Aug. 13, 2009

Courtesy of the Missouri Athletic Club

Senior forward Byron Dacy (Creighton/Omaha, Neb.) has achieved a first by earning a fourth listing on the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List. He is among 38 of the best men's Division I intercollegiate soccer players that comprise the 2009 Watch List.

His status as fifth-year senior opened the door for Dacy to become the first player to be included on four different versions of the Watch List. He suffered a torn ACL in 2007, forcing a medical redshirt year.

Creighton and Loyola University of Maryland led the way on the Watch List with three players each. Drake, Monmouth, Tulsa, UCLA and Wake Forest each placed two on the list.

Considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, the recipients of the MAC's Hermann Trophy are selected by Division I head coaches who are current members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A list of 15 semifinalists is selected by a coaches committee in November, with three finalists announced in early December. They will invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., for a news conference on Jan. 8, 2010, where the winner will be announced, with a presentation banquet following.

2009 Men's Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List

Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
Andre Akpan F Sr. Harvard Grand Prairie, Texas
Anthony Ampaipitakwong M Jr. Akron Carrollton, Texas
Ben Arikian M Jr. Massachusetts West Islip, N.Y.
Rafael Baca M Jr. Loyola Marymount Lawndale, Calif.
Phil Bannister F Jr. Loyola (Md.) Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Chase Barbieri M Jr. Monmouth Hillsborough, N.J.
Mark Blades D Sr. Northwestern Lakewood, Ohio
Corben Bone M Jr. Wake Forest Plano, Texas
Jovan Bubonja K Sr. Illinois-Chicago Belgrade, Serbia
Devan Carroll F Sr. North Carolina-Wilmington Jacksonville, N.C.
Conor Chinn F Sr. San Francisco San Diego, Calif.
Byron Dacy F Sr. Creighton Omaha, Neb.
Jamie Darvill F Sr. Loyola (Md.) London, England
Two-Boys Gumede F Sr. UAB Durbin, South Africa
Joel Gustafsson D Sr. St. John's Gothenburg, Sweden
Ryan Kinne M Jr. Monmouth Naugatuck, Conn.
Samson Malijani F Sr. Fairleigh Dickinson Lusaka, Zambia
Jimmy Maurer K Jr. South Carolina Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ashley McInnes F Jr. Tulsa Aberdeen, Scotland
Tennant McVea D Sr. Loyola (Md.) Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kyle Nakazawa F Sr. UCLA Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
J.T. Noone M Sr. Temple Harrisburg, Pa.
Conor O'Brien M Sr. Bucknell Mt. Sinai, N.Y.
Ike Opara D Jr. Wake Forest Durham, N.C.
Barry Rice D Sr. Kentucky Parma, Ohio
Joe Salem M Sr. Tulsa Akron, Ohio
Chris Schuler D Sr. Creighton Aurora, Ill.
Kevin Shrout M Sr. Drake Lee's Summit, Mo.
Patrick Sigler D So. Cal Poly Windsor, Calif.
Seth Sinovic D Sr. Creighton Leawood, Kan.
Andy Stadler M Sr. George Washington Wauwatosa, Wis.
Toni Stahl M Sr. Connecticut Tuusula, Finland
Michael Stephens M Sr. UCLA Naperville, Ill.
Tony Tchani M So. Virginia Norfolk, Va.
Bobby Warshaw M Jr. Stanford Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Garrett Webb F Sr. Drake Prairie Village, Kan.
Alex Weekes F Sr. Colgate Stroudsburg, Pa.
Andrew Wiedeman F Jr. California San Ramon, Calif.