Aug. 14, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) has named four Atlantic 10 women's soccer players to the Hermann Trophy Watch List for the upcoming season. La Salle's Renee Washington and Kelsey Haycook, as well as Dayton's Colleen Williams and Richmond's Becca Wann were among 38 women identified as players to watch.
The 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. The list will be narrowed down by NSCAA members from Division I programs to 15 semifinalists by November 29. Member coaches and fans will then vote for their top three choices and the finalists will be announced December 6. The winners will be announced at the awards' banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club on Friday, Jan. 4.
Haycook, named A-10 Rookie of the Year in 2011, had a breakout season recording a team-best 16 goals and 36 points as a starter for the Explorers. Haycook broke La Salle's freshman single-season goal record, surpassing teammate Washington's total of 12 from 2010. She was also named to Soccer America's All-Freshman First Team, the NSCAA All-American Team and the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team.
Washington, a 2011 first team All-Conference midfielder, led La Salle to a conference-best regular season record (7-0-2) with six game-winning goals and 11 for the season. She was named to the NSCAA All-America team as well as the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team. In 2010, she was selected A-10 Championship All-Tournament Team.
Williams, who was also named to the prestigious list in 2011, is coming off a banner season leading the Flyers with 16 goals and 47 points, good for fifth in the nation. She was also named first team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference and Most Outstanding Player at the 2011 A-10 Championship after helping capture Dayton's third straight A-10 title and NCAA appearance.
Wann, the 2011 A-10 Offensive Player of the Year, was also named to the league's All-Conference squad. Wann led Richmond to its best season since 2002 and was fourth in the nation in game-winning goals (7) and 13th in goals (15). Wann will miss a month of the Spider soccer season to play with the U-20 Women's National Team, but will return to the team once World Cup play has ended.
About the NSCAA
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world.
Since its founding in 1941, the NSC AA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 7,000 soccer coaches each year. For more information, visit www.NSCAA.com.
About the Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club has been presenting college soccer's players of the year awards since 1986. The MAC was established in 1903 as an athletic, dining and social club. It has a "Platinum Club of America" status, which is awarded to the top private clubs in the country. To learn more about the Missouri Athletic Club, go to www.mac-stl.org.