KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 1, 2015) - A total of 30 NCAA Division I players take one step toward winning the most coveted award in college soccer, as they were named semifinalists for the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual intercollegiate award administered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and presented annually at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. This year’s trophy presentation and banquet will take place Friday, Jan. 8.

Five schools each have two players nominated as either a men’s or women’s semifinalist. On the men’s side, three schools have two semifinalists: Clemson (Paul Clowes and Kyle Fisher), Creighton (Fabian Herbers and Timo Pitter), and Stanford (Jordan Morris and Brandon Vincent).

There are two schools on the women’s side with two players moving forward in the process, and those are Florida (Savannah Jordan and Christen Westphal) and West Virginia (Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence).

NCAA Division I coaches who are current NSCAA College Services members may vote for their top choices Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 10 within myNSCAA on NSCAA.com. Soccer fans can also let their collective voice be heard by voting for their favorite player on the MAC Hermann Trophy website, starting Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Six finalists (three men, three women) will be named finalists on Friday, Dec. 11 during the 2015 NCAA Men’s College Cup in Cary, N.C.

* - Indicates 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist

2015 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

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Brandon Allen Sr. F Georgetown Old Bridge, N.J.
Amass Amankona Sr. M Dayton Kumasi, Ghana
Julian Buescher So M Syracuse Duelmen, Germany
Jonathan Campbell Jr. D North Carolina Greensboro, N.C.
Mauro Cichero So. M SMU Norman, Okla.
Paul Clowes Sr. M Clemson Cheshire, U.K.
Reagan Dunk Jr. D Denver Dallas, Texas
Nick DePuy Jr. F UC Santa Barbara Irvine, Calif.
Kyle Fisher Sr. D Clemson Easley, S.C.
Jack Harrison Fr. M Wake Forest Bolton, England
Fabian Herbers* Jr. F Creighton Ahaus, Germany
Jordan Morris* Sr. F Stanford Mercer Island, Wash.
David Olsen So F Seattle Auburn, Wash.
Timo Pitter Sr. M Creighton Oberschwarzach, Germany
Brandon Vincent Sr. D Stanford Valencia, Calif.

2015 Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

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Rebecca Wilson Sr. F Cal State Fullerton Placentia, Calif.
Rachel Hill Jr. F Connecticut Rollinsford, N.H.
Savannah Jordan Jr. F Florida Fayetteville, Ga.
Christen Westphal Sr. D Florida Brecksville, Ohio
Megan Connolly Fr. M Florida State Cork, Ireland
Leah Galton So. F Hofstra Harrogate, England
Raquel Rodriguez Sr. M Penn State San Jose, Costa Rica
Tyler Lussi Jr. F Princeton Lutherville, Md.
Rachel Daly Sr. F St. John's Harrogate, England
Andi Sullivan So. M Stanford Lorton, Va.
Janine Beckie Sr. F Texas Tech Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Emily Sonnett Sr. D Virginia Marietta, Ga.
Kadeisha Buchanan Jr. D West Virginia Brampton, Ont.
Ashley Lawrence Jr. M West Virginia Toronto, Ont.
Rose Lavelle Jr. M Wisconsin Cincinnati, Ohio

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 the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary year of the NSCAA enhancing the game through coaching education.

The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game, from professional to grassroots. The membership also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members opportunities to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.