Lapira, a senior forward who played for Ireland's national team in the offseason, was part of last season's landmark sweep of the men's and women's awards by Notre Dame, joining Kerri Hanks, also a forward for the Fighting Irish.
Reigning NCAA Division I national champion UC Santa Barbara -- Andy Iro and Eric Avila -- and Creighton -- Matt Allen and Byron Dacy -- were the only two schools to have multiple players on the watch list.
In November, the list will be narrowed to 15 semifinalists. Three finalists will be named in early December in conjunction with the NCAA Division I College Cup and will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club on Jan. 11, 2008.
MEN'S HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST:
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
G Matt Allen Sr. Creighton Omaha, Neb.
M Eric Avila Jr. UCSB Encinitas, Calif.
D Rhett Bernstein Jr. Brown San Diego, Calif.
D Eric Brunner Sr. Ohio State Dublin, Ohio
F Byron Dacy Jr. Creighton Omaha, Neb.
F Patrick Figueiredo Jr. Adelphi Compinas, Brazil
F Kevin Forrest Sr. Washington Edmonds, Wash.
F Juan Gavaria Sr. St. Peter's Elizabeth, N.J.
M Tom Gray Sr. Monmouth Middletown, N.J.
M Bruno Guarda Jr. SMU Piracicaba, Brazil
D David Horst Sr. Old Dominion Pine Grove, Pa.
D Andy Iro Sr. UCSB Liverpool, England
F Saidi Isaac Sr. Winthrop Eldoret, Kenya
M Dejan Jakovic Jr. UAB Etobicoke, Ont.
D Julius James Sr. Connecticut Maloney Gardens, Trinidad
F George Josten Sr. Gonzaga Idaho Falls, Idaho
M Stephen King Sr. Maryland Medford, N.J.
F Joseph Lapira Sr. Notre Dame Lake Charles, La.
M Peter Lowry Sr. Santa Clara Fair Oaks, Calif.
M Travis MacKenzie Sr. Duquesne Carnegie, Pa.
M Ryan Maduro Sr. Providence Bristol, R.I.
F Patrick Nyarko Jr. Virginia Tech Kumasi, Ghana
F Yannick Reyering Jr. Virginia Mettingen, Germany
M David Roth Sr. Northwestern St. Louis, Mo.
D Andre Sherard Sr. North Carolina Greenville, N.C.
M Eric Sweetin Jr. Saint Louis Kansas City, Mo.
D Julian Valentin Sr. Wake Forest Lancaster, Pa.
D Rob Valentino Sr. San Francisco Cave Creek, Ariz.
M Michael Videira Sr. Duke Milford, Mass.