2003 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: St. John's University
Hometown: Babylon, NY
Wingert helped lead St. John’s to the NCAA title game, where the Red Storm lost 2-1 to Indiana. St. John’s finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the final NSCAA National Rankings.
Wingert scored five goals and added five assists during the 2003 season and earned several honors. For the second consecutive season he was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and NSCAA All-America first-team honors. He was a member of the United States Men’s U-23 National Team.
Wingert not only has excelled on the field, but in the classroom as well. He won the NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, becoming the first player to win both National Player of the Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year in the same season. Wingert also becomes the first player from St. John’s to win National Player of the Year honors.
The other two men’s finalists were University of Maryland senior midfielder Sumed Ibrahim (Tamale, Ghana) and Coastal Carolina senior forward Joseph Ngwenya (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), the 2002 NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete of the Year.