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NCAA Dec 07, 2022

Men’s semifinalists announced for 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) have announced the 15 men’s semifinalists for the 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy, based on voting by NCAA Division I men’s soccer coaches.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer and has been awarded annually since 1967. Most recently, Jaelin Howell (Florida State) and Dante Polvara (Georgetown) received the award for outstanding intercollegiate performances last year.

This year’s list includes five semifinalists who graced the watch list back in August: University of Kentucky senior defender Luis Grassow; Lipscomb GR-5 defender Noah Gulden; University of Vermont GR-5 midfielder Alex Nagy; Duke junior midfielder Peter Stroud and Florida International junior forward Stephen Afrifa.

The 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy banquet will be held at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Jan. 6, 2023 to formally announce this year’s winners.

Voting for the 2022 men’s finalists (3) is now open online. Voting continues through Dec. 13. The men’s finalists will be released on for Dec. 15 and the women’s finalists will be released tomorrow, Dec. 8. For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy, visit

2022 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

Name School Class Pos Hometown
Stephen Afrifa Florida International University Sr. F Toronto, Ont.
Knut Ahlander Southern Methodist University GR-5 M Notteroy, Norway
Eythor Bjorgolfsson University of Kentucky Sr. F Jessheinm, Norway
Moise Bombito University of New Hampshire Jr. D Montreal, Que.
Luis Grassow University of Kentucky Sr. D Munich, Germany
Noah Gulden Lipscomb University GR-5 D Drammen, Norway
Keegan Hughes Stanford University Sr. D Heath, Ohio
Levonte Johnson Syracuse University Sr. F Brampton, Ont.
Duncan McGuire Creighton University Jr. F Omaha, Neb.
Shakur Mohammed Duke University So. F Kumasi, Ghana
Alex Nagy University of Vermont GR-5 M Bow, N.H.
JC Ngando University of North Carolina-Greensboro So. M Paris, France
Ilijah Paul University of Washington So. F Gilbert, Ariz.
Peter Stroud Duke University Jr. M Chester, N.J.
Milo Yosef Marshall University Sr. M Aachen, Germany

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