ACC Soccer: MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists Named


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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Five Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer players and three men have been named semifinalists for the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy announced today by the NSCAA. 

Among the 16 women semifinalists are reigning MAC Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian of Virginia, 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year Dagny Brynjarsdottir of Florida State, ACC Midfielder of the Year Danielle Colaprico of Virginia and Defensive Player of the Year Kristin Grubka of Florida State. Virginia’s Makenzy Doniak, a first team All-ACC selection, rounds out the ACC’s quintet, which leads all leagues. 

On the men’s side, among the 16 semifinalists are 2014 ACC Defensive Player of the of the Year Alex Bono of Syracuse, ACC Offensive Player of the Year Patrick Hodan of Notre Dame and North Carolina’s Andy Craven, who earned All-ACC First Team honors.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual intercollegiate award administered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and is presented annually at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. 

NCAA Division I coaches who are NSCAA members votes combined with fan votes (http://machermanntrophy.lockerdome.com/) will select this year’s MAC Hermann Trophy winners.

Six finalists (three men, three women) will be named finalists in mid-December. The winner will be announced during the MAC Hermann Trophy banquet in St. Louis on Jan. 9, 2015.

The ACC has swept the MAC Hermann Trophy awards each of the last two years and five times overall (1989, 1993, 1998, 2012, 2013). ACC men have claimed soccer’s top honor 17 times, while the women have done so 11 times. 

ACC MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

Women
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Sr., M, Florida State
Kristin Grubka, Sr., D, Florida State
Morgan Brian, Sr., M, Virginia
Danielle Colaprico, Sr., M, Virginia
Makenzy Doniak, Jr., F, Virginia

Men
Patrick Hodan, Jr., M, Notre Dame
Andy Craven, Sr., F, North Carolina
Alex Bono, Jr., GK, Syracuse