Tony Tchani Named To Hermann Trophy Watch List
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia sophomore midfielder Tony Tchani (Norfolk, Va.) has been named one of the 38 members of the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List. Tchani returns for his second season as the reigning ACC Freshman of the Year and UVa’s leading scorer.
Tchani tallied nine goals and three assists for 21 points in 2008 en route to ACC Freshman of the Year honors. He was also awarded a spot on the All-ACC second team and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Atlantic region first team.
Recently, Tchani was selected a preseason third team All-American by College Soccer News.
Considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, the recipients of the MAC’s Hermann Trophy are selected by Division I head coaches who are current members of the NSCAA.
A list of 15 semifinalists will be selected by a coaches committee in November, with three finalists announced in early December. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., for a news conference on Jan. 8, 2010, where the winner will be announced, with a presentation banquet following.
Virginia’s last MAC Hermann Trophy winner was Alecko Eskandarian in 2002.
Men’s soccer begins its home schedule on Friday, Sept. 11, vs. Duke at 8 p.m., following two home exhibitions on Friday, Aug. 21 (George Mason, 7 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 29 (West Virginia, 7 p.m.).
2009 Men’s Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List
Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
Andre Akpan F Sr. Harvard Grand Prairie, Texas
Anthony Ampaipitakwong M Jr. Akron Carrollton, Texas
Ben Arikian M Jr. Massachusetts West Islip, N.Y.
Rafael Baca M Jr. Loyola Marymount Lawndale, Calif.
Phil Bannister F Jr. Loyola (Md.) Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Chase Barbiere M Jr. Monmouth Hillsborough, N.J.
Mark Blades D Sr. Northwestern Lakewood, Ohio
Corben Bone M Jr. Wake Forest Plano, Texas
Jovan Bubonja K Sr. Illinois-Chicago Belgrade, Serbia
Devan Carroll F Sr. UNC-Wilmington Jacksonville, N.C.
Conor Chinn F Sr. San Francisco San Diego, Calif.
Byron Dacy F Sr. Creighton Omaha, Neb.
Jamie Darvill F Sr. Loyola (Md.) London, England
Two-Boys Gumede F Sr. UAB Durbin, South Africa
Joel Gustafsson D Sr. St. John’s Gothenburg, Sweden
Ryan Kinne M Jr. Monmouth Naugatuck, Conn.
Samson Malijani F Sr. Fairleigh Dickinson Lusaka, Zambia
Jimmy Maurer K Jr. South Carolina Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ashley McInnes F Jr. Tulsa Aberdeen, Scotland
Tennant McVea D Sr. Loyola (Md.) Belfast, Northern Ireland
Kyle Nakazawa F Sr. UCLA Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
J.T. Noone M Sr. Temple Harrisburg, Pa.
Conor O’Brien M Sr. Bucknell Mt. Sinai, N.Y.
Ike Opara D Jr. Wake Forest Durham, N.C.
Barry Rice D Sr. Kentucky Parma, Ohio
Joe Salem M Sr. Tulsa Akron, Ohio
Chris Schuler D Sr. Creighton Aurora, Ill.
Kevin Shrout M Sr. Drake Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Patrick Sigler D So. Cal Poly Windsor, Calif.
Seth Sinovic D Sr. Creighton Leawood, Kan.
Andy Stadler M Sr. George Washington Wauwatosa, Wis.
Toni Stahl M Sr. Connecticut Tuusula, Finland
Michael Stephens M Sr. UCLA Naperville, Ill.
Tony Tchani M So. Virginia Norfolk, Va.
Bobby Warshaw M Jr. Stanford Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Garrett Webb F Sr. Drake Prairie Village, Kan.
Alex Weekes F Sr. Colgate Stroudsburg, Pa.
Andrew Wiedeman F Jr. California-Berkeley San Ramon, Calif.