MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists Announced

 

(December 8, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Friday the men’s and women’s finalists for the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy, based on voting by NCAA Division I soccer coaches.

The three men’s finalists are Wake Forest University senior forward Jon Bakero (Stiges, Spain), Stanford University senior defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Matthews, N.C.) and Indiana University senior defender Grant Lillard (Hinsdale, Ill.). Hilliard-Arce and Lillard led their teams to tonight’s College Cup semifinals, while Bakero’s 16 goals and 14 assists each rank second in NCAA Division I men’s soccer this season.

The three women’s finalists are UCLA sophomore midfielder Jessie Fleming (London, Ont.), University of South Carolina senior forward Savannah McCaskill (Chapin, S.C.) and Stanford University senior midfielder Andi Sullivan (Lorton, Va.). Fleming and Sullivan each scored in this year’s NCAA Division I women’s soccer national championship, while McCaskill is a three-time All-American and current finalist for U.S. Soccer’s Young Female Player of the Year.

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 January 5, 2018 in conjunction with the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists Announced

 

(November 28, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Tuesday the 15 men’s semifinalists and 15 women’s semifinalists in consideration for the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy, based on voting by NCAA Division I soccer coaches.

The MAC Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer, has been awarded annually since 1967. Most recently, Ian Harkes (Wake Forest) and Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia) received the award for outstanding intercollegiate performances during their senior seasons in 2016.

Three men’s finalists and three women’s finalists will be named on December 8 in conjunction with the Men’s College Cup semifinals in Philadelphia. The 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy banquet will be held at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on January 5, 2018 to formally announce this year’s winners.

For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy, visit MACHermannTrophy.org.

MEN'S

PLAYER NAME              YR               POS                  SCHOOL                  HOMETOWN
Jon Bakero                      Sr.                 F                    Wake Forest               Sitges, Spain
Tucker Bone                    Jr.                 M                    Air Force                    Granite Bay, Calif.
Arthur Bosua                    Sr.                F                     Columbia                  Johannesburg, South Africa
Brandon Bye                    Sr.                F                     Western Michigan    Portage, Mich.
Mauro Cichero                 Sr.                M                     SMU                         Norman, Okla.
Jon Gallagher                  Sr.                 F                     Notre Dame             Dundalk, Ireland
Tomas Hilliard-Arce         Sr.                 D                     Stanford                   Matthews, N.C.
Tim Kubel                         Sr.                 D                     Louisville                 Stuttgart, Germany
Foster Langsdorf             Sr.                 F                      Stanford                   Vancouver, Wash.
Grant Lillard                     Sr.                 D                      Indiana                     Hinsdale, Ill.
Cameron Lindley             So.               M                      North Carolina         Carmel, Ind.
Joao Moutinho                 Fr.                 D                      Akron                       Lisbon, Portugal
Wyatt Omsberg               Sr.                  D                     Dartmouth                 Scarborough, Maine
Santiago Patino                Jr.                  F                      FIU                            Orlando, Fla.
Alan Winn                         Sr.                  F                      North Carolina          Garland, Texas

WOMEN'S

PLAYER NAME                 YR               POS                   SCHOOL                 HOMETOWN
Michaela Abam                  Sr.                 F                      West Virginia            Houston, Texas
Rachel Corboz                   Sr.                 M                      Georgetown            Green Brook, N.J.
Tierna Davidson                So.                 D                      Stanford                   Menlo Park, Calif.
Imani Dorsey                      Sr.                  F                       Duke                        Elkridge, Md.
Grace Fisk                          So.                 D                      South Carolina         Bromley, England
Jessie Fleming                   So.                 M                      UCLA                       London, Ont.
Indigo Gibson                    Sr.                   D                     California                  Las Flores, Calif.
Vanessa Gregoire              Sr.                   M                     Princeton                 Beaconsville, Que.
Catarina Macario                Fr.                   F                       Stanford                  San Diego, Calif.
Hallie Mace                        Jr.                    F                        UCLA                      Ventura, Calif.
Savannah McCaskill           Sr.                   F                        South Carolina       Chapin, S.C.
Casey Murphy                    Jr.                    K                         Rutgers                  Bridgewater, N.J.
Rebecca Quinn                   Sr.                   M                        Duke                      Toronto, Ont.
Andi Sullivan                        Sr.                   M                       Stanford                  Lorton, Va.
Brianna Visalli                      Sr.                   M                       Pepperdine              San Jose, Calif.

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch Lists announced

Three finalists from last season among 61 players named to Watch Lists

(August 8, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club announced today the 61 NCAA Division I players named to the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch Lists.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. This year’s winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

Florida Gulf Coast University senior Albert Ruiz and University of Maryland junior Gordon Wild were MAC Hermann Trophy finalists a year ago and they lead a group of 31 players on the Men’s Watch List for the upcoming 2017 season. Fourteen of the 31 players were United Soccer Coaches All-Americans in 2016, including senior teammates Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Foster Langsdorf from back-to-back national champions Stanford University.

A total of 30 players are included on the Women’s Watch List, headlined by 2016 finalist Andi Sullivan and four previous national champions: Florida State goalkeeper Cassie Miller, University of Southern California defender Ally Prisock and Penn State teammates Emily Ogle and Frannie Crouse. Thirteen of the 30 players were United Soccer Coaches All-Americans last season, including UCLA sophomore Jessie Fleming who featured for Canada in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The MAC Hermann Trophy Watch Lists are compiled by members of the United Soccer Coaches Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committees. Fifteen semifinalists will be named for both the men’s and women’s MAC Hermann Trophy near the end of the college season based on voting by NCAA Division I coaches and from those candidates, three finalists will ultimately be placed on the ballot for the coveted award.

View the 2017 Watch Lists.

NSCAA Announces MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists

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The three women’s finalists are University of Southern California senior midfielder Morgan Andrews (Milford, N.H.), West Virginia University senior defender Kadeisha Buchanan (Brampton, Ontario) and Stanford University junior midfielder Andi Sullivan (Lorton, Va.). Andrews, a two-time NSCAA All-American, and Buchanan, a four-time NSCAA All-American, met in the College Cup final. Sullivan was an NSCAA First Team All-American for the second straight year. 

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