Two Pac-12 soccer players named MAC Hermann Award finalists
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Two Pac-12 student-athletes - one male and one female - have been named finalists for the prestigious soccer Missouri Athletic Club (MAC)’s Hermann Trophy, as announced by the organization today. Leo Stolz of UCLA represents the Pac-12 as one of three finalists on the men’s side, while Abby Dahlkemper, also of UCLA, is one of three women finalists.
Stolz, a junior midfielder from Munich, Germany, was the Pac-12 men's soccer Player of the Year and a first-team All-Pac-12 selection. He helped UCLA to a third-round finish in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament and finished the season leading the Pac-12 in points with 30 and goals with 11. His four game-winning goals were also tied for most in the Conference. Stolz earned College Soccer News National Team of the Week honors four times throughout the season, as well as Pac-12 Player of the Week honors on Sept. 16.
Dahlkemper, a junior defender from Menlo Park, Calif., anchored a Bruins defense that led the nation in goals allowed (8) and goals-against-average (.31) en route to their first NCAA National Championship in program history. A first-team All-Pac-12 honoree for the third-consecutive season, Dahlkemper was also named Capital One Academic All-District first team and a first-team All-American. It was her third All-American honor in as many years as she was a third-team selection in 2011 and a second-team selection a year ago.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual intercollegiate award in soccer and is presented annually during a banquet on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. The 15 semifinalists for each gender were narrowed down to three on each side after a combined weighted vote by fans and the NSCAA member coaches.
For a full list of the finalists visit www.nscaa.com.