May 22, 2006
Neerhof, a 2002 graduate of USD, makes his return to his alma mater after a successful professional playing career. Neerhof most recently had a three-year stink with the San Diego Sockers of the Major Indoor Soccer League from 2003-05, while also coaching at the youth level. Prior to that, he was a member of the Figiurense, a 1st Division Club team in Florianopolis, Brazil, and also coached in the organizations youth program. After his four-year collegiate career Neerhof served as an assistant coach for the USD men's soccer program for one season.
Neerhof was a member of the USD men's soccer team from 1998-2001 as a goalkeeper. During his senior season he was selected as the West Coast Conference Co-Defender of the Year while posting a 12-4-1 record and boasting a 0.92 goals-against-average. Also during his senior campaign he posted seven shutouts en route to a NSCAA first-team All-Far West Region selection. During his junior season he was ranked seventh in the nation in GAA at 0.73, which is currently the USD all-time single-season record. He was also a two-time All-WCC first team selection honoree.
Neerhof is a member of the Region IV ODP staff and holds his USSF and NSCAA licenses. He graduated from USD in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He resides in San Diego.