Gibbs Makes Soccer History in Germany

Dec. 5, 2001

HAMBURG, GERMANY -- Former All-American and Ivy League Player of the Year Cory Gibbs became the youngest American to score a goal in the German First Division over the Thanksgiving weekend as his St. Pauli team fell to Cologne.

The twenty-one year old native of Plantation, FL has tallied one goal and one assist this season and also became the youngest American to play a full 90 minutes in the German Bundesliga.

"Both accomplishments are blessings that I can't even put into words," said Gibbs in an interview with the Ivy League.

Last season at Brown, Gibbs was selected as the 2000 Ivy League Player of the Year after scoring five goals and anchoring the defense, which led the Bears to a perfect 7-0-0 Ivy League record as well as an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA College Cup.

Gibbs was voted a First Team All-American and was a three-time First Team All-Ivy selection.

"Going to Brown was the best decision in my life," said Gibbs. "Coach Noonan has been there for me in every situation possible and he has taught me a lot. Noonan is first class to say the least."