KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Virginia freshman midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was one of 15 players named as semifinalists for the 2011 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. Brian is the only freshman to be named a semifinalist this season.
Brian, the 2011 ACC Freshman of the Year, had 11 goals and eight assists during her rookie season. An All-ACC first team selection, seven of her goals came against conference foes, including all three of her game-winning goals.
It marks the fifth consecutive year that Virginia has had a player named a Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
Head coaches of NCAA Division I programs with current membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) will vote to determine the 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy recipient. Three finalists for the award will be announced on Friday, Dec. 9. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for a news conference on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, where the winner will be announced. A dinner and form presentation of the award will follow the news conference that evening.