A pair of New Yorkers were named among the 15 men’s finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club have announced Tuesday.
Massapequa, N.Y. native Dylan Nealis, a senior defender at Georgetown University, and New York City native Henry Kessler, a University of Virginia defender, were chosen.
The semifinals were based on voting by NCAA Division I men’s soccer coaches.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer and has been awarded annually since 1967. Andrew Gutman (Indiana) and Catarina Macario (Stanford) received the award for outstanding intercollegiate performances last year.
Three finalists will be named for the award Friday, Dec. 13 in conjunction with the Men’s College Cup in Cary, N.C. The 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy banquet will be held at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis Jan. 3 to announce this year’s winners.
The three women’s finalists will be announced this Friday. For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy, visit MACHermannTrophy.org.
|Josh Bauer||Jr||D||New Hampshire||Bedford, N.H.|
|Tanner Beason||Sr.||D||Stanford||Winston-Salem, N.C.|
|Joe Bell||Jr||M||Virginia||Wanaka, New Zealand|
|Matthew Bentley||Sr||F||Missouri State||London, England|
|Miguel Berry||Sr.||F||San Diego||Poway, Calif.|
|Blake Bodily||Jr||M||Washington||Eagle, Idaho|
|Anders Engebretsen||Sr||F||Saint Mary’s (Calif.)||Oslo, Norway|
|Cal Jennings||Sr||F||UCF||Roswell, Ga.|
|Henry Kessler||Jr||D||Virginia||New York, N.Y.|
|Bruno Lapa||Sr||M||Wake Forest||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Philip Mayaka||Fr.||M||Clemson||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Aaron Molloy||Sr||M||Penn State||Dublin, Ireland|
|Eddie Munjoma||Sr||D||SMU||McKinney, Texas|
|Dylan Nealis||Sr||D||Georgetown||Massapequa, N.Y.|
|Robbie Robinson||Jr||F||Clemson||Camden, S.C.|