MU Soccer (M) BIO
21 RJ Allen

Selected with the fifth pick in the MLS Supplemental Draft by Chivas USA

QUICKLY: Technical defender... Aggressive player who can push up into the attacking third... Delivers quality service from the outside back.

SENIOR (2011): Selected to the 2011 NSCAA Men's NCAA Division I All-America Second Team, joining Ryan Kinne as just the second Monmouth player to earn two All-America honors ... Also claimed College Soccer News All-America Third Team honors ... Earned MLSSoccer.com Best XI Second Team honors, and was listed among the top 25 MLS SuperDraft Prospects by the website ... Was named to the NSCAA North Atlantic All-Region First Team and the All-Northeast Conference First Team for the third-straight year ... Named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List in the preseason ... Compiled 10 points on two goals and six assists in 2011 ... Both goals were game winners - a 30-yard strike against Boston University (9/1) and a penalty kick against Mount St. Mary's (11/6) to clinch a share of the Hawks' seventh straight NEC Regular Season Championship ... Registered a point in each of the Hawks' first five victories of the season, including an assist in 1-0 wins against Saint Peter's (8/26), William & Mary (9/9) and Columbia (9/22), two assists in a 3-0 win against Seton Hall (9/16), and the game-winning goal against Boston University (9/1) ... Converted pivotal penalty kicks in shootouts against Stony Brook (11/17) in the NCAA First Round and Central Connecticut (11/11) in the NEC Tournament Semifinals.  

JUNIOR (2010): Named to the 2010 NSCAA Men's NCAA Division I All-America Third Team... Also claimed NSCAA North Atlantic Region First Team honors for the second straight season... Earned All-Northeast Conference First Team accolades... Started all 20 matches for Monmouth... Added a pair of goals and four assists, which ranked third on the team, on the year... Scored the game-winning goal in MU's league win at Central Connecticut State (10/3)... Assisted on one of Monmouth's four goals in its conference win over Fairleigh Dickinson (10/8)... Dished out two assists in the Hawks' 4-0 NEC win over St. Francis (N.Y.) [10/17]... Tallied the game-winning marker in a league triumph over Robert Morris (10/31)... Recorded an assist at Mount St. Mary's  (11/5).

SOPHOMORE (2009): Named to the NSCAA/adidas North Atlantic Region First Team as a sophomore... Also claimed All-Northeast Conference Second Team accolades last season... Honored as the NEC Tournament Most Valuable Player and named to the league's all-tournament team after helping the Hawks capture their third conference tournament title... Skilled and attack-minded defender who is adept at delivering services from the right side... Started all 22 matches last year for the Hawks... Led the team and ranked first in the league with eight assists last year... Scored a pair of goals, including a game-winner, a season ago... Assisted on the game-winning goal in MU's 1-0 season-opening win over Seton Hall (9/1), the first time since 1985 that the Hawks have beaten their in-state rival... Logged an assist in MU's 2-1 win over NJIT (9/6)... Contributed an assist in a 3-0 home win over Delaware (9/11)... Assisted on the game-winning tally in a 1-0 win over in-state NEC rival Fairleigh Dickinson (10/4)... Logged two assists in the Hawks' 3-0 win over Central Connecticut State (10/30)... Scored both goals in MU's 2-0 win over Quinnipiac (11/1)... Tallied an assist in a 3-1 win over Mount St. Mary's (11/6)... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the NEC Tournament Final against Quinnipiac (11/15)... Started both of MU's appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

FRESHMAN (2008): Started in all 19 contests during his first season on the pitch for the Hawks... Scored a marker and tallied five assists on the season... Earned his first point of his college career in a 3-0 win against La Salle (9/26)... Tallied another assist in a 2-1 victory against Saint Francis [Pa.] (10/10)... Scored his first collegiate goal while adding an assist in a 2-2 tie against Robert Morris (10/12)... Earned a point with an assist in a 4-1 triumph over Long Island (10/26).

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at St. Joseph's (Metuchen) High School... Two-year team captain... Led team in assists during his freshman campaign... Ranked second on the team in goals scored during sophomore season... Named to the 2006 First Team all-county, all-conference and Non-Public All-State teams, as well as First Team all-area by the Home News Tribue and Star Ledger... Placed on the 2007 First Team all-state parochial squad, along with First Team All-Middlesex County... Competed for the Matchfit Academy Club Soccer program since 2001... Squad won the 2005 and 2006 USYSA New Jersey NCS State Cup Championship... Won the US Club Soccer Region A Championship in both 2005 and 2006... Member of the New Jersey Olympic Development Program, competing in the 1990 New Jersey State Pool from 2003-2007... Member of the 2006 New Jersey State Team, and the 2007 New Jersey Regional Team. 

PERSONAL: A health studies major... Son of Paul and Beatrice Grigoletto-Allen.

ALLEN'S CAREER STATS:

YEAR GP GS SH G A PTS
2008 19 19 17 1 5 7
2009 22 22 18 2 8 12
2010 20 20 22 2 4 8
2011 21 21 21 2 6 10
TOTAL 82 82 78 7 23 37


Position: Defense/Midfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Old Bridge, N.J.
High School: St. Joseph's
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