Klaas Named Semifinalist For M.A.C. Hermann Trophy

Nov. 9, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. -- For the second straight year, Washington men's soccer senior C.J. Klaas has been named one of 15 finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual honor in intercollegiate soccer.

Klaas, an NSCAA first-team All-American as a junior, was also a semifinalist for the award in 2003. The winner will be determined by voting NSCAA Division I member coaches. Three men's finalists will be announced at the 2004 Men's College Cup in December. The finalists will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Friday, Jan 7, 2005, for the announcement of the winner at a press conference.

Klaas, who has played both defense and midfield for the Huskies this season, has four goals and five assists. His 13 points rank second on the team, while he is also tied for the team lead in assists. Klaas scored the gamewinner and added two assists in UW's 3-0 victory over previously unbeaten California on Oct. 8, earning him Pac-10 Player of the Week honors.

Already Washington's first-ever NSCAA first-team All-American, Klaas is vying to become the Huskies' first three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection. He was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2001, and was named to Soccer America's All-Freshman team as well. Klaas is also a two-time NSCAA All-Far West Region honoree.

The ninth-ranked Huskies wrap up the regular season at Oregon State, Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. NCAA postseason selections will be made Monday, Nov. 15, between 1 and 2 p.m. PT on ESPNews.