Andrew Gutman and Catarina Macario Receive College Soccer’s Top Honor
Duo awarded MAC’s Hermann Trophy presented by World Wide Technology

Catarina Macario and Andrew Gutman Hold the 2018 Hermann Trophy

Catarina Macario and Andrew Gutman Hold the 2018 Hermann Trophy

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2019) – Indiana University senior defender Andrew Gutman (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Stanford University sophomore forward Catarina Macario (San Diego, Calif.) were presented the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy on Friday at the Missouri Athletic Club’s annual banquet.

The MAC Hermann Trophy, a 10-pound crystal soccer ball awarded annually since 1967, honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer based on voting conducted by NCAA Division I coaches.

Gutman contributed career-highs with 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points in 2018, leading the Hoosiers in goals and points. The unanimous Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year anchored an IU defense that allowed just 13 goals over 24 games en route to a College Cup semifinal appearance. He capped his four-year career with 20 goals and 17 assists.

Runners-up for the men’s award were University of Denver senior forward Andre Shinyashiki (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and University of Kentucky junior forward JJ Williams (Montgomery, Ala.).

Macario tallied a team-high 14 goals and 36 points in 2018 to help the Cardinal back to the College Cup semifinals. The Pac 12 Forward of the Year led the conference in game-winning goals and finished tied for ninth in the country in total points. She is a two-time First Team All-American and Pac 12 Forward of the Year in her first two collegiate seasons.

Runners-up for the women’s award were Stanford senior midfielder Jordan DiBiasi (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Georgetown University senior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn.).

About the Missouri Athletic Club
Established in 1903, the Missouri Athletic is a private social, business, athletic, and dining club with locations in Downtown St. Louis and Town and Country in West St. Louis County. The MAC is a Platinum Club of America, an honor bestowed on the top 3% of private clubs in the United States.

About United Soccer Coaches
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate and partner for coaches at all levels of the game. The largest community for soccer coaches in the world, we unite coaches of all levels around the love of the game and we elevate the game through advocacy, education and service. To learn more visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.


MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 7, 2018) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Friday the men’s and women’s finalists for the 2018 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, based on voting by NCAA Division I soccer coaches.

The three men’s finalists are Indiana senior defender Andrew Gutman (Hindsale, Ill.), University of Denver senior forward Andre Shinyashiki (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Kentucky junior forward JJ Williams (Montgomery, Ala.). Gutman leads Indiana into tonight's College Cup semifinals, while Shinyashiki led the nation in goals scored this year and Williams was third.

The three women’s finalists are Stanford senior midfielder Jordan DiBiasi (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Georgetown senior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn.) and Stanford sophomore forward Catarina Macario (San Diego, Calif.). DiBiasi was the Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year, while Farrell was third in the nation in goals scored and fourth in points and Macario is a two-time First Team All-American.

The MAC Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer, has been awarded annually since 1967. This year’s winners will be announced on Jan. 4, 2019 in conjunction with the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists

Top Row (L to R): Andrew Gutman, Andre Shinyashiki, JJ Williams

Bottom Row (L to R): Jordan DiBiasi, Caitlin Farrell, Catarina Macario

About the Missouri Athletic Club

The Missouri Athletic Club has been presenting college soccer’s player of the year awards since 1986. The MAC was established in 1903 as an athletic, dining and social club. It has a “Platinum Club of America” status, which is awarded to the top private clubs in the country. To learn more about the Missouri Athletic Club, go to mac-stl.org.

About United Soccer Coaches

Founded in 1941, United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate and partner for coaches at all levels of the game. The association provides programs and services that enhance, encourage and contribute to the development and recognition of soccer coaches, their players and the game we love. To learn more, visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.

Media Contacts:

Mike Knipper
United Soccer Coaches
Communications Officer
Phone: 816-471-1941
Email: mknipper@unitedsoccercoaches.org 

Jim Wilson
Missouri Athletic Club
Director of Communications
Phone: 314-539-4488
Email: jwilson@mac-stl.org


About the MAC Hermann Trophy

College Soccer's top individual honor is presented annually to the top male and female players in the country. The top three finalists, their coaches and families are invited to St. Louis the second weekend of January for the awards banquet. Some of the biggest names in American soccer history have won the award prior to going on to international stardom – including Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Claudio Reyna, Alexi Lalas and Tony Meola.

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2018 Award Timeline

Aug. 9 - 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List announced

Nov. 21 - 2018 semifinalists (15 men, 15 women) announced

Dec. 7 - 2018 finalists (3 men, 3 women) announced

Jan. 4, 2019 - 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy winners (1 man, 1 woman) announced at the annual Hermann Trophy Banquet in St. Louis