Kyle Nakazawa Selected To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List

Aug. 19, 2008

Junior midfielder Kyle Nakazawa (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) was named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List for the 2008 season.

Nakazawa, UCLA's 2007 Team MVP, has started every game of his collegiate career (45 starts) and compiled a total of seven goals and 15 assists in two seasons. In 2007, he led the Bruins with seven assists and was second on the team in scoring with 13 points and two game-winning goals, both of which were scored in the final two minutes of the game, at Washington and against New Mexico in the NCAA first round. Nakazawa was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2007 and a Soccer America All-Freshman honoree in 2006. The former youth international totaled 21 career caps with the U.S. Under-17 National Team and was a starter on the U-17 team that placed fifth at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships.

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 National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A list of 15 semifinalists is selected by a coaches committee in November, with three finalists announced in early December. They will invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., for a news conference on Jan. 9, 2009, where the winner will be announced, with a presentation banquet following.

Nakazawa and the Bruins kick off the season on Friday, Aug. 29 against Maryland at The Home Depot Center. The game will be televised live at 7 pm on Fox Soccer Channel as the NSCAA College Game of the Week.

2008 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List
Andre Akpan - Harvard
Calum Angus - Saint Louis
Cody Arnoux - Wake Forest
Alejandro Bedoya - Boston College
Rhett Bernstein - Brown
Joshua Boateng - Liberty
Graciano Brito - Quinnipiac
Jovan Bubonja - Illinois-Chicago
Nick Cardenas - San Diego State
Chris Clements - Tulsa
Sam Cronin - Wake Forest
Byron Dacy - Creighton
Chris DeAbreau - St. Peter's
Kyle Evans - Lehigh
Michael Ferguson - Loyola-Chicago
Stefan Frei - California
Michael Fucito - Harvard
Omar Gonzalez - Maryland
Andrei Gotsmanov - Creighton
Mike Grella - Duke
George John - Washington
Cameron Keith - Binghamton
Yan Klukowski - Central Connecticut State
Milos Kocic - Loyola (Md.)
Stephen McCarthy - Santa Clara
Tennant McVea - Loyola (Md.)
Patrick Murray - Furman
Kyle Nakazawa - UCLA
Kevon Neaves - South Florida
Conor O'Brien - Bucknell
John Pardini - Fordham
Liam Parrington - Hartwick
Kyle Patterson - Saint Louis
Brad Peters - Eastern Illinois
Chris Pontius - UC-Santa Barbara
Akeem Priestley - Connecticut
Daniel Revivo - Winthrop
Barry Rice - Kentucky
Brad Ring - Indiana
Toni Stahl - Connecticut
Eric Sweetin - Saint Louis
Alex Torda - Dayton
Marcus Tracy - Wake Forest
David Tyrie - Central Connecticut State
Collen Warner - Portland
O'Brian White - Connecticut
Kareem Yearwood - College of Charleston
Steve Zakuani - Akron

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