Four Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List
Aug. 11, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
UCLA senior forward Kyle Nakazawa and senior midfielder Michael Stephens, STANFORD junior midfielder Bobby Warshaw and CALIFORNIA junior forward Andrew Wiedeman were among the 38 men's soccer players named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List, which was announced today.
Considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, the recipients of the MAC Hermann Trophy are selected by Division I head coaches who are current members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The winner of the award will be announced at a news conference on Jan. 8, 2010, in St. Louis.
A native of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Nakazawa played in 10 games last season for UCLA. Nakazawa ranked fourth on the team with four assists, registered one goal for a total of six points. For his career, he has registered eight goals and tallied 18 assists for 35 points.
A native of Naperville, Ill., Stephens started in all 21 games last season for the Bruins. Stephens is the reigning Pac-10 Player of the Year after leading the Conference in points (23) and tied for first in assists (9) in 2008. He also became the first Pac-10 men's soccer player ever to earn Player of the Week honors three times in the same season, last year.
A native of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Warshaw started in all 18 games last season for Stanford. Warshaw was a first team All-Pac-10 honoree after leading his team in points (8), tied for first in goals (3) and tied for second in assists (2). In 2009, Warshaw is slated to move to a more defensive role.
A native of San Ramon, Calif., Wiedeman started 20 of the 21 games last season for California. Wiedeman led the Conference in points (29) and goals (12). He was a third team NSCAA All-American and a first team All-Pac-10 last season. College Soccer News named Wiedeman a 2009 Preseason All-American last month.
UCLA and the Golden Bears head to the nation's capital in the D.C. Area Classic. The Bruins will take on defending national champion Terrapins on Sept. 4 in College Park, Md., before heading down the road to Georgetown in Washington D.C. on Sept. 6. Cal takes on the Hoyas first on Sept. 4 to open the 2009 campaign, then close out the weekend in College Park on Sept. 6 against Maryland. Stanford travels to Bethleham, Pa. to battle Leigh on Sept. 6, then makes a trip to New Brunswick, NJ to play Rutgers on Sept. 4.