Twenty-eight 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 list is compiled by the NSCAA Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committee, based on analysis of returning All-America and All-Region players, as well as any prominent newcomers.
Thirteen NSCAA All-Americans from 2014 are also on this watch list, including four who were named 2014 semifinalists. Texas Tech forward Janine Beckie, West Virginia junior Kadeisha Buchanan, Virginia senior Makenzy Doniak, and Florida junior Savannah Jordan 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, 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 Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
|Janine Beckie - *#||Junior||F||Texas Tech|
|Katie Bowen||Senior||M||North Carolina|
|Kadeisha Buchanan - *#||Junior||D||West Virginia|
|Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno||Senior||M||Penn State|
|Rita Craven - #||Senior||M||Valparaiso|
|Rachel Daly||Senior||F||St. John's|
|Makenzy Doniak - *#||Senior||F||Virginia|
|Janelle Flaws - #||Senior||F||Illinois|
|Jackie Hall - #||Senior||D||Buffalo|
|Mikaela Harvey||Sophomore||M||Texas A&M|
|Ashley Hatch - #||Junior||F||BYU|
|Savannah Jordan - *#||Junior||F||Florida|
|Rose Lavelle - #||Junior||M||Wisconsin|
|Ashley Lawrence||Junior||M||West Virginia|
|McKenzie Meehan||Junior||F||Boston College|
|Brianne Reed - #||Senior||D||Rutgers|
|Cari Roccaro||Senior||M||Notre Dame|
|Liana Salazar - #||Senior||M||Kansas|
|Isabella Schmid||Senior||M||Florida State|
|Emily Sonnett - #||Senior||D||Virginia|
|Murielle Tiernan||Junior||F||Virginia Tech|
|Cheyna Williams - #||Senior||F||Florida State|