Glenn Neumann

Glen Neumann (’69)

Glenn Neumann was an outstanding three sport athlete, being named to the First
or Second Team, All-League for his play on Glen Rock High School’s soccer,
basketball and baseball teams.

Glenn Neumann was an outstanding athlete, who used his athleticism and explosive speed to help lead Glen Rock High School’s teams to significant success. 

When Glenn was a junior, he was the third leading scorer on the 1967 Soccer Team that finished in second place in the NBIL (just behind league champion River Dell). He received Honorable Mention, All-NBIL and Honorable Mention, All-Suburban (by The Ridgewood News). As a senior, he was the Co-Captain and the leading scorer for the 1968 Soccer Team that was the highest achieving team In the first decade of Glen Rock High School. During its regular season, the team’s only loss was to Group 4 River Dell; the two teams subsequently tied 2-2 in their second match. In the State Tournament, the team defeated its first three opponents by identical 3-0 scores and was crowned Group 3, North Jersey Champion. Sadly, in the Group 3 State Championship game, it suffered a heart breaking 2-1 loss to the previous year’s Group 2 State Championship team, Lawrence, a team that was in the midst of winning a record five consecutive state championships.

Glenn’s team leading 20 goals tied the then school record for most goals in a season. He was named to the Second Team, All-County (by The Bergen Record), to the First Team, All-NBIL and to the First Team, All-Suburban (by The Ridgewood News). He also notably received All-State honors.

With Glenn as its leading scorer, the 1968-69 Basketball Team had an extremely successful and very memorable season. It was the first (and ultimately only) basketball team in the school’s history to be an exclusive NBIL Champion and, if its starters had not suffered an uncommon amount of injuries, it may have advanced deep into the State Tournament. Compensating for their absence of height with their quickness and athleticism, they ended up averaging a jaw-dropping 82 points a game (in a 32-minute game), setting a school scoring record that has probably never been surpassed. Glenn was named to the Fourth Team, All-County and the First Team, All-NBIL, Eastern Division, and also received  Honorable Mention. All-Suburban.

On the baseball field, Glenn was a great centerfielder and the team’s leadoff hitter. In both his junior and senior years, he was named to the Second Team, All-NBIL, Eastern Division and received Honorable Mention, All-Suburban.  

By being named to the First or Second Team, All-League in three sports, Glenn joined a very selective club of Glen Rock High School athletes.

In June 1969, the administration and coaches of Glen Rock High School recognized Glenn as the top athlete in that year’s graduating class and gave him the esteemed Athlete of the Year Award.