There are three good reasons why the Hofstra University men were ranked 17th in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll.

Three players – Hendrik Hebbeker, Ryan Carmichael, and Wessel Speel – have been named to the 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List it was announced by the United Soccer Coaches Thursday.

A total of 38 players made the list.

The Hermann Trophy, presented annually by the Missouri Athletic Club, is the nation’s highest individual honor recognizing the national player of the year as determined by the voting of Division I coaches who are members of United Soccer Coaches.

Hebbeker, a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy last season, is coming off a breakout 2021 that saw him earn second-team All-America accolades and be named a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association and all-region selection. The 2022 CAA Preseason Player of the Year, Hebbeker, a fifth-year senior, tallied nine goals and 11 assists last season.

Carmichael, who was named to the preseason All-CAA team, led the nation in scoring in 2021 with 39 points on 15 goals and nine assists. The junior was also a first-team all-region and All-CAA selection last season.

Speel, a junior, was a preseason All-CAA pick, after recording 72 saves, a 0.90 goals against average, and eight solo shutouts last season. His play garnered him First-Team All-CAA and all-region honors as well.

The Hofstra trio are the only CAA men’s soccer student-athletes to be named to the watch list.

The women’s Hermann Trophy Watch List was announced on Aug. 18. Fifteen men’s players and 15 women’s players become Hermann Trophy semifinalists on Nov. 30 following completion of Division I All-America voting following the fall season. Then on Dec. 7, the top three players from a final round of voting are the 2022 finalists. The 2022 winner is revealed on Jan. 6, 2023, at a ceremony at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo.

 

United Soccer Coaches
2022 Men’s Hermann Trophy Watch List

Pos

Name

Class

School

Hometown

K

Sam Fowler

Sr.

University of Washington

Issaquah, Wash.

K

Jassem Koleilat

Sr.

University of New Hampshire

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

K

Wessel Speel

Jr. 

Hofstra University

Utrecht, The Netherlands

D

Noah Egan

Sr.

University of Vermont

Irvine, Calif.

D

Mariano Fazio

Sr.

University of Tulsa

Sevilla, Spain

D

Pietro Grassi

So.

UCLA

Milan, Italy

D

Luis Grassow

Sr.

University of Kentucky

Munich, Germany

D

Noah Gulden

GR5

Lipscomb University

Drammen, Norway

D

Michael Hong

GR5

Loyola University Chicago

Vernon Hills, Ill.

D

Moses Mensah

Sr.

Campbell University

Cape Coast, Ghana

D

Daniel Munie

Sr.

Indiana University

Maryland Heights, Mo.

D

Ramzi Qawasmy

GR5

Providence College

Lansdale, Pa.

D

Alberto Suarez

GR5

Saint Louis University

Zaragosa, Spain

D

Bjarne Thiesen

Jr.

West Virginia University

Kiel, Germany

D

Til Zinnhardt

Sr.

University of North Carolina

Konigstein, Germany

M

Yannick Bright

Jr.

University of New Hampshire

Milan, Italy

M

Noel Caliskan

Sr.

Loyola Marymount University

Cologne, Germany

M

Karim Diao

Sr.

University of Central Arkansas

Bordeaux, France

M

Rory O’Driscoll

GR5

University of New Hampshire

Minneapolis, Minn.

M

Luis Garcia

Sr.

Providence College

Gran Canaria, Spain

M

Hendrik Hebbeker

GR5

Hofstra University

Cologne, Germany

M

Alex Nagy

GR5

University of Vermont

Bow, N.H.

M

Valentin Noel

Sr.

University of Pittsburgh

Niort, France

M

Peter Stroud

Jr.

Duke University

Chester, N.J.

M

Kian Yari

Sr.

Missouri State University

Manchester, England

F

Steven Afrifa

Jr.

Florida International University

Toronto, Ont.

F

Patrick Agyemang

Sr.

University of Rhode Island

East Hartford, Conn.

F

Aadne Bruseth

GR5

Missouri State University

Batnfjordsora, Norway

F

Wilmer Cabrera, Jr.

Sr.

Butler University

Bogota, Colombia

F

Ryan Carmichael

Jr. 

Hofstra University

Armagh, Northern Ireland

F

Billy Hency

GR5

Loyola University Chicago

Fenton, Mo.

F

Emil Jaaskelainen

Jr.

Long Island University

Bolton, England

F

Levonte Johnson

Sr.

Syracuse University

Brampton, Ont.

F

John Klein

Jr.

Saint Louis University

Columbia, Mo.

F

Peter Mangione

Jr.

Penn State University

Hunt Valley, Md.

F

Alex Meinhard

Jr.

University of Tulsa

Tartu, Estonia

F

Tola Showunmi

GR5

University of New Hampshire

Enfield, England

F

Oladayo Thomas

GR5

Santa Clara University

Lagos, Nigeria