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