KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 25, 2022) – United Soccer Coaches announced the 38 NCAA Men’s Division I college soccer players named to the 2022 Hermann Trophy Watch List on Thursday.
Leading this year’s watch list is University of New Hampshire junior midfielder Yannick Bright, the only 2021 Hermann semi-finalist returning to play this fall.
A total of 11 of the players on the list earned previous All-America recognition from United Soccer Coaches: University of Tulsa senior defender Mariano Fazio, Indiana senior defender Daniel Munie, West Virginia junior defender Bjarne Thiesen, University of New Hampshire junior midfielder Yannick Bright, Loyola Marymount senior midfielder Noel Caliskan, Hofstra fifth-year senior midfielder Hendrik Hebbeker, University of Vermont fifth-year senior midfielder Alex Nagy, University of Pittsburgh senior midfielder Valentin Noel, Duke junior midfielder Peter Stroud, Missouri State senior midfielder Kian Yari, and University of New Hampshire fifth-year senior forward Tola Showunmi.
Hebbeker, Nagy, and Showunmi are all taking advantage of the NCAA decision granting an additional season of competition for student-athletes following the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 academic year.
The Hermann Trophy, presented annually by the Missouri Athletic Club, is the nation’s highest individual honor recognizing the National Player of the Year as determined by the voting of Division I coaches who are members of United Soccer Coaches.
The 2022 Women’s Hermann Trophy Watch List was announced on Thursday, Aug. 18. Fifteen men’s players and 15 women’s players become Hermann Trophy semifinalists on Nov. 30 following completion of Division I All-America voting following the fall season. Then on Dec. 7, the top three players from a final round of voting are the 2021 finalists. The 2022 winner is revealed on Jan. 6, 2023, at a ceremony at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo.
United Soccer Coaches
2022 Men’s Hermann Trophy Watch List
|K||Sam Fowler||Sr.||University of Washington||Issaquah, Wash.|
|K||Jassem Koleilat||Sr.||University of New Hampshire||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|K||Wessel Speel||Jr.||Hofstra University||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|D||Noah Egan||Sr.||University of Vermont||Irvine, Calif.|
|D||Mariano Fazio||Sr.||University of Tulsa||Sevilla, Spain|
|D||Pietro Grassi||So.||UCLA||Milan, Italy|
|D||Luis Grassow||Sr.||University of Kentucky||Munich, Germany|
|D||Noah Gulden||GR5||Lipscomb University||Drammen, Norway|
|D||Michael Hong||GR5||Loyola University Chicago||Vernon Hills, Ill.|
|D||Moses Mensah||Sr.||Campbell University||Cape Coast, Ghana|
|D||Daniel Munie||Sr.||Indiana University||Maryland Heights, Mo.|
|D||Ramzi Qawasmy||GR5||Providence College||Lansdale, Pa.|
|D||Alberto Suarez||GR5||Saint Louis University||Zaragosa, Spain|
|D||Bjarne Thiesen||Jr.||West Virginia University||Kiel, Germany|
|D||Til Zinnhardt||Sr.||University of North Carolina||Konigstein, Germany|
|M||Yannick Bright||Jr.||University of New Hampshire||Milan, Italy|
|M||Noel Caliskan||Sr.||Loyola Marymount University||Cologne, Germany|
|M||Karim Diao||Sr.||University of Central Arkansas||Bordeaux, France|
|M||Rory O’Driscoll||GR5||University of New Hampshire||Minneapolis, Minn.|
|M||Luis Garcia||Sr.||Providence College||Gran Canaria, Spain|
|M||Hendrik Hebbeker||GR5||Hofstra University||Cologne, Germany|
|M||Alex Nagy||GR5||University of Vermont||Bow, N.H.|
|M||Valentin Noel||Sr.||University of Pittsburgh||Niort, France|
|M||Peter Stroud||Jr.||Duke University||Chester, N.J.|
|M||Kian Yari||Sr.||Missouri State University||Manchester, England|
|F||Steven Afrifa||Jr.||Florida International University||Toronto, Ont.|
|F||Patrick Agyemang||Sr.||University of Rhode Island||East Hartford, Conn.|
|F||Aadne Bruseth||GR5||Missouri State University||Batnfjordsora, Norway|
|F||Wilmer Cabrera, Jr.||Sr.||Butler University||Bogota, Colombia|
|F||Ryan Carmichael||Jr.||Hofstra University||Armagh, Northern Ireland|
|F||Billy Hency||GR5||Loyola University Chicago||Fenton, Mo.|
|F||Emil Jaaskelainen||Jr.||Long Island University||Bolton, England|
|F||Levonte Johnson||Sr.||Syracuse University||Brampton, Ont.|
|F||John Klein||GR5||Saint Louis University||Columbia, Mo.|
|F||Peter Mangione||Jr.||Penn State University||Hunt Valley, Md.|
|F||Alex Meinhard||Jr.||University of Tulsa||Tartu, Estonia|
|F||Tola Showunmi||GR5||University of New Hampshire||Enfield, England|
|F||Oladayo Thomas||GR5||Santa Clara University||Lagos, Nigeria|
*GR5 Indicates student-athletes exercising their extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19
About the Missouri Athletic Club
Located in St. Louis, Mo., 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.