Fifty-eight NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Players Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch Lists
Ten 2014 Semifinalists Make Reappearances as Players to Track
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2015) – Thirty men and 28 women 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 college 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 men’s 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: Creighton 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.).
On the women’s side, 13 NSCAA All-Americans from 2014 are also on this Watch List, including four who were named 2014 semifinalists. Texas Tech forward Janine Beckie (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), West Virginia junior Kadeisha Buchanan (Brampton, Ontario), Virginia senior Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.), and Florida junior Savannah Jordan (Fayetteville, Ga.) are returning familiar faces.
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 at the MAC Hermann Trophy website, managed by LockerDome.
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
2015 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
|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||CSU Bakersfield||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||CSU Bakersfield||Bakersfield, Calif.|
2015 Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
|Janine Beckie - *#||Jr.||F||Texas Tech||Highlands Ranch, Colo.|
|Katie Bowen||Sr.||M||North Carolina||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Kadeisha Buchanan - *#||Jr.||D||West Virginia||Brampton, Ontario|
|Jane Campbell||Jr.||K||Stanford||Kennesaw, Ga.|
|Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno||Sr.||M||Penn State||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|Rita Craven - #||Sr.||M||Valparaiso||Frankfort, Ill.|
|Rachel Daly||Sr.||F||St. John's||Harrogate, England|
|Makenzy Doniak - *#||Sr.||F||Virginia||Chino Hills, Calif.|
|Janelle Flaws - #||Sr.||F||Illinois||Glenview, Ill.|
|Jackie Hall - #||Sr.||D||Buffalo||Brunswick, Ohio|
|Mikaela Harvey||So.||M||Texas A & M||Libderty Hill, Texas|
|Ashley Hatch - #||Jr.||F||BYU||Gilbert, Ariz.|
|Savannah Jordan - *#||Jr.||F||Florida||Fayetteville, Ga.|
|Rose Lavelle - #||Jr.||M||Wisconsin||Cincinnati|
|Ashley Lawrence||Jr.||M||West Virginia||Toronto, Ontario|
|McKenzie Meehan||Jr.||F||Boston College||Glocester, R.I.|
|Margaret Purce||Jr.||F||Harvard||Olney, Md.|
|Brianne Reed - #||Sr.||D||Rutgers||Tinton Falls, N.J.|
|Cari Roccaro||Sr.||M||Notre Dame||East Islip, N.Y.|
|Liana Salazar - #||Sr.||M||Kansas||Bogota, Colombia|
|Isabella Schmid||Sr.||M||Florida State||Wangen, Germany|
|Taylor Smith||Sr.||F||UCLA||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Emily Sonnett - #||Sr.||D||Virginia||Marietta, Ga.|
|Andi Sullivan||So.||M||Stanford||Lorton, Va.|
|Murielle Tiernan||Jr.||F||Virginia Tech||Ashburn, Va.|
|Christen Westphal||Sr.||D||Florida||Brecksville, Ohio|
|Hannah Wilkinson||Sr.||F||Tennessee||Whangarei, New Zealand|
|Cheyna Williams - #||Sr.||F||Florida State||Hampton, Ga.|
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.
The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways 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.
Monique Bowman, NSCAA
Jim Wilson, Missouri Athletic Club