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MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List Revealed For 2013 - By Chris Teale

The Watch List for the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in college soccer, has been announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and is highlighted by a number of familiar faces.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is presented annually to one male and one female NCAA soccer player, and this year’s Watch Lists feature a combined total of 65 athletes from Division I.

Both of last year’s winners, Patrick Mullins (Maryland) and Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), return for their senior years and will be looking to win the trophy once again. Were Mullins to take the crown, he would be the first man since Mike Fisher in 1995-96 to win back-to-back MAC Hermann Trophies. Dunn would be the first since Christine Sinclair in 2004-05 to do the same with the women’s trophy.

Meanwhile, three semifinalists from last year’s MAC Hermann Trophy are on the 2013 men’s Watch List, with Mamadou Diouf (Connecticut) joining Robbie Kristo (Saint Louis) and Steve Neumann (Georgetown) on the list of 34 players.

Likewise, five of last year’s 2012 semifinalists have made the 2013 Watch List on the women’s side: Natasha Anasi (Duke), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Maya Hayes (Penn State), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara) and KealiaOhai (North Carolina).

The two Watch Lists will be reduced to the top 15 after a vote by NCAA Division I coaches that are members of the NSCAA. Then, three men and three women will be chosen as finalists for the award, which will be announced on January 10 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

2013 Men’s MAC Hermann Watch List

NAME

CLASS

POS.

SCHOOL

HOMETOWN

Andre Blake

Jr.

GK

Connecticut

May Pen, Jamaica

John McCarthy

Sr.

GK

La Salle

Cinnaminson, N.J.

Tyler Miller

Jr.

GK

Northwestern

Woodbury, N.J.

Spencer Richey

Sr.

GK

Washington

Seattle

Nick Hagglund

Sr.

D

Xavier

Cincinnati

SebastienIbeagha

Jr.

D

Duke

Missouri City, Texas

Anthony Manning

Jr.

D

Saint Louis

Mesquite, Texas

Boyd Okwuonu

Jr.

D

North Carolina

Edmond, Okla.

Tim Parker

Jr.

D

St. John's

Hicksville, N.Y.

Matt Polster

Jr.

D

SIUE

Las Vegas

Patrick Slogic

Sr.

D

Cornell

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cristobal Soto

Sr.

D

American

Santiago, Chile

Nicholas Walker

Sr.

D

Fairleigh Dickinson

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Kyle Venter

Sr.

D

New Mexico

Aurora, Colo.

Romena Bowie

Sr.

M

Virginia Commonwealth

St. Mary's, Jamaica

Omar Mata

Sr.

M

Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla.

Pedro Ribeiro

Sr.

M

Coastal Carolina

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Joseph Schmid

Sr.

M

Monmouth

Kingston, Pa.

Jared Watts

Sr.

M

Wake Forest

Statesville, N.C.

Liam Collins

Sr.

M

Memphis

Skibbereen, Ireland

Tyler Gibson

Sr.

M

Charlotte

Knoxville, Tenn.

Gideon Asante

Sr.

F

Old Dominion

Sunyani, Ghana

ReinaldoBrenes

Sr.

F

Akron

San Jose, Costa Rica

Mamadou Diouf*

Sr.

F

Connecticut

Dakar, Senegal

David Geno

Sr.

F

East Tennessee State

Kingsport, Tenn.

Giuseppe Gentile

Jr.

F

Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C.

Robbie Kristo*

Jr.

F

Saint Louis

St. Louis

Cristian Mata

So.

F

Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla.

Patrick Mullins#

Sr.

F

Maryland

New Orleans

Steve Neumann*

Sr.

F

Georgetown

New Hope, Pa.

MakenziePridham

Sr.

F

Cal Poly

Toronto

Mark Sherrod

Jr.

F

Memphis

Knoxville, Tenn.

Christian Volesky

Jr.

F

SIUE

Las Vegas

Reed Williams

Sr.

F

UCLA

Newport Beach, Calif.

 

2013 Women's MAC Hermann Watch List

NAME

CLASS

POS

SCHOOL

HOMETOWN

Kelsey Wys

Sr.

GK

Florida State

Coral Springs, Fla.

Aubrey Bledsoe

Sr.

GK

Wake Forest

Cincinnati

Elizabeth Hoerner

Sr.

GK

Navy

Lititz, Pa.

Whitney Church

Jr.

D

Penn State

Ashburn, Va.

Abigail Dahlkemper

Jr.

D

UCLA

Menlo Park, Calif.

Marissa Diggs

Sr.

D

UCF

Rowlett, Texas

Arin Gilliland

Jr.

D

Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.

Emily Menges

Sr.

D

Georgetown

Garden City, N.Y.

Jade Seabrook

Jr.

D

Navy

St. Paris, Ohio

Natasha Anasi*

Sr.

D

Duke

Arlington, Texas

Jessie Ayers

Jr.

M

Colorado College

Seattle

DagnyBrynjarsdottir

Jr.

M

Florida State

Hella, Iceland

Daphne Corboz*

Jr.

M

Georgetown

Greenbrook, N.J.

Vanessa DiBernardo

Sr.

M

Illinois

Naperville, Ill.

Crystal Dunn#

Sr.

M

North Carolina

Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Julie Johnston*

Sr.

M

Santa Clara

Mesa, Ariz.

CariRoccaro

So.

M

Notre Dame

East Islip, N.Y.

Meghan Streight

Jr.

M

Texas A&M

McKinney, Texas

Janine Beckie

So.

F

Texas Tech

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

JonelleFiligno

Sr.

F

Rutgers

Mississauga, Ontario

Amanda Frisbie

Sr.

F

Portland

McKinney, Texas

Kristen Hamilton

Sr.

F

Denver

Littleton, Colo.

Maya Hayes*

Sr.

F

Penn State

West Orange, N.J.

Morgan Marlborough

Sr.

F

Santa Clara

Lee's Summit, Mo.

TesaMcKibben

Sr.

F

Saint Francis (Pa.)

Cogan Station, Pa.

KealiaOhai*

Sr.

F

North Carolina

Draper, Utah

IfeomaOnumonu

So.

F

California

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Katie Stengel

Sr.

F

Wake Forest

Melbourne, Fla.

Taylor Uhl

Jr.

F

Stanford

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Hannah Wilkinson

Jr.

F

Tennessee

Whangarei, New Zealand

Lynn Williams

Jr.

F

Pepperdine

Fresno, Calif.

 

 

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