Thirty men from NCAA Division I schools around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. 

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in NCAA soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

The lists are compiled by the NSCAA Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committees, based on analysis of returning All-America and All-Region players, as well as any prominent newcomers.

A total of 13 players that earned 2014 NSCAA All-America nods were named to this year’s Watch List. Additionally, six of those All-Americans appeared as 2014 MAC Hermann semifinalists: junior Fabien Herbers (Ahaus, Germany);  Notre Dame senior Patrick Hodan (Brookfield, Wis.); Stanford junior Jordan Morris (Mercer Island, Wash.); Charlotte senior Kyle Parker (Marvin, N.C.); Indiana junior Tanner Thompson (Loomis, Calif.); and Georgetown junior Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif.).

Near the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches whose programs are current NSCAA College Services members will vote on their top choices and the lists will be narrowed down to the top 15 players. College soccer fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process, by voting for their favorite semifinalist in November.

From that pool of 30, six finalists (three men, three women) will be chosen for the award. The winners will be announced in January.

* - 2014 MAC Hermann Semifinalist
# - 2014 NSCAA All-American

Name Class Pos. Institution Hometown
Brandon Allen - # Sr. F Georgetown Old Bridge, N.J.
Michael Amick - # Jr. D UCLA Sunnyvale, Calif.
Mathew Aurednik Jr. F Wofford Lexington, S.C.
Neco Brett Sr. F Robert Morris Kingston, Jamaica
Brandt Bronico Jr. M Charlotte High Point, N.C.
Cory Brown So. D Xavier Nelson, New Zealand
Francis De Vries - # Jr. D Saint Francis (Pa.) Christchurch, New Zealand
Guillermo Delgado - # Jr. M Delaware Tres Cantos, Spain
Christian Duarte Sr. M Bakersfield (CSUB) Houston, Texas
Jamie Dubyoski Sr. F Navy Catonsville, Md.
Wuilito Fernandes Jr. M Massachusetts-Lowell Praia, Cape Verde
Pat Flynn Jr. F Bowling Green Naperville, Ill.
Rodrigo Fuentes Sr. M UNLV San Diego, Calif.
Fabien Herbers -*# Jr. F Creighton Ahaus, Germany
Patrick Hodan - *# Sr. M Notre Dame Brookfield, Wis.
Callum Irving - # Sr. K Kentucky Vancouver, B.C.
Napo Matsoso Jr. M Kentucky Louisville, Ky.
Chase Minter Sr. M Cal Poly Heath, Texas
Robert Moewes Jr. K Binghamton Dortmund, Germany
Jordan Morris - *# Jr. F Stanford Mercer Island, Wash.
Adam Najem Jr. M Akron Clifton, N.J.
Kyle Parker* Sr. F Charlotte Marvin, N.C.
Timo Pitter - # Sr. M Creighton Oberschwarzak, Germany
Freddy Ruiz Sr. F UAB Fort Payne, Ala.
Tanner Thompson -*# Jr. M Indiana Loomis, Calif.
Chris Thorsheim Sr. M Bucknell Manalapan, N.J.
Brandon Vincent - # Sr. D Stanford Valencia, Calif.
Christopher Wehan Jr. M New Mexico Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Joshua Yaro - *# Jr. D Georgetown Santa Barbara, Calif.
Julian Zamora So. F Bakersfield (CSUB) Bakersfield, Calif.