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NCAA women’s soccer MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List announced

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via NSCAA) – A total of 36 NCAA Division I women’s soccer players from around the country have been named as contenders for the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer presented annually to the outstanding male and female players of the year. The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, during the trophy presentation at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

The lists are compiled by the members of the NSCAA Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Committees, based on analysis of returning All-America and All-Region players.

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Twenty-four of 36 women’s players on this year’s Watch List were 2015 NSCAA All-Americans, led by West Virginia’s Kadeisha Buchanan (Brampton, Ontario), who was also one of three finalists for the 2015 MAC Hermann trophy. Buchanan has been selected as a member of Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team who will compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer.

Near the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches whose programs are NSCAA College Services program members, will participate in the 2016 NSCAA All-America selection process and the MAC Hermann Trophy lists will be narrowed down to the top 15 players for men and women. College soccer fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process, by voting for their favorite semifinalists in November at the MAC Hermann Trophy website.

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From that pool of 30, a total of six finalists (three men, three women) will be chosen for the final balloting for the award. The finalists will be invited to St. Louis for the official announcement of the two winners at a press conference prior to the annual MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet.

* – 2015 NSCAA All-American

# – 2015 MAC Hermann Semifinalist

^ – 2015 MAC Hermann Finalist

2016 Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Jane Campbell Sr. K Stanford Kennesaw, Ga.
Hope Sabadash* Sr. K Southeastern Louisiana Mississauga, Ontario
Kailen Sheridan* Sr. K Clemson Whitby, Ontario
Kadeisha Buchanan*^ Sr. D West Virginia Brampton, Ontario
Christina Gibbons* Sr. D Duke Raleigh, N.C.
Kristen McNabb Sr. D Virginia Montville, N.J.
Kayla Mills* Sr. D Southern California West Covina, Calif.
Morgan Proffit Sr. D Marquette Columbus, Ind.
Morgan Andrews* Sr. M Southern California Milford, N.H.
Megan Connolly*# So. M Florida State Cork, Ireland
Rachel Corboz* Jr. M Georgetown Green Brook, N.J.
Kirsten Crowley Sr. M Florida State Panama City Beach, Fla.
Meggie Dougherty Howard Sr. M Florida Largo, Fla.
Mikaela Harvey* Jr. M Texas A&M Liberty Hill, Texas
Serina Kashimoto* Sr. M Butler Hiroshima, Japan
Rose Lavelle*# Sr. M Wisconsin Cincinnati
Ashley Lawrence*# Sr. M West Virginia Toronto, Ontario
Toni Payne Sr. M Duke Birmingham, Ala.
Rebecca Quinn Sr. M Duke Toronto, Ontario
Casie Ramsier* Sr. M Auburn Dallas, Texas
Gabby Seiler Sr. M Florida Peachtree City, Ga.
Alexis Shaffer Sr. M Virginia Cary, N.C.
Andi Sullivan*# Jr. M Stanford Lorton, Va.
Nadia Gomes*# Jr. F BYU Sandy, Utah
Rachel Hill*# Sr. F Connecticut Rollinsford, N.H.
Savannah Jordan*# Sr. F Florida Fayetteville, Ga.
Simone Kolander* Sr. F Minnesota Lakeville, Minn.
Tyler Lussi*# Sr. F Princeton Lutherville, Md.
Savannah McCaskill* Jr. F South Carolina Chapin, S.C.
McKenzie Meehan* Sr. F Boston College Glocester, R.I.
Margaret Purse Sr. F Harvard Olney, Md.
Stephanie Ribeiro* Sr. F Connecticut Pawtucket, R.I.
Megan Schafer Jr. F Penn State Langhorne, Pa.
Arielle Ship* Sr. F California Westlake Village, Calif.
Murielle Tiernan* Sr. F Virginia Tech Ashburn, Va.
Hannah Wilkinson Sr. F Tennessee Whangarei, New Zealand