Amanda Selected as MAC Hermann Finalist
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State forward Gloire Amanda has been named as one of three finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the Missouri Athletic Club announced Wednesday.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. Amanda joins Indiana's Victor Bezerra and Pitt's Valentin Noel as finalists for the men's award. The winner will be announced on May 27.
Amanda, who earned All-Pac-12 and All-Far West Region First Team honors this year, set the Oregon State record for points in a season with 37 and tied Alan Gordon for the second-highest goals total in a season with 15. Amanda led the nation in both goals and points, and matched the fourth-most goals in Pac-12 history since the conference started sponsoring soccer in 2001.
The Edmonton, Alberta native is sixth in Oregon State history for both career goals (25) and career points (61). Amanda found in the net in 10 of the Beavers' 14 matches this spring, including five multi-goal games. He ended his season eighth in the nation in total assists with seven. The forward is a three-time Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week honoree, and was named National Player of the Week on Feb. 16.
Amanda is the first player in program history to be chosen as one of the three finalists for the prestigious honor.
As a team, Oregon State finished the year 9-5 and made the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the last three years. The Beavers are ranked No. 19 in the latest Top Drawer Soccer rankings.
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