Dylan Nealis has helped Georgetown reach this year’s College Cup. (Photo courtesy of Georgetown University SID)
Georgetown University senior defender Dylan Nealis of Massapequa, N.Y. Thursday was named one of the three men’s finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
Nealis is a two-time Big East defensive player of the year and a two-time first team All-Region selection. His second-ranked Hoyas also have earned a spot at this weekend’s College Cup.
The other two finalists were University of Virginia junior midfielder Joe Bell (Wanaka, New Zealand) and Clemson University junior forward Robbie Robinson (Camden, S.C.).
Bell was named the Atlantic Coast Conference midfielder of the year and a first team All-Region selection in helping lead the top-ranked Cavaliers to the College Cup.
Robinson was the ACC offensive player of the year. He leads the nation in points with 45 and is tied for the national lead with 18 goals.
The MAC Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer, has been awarded annually since 1967. This year’s winners will be announced at the MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis Jan. 3.
The finalists were determined on voting by NCAA Division I men’s soccer coaches.