Roldan, Richey, Morris on Herman Trophy watch list

Roldan, Richey, Morris on Herman Trophy watch list

Washington Huskies men's soccer hosting University of Portland in the first pre-season game of 2014.
Cristian Roldan. (Wilson Tsoi)

MAC Herman Trophy Watch List Show | TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Top XI Teams

herman_trophyKANSAS CITY, KS – Washington’s Spencer Richey and Cristian Roldan were two of the 32 NCAA Division I players tagged as the leading players to watch this season that could vie for the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy. Stanford’s Jordan Morris, from Mercer Island, is also on the list.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in NCAA soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

Richey was on the list last season for what was supposed to be his senior season, but instead took a medical redshirt after breaking his leg in the fourth game of year. He returns for a fifth year now 100 percent healthy. Recently, Richey was named the nation’s second-best goalkeeper by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

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Spencer Richey. (Wilson Tsoi)

Roldan burst onto the scene last year, being named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and the National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America. He scored seven goals and distributed five assists. In that same TopDrawerSoccer.com poll, Roldan was one of four midfielders named to the First Team.

Near the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches that are NSCAA members will vote on their top choices and the list will be narrowed down to the top 15 players. College soccer fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process, by voting for their favorite semifinalist in November at the MAC Hermann Trophy website, managed by LockerDome.

From that pool of 30, three finalists will be chosen for the award. The winners will be announced in January.

Washington men's soccer defeats Stanford 1-0 in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
#13 Jordan Morris. (Wilson Tsoi)

FULL MAC HERMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

FIRST LAST CLASS POS SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Brandon Allen Jr. F Georgetown Old Bridge, N.J.
Oumar Ballo Sr. D UMBC Baltimore
Laurie Bell* Sr. M Milwaukee Poynton, England
Nick Besler Sr. M Notre Dame Overland Park, Kan.
Adria Beso Sr. M Connecticut Lleida, Spain
Eric Bird Sr. M Virginia Virginia Beach, Va.
Winston Boldt Sr. K Army St. Louis
Kevin Correa Jr. F St. Francis (N.Y.) Flushing, N.Y.
Connor Davis Jr. M Wofford Roswell, Ga.
Guillermo Delgado So. F Delaware Tres Cantos, Spain
Ricky Garbanzo Sr. F Coastal Carolina Rock Hill, S.C.
Joseph Greenspan Sr. D Navy Westfield, N.J.
Faik Hajderovic Jr. M Evansville St. Louis
Ismaila Jome So. M UC Santa Barbara Banjul, Gambia
Steffen Kraus So. K George Mason Stuttgart, Germany
Robert Kristo Sr. F Saint Louis St. Louis
Cyle Larin So. F Connecticut Brampton, Ontario
Sagi Lev-Ari* Sr. F Cal State Northridge Haifa, Israel
Anthony Manning Sr. D Saint Louis Mesquite, Tex.
Dan Metzger Sr. M Maryland Staten Island, N.Y.
Tyler Miller Sr. K Northwestern Woodbury, N.J.
Jordan Morris So. F Stanford Mercer Island, Wash.
Craig Nitti Sr. D Loyola Marymount Calabasa, Calif.
C. Nortey Jr. F Marquette Accra, Ghana
Boyd Okwuonu Sr. D North Carolina Edmond, Okla.
Tim Parker Sr. D St. John’s Hicksville, N.Y.
Matt Polster Sr. D SIU Edwardsville Las Vegas
Spencer Richey Sr. K Washington Seattle
Cristian Roldan So. M Washington Pico Rivera, Calif.
Leo Stolz* Sr. M UCLA Munich, Germany
Romario Williams Jr. F Central Florida Portmore, Jamaica
Joshua Yaro So. D Georgetown Carpinteria, Calif.

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