Three Tar Heels Vying for Top Soccer Honor

By Matt Oakes Posted August 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

KANSAS CITY, KS – Three Tar Heels are up for the title of best college soccer player in the 2013 season.

The No. 1 Carolina women’s team was afforded a pair of senior representatives as Kealia Ohai and Crystal Dunn were named candidates for the prestigious Hermann Trophy by the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC).

Dunn will be looking to grab the honor for the second year in a row, having received the award at the close of the Tar Heels’ national championship season.

As for the men, junior Boyd Okwuonu has been tabbed as the one to watch this 2013 campaign. Last year, Okwuonu was a standout defender for a Carolina unit that surrendered a mere seven goals all season.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The winners will be announced in January at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

2013 Men’s MAC Hermann Watch List

NAMECLASSPOS.SCHOOLHOMETOWN
Andre BlakeJr.KConnecticutMay Pen, Jamaica
John McCarthySr.KLa SalleCinnaminson, N.J.
Tyler MillerJr.KNorthwesternWoodbury, N.J.
Spencer RicheySr.KWashingtonSeattle
Nick HagglundSr.DXavierCincinnati
Sebastien IbeaghaJr.DDukeMissouri City, Texas
Anthony ManningJr.DSaint LouisMesquite, Texas
Boyd OkwuonuJr.DNorth CarolinaEdmond, Okla.
Tim ParkerJr.DSt. John’sHicksville, N.Y.
Matt PolsterJr.DSIUELas Vegas
Patrick SlogicSr.DCornellColorado Springs, Colo.
Cristobal SotoSr.DAmericanSantiago, Chile
Nicholas WalkerSr.DFairleigh DickinsonPort of Spain, Trinidad
Kyle VenterSr.DNew MexicoAurora, Colo.
Romena BowieSr.MVirginia CommonwealthSt. Mary’s, Jamaica
Omar MataSr.MTulsaTulsa, Okla.
Pedro RibeiroSr.MCoastal CarolinaBelo Horizonte, Brazil
Joseph SchmidSr.MMonmouthKingston, Pa.
Jared WattsSr.MWake ForestStatesville, N.C.
Liam CollinsSr.MMemphisSkibbereen, Ireland
Tyler GibsonSr.MCharlotteKnoxville, Tenn.
Gideon AsanteSr.FOld DominionSunyani, Ghana
Reinaldo BrenesSr.FAkronCiudad Colon, Puerto Rico
Mamadou Diouf*Sr.FConnecticutDakar, Senegal
David GenoSr.FEast Tennessee StateKingsport, Tenn.
Giuseppe GentileJr.FCharlotteCharlotte, N.C.
Robbie Kristo*Jr.FSaint LouisSt. Louis
Cristian MataSo.FTulsaTulsa, Okla.
Patrick Mullins#Sr.FMarylandNew Orleans
Steve Neumann*Sr.FGeorgetownNew Hope, Pa.
Makenzie PridhamSr.FCal PolyToronto
Mark SherrodJr.FMemphisKnoxville, Tenn.
Christian VoleskyJr.FSIUELas Vegas
Reed WilliamsSr.FUCLANewport Beach, Calif.

2013 Women’s MAC Hermann Watch List

NAME

CLASS

POS

SCHOOLHOMETOWN
Kelsey Wys

Sr.

K

Florida StateCoral Springs, Fla.
Aubrey Bledsoe

Sr.

K

Wake ForestCincinnati
Elizabeth Hoerner

Sr.

K

NavyLititz, Pa.
Whitney Church

Jr.

D

Penn StateAshburn, Va.
Abigail Dahlkemper

Jr.

D

UCLAMenlo Park, Calif.
Marissa Diggs

Sr.

D

UCFRowlett, Texas
Arin Gilliland

Jr.

D

KentuckyLexington, Ky.
Emily Menges

Sr.

D

GeorgetownGarden City, N.Y.
Jade Seabrook

Jr.

D

NavySt. Paris, Ohio
Natasha Anasi*

Sr.

D

DukeArlington, Texas
Jessie Ayers

Jr.

M

Colorado CollegeSeattle
Dagny Brynjarsdottir

Jr.

M

Florida StateHella, Iceland
Daphne Corboz*

Jr.

M

GeorgetownGreenbrook, N.J.
Vanessa DiBernardo

Sr.

M

IllinoisNaperville, Ill.
Crystal Dunn#

Sr.

M

North CarolinaRockville Centre, N.Y.
Julie Johnston*

Sr.

M

Santa ClaraMesa, Ariz.
Cari Roccaro

So.

M

Notre DameEast Islip, N.Y.
Meghan Streight

Jr.

M

Texas A&MMcKinney, Texas
Janine Beckie

So.

F

Texas TechHighlands Ranch, Colo.
Jonelle Filigno

Sr.

F

RutgersMississauga, Ontario
Amanda Frisbie

Sr.

F

PortlandMcKinney, Texas
Kristen Hamilton

Sr.

F

DenverLittleton, Colo.
Maya Hayes*

Sr.

F

Penn StateWest Orange, N.J.
Morgan Marlborough

Sr.

F

Santa ClaraLee’s Summit, Mo.
Tesa McKibben

Sr.

F

Saint Francis (Pa.)Cogan Station, Pa.
Kealia Ohai*

Sr.

F

North CarolinaDraper, Utah
Ifeoma Onumonu

So.

F

CaliforniaRancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Katie Stengel

Sr.

F

Wake ForestMelbourne, Fla.
Taylor Uhl

Jr.

F

StanfordEden Prairie, Minn.
Hannah Wilkinson

Jr.

F

TennesseeWhangarei, New Zealand
Lynn Williams

Jr.

F

PepperdineFresno, Calif.
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