Five women with area ties were named to the 2019 women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List by the United Soccer Coaches.

They were:

* University of North Carolina senior defender Julia Ashley (Verona, N.J.)

* Stanford University senior defender Alana Cook (Far Hills, N.J.)

* North Carolina State junior midfielder Tziarra King (Sicklerville, N.J.)

* Butler University senior midfielder Paige Monaghan (Succasunna, N.J.)

* Rutgers University senior goalkeeper Casey Murphy (Bridgewater, N.J.)

Forty-45 players are included on the Women’s Watch List, headlined by 2017 finalist Jessie Fleming of UCLA and five semifinalists; Stanford junior Tierna Davidson, South Carolina junior Grace Fisk, Stanford sophomore Catarina Macario, UCLA senior Hailie Mace and Murphy. Seventeen of the 45 players were United Soccer Coaches All-Americans last season.

The MAC Hermann Trophy Watch Lists are compiled by members of the United Soccer Coaches Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committees. Fifteen semifinalists will be named for both the men’s and women’s MAC Hermann Trophy near the end of the college season based on voting by NCAA Division I coaches and from those candidates, three finalists will be placed on the ballot for the award.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. This year’s winners will be announced at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

2018 Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Name Yr. Pos. School Hometown
Julia Ashley Sr. D North Carolina Verona, N.J.
Marjorie Boilesen Jr. F Florida Gulf Coast Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jaye Boissiere Jr. M Stanford Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Deyna Castellanos Jr. F Florida State Maracay, Venezuela
Alana Cook Sr. D Stanford Far Hills, N.J.
Katie Cousins Jr. M Tennessee Forest, Va.
Paige Culver Sr. D Kent State Oakville, Ontario
Tierna Davidson* Jr. D Stanford Menlo Park, Calif.
Savannah DeMelo So. M USC Bellflower, Calif.
Emma Ekic So. M Louisville Louisville, Ky.
Caitlin Farrell Sr. F Georgetown Wallingford, Conn.
Grace Fisk* Jr. D South Carolina Bromley, England
Jessie Fleming** Jr. M UCLA London, Ontario
Rylee Foster Jr. K West Virginia Cambridge, Ontario
Abby Givens Jr. F Princeton Charlotte, N.C.
Hailey Harbison Sr. D Pepperdine Rancho Penasquitos, Calif.
Cyera Hintzen Jr. F Texas Garland, Texas
Tziarra King Jr. M North Carolina State Sicklerville, N.J.
CeCe Kizer Sr. M Mississippi Overland Park, Kan.
Alli Klug Jr. D Saint Louis Webster Groves, Mo.
Taylor Kornieck Jr. M Colorado Henderson, Nev.
Natalia Kuikka Sr. D Florida State Kemi, Finland
Katie Lund Jr. K TCU Plano, Texas
Catarina Macario* So. F Stanford San Diego, Calif.
Hailie Mace* Sr. F UCLA Ventura, Calif.
Kayla McCoy Sr. F Duke Lincolnwood, Ill.
Kaiya McCullough Jr. D UCLA Mission Viejo, Calif.
Tegan McGrady Sr. D Stanford San Jose, Calif.
Paige Monaghan Sr. M Butler Succasunna, N.J.
Casey Murphy* Sr. K Rutgers Bridgewater, N.J.
Emily Ogle Sr. M Penn State Strongsville, Ohio
Victoria Pickett Jr. M Wisconsin Barrie, Ontario
Ally Prisock Sr. D USC Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Dani Rhodes Jr. F Wisconsin Waukesha, Wis.
Deana Rose So. F Florida Alliston, Ontario
Alessia Russo So. F North Carolina East Fairleigh, England
Ashley Sanchez So. F UCLA Monrovia, Calif.
Khadija Shaw Sr. F Tennessee Spanish Town, Jamaica
Bianca St. Georges Sr. D West Virginia St. Felix de Valois, Quebec
Vera Varis Sr. K UCF Vantaa, Finland
Evelyne Viens Jr. F South Florida L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
Marisa Viggiano Sr M Northwestern Macomb Township, Mich.
Annie Walker Sr. F Rice Grand Blanc, Mich.
Ally Watt Jr. F Texas A&M Colorado Springs, Colo.
Haley Woodard Sr. F Oklahoma State Norman, Okla.

* – 2017 MAC Hermann Semifinalist

** – 2017 MAC Hermann Finalist


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