2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: Akron University
Hometown: Lakewood, OH
Nagbe, the 2010 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, led Akron to its first team national championship in any sport with a 1-0 victory over Louisville in the 2009 NCAA Division I College Cup. He paced the Zips with a career-high 13 assists, which was ranked seventh among all Division I players. Moreover, six of Nagbe's helpers set up game-winning goals for Akron, which averaged 2.56 goals/game as a team (ranked third nationally).
Nagbe earned the prestigious recognition after Teal Bunbury became the first player in UA history to win the award a year ago. In all, Akron is just the fifth school in the history of the men's player of the year award to record consecutive winners and the first since Virginia in 1995-96.
Nagbe also represents the third UA finalist in as many years for the Hermann Trophy as Steve Zakuani was the first runner-up for the signature crystal ball following the 2008 season.