TORONTO – Canadians Gloire Armanda, Kyle Hiebert and Noah Jensen are among the 15 semi-finalists of the MAC Hermann Trophy 2020-21, which will be awarded to the best NCAA soccer player.

TORONTO – Canadians Gloire Armanda, Kyle Hiebert and Noah Jensen are among the 15 semi-finalists of the MAC Hermann Trophy 2020-21, which will be awarded to the best NCAA soccer player.

The semi-finalists were selected by the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I soccer coaches. Three finalists will be announced on May 12th and the winner will be announced on May 27th.

Amanda, who received the first team award for All-Pac-12 that year, had 15 goals and seven assists to set the Oregon State record for points in a season with 37 points and Alan Gordon for the second-highest goals in a season with 15 points to be won.

The Edmonton junior striker led the NCAA Division 1 in both goals and points, scoring the fourth most goals in Pac-12 history. Amanda ranks sixth in Oregon State history for career goals (25) and points (61).

Hiebert, a senior defender in the state of Missouri, started all 13 games of the 2021 season to expand his overall streak to 67 consecutive starts.

A native of La Salle, Man., Was named Defensive Player of the Missouri Valley Conference of the Year for the second year running, helping MSU defense score six shutouts and averaging 0.687 goals against average that year.

Jensen, a senior midfielder at Oakland University, was named Horizon League Player of the Year and received the All-Horizon League First Team Award. Born in Courtice, Ontario, he led the NCAA Division 1 in assists (14) and assists per game (1.56).

He scored four goals, three from the penalty spot.

The 15 men’s semi-finalists are players from the USA, Canada, Brazil, France, Germany and Sweden. The 15 semi-finalists for women are players from the USA, England, Mexico and the Netherlands.

The awards are presented by the Missouri Athletic Club.

Past Canadian winners include Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia, 2016) and Christine Sinclair (Portland, 2004 and ’05).

Canadian-born Teal Bunbury won the men’s award (Akron, 2009). The son of the former Canadian international Alex Bunbury has lived in the USA since he was ten and represents the USA internationally.

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MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists (With position, school and hometown / country)

MEN

Gloire Amanda, F, State of Oregon, Edmonton

Victor Bezerra, F, Indiana, USA

Noel Caliskan, M, Loyola Marymount, Germany

Vitor Dias, M, Marshall, Brazil

Bridger Hansen, D, New Hampshire, USA

Kyle Hiebert, D, State of Missouri, La Salle, man.

Noah Jensen, M., Oakland, Courtice, Ont.

Tom Judge, D, James Madison, USA

Jasper Löeffelsend, D, Pittsburgh, Germany

MD Myers, F, High Point, USA

Valentin Noel, M, Pittsburgh, France

Dante Polvara, M, Georgetown, USA

Zach Ryan, F, Stanford, USA

Lukas Sunesson, F, Marquette, Sweden

Dylan Teves, M, Washington, USA

WOMEN

Amirah Ali, F, Rutgers, USA

Emily Alvarado, GK, TCU, USA

Malia Berkely, D, State of Florida, USA

Mikayla Colohan, M, BYU, USA

Penelope Hocking, F, Southern California, USA

Jaelin Howell, M, State of Florida, USA

Jimena Lopez, D, Texas A&M, Mexico

Sydny Nasello, F, South Florida, USA

Brianna Pinto, M, North Carolina, USA

Anna Podojil, F, Arkansas, USA

Lucy Porter, M, Hofstra, England

Mijke Roelfsema, D, Reis, The Netherlands

Yazmeen Ryan, M, TCU, USA

Ally Schlegel, F, Penn State, USA

Delanie Sheehan, M, UCLA, USA

This Canadian press report was first published on May 4, 2021.

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