KANSAS CITY, Mo.–  A total of 64 NCAA Division I players from around the country have been named as contenders for the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer presented annually to the outstanding male and female players of the year.  The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, during the trophy presentation at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

The lists are compiled by the members of the NSCAA Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committees, based on analysis of returning All-America and All-Region players.

Twenty-four of 36 women’s players on this year’s Watch List were 2015 NSCAA All-Americans, led by West Virginia’s Kadeisha Buchanan (Brampton, Ontario), who was also one of three finalists for the 2015 MAC Hermann trophy.  Buchanan has been selected as a member of Canada's Women's National Soccer Team who will compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer.

Of the 28 men’s players on this year’s Watch List, a dozen earned 2015 NSCAA All-America recognition.  Four were semifinalists in last year’s Hermann Trophy voting including SMU junior Mauro Cichero (Norman, Okla.), UC Santa Barbara junior Nick DePuy (Irvine, Calif.), Denver senior Reagan Dunk (Dallas, Texas) and Seattle junior David Olsen (Auburn, Wash.).

Near the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches whose programs are NSCAA College Services program members, will participate in the 2016 NSCAA All-America selection process and the MAC Hermann Trophy lists will be narrowed down to the top 15 players for men and women. College soccer fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process, by voting for their favorite semifinalists in November at the MAC Hermann Trophy website, managed by LockerDome.

From that pool of 30, a total of six finalists (three men, three women) will be chosen for the final balloting for the award. The finalists will be invited to St. Louis for the official announcement of the two winners at a press conference prior to the annual MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet.

Following are the complete 2016 NSCAA MAC Hermann Trophy Watch Lists.  For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy, a list of past winners and news and video from previous presentations, visit machermanntrophy.org.

MAC Hermann Trophy Men's Watch List

Player Class Pos. School
Kyle Bjornethun Sr. D Seattle
Francis De Vries Sr. D Saint Francis (Pa.)
Reagan Dunk Sr. D Denver
Austin Ledbetter Sr. D SIU-Edwardsville
Grant Lillard Jr. D Indiana
Wyatt Omsberg Jr. D Dartmouth
Jordan Wilson Sr. D Kentucky
Anderson Asiedu So. M Monmouth
Mauro Cichero Jr. M SMU
Danny Deakin Sr. M South Carolina
Jose Hernandez So. M UCLA
Zeiko Lewis Sr. M Boston College
Adam Najem Sr. M Akron
Mueng Sunday Sr. M Drake
Anthony Viteri Sr. M Boston
Chris Wehan Sr. M New Mexico
Chris Wingate Sr. M New Hampshire
Nazeem Bartman Sr. F South Florida
Abu Danladi Jr. F UCLA
Felix DeBona Sr. F Boston
Guillermo Delgado Sr. F Delaware
Nick DePuy Sr. F UC Santa Barbara
Danny Musovski Jr. F UNLV
David Olsen Jr. F Seattle
Aofnso Pinheiro Jr. F Albany
Mac Steeves Sr. F Providence
Tanner Thompson Sr. F Indiana
Jason Wright Jr. F Rutgers

MAC Hermann Trophy Women's Watch List

Player Class Pos. School
Jane Campbell Sr. GK Stanford
Hope Sabadash Sr. GK Southeastern Louisiana
Kailen Sheridan Sr. GK Clemson
Kadeish Buchanan Sr. D West Virginia
Christina Gibbons Sr. D Duke
Kristen McNabb Sr. D Virginia
Kayla mills Sr. D Southern California
Morgan Proffit Sr. D Marquette
Morgan Andrews Sr. M Southern California
Megan Connolly So. M Florida State
Rachel Corboz Jr. M Georgetown
Kirsten Crowley Sr. M Florida State
Meggie Dougherty Howard Sr. M Florida
Mikaela Harvey Jr. M Texas A&M
Serina Kashimoto Sr. M Butler
Rose Lavelle Sr. M Wisconsin
Ashley Lawrence Sr. M West Virginia
Toni Payne Sr. M Duke
Rebecca Quinn Sr. M Duke
Casie Ramsier Sr. M Auburn
Gabby Seiler Sr. M Florida
Alexis Shaffer Sr. M Virginia
Andi Sullivan Jr. M Stanford
Nadia Gomes Jr. F BYU
Rachel Hill Sr. F Connecitcut
Savannah Jordan Sr. F Florida
Simone Kolander Sr. F Minnesota
Tyler Lussi Sr. F Princeton
Savannah McCaskill Jr. F South Carolina
McKenzie Meehan Sr. F Boston College
Margaret Purce Sr. F Harvard
Stephanie Ribeiro Sr. F Connecticut
Megan Schafer Jr. F Penn State
Arielle Ship Sr. F California
Murielle Tiernan Sr. F Virginia Tech
Hannah Wilkinson Sr. F Tennessee