Klaas Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List

Aug. 11, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington men's soccer senior C.J. Klaas is one of 25 players named to the watch list of candidates for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual honor in intercollegiate soccer. The list was compiled by a coaching panel for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), which serves as the official selection body for the MAC's Hermann Trophy.Klaas was one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy as a junior in 2003. Already a highly decorated athlete for the Huskies, Klaas became the first Washington player to ever earn NSCAA first-team All-America acclaim last year. This year he is also vying to become the first three-time first-team All-Pac-10 player in school history.The 25 players on the watch list are considered to be among the top players entering the 2004 college season. A list of 15 semifinalists will be announced in November, with three finalists selected in early December. The winner will be announced at a dinner at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 8, 2005.Klaas has also been named a 2004 first-team preseason All-American according to College Soccer News. He is one of 11 players selected to the first-team and the only Pac-10 player to earn the distinction.The Huskies open preseason training camp on Aug. 16 and will make their 2004 debut with an exhibition match at Seattle Pacific on Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Washington's regular season debut will be at Gonzaga, Wed., Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. in Spokane.

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