Thirty men 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 list is compiled by the NSCAA Men’s NCAA Division I All-America Committee, 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; Notre Dame senior Patrick Hodan; Stanford junior Jordan Morris; Charlotte senior Kyle Parker; Indiana junior Tanner Thompson; and Georgetown junior Joshua Yaro.
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, three finalists will be chosen for the award. The winner will be announced in January.
For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy and a list of past winners, visit here.
* - 2014 MAC Hermann Semifinalist
# - 2014 NSCAA All-American
2015 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
|Brandon Allen - #||Senior||F||Georgetown|
|Michael Amick - #||Junior||D||UCLA|
|Neco Brett||Senior||F||Robert Morris|
|Francis De Vries - #||Junior||D||St. Francis (Pa.)|
|Guillermo Delgado - #||Junior||M||Delaware|
|Christian Duarte||Senior||M||CSU Bakersfield|
|Pat Flynn||Junior||F||Bowling Green|
|Fabien Herbers - *#||Junior||F||Creighton|
|Patrick Hodan - *#||Senior||M||Notre Dame|
|Callum Irving - #||Senior||K||Kentucky|
|Chase Minter||Senior||M||Cal Poly|
|Jordan Morris - *#||Junior||F||Stanford|
|Kyle Parker - *#||Senior||F||Charlotte|
|Timo Pitter - #||Senior||M||Creighton|
|Tanner Thompson - *#||Junior||M||Indiana|
|Brandon Vincent - #||Senior||D||Stanford|
|Christopher Wehan||Junior||M||New Mexico|
|Joshua Yaro - *#||Junior||D||Georgetown|
|Julian Zamora||Sophomore||F||CSU Bakersfield|