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Fifteen Men and 15 Women Named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

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A total of 30 student-athletes have been selected as semifinalists for the country’s top soccer award.

Fifteen men and 15 women have been announced as the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy semifinalists.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer. It is presented annually in January during a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

NCAA Division I coaches who are NSCAA members may vote for their top choices starting today (Wednesday, Nov. 28) to Wednesday, Dec. 5. New this year is a fan voting component, conducted through LockerDome, which allows fans to also contribute to picking this year’s MAC Hermann Trophy winners.

Several players from this year’s Watch List were named semifinalists. On the men’s side, Connecticut’s Carlos Alvarez (Los Angeles), Coastal Carolina’s Ashton Bennett (Claredon, Jamaica), Akron’s Scott Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.), Georgetown’s Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa.), and New Mexico’s Devon Sandoval (Albuquerque, N.M.).

On the women’s side, Watch List players turned semifinalists include Duke’s Natasha Anasi (Arlington, Texas), UCLA’s Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas), North Carolina’s Crystal Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Florida State’s Ines Jaurena (Charenton le Pont, France), BYU’s Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall (Park City, Utah), Boston College’s Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Virginia’s Carolina Miller (Rockville, Md.), Florida’s Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.), and Penn State’s Maya Hayes (West Orange, N.J.) and Christine Nairn (Arnold, Md.).

The top three vote-getters for each gender will be announced Thursday, Dec. 6. The winner will be announced during the MAC Hermann Trophy banquet in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

About the Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club has been presenting college soccer’s players 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.

2012 Men’s MAC Hermann Semifinalists

[+] Men's Semifinalists' 2012 Accomplishments

Name

Class

Pos.

School

Hometown

Carlos Alvarez

Sr.

M

Connecticut

Los Angeles

Don Anding

Sr.

F

Northeastern

Amity Harbor, N.Y.

Ashton Bennett

Sr.

F

Coastal Carolina

Clarendon, Jamaica

Scott Caldwell

Sr.

M

Akron

Braintree, Mass.

Mamadou Doudou Diouf

Jr.

F

Connecticut

Dakar, Senegal

Andrew Farrell

Jr.

D

Louisville

Louisville, Ky.

Ryan Finley

Sr.

F

Notre Dame

Lumberton, N.J.

Jose Gomez

Sr.

M

Creighton

Santa Ana, Calif.

Daniel Haber

Jr.

F

Cornell

Toronto

Robbie Kristo

So.

F

St. Louis

St. Louis

Patrick Mullins

Jr.

F

Maryland

New Orleans

Steve Neumann

Jr.

F

Georgetown

New Hope, Pa.

Dillon Powers

Sr.

M

Notre Dame

Plano, Texas

Devon Sandoval

Sr.

F

New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.

Chris Thomas

Sr.

F

Elon

Snellville, Ga.

2012 Women’s MAC Hermann Semifinalists

[+] Women's Semifinalists' 2012 Accomplishments

Name

Class

Pos.

School

Hometown

Natasha Anasi

Jr.

D

Duke

Arlington, Texas

Zakiya Bywaters

Sr.

M

UCLA

Las Vegas

Daphne Corboz

So.

M

Georgetown

Greenbrook, N.J.

Crystal Dunn

Jr.

F

North Carolina

Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Alina Garciamendez

Sr.

D

Stanford

Fairview, Texas

Maya Hayes

Jr.

F

Penn State

West Orange, N.J.

Ines Jaurena

Sr.

D

Florida State

Charenton le Pont, France

Julie Johnston

Jr.

M

Santa Clara

Mesa, Ariz.

Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall

Sr.

D

BYU

Park City, Utah

Kristen Mewis

Sr.

M

Boston College

Hanson, Mass.

Caroline Miller

Sr.

F

Virginia

Rockville, Md.

Christine Nairn

Sr.

M

Penn State

Arnold, Md.

Kealia Ohai

Jr.

F

North Carolina

Draper, Utah

Rachel Quon

Sr.

D

Stanford

Lake Forest, Ill.

Erika Tymrak

Sr.

M

Florida

Bradenton, Fla.

 

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