Quartet Repeats as Women's Hermann Trophy Semifinalists
Four women earned their second selection in as many years as semifinalists for the 2011 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in intercollegiate soccer.
For the second time in as many years, Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma State/Salina, Kan.), Sarah Hagen (Milwaukee/Appleton, Wis.), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest/Melbourne, Fla.) and Ingrid Wells (Georgetown/Upper Montclair, N.J.) are among the 15 semifinalists.
They are joined by Stanford’s Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Lindsay Taylor (Los Altos, Calif.), who could give the Cardinal the award for the third consecutive year to a third different player. The last two women’s recipients, Kelly O’Hara in 2009 and Christen Press in 2010, both played for Stanford. North Carolina players won the award four times in a row from 1991-94 (Kristine Lilly, 1991; Mia Hamm, 1992-93; Tisha Venturini, 1994).
Head coaches of NCAA Division I programs with current membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) will vote to determine the 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy recipient. Three finalists for the award will be announced on Friday, Dec. 9. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for a news conference on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, where the winner will be announced. A dinner and form presentation of the award will follow the news conference that evening.
For more information about the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, visit www.mac-hermann-trophy.org.
2011 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Women’s Semifinalists
D, So., Duke, Arlington, Texas
Started all 25 games for the Blue Devils…since her move to center back four games into the season, Duke has posted a school-record 16 shutouts and allowed only 10 goals…has one goal and one assist for three points…ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
M, Fr., Virginia, St. Simons Island, Ga.
Appeared in 23 games, starting 22…scored 11 goals and added eight assists for 30 points, good for second on the team…had three game-winning goals, all in conference play…took 103 shots and put 45 on goal, both team highs…ACC Freshman of the Year.
K, Jr., Oklahoma State, Salina, Kan.
Played in 20 of the Cowgirls’ 26 matches, posting a 16-2-2 record…ranked second in the nation in goals-against average, allowing only seven for a .348 percentage…logged a .920 save percentage, good for second in the nation…was named All-Big 12 for the third time in her career, one of only three OSU players to achieve the three-peat.
F, Sr., Milwaukee, Appleton, Wis.
Leads the nation in goals per game (1.23), points per game (2.90) and game-winning goals (11)…her 61 points ranks second in the nation…has 26 goals and nine assists…put 57 of her 128 shots on frame (.445)…scored four goals with the USWNT at the Four National Tournament last summer…two-time Horizon League Player of the Year.
F, So., Penn State, West Orange, N.J.
Started all 26 games…led the nation with 31 goals and 70 points…second in the nation in goals per game (1.192) and game-winning goals (9)…her 2.69 points per game ranks third in the nation…60 of her 97 shots were on frame (.619), converting 31 into goals (.320)…Big Ten Forward of the Year.
D, Jr., Florida State, Charenton le Pont, France
Started all 25 games for the Seminoles…scored four goals and served up three assists for 11 points…three of her goals are game-winners…put 12 of her 26 shots on frame (.462)…keyed a defense that recorded 12 shutouts this season, allowing a mere .98 goals-against average…a first-team All-ACC pick.
M, So., Santa Clara, Mesa, Ariz.
Appeared in 21 games for the Broncos…tallied 22 points on nine goals and four assists…four of her goals were game-winners…23 of her 45 shots were on goal (.511)…an All-WCC first-team selection…WCC Player of the Week after leading the team to wins over Washington State and Cal.
F, Sr., UCLA, Vancouver, B.C.
Appeared in 21 games…scored 16 goals and added three assists for 35 points…put 50 of her 89 shots on goal (.562)…had eight-game-winning goals, which tied her for third in the nation…tied for 17th in the nation in goals per game (.762)…earned All-Pac-12 honors for the third consecutive year.
F, Jr., Florida State, Laurel, Md.
Started all 25 games…scored 18 goals and added six assists for 42 points…tied for eighth in the nation in goals scored and tied for 12th for total points…put 49 of her 79 shots on goal, a sparkling .620 accuracy rate…a two-time first-team All-ACC selection…FSU’s all-time goal scorer and scoring leader.
M, Sr., Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.
Started all 24 games for the Cardinal…led the Pac-12 with 14 assists while adding eight goals, good for 30 points…tied for third in the nation in total assists…tallied four game-winning goals…the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s soccer…a three-time All-Pac-12 selection.
M, Jr., William and Mary, Allison Park, Pa.
Started all 22 matches for the Tribe…totaled 40 points on 17 goals and six assists…tied for 11th in the nation in goals (17), 16th in total points (40) and 17th in points per game (1.82)…had six game-winning goals…put 28 of her 57 shots on goal (.491)…Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year.
D, Sr., Memphis, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Started all 24 games for the Tigers…scored six goals and had five assists for 17 points, tied for third on the team…scored all three of UM’s penalty kicks…keyed a defense that recorded 15 shutouts and allowed an average of only 3.2 corner kicks per game…repeated as Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year.
F, So., Wake Forest, Melbourne, Fla.
Played in 23 games…scored 19 goals and added eight assists for 46 points…put 52 of her 95 shots on goal (.547)…tied for third in the nation with eight game-winning goals…tied for sixth in the nation in total goals…11th in the nation with .826 goals per game…ACC Offensive Player of the Year, the first Demon Deacon to win the award.
F, Sr., Stanford, Los Altos, Calif.
Started all 24 games…led the team with 20 goals and added six assists for 46 points…tied for fourth in the nation for total goals and seventh for total points…her .833 goals per game is 10th in the nation…16th in the nation with 1.92 points per game.…Pac-12 Player of the Year and a four-time all-conference selection.
M, Sr., Georgetown, Upper Montclair, N.J.
Appeared in 21 games for the Hoyas…tallied 30 points on nine goals and 12 assists…posted two game-winners…her 12 assists ties her for 10th in the nation…repeat selection as the Big East Midfielder of the Year…the Hoyas’ all-time scoring leader with 31 goals and 46 assists for 108 points.