Hagglund Named To MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Senior Nick Hagglund
 
Senior Nick Hagglund
 

Aug 20, 2013

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CINCINNATI - On Tuesday, Xavier men's soccer senior defender Nick Hagglund (Cincinnati, Ohio/ Lakota West HS) was named to the initial watch list for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy for the second consecutive season.

Selected by head coaches of NCAA Division I programs who are members of the NSCAA, The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete.

A total of 29 different schools and 10 countries are represented on the list, including players from the United States, Jamaica, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Senegal Brazil, Chile and Trinidad. Hagglund is one of three student-athletes from the BIG EAST Conference to appear on the list joining Georgetown's Steve Neumann and St. John's Tim Parker. He is the only player from his home state of Ohio.


 

 

Known as a reliable and athletic center back, the 2012 Atlantic 10 Defender of the Year, recently earned Preseason All-BIG EAST honors, a College Soccer News preseason All-America first team selection and TopDrawerSoccer.com's Preseason Best XI second team honors. In addition to the Defensive Player of the Year honor last season, Hagglund was also an A-10 All-Conference first team pick, a 2012 NSCAA All-America second team selection, a 2012 College Soccer News All-America third team honoree and was named to the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

In his three seasons on the pitch for Coach Andy Fleming and the Musketeers, Hagglund has been a fixture for Xavier. He's amassed 61 starts, 5,512 minutes played, four goals and eight assists. The Blue & White have recorded 20 shutouts with Hagglund as a member of the backline.

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

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

For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy and a list of past winners, visit http://www.nscaa.com/awards/college/mac-hermann-trophy.

 

2013 NSCAA College Men's Hermann Award Watch List

NAME

CLASS

POS

SCHOOL

HOMETOWN

Andrew Blake

Jr.

K

Connecticut

May Pen, Jamaica

John McCarthy

Sr.

K

La Salle

Cinnaminson, N.J.

Tyler Miller

Jr.

K

Northwestern

Woodbury, N.J.

Spencer Richey

Sr.

K

Washington

Seattle

Nick Hagglund

Sr.

D

Xavier

Cincinnati

Sebastien Ibeagha

Jr.

D

Duke

Missouri City, Texas

Anthony Manning

Jr.

D

Saint Louis

Mesquite, Texas

Boyd Okwuonu

Jr.

D

North Carolina

Edmond, Okla.

Tim Parker

Jr.

D

St. John's

Hicksville, N.Y.

Matt Polster

Jr.

D

SIUE

Las Vegas

Patrick Slogic

Sr.

D

Cornell

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cristobal Soto

Sr.

D

American

Santiago, Chile

Nicholas Walker

Sr.

D

Fairleigh Dickinson

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Kyle Venter

Sr.

D

New Mexico

Aurora, Colo.

Romena Bowie

Sr.

M

Virginia Commonwealth

St. Mary's, Jamaica

Omar Mata

Sr.

M

Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla.

Pedro Ribeiro

Sr.

M

Coastal Carolina

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Joseph Schmid

Sr.

M

Monmouth

Kingston, Pa.

Jared Watts

Sr.

M

Wake Forest

Statesville, N.C.

Liam Collins

Sr.

M

Memphis

Skibbereen, Ireland

Tyler Gibson

Sr.

M

Charlotte

Knoxville, Tenn.

Gideon Asante

Sr.

F

Old Dominion

Sunyani, Ghana

Reinaldo Brenes

Sr.

F

Akron

Ciudad Colon, Puerto Rico

Mamadou Diouf*

Sr.

F

Connecticut

Dakar, Senegal

David Geno

Sr.

F

East Tennessee State

Kingsport, Tenn.

Giuseppe Gentile

Jr.

F

Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C.

Robbie Kristo*

Jr.

F

Saint Louis

St. Louis

Cristian Mata

So.

F

Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla.

Patrick Mullins#

Sr.

F

Maryland

New Orleans

Steve Neumann*

Sr.

F

Georgetown

New Hope, Pa.

Makenzie Pridham

Sr.

F

Cal Poly

Toronto

Mark Sherrod

Jr.

F

Memphis

Knoxville, Tenn.

Christian Volesky

Jr.

F

SIUE

Las Vegas

Reed Williams

Sr.

F

UCLA

Newport Beach, Calif.

# - 2012 Hermann Award Winner
* - 2012 Hermann Semifinalist

History
In 1967, Robert 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 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 NSCAA, the Missouri Athletic Conference and the Hermann Trophy merged to create a unified award 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, Mo.

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.

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