The field for the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy was narrowed to just three on Friday.
The finalists were revealed ahead of the College Cup semifinals by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and they are Stanford’s Jordan Morris, Creighton’s Fabian Herbers and Georgetown’s Brandon Allen.
Herbers is the favorite to win this year’s award after scoring 15 goals and assisting 17 times in all games for the Bluejays.
However, U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team forward Morris may have something to say about that should his College Cup weekend end on a high note. He is the only one of the three still playing in the NCAA Tournament, and has scored 11 goals in just 16 games played this year for the Cardinal.
Meanwhile, Allen’s numbers should not be overlooked. He scored 12 goals and provided seven assists for the Hoyas this campaign, bringing his career goal total to 50 at the program — a Hoyas record.
The MAC Hermann award is the highest individual intercollegiate award. Former winners of the honors include Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe, New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury and two-time award winner and current New York City FC forward Patrick Mullins.
The three finalists in the running for the women’s award are West Virginia junior defender Kadeisha Buchanan, Penn State senior midfielder Raquel Rodriguez and Virginia senior defender Emily Sonnet.
The award ceremony will take place on Jan. 8.
Who do you think will win the awards? Anyone miss the cut that you think should have been named a finalist?
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Check the stats. Herbers by a landslide
But its about what he did during the college season, and the other finalists contributed more goals, and assists wise.
I can’t see the NCAA naming anybody whose off season didn’t include playing for and scoring goals for the USMNT and USMNT-U23’s
sad there’s no running commentary today. does anybody have a link to stream these games besides ESPN?