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Brzykcy, Reale on Hermann Trophy Watch List

Aug 18, 2022

UCLA graduate goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy and sophomore defender Lilly Reale have been named to the 2022 Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Brzykcy, who hails from San Clemente, Calif., returns to the Bruins for her fifth season of play after leading the Pac-12 and ranking in the Top 10 nationally in 2021 with a 0.55 goals against average. She also tied for the Pac-12 lead in shutouts with nine solo clean sheets a year ago. In 2020, Brzykcy was named the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year and earned United Soccer Coaches All-America honors. A two-time All-Pac-12 and All-Pacific Region honoree, Brzykcy enters the 2022 season ranked sixth all-time at UCLA in career saves (161), shutouts (20) and wins (37). She holds a career goals against average of 0.69 and a career record of 37-5-6, with two consecutive Pac-12 Championships.

Reale, a native of Hingham, Mass., started in 19 games as a freshman in 2021 and ranked second amongst UCLA field players in minutes played with 1,683. She contributed to nine shutouts and totaled one goal and one assist. She was awarded with first-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-12 honors and was selected to the All-Freshman first teams for Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News. Reale is a mainstay with the U.S. Under-20 National Team and started two games at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

The Hermann Trophy, presented annually by the Missouri Athletic Club, is the nation's highest individual honor recognizing the National Player of the Year as determined by the voting of Division I coaches who are members of United Soccer Coaches.

Fifteen semifinalists will be named on Nov. 30. On Dec. 7, the top three players from a final round of voting become finalists. The 2022 winner will be revealed on Jan. 6, 2023, at a ceremony at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

To view the complete list of honorees, visit