Hermann Trophy

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Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy
Awarded forHonoring the top collegiate soccer players in the United States.
First award1986 (1986)
Website www.machermanntrophy.org
Two-time Hermann Trophy recipient Mia Hamm (1992-93) during a United States women's national soccer team match (1995) Mia Hamm corner (cropped).jpg
Two-time Hermann Trophy recipient Mia Hamm (1992–93) during a United States women's national soccer team match (1995)
2004 Hermann Trophy winner Danny O'Rourke playing for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2004 Danny orourke iu soccer 2004.jpg
2004 Hermann Trophy winner Danny O'Rourke playing for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2004

The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the United States's top men's and women's college soccer players.



In 1967, Bob Hermann, the president of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the NPSL's successor, the North American Soccer League, established a trophy to annually recognize the top men's collegiate soccer player. The trophy, named the Hermann Trophy, has been awarded each year since 1967. In 1988, a second Hermann Trophy was inaugurated to recognize the top women's collegiate player of the year.

In 1986, the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) began naming an annual player of the year as a rival to the Hermann Trophy. Then in 1996, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) initiated its own annual player of the year award. These three competing awards began merging three years later when the NSCAA and MAC agreed to cooperate on naming a combined collegiate player of the year. Finally, beginning in 2002, the MAC/NSCAA and Hermann Trophy organization merged to create a unified trophy for the top college soccer player of the year.

The original Hermann Award Trophy is on display in the Hermann Atrium located in the McDonnell Athletic Center at MICDS in Ladue, Missouri. The original trophy was donated to the school by Hermann in 2003. [1]

The current MAC Hermann Trophy is on display in the lobbies of the Missouri Athletic Club's Downtown and West County Clubhouses.

Selection process

Today, the process of selecting a winner begins at the start of the college soccer season when a list of potential nominees is compiled by a nominating committee. Near the end of the collegiate regular season, 15 players whom the committee considers the best in Division I soccer are announced as semifinalists for the award. That list is then voted on through an online voting process by men's and women's Division I soccer coaches whose teams are current NSCAA College Services members. In early December the top three vote-getters for both the men's and women's trophy are announced as finalists for the award. These six individuals are invited to an annual banquet held at the Missouri Athletic Club of St. Louis. That evening, the winners of the two awards are announced and receive a 10-pound crystal replica soccer ball made by Tyrone Crystal of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Hermann Trophy (men's)

YearHermann TrophyMAC

Player of the Year


Player of the Year

2021 Dante Polvara, Georgetown
2020 Gloire Amanda, Oregon State
2019 Robbie Robinson, Clemson
2018 Andrew Gutman, Indiana
2017 Jon Bakero, Wake Forest
2016 Ian Harkes, Wake Forest
2015 Jordan Morris, Stanford
2014 Leo Stolz, UCLA
2013 Patrick Mullins, Maryland
2012 Patrick Mullins, Maryland
2011 Andrew Wenger, Duke
2010 Darlington Nagbe, Akron
2009 Teal Bunbury, Akron
2008 Marcus Tracy, Wake Forest
2007 O'Brian White, UConn
2006 Joseph Lapira, Notre Dame
2005 Jason Garey, Maryland
2004 Danny O'Rourke, Indiana
2003 Chris Wingert, St. John's
2002 Alecko Eskandarian, Virginia
2001 Luchi Gonzalez, SMU Luchi Gonzalez, SMU
2000 Chris Gbandi, UConn Ali Curtis, Duke
1999 Ali Curtis, Duke Sasha Victorine, UCLA
1998 Wojtek Krakowiak, Clemson Jay Heaps, Duke Dema Kovalenko, Indiana
1997 Johnny Torres, Creighton Johnny Torres, Creighton Daniel Hernandez, SMU
1996 Mike Fisher, Virginia Mike Fisher, Virginia Mike Fisher, Virginia
1995 Mike Fisher, Virginia Matt McKeon, St. Louis
1994 Brian Maisonneuve, Indiana Todd Yeagley, Indiana
1993 Claudio Reyna, Virginia Claudio Reyna, Virginia
1992 Brad Friedel, UCLA Claudio Reyna, Virginia
1991 Alexi Lalas, Rutgers Alexi Lalas, Rutgers
1990 Ken Snow, Indiana Ken Snow, Indiana
1989 Tony Meola, Virginia Tony Meola, Virginia
1988 Ken Snow, Indiana Ken Snow, Indiana
1987 Bruce Murray, Clemson John Harkes, Virginia
1986 John Kerr, Duke John Kerr, Duke
1985 Tom Kain, Duke
1984 Amr Aly, Columbia
1983 Mike Jeffries, Duke
1982 Joe Ulrich, Duke
1981 Armando Betancourt, Indiana
1980 Joe Morrone, UConn
1979 Jim Stamatis, Penn State
1978 Angelo DiBernardo, Indiana
1977 Billy Gazonas, Hartwick
1976 Glenn Myernick, Hartwick
1975 Steve Ralbovsky, Brown
1974 Farrukh Quarishi, SUNY Oneonta
1973 Dan Counce, St. Louis
1972 Mike Seerey, St. Louis
1971 Mike Seerey, St. Louis
1970 Al Trost, St. Louis
1969 Al Trost, St. Louis
1968 Manuel Hernandez, San Jose State
1967 Dov Markus, Long Island
  Unified with Hermann Trophy Award
  Unified with MAC Award
  Not awarded

Hermann Trophy (women's)

YearHermann TrophyMAC

Player of the Year


Player of the Year

2021 Jaelin Howell, Florida State
2020 Jaelin Howell, Florida State
2019 Catarina Macario, Stanford
2018 Catarina Macario, Stanford
2017 Andi Sullivan, Stanford
2016 Kadeisha Buchanan, West Virginia
2015 Raquel Rodríguez, Penn State
2014 Morgan Brian, Virginia
2013 Morgan Brian, Virginia
2012 Crystal Dunn, North Carolina
2011 Teresa Noyola, Stanford
2010 Christen Press, Stanford
2009 Kelley O'Hara, Stanford
2008 Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame
2007 Mami Yamaguchi, Florida State
2006 Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame
2005 Christine Sinclair, Portland
2004 Christine Sinclair, Portland
2003 Cat Reddick, North Carolina
2002 Aly Wagner, Santa Clara
2001 Christie Welsh, Penn State Christie Welsh, Penn State
2000 Anne Mäkinen, Notre Dame Anne Mäkinen, Notre Dame
1999 Mandy Clemens, Santa Clara Mandy Clemens, Santa Clara
1998 Cindy Parlow, North Carolina Cindy Parlow, North Carolina Danielle Fotopoulos, Florida
1997 Cindy Parlow, North Carolina Cindy Parlow, North Carolina Sara Whalen, UConn
1996 Cindy Daws, Notre Dame Cindy Daws, Notre Dame Jennifer Renola, Notre Dame
1995 Shannon MacMillan, Portland Shannon MacMillan, Portland
1994 Tisha Venturini, North Carolina Tisha Venturini, North Carolina
1993 Mia Hamm, North Carolina Mia Hamm, North Carolina
1992 Mia Hamm, North Carolina Mia Hamm, North Carolina
1991 Kristine Lilly, North Carolina Kristine Lilly, North Carolina
1990 April Kater, Massachusetts April Kater, Massachusetts
1989 Shannon Higgins, North Carolina Shannon Higgins, North Carolina
1988 Michelle Akers, Central Florida Michelle Akers, Central Florida
  Unified with Hermann Trophy Award
  Unified with MAC Award
  Not awarded

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  1. "MAC Hermann Trophy : NSCAA Awards". nscaa.com.