Jessie Fleming on watch list for soccer award

TORONTO — Canadian international Jessie Fleming has been named to the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy watch lists.

The list marks the start of the process of choosing the most outstanding male and female players of the year in U.S. college soccer.

Fleming, a 19-year-old attacking midfielder, had 11 goals and five assists in 33 games as a freshman for the Bruins. She is just the fourth UCLA freshman ever to earn United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) All-America honours.

She has four goals in 45 appearances for Canada.

Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia University) won the award in 2016, joining national team captain Christine Sinclair as the only Canadian women to win the award.

Sinclair won in 2004 and 2005.

Canadian-born Teal Bunbury won the men’s award in 2009. A dual citizen, Bunbury plays internationally for the U.S.

This year’s winners will be announced Jan. 5, 2018, at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

Florida Gulf Coast University senior Albert Ruiz and University of Maryland junior Gordon Wild, finalists a year ago, lead a group of 31 on the men’s watch list.

The 30-woman list includes 2016 finalist Andi Sullivan of Stanford.

Fifteen semifinalists for both the men’s and women’s awards will be chosen near the end of the NCAA season based on voting by NCAA Division I coaches. The list will then be cut down to three finalists.

The watch lists draws on players from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela.


2017 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Marcelo Acuna, Sr., F, Virginia, Tech San Jose, Costa Rica

Mo Adams, So., M, Syracuse, Nottingham, England

Will Bagrou, Sr., F, Mercer, Dacula, Ga.

Siggi Benonysson, So., F, High Point, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Tristan Blackmon, Sr., F, Pacific, Las Vegas, Nev.

Cory Brown, Sr., D, Xavier, Nelson, New Zealand

Antonio Bustamante, Jr., M, William and Mary, Springfield, Va.

Mauro Cichero, Sr., M, SMU, Norman, Okla.

Brad Dunwell, Jr., M, Wake Forest, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sam Gainford, Sr., F, Akron, Liverpool, England

Jon Gallagher, Sr., F, Notre Dame, Dundalk, Ireland

Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Sr., D, Stanford, Matthews, N.C.

Paul Hoffmeister, Sr., M, Utah, Valley Hilden, Germany

Niki Jackson, Sr., F, Grand Canyon University, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tim Kubel, Sr., D, Louisville, Stuttgart, Germany

Foster Langsdorf, Sr., F, Stanford, Vancouver, Wash.

Grant Lillard, Sr., D, Indiana, Hinsdale, Ill.

Cam Lindley, So., M, North Carolina, Carmel, Ind.

Ricky Lopez-Espin, Sr., F, Creighton, Miami, Fla.

Ian McGrath, Sr., M, Evansville, New Lenox, Ill.

Chris Mueller, Sr., F, Wisconsin, Schaumburg, Ill.

Danny Musovski, Sr., F, UNLV, Henderson, Nev.

Wyatt Omsberg, Sr., D, Dartmouth, Scarborough, Maine

Edward Opoku, Jr., F, Virginia, Rye, N.Y.

Pablo Pelaez, So., M, San Diego State, San Diego, Cal.

Frantzdy Pierrot, Sr., F, Coastal Carolina, Boston, Mass.

Afonso Pinheiro, Sr., F, Albany, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Albert Ruiz, Sr., F, Florida Gulf Coast, Barcelona, Spain

Ryan Sierakowski, Jr., F, Michigan State, McHenry, Ill.

Grant Stoneman, Jr., D, Loyola Chicago, St. Charles, Ill.

Gordon Wild, Jr., F, Maryland, Cologne, Germany

2017 Women’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Michaela Abam, Sr., F, West Virginia, Houston, Texas

Chidera Akubuilo, Sr., D, UNLV, Torrance, Calif.

Bridgette Andrzejewski, So., F, North Carolina, Lutherville, Md.

Alexa Ben, Sr., M, DePaul, Schaumburg, Ill.

Rachel Bloznalis, Sr., D, Boston University, Upton, Mass.

Deyna Castellanos, So., F, Florida State, Maracay, Venezuela

Lauren Clem, Sr., GK, Northwestern, Stevensville, Mich.

Rachel Corboz, Sr., M, Georgetown, Green Brook, N.J.

Frannie Crouse, Sr., F, Penn State, Greensburg, Penn.

Tierna Davidson, So., M, Stanford, Menlo Park, Calif.

Jessie Fleming, So., M, UCLA, London, Ont.

Ashley Gonzales, Sr., F, Long Beach State, Ontario, Calif.

Grace Hagan, Jr., F, Kansas, Wichita, Kan.

Kendall Ham, Sr., F, Bucknell, Stratham, N.H.

Taylor Isom, Sr., D, Brigham Young, Sandy, Utah

Alexis Kiehl, Sr., F, Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio

Taylor Kornieck, So., M, Colorado, Henderson, Nev.

Mikayla Krzeczowski, So., K, South Carolina, Douglasville, Ga.

Natalia Kuikka, Jr., D, Florida State, Kemi, Finland

Savannah McCaskill, Sr., F, South Carolina, Chapin, S.C.

Cassie Miller, Sr., K ,Florida State, Cave Creek, Ariz.

Casey Murphy, Jr., K Rutgers, Bridgewater, N.J.

Emily Ogle, Jr., M ,Penn State, Strongsville, Ohio

Alexis Pelafas, Jr., F, Central Michigan, Wheaton, Ill.

Ally Prisock, Jr., D, Southern California, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Jemma Purfield, Jr., D ,Arizona State, Cottingham, England

Gabby Seiler, Sr., MF, Florida, Peachtree City, Ga.

Hailey Skolmoski, Jr., F, Utah, Riverton, Utah

Andi Sullivan, Sr., M, Stanford, Lorton, Va.

Ally Watt, So., F, Texas A&M ,Colorado Springs, Colo.

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