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Virginia Leads All Programs with Three Players Named as 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

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2014 Also Marks the First Time Two Players Added to List by Fan Vote

A total of 32 players take another step toward winning the most coveted award in college soccer, as they were named semifinalists for the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual intercollegiate award administered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and presented annually at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. This year’s trophy presentation and banquet will take place Friday, Jan. 9.

The University of Virginia leads all programs (men’s and women’s) this year with three semifinalists: 2013 winner Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.), 2013 semifinalist Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills,Calif.), and 2014 Watch List player Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.). This is the first time since 2008 that any one program has had three semifinalists (Wake Forest men and North Carolina women).

Additionally, UCLA has two players named 2013 finalists returning as this year’s finalists. Men’s senior midfielder Leo Stolz (Munich) and women’s senior defender Abby Dahlkemper (Menlo Park, Calif.) both advance in the process.

For the first time in the history of the award, college soccer fans had the opportunity to participate in an earlier part of the selection process by voting to add their favorite player as a semifinalist. Through MAC Hermann Trophy website (managed by LockerDome), USF senior Lucas Baldin (Tabuate, Brazil) and LaSalle senior Kelsey Haycook (Point Pleasant, N.J.) are the 16th semifinalist added to the men’s and women’s lists, respectively.

NCAA Division I coaches that are NSCAA College Services members may vote for their top choices Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 11 within myNSCAA on NSCAA.com. Soccer fans can also let their collective voice be heard by voting for their favorite player on the MAC’s website hosted by LockerDome, starting Tuesday, Dec. 2. Six finalists (three men, three women) will be named finalists in mid-December.

For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy and a list of past winners, visit the MAC Hermann Trophy page at NSCAA.com.

For news and highlight reels from previous MAC Hermann presentations, visit lockerdome.com/machermanntrophy.

* - Indicates 2013 trophy winner
# - Indicates 2013 finalist
^ - Indicates Missouri Athletic Club Fans' Choice Selection

2014 Men’s MAC Hermann Semifinalists

[+] Click here to see the men's semifinalists accomplishments

First

Last

Class

Pos.

School

Hometown

Lucas

Baldin^

Sr.

M

USF

Tabuate, Brazil

Alex

Bono

Jr.

GK

Syracuse

Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Jay

Chapman

Jr.

M

Michigan State

Campbellford, Ontario

Andy

Craven

Sr.

F

North Carolina

St. Simon's Island, Ga.

Joseph

Greenspan

Sr.

D

Navy

Westfield, N.J.

Connor

Hallisey

Sr.

F

California

Granite Bay, Calif.

Fabian

Herbers

So.

F

Creighton

Ahaus, Germany

Patrick

Hodan

Jr.

M

Notre Dame

Brookfield, Wis.

Cameron

Iwasa

Sr.

F

UC Irvine

Sacramento, Calif.

Robert

Kristo

Sr.

F

Saint Louis

St. Louis, Mo.

Jordan

Morris

So.

F

Stanford

Mercer Island, Wash.

Kyle

Parker

Jr.

F

Charlotte

Marvin, N.C.

Khiry

Shelton

Sr.

F

Oregon State

Leander, Texas

Leo

Stolz#

Sr.

M

UCLA

Munich, Germany

Tanner

Thompson

So.

M

Indiana

Loomis, Calif.

Joshua

Yaro

So.

D

Georgetown

Santa Barbara, Calif.

2014 Women’s MAC Hermann Semifinalists

[+] Click here to see the women's semifinalists accomplishments

First

Last

Class

Pos.

School

Hometown

Janine

Beckie

Jr.

F

Texas Tech

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Morgan

Brian*

Sr.

M

Virginia

St. Simons Island, Ga.

Dagny

Brynjarsdottir

Sr.

M

Florida State

Hella, Iceland

Kadeisha

Buchanan

So.

D

West Virginia

Brampton, Ontario

Whitney

Church

Sr.

D

Penn State

Ashburn, Va.

Danielle

Colaprico

Sr.

M

Virginia

Freehold, N.J.

Daphne

Corboz

Sr.

M

Georgetown

Greenbrook, N.J.

Abby

Dahlkemper#

Sr.

D

UCLA

Menlo Park, Calif.

Makenzy

Doniak

Jr.

F

Virginia

Chino Hills, Calif.

Shea

Groom

Sr.

M

Texas A&M

Liberty, Mo.

Kristin

Grubka

Sr.

D

Florida State

Melbourne, Fla.

Kelsey

Haycook^

Sr.

F

La Salle

Point Pleasant, N.J.

Savannah

Jordan

So.

F

Florida

Fayetteville, Ga.

Lo'eau

LaBonta

Sr.

M

Stanford

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Samantha

Mewis

Sr.

M

UCLA

Weymouth, Mass.

Lynn

Williams

Sr.

F

Pepperdine

Fresno, Calif.

 

About the Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club has been presenting college soccer’s player of the year awards since 1986. The MAC was established in 1903 as an athletic, dining and social club. It has a “Platinum Club of America” status, which is awarded to the top private clubs in the country. To learn more about the Missouri Athletic Club, go to mac-stl.org.

About the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.

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