3. HERMANN TROPHY: Davies, Lapira, Needham named men's finalists


Boston College's Charlie Davies, Notre Dame's Joseph Lapira and SMU's Jay Needham are the three finalists for the 2006 Men's MAC Hermann Trophy.

  • MAC Hermann Trophy winners (1967-2005)

  • The winner will be announced at a press conference at the Busch Center on the campus of Saint Louis University on Saturday, Dec. 2, between the NCAA Division I men's semifinals on Friday and final on Sunday. None of the trio will be playing at the Men's College Cup.

    Davies, a junior forward from Manchester, N.H., was the ACC Offensive Player of the Year with a school record of 15 goals and six assists for 36 points.

    Lapira, a junior forward from Lake Charles, La., was the Big East Offensive Player of the Year. He led the nation with 22 goals and 50 points.

    Needham, a senior defender from Ft. Worth, Texas, was the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, anchoring a defense that tied a school record with 14 shutouts on the season
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