The men's and women's MAC Hermann Trophy finalists
The GIST: The NCAA’s soccer seasons are done and dusted, but the game’s most impactful stars still have one more award to collect. The men’s and women’s MAC Hermann Trophy winners, aka soccer’s MVPs, will be announced tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Before you stream the ceremony, let’s meet the six contenders…
The women’s finalists: A trio of senior forwards own the women’s race, but Nebraska’s Eleanor Dale is the favorite thanks to her NCAA–leading 28 goals — including eight game-winners. The Brit’s killer boot helped the Cornhuskers win a share of the Big Ten regular-season title and advance to the national quarter-finals. She definitely has the juice.
- The other two finalists also have strong cases: BYU’s Brecken Mozingo racked up 14 goals and 15 assists on the way to the College Cup, and Florida State’s Onyi Echegini (of Nigeria’s Women’s World Cup squad) anchored the Seminoles’ natty-winning roster.
The men’s finalists: Men’s national champ Clemson also boasts a finalist in senior midfielder Ousmane Sylla, who led the Tigers in almost every offensive category. Between his standout ACC title-winning performance and his literal in-your-face strikes, Sylla could be the MAC Hermann’s brand-new edition.