Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy

United Soccer Coaches administers the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award presented to a player in intercollegiate soccer. United Soccer Coaches Division I College Services members serve as the official voting body for the Hermann Trophy.

History

In 1967, Robert Hermann, the president of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the NPSL's successor, the North American Soccer League, established a trophy to annually recognize the top men's collegiate soccer player. The trophy, named the Hermann Trophy, has been awarded each year since 1967. In 1988, a second Hermann Trophy was inaugurated to recognize the top women's collegiate player of the year.

In 1986, the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) began naming an annual player of the year as a rival to the Hermann Trophy. Then in 1996, the NSCAA initiated its own annual player of the year award. These three competing awards began merging three years later when the NSCAA and MAC agreed to cooperate on naming a combined collegiate player of the year. Finally, beginning in 2002, the NSCAA, the Missouri Athletic Conference and the Hermann Trophy merged to create a unified award for the top college soccer player of the year. The original Hermann Award Trophy is on display in the Hermann Atrium located in the McDonnell Athletic Center at MICDS in Ladue, Mo.

Selection Process

Today, the process of selecting a winner begins at the start of the college soccer season when a list of potential nominees is compiled by a nominating committee. Near the end of the collegiate regular season, 15 players whom the committee considers the best in Division I soccer are announced as semifinalists for the award. That list is then voted on through an online voting process by men's and women's Division I soccer coaches whose teams are current United Soccer Coaches College Services members.

In early December, the top three vote-getters for both the men's and women's trophy are announced as finalists for the award. These six individuals are invited to an annual banquet held at the Missouri Athletic Club of St. Louis. That evening, the winners of the two awards are announced and receive a 10 pound crystal replica soccer ball made by Tyrone Crystal of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Current College Services Members may make their 2018 MAC Hermann selections until 11:59 PM EST, December 5, 2018

VOTE

Past Winners

Men
2017 - Jon Bakero (Wake Forest)
2016 - Ian Harkes (Wake Forest)
2015 - Jordan Morris (Stanford)
2014 - Leo Stolz (UCLA)
2013 - Patrick Mullins (Maryland)
2012 - Patrick Mullins (Maryland)
2011 - Andrew Wenger
2010 - Darlington Nagbe
2009 - Teal Bunbury
2008 - Marcus Tracy
2007 - O'Brian White
2006 - Joseph Lapira
2005 - Jason Garey
2004 - Danny O'Rourke
2003 - Chris Wingert
2002 - Alecko Eskandarian
2001 - Luchi Gonzalez
2000 - Chris Gbandi
1999 - Ali Curtis
1998 - Wojtek Krakowiak
1997 - Johnny Torres
1996 - Mike Fisher
1995 - Mike Fisher
1994 - Brian Maisonneuve
1993 - Claudio Reyna
1992 - Brad Friedel
1991 - Alexi Lalas
1990 - Ken Snow
1989 - Tony Meola
1988 - Ken Snow
1987 - Bruce Murray
1986 - John Kerr
1985 - Tom Kain
1984 - Amr Aly
1983 - Mike Jeffries
1982 - Joe Ulrich
1981 - Armando Betancourt
1980 - Joe Morrone
1979 - Jim Stamatis
1978 - Angelo DiBernardo
1977 - Billy Gazonas
1976 - Glenn Myernick
1975 - Steve Ralbovsky
1974 - Farrukh Quarishi
1973 - Dan Counce
1972 - Mike Seerey
1971 - Mike Seerey
1970 - Al Trost
1969 - Al Trost
1968 - Manuel Hernandez
1967 - Dov Markus
Women
2017 - Andi Sullivan (Stanford)
2016 - Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia)
2015 - Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State)
2014 - Morgan Brian (Virginia)
2013 - Morgan Brian (Virginia)
2012 - Crystal Dunn (North Carolina)
2011 - Teresa Noyola
2010 - Christen Press
2009 - Kelley O'Hara
2008 - Kerri Hanks
2007 - Mami Yamaguchi
2006 - Kerri Hanks
2005 - Christine Sinclair
2004 - Christine Sinclair
2003 - Cat Reddick
2002 - Aly Wagner
2001 - Christie Welsh
2000 - Anne Makinen
1999 - Mandy Clemens
1998 - Cindy Parlow
1997 - Cindy Parlow
1996 - Cindy Dawes
1995 - Shannon MacMillan
1994 - Tisha Venturini
1993 - Mia Hamm
1992 - Mia Hamm