CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia junior midfielder Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.) was one of 15 players named semifinalists for the 2009 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy. The award, annually given to the top collegiate soccer player in the country, will be awarded on January 8.
Farrelly is a semifinalist for the first time in her career. This season she started all 22 games for the Cavaliers and led the team in scoring with eight goals and eight assists for 24 points. She was named a first-team All-ACC selection for the third consecutive season.
The three finalists for the award will be announced on Friday, Dec. 11. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for a news conference on Friday, Jan. 8, 2009, where the winner will be announced. A dinner and formal presentation of the award will follow the news conference that evening.