 minutes... Had two assists for two points... Took four shots and had one shot on the goal for the season for a shot on goal percentage of .250... Was a key starter for a defensive unit that posted 12 shutouts in 20 matches, which included a 377:18 shutout streak to open the season... In all, the BSU defense allowed just 213 shots in 20 matches (10.65 spg) and 98 (4.9 sogpg) shots on goal... Protected a goalkeeping duo that ranked second in the league in goals allowed (0.50) and goals allowed average (0.48). Set career single-game highs for assists with one against MSU Moorhead (Oct. 8) and two shots on goal at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 28).

2016 (Fr)
Bemidji State Athletics Newcomer of the Year
Neuharth appeared in all 20 games for the Beavers totalling 1359 minutes... Played a career high in minutes at Minot State with 89 (Sept. 25)... Made the starting lineup in 19 of the 20 games... Scored her first career goal along with her first assist at Missouri Western State (Sept. 6).

High School
A two-time letterwinner at Prior Lake High School… A 2015 all-conference award recipient… Helped the Lakers earn an academic excellence award for team grade-point-average… Helped guide the Minnesota Thunder Academy club team to a 2015 National Championship.

Tia Neuharth is the daughter of Steve and Renee Neuharth… Born October 6, 1997… Was an honor roll member all throughout high school… Is a nursing major at Bemidji State.

Career Highs
Goals: 2, at Upper Iowa (9/21/18)
Assists: 1, 6x last vs Concordia-St.Paul (10/12/18)
Points: 5, at Upper Iowa (9/21/18)
SOG: 5, 2x last vs Michigan Tech (9/7/18)