The MAC Hermann Trophy
College Soccer’s Version of the Heisman Trophy is presented annually to the top male and female collegiate soccer 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.
Mid-August – Men’s and women’s Preseason Watch list is released (Approximately the top 40 males and top 40 female Division I college soccer players from the previous season)
Early October – The “Candidates We Missed” campaign. College Sports Information Directors (SID's) can energize their fans to nominate a player who did not make the Preseason Watch List to make the ballot in November.
Mid November – The semifinalists (Top 15 men and top 15 women) are announced. The voting of Division I coaches begins. The fan vote also begins. The coaches vote combined with fan vote determines the winners and finalists.
Mid December – Top three women’s finalists announced at NCAA Women’s College Cup; Top three men’s finalists announced at NCAA Men’s College Cup.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 - The men’s and women’s winners are announced at a press conference and honored at the MAC awards banquet.