ACC Leads 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Aug. 14, 2012

GREENSBORO N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference, with a total of 10 selections, is the league with the most representatives among 38 female student-athletes named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List for the 2012 season.

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

ACC representatives on this year’s list include Boston College midfielder Kristen Mewis; Duke defender Natasha Anasi (2011 ACC Defensive Player of the Year) and midfielder Kaitlyn Kerr; Florida State defender Ines Juarena and forward Tiffany McCarty; North Carolina defender Crystal Dunn; Virginia midfielder Morgan Brian (2011 ACC Freshman of the Year) and forward Caroline Miller; and Wake Forest forward Katie Stengel (2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year) and goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe.

A total of nine semifinalists from the 2011 Watch List return including Anasi, Brian, Jaurena, McCarty and Stengel, who is a two-time semifinalist in 2010 and 2011.
 
The list will be narrowed down by NSCAA members from Division I programs to 15 semifinalists by Nov. 29. Member coaches and fans will then vote for their top three choices and the finalists will be announced Dec. 6. The winner will be announced at the awards’ banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club on Friday, Jan. 11.
 

2012 NSCAA Women's MAC Hermann Award Watch List
Player Class Pos. School Hometown
Caitlin Alves Sr. M Hartford Ludlow, Mass.
Natasha Anasi* Jr. D Duke Arlington, Texas
Audrey Bledsoe Jr. GK Wake Forest Cincinnati
Morgan Brian* So. M Virginia St. Simon's Island, Ga.
Chelsea Buckland Sr. F Oregon State Vancouver, British Columbia
Zakiya Bywaters Sr. M UCLA Las Vegas
Abigail Dahlkemper So. D UCLA Menlo Park, Calif.
Vanessa DiBernardo Jr. M Illinois Naperville, Ill.
Crystal Dunn Jr. M North Carolina Rockville Center, N.Y.
Christine Exeter Jr. F Louisville Pickering, Ontario
Adrianna Franch* Sr. GK Oklahoma State Salina, Kan.
Kelsey Haycook So. F LaSalle Point Pleasant, N.J.
Maya Hayes# Jr. F Penn State West Orange, N.J.
Ines Jaurena* Sr. D Florida State Charenton-le-Pont, France
Tishia Jewell Sr. F Central Florida Satellite Beach, Fla.
Julie Johnston* Jr. M Santa Clara Mesa, Ariz.
Maegan Kelly Jr. M/F Marquette Kansas City, Mo.
Kaitlyn Kerr Jr. M Duke Bensalem, Pa.
Nadia Link Sr. F Long Beach State Walnut, Calif.
Lindsi Lisonbee Sr. D Brigham Young Park City, Utah
Bry McCarthy Sr. D West Virginia Ajax, Ontario
Tiffany McCarty* Sr. F Florida State Laurel, Md.
Kristen Mewis Sr. M Boston College Hanson, Mass.
Caroline Miller Sr. F Virginia Rockville, Md.
Kelley Monogue So. F Texas A&M McKinney, Texas
Christine Nairn Sr. M Penn State Arnold, Md.
Alexa Newfield Jr. M Georgia Atlanta
Christabel Oduro Jr. F Memphis Brampton, Ontario
Emily Oliver Jr. GK Stanford Flossmoor, Ill.
Michelle Pao Jr. D Pepperdine Cupertino, Calif.
Erin Quinlan Jr. GK Hartford Saugus, Mass.
Katie Stengel* Jr. F Wake Forest Melbourne, Fla.
Mallory Schaffer* Sr. M William & Mary Allison Park, Pa.
Erika Tymrak Sr. M Florida Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Becca Wann Jr. F Richmond Chesterfield, Va.
Renee Washington Jr. M LaSalle Ewing, N.J.
Colleen Williams Sr. F Dayton Titusville, N.J.
Kathryn Williamson Sr. D Florida McKinney, Texas
* 2011 Hermann Award Semifinalist
# 2011 Hermann Award Finalist