Akron duo heads Hermann Trophy semifinalists

[AWARDS] Unbeaten and untied Akron has two players -- sophomore forward Teal Bunbury and junior midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong -- on the semifinalist list for the 2009 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy. The only other team with two players on the list is Wake Forest (Ike Opara and Corben Bone). For the complete list of 15 players ...

Three finalists for the award will be announced on Dec. 11. The winner will be announced on Jan. 8.

Andre Akpan, F, Sr., Harvard, Grand Prairie, Texas
Started all 19 games for the Crimson...has 12 goals and six assists (through 11/30) for a team-high 30 points...scored four game-winning goals...making his third appearance among MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists...Harvard's all-time leading scorer with 127 points, including a program record 33 assists.

Anthony Ampaipitakwong, M, Jr., Akron, Carrollton, Texas
Started all 22 games for the Zips...has eight goals and five assists (through 11/30) for 36 points, ranking third on the team...half of his goals this season are game-winners...a first-team All-MAC selection...had three goals in Akron's first two NCAA tournament games, including both in a 2-0 second-round win over South Florida.

Corben Bone, M, Jr., Wake Forest, Plano, Texas
Played in 22 games for the Demon Deacons...has two goals and 12 assists (through 11/30) for 16 points, good for fourth on the team...tallied one game-winning goal this season...the ACC Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year...ranks second on Wake's career assists list with 37.

Teal Bunbury, F, So., Akron, Prior Lake, Minn.
Started all 22 games for the Zips...scored 17 goals and added five assists (through 11/30) to lead the team with 39 points...tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals...the 2009 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year...scored 14 goals in a 12-game span, including game-winners against Florida Atlantic, Virginia Tech, Buffalo and Penn State.

Ryan Kinne, M, Jr., Monmouth, Naugatuck, Conn.
Started all 22 games for the Hawks...had 10 goals and seven assists for a team-leading 27 points...credited with a third of the team's game-winning goals (six)...the Northeast Conference Player of the Year...two-time All-NEC first-team selection.

Zach Loyd, D, Sr., North Carolina, Verdigris, Okla.
Started 15 games for the Tar Heels...scored two goals and had as many assists (through 11/29) for six points...anchored a North Carolina defense that posted 11 shutouts and allowed only 11 goals (0.52 per game) all season...an All-ACC first-team selection despite playing center back for the first time in his career due to injuries on the team.

Danny Mwanga, F, So., Oregon State, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Started all 18 games for the Beavers...scored 14 goals and added two assists for a team-leading 30 points, more than double the next teammate...had five game-winning goals...is the first OSU player to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year... led the conference in five statistical categories: points, points per game, goals scored, goals per game and game-winning goals.

Kyle Nakazawa, F, Sr., UCLA, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Started all 19 games for the Bruins...has 12 goals and seven assists (through 11/30), more than double the next best on the team...has a third of UCLA's game-winning goals (four) this season...first-team All-Pac-10 selection after finishing second in goals and points and fourth in assists in the conference.

Conor O'Brien, M, Sr., Bucknell, Mt. Sinai, N.Y.
Started all 23 games for the Bison...had 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points, good for the team lead...tallied seven game-winning goals in a 17-win season...the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year...a three-time All-Patriot League selection...had points in 11 consecutive games this season, a school record.

Ike Opara, D, Jr., Wake Forest, Durham, N.C.
Played in 15 games for the Demon Deacons...has three goals and two assists (through 11/30) for eight points this season...the ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year...has contributed to 23 shutouts in the past two years, including nine this season.

Colin Rolfe, F, So., Louisville, Canton, Mich.
Started 19 of 20 games for the Cardinals...had 10 goals and two assists for a team-leading 22 points...logged four game-winning goals...a unanimous All-Big East first-team selection...notched two goals in a 4-0 win against Indiana on Oct. 25...was the conference Rookie of the Year in 2008.

Toni Stahl, M, Sr., Connecticut, Tuusula, Finland
Started 18 games for the Huskies...had three assists for three points...was named the Big East Midfielder of the Year...in a defensive role, he helped the team to 12 shutouts and allowed only 10 goals all season, an 0.53 goals-against average...a three-time first-team All-Big East selection.

Tony Tchani, M, So., Virginia, Norfolk, Va.
Started 19 of 20 games for the Cavaliers...had seven goals and two assists (through 11/25) for 16 points, good for second on the team...posted two game-winning goals and assisted on another...has 15 goals and five assists in his Virginia career...a second-team All-ACC selection after claiming Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.

Bobby Warshaw, M, Jr., Stanford, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Started all 20 games for the Cardinal...had six goals and an assist for 13 points, which led Stanford's balanced offensive attack despite playing a more defensive role...had a third of the team's game-winning goals with four...an All-Pac-10 first team selection...has led Stanford in scoring each of his three years.

Garrett Webb, F, Sr., Drake, Prairie Village, Kan.
Started all 23 games for the Bulldogs...has 13 goals and five assists (through (11/30) for a team-leading 31 points...tallied three-game winning goals...the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year...a three-time All-MVC first-team selection...had back-to-back multiple-goal games to close the regular season.

College Cup finalists dominate Women's Hermann Trophy short list

[AWARDS] Women's College Cup finalists Stanford (Kelley O'Hara and Christen Press), UCLA (Lauren Cheney and Sydney Leroux) and North Carolina (Tobin Heath and Whitney Engen) each has two players on the semifinalist list for the 2009 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy. For the complete list of 15 players ...

Two other schools each had two players named to the list: Florida State with Becky Edwards and Tiffany McCarty and Portland with Michelle Enyeart and Danielle Foxhoven.

Courtney Barg, So., M, Notre Dame, Plano, Texas
Started all 25 games for the Irish, logging 2025 minutes...has one goal and two assists (through 11/28), including a game-winner...named the 2009 Big East Midfielder of the Year...a first-team All-Big East selection...playing as the holding midfielder, she helped the Irish defense hold foes to only four goals in the regular season.

Lauren Cheney, F, Sr., UCLA, Indianapolis, Ind.
Started 20 of 21 games for the Bruins...has 17 goals and 10 assists (through 11/28) for 44 points, second on the team...recorded four game-winning goals this season...an NSCAA first-team All-America each of the past three seasons...three-time MAC Hermann semifinalist...was runner-up for the award in 2007...had a goal and two assists in three games with the U.S. Women's National Team last summer.

Becky Edwards, F, Sr., Florida State, Downingtown, Pa.
Started all 25 games for the Seminoles...has five goals and eight assists (through 11/27) for 18 points, ranking third on the team...had one game-winning goal this season...an NSCAA first-team All-America and Scholar All-America as a junior...a member of the U.S. team that won the U-20 FIFA World Championship...

Whitney Engen, D, Sr., North Carolina, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Started all 25 games for the Tar Heels, logging 2185 minutes...scored one goal and had three assists...anchored a back line that posted 17 shutouts this season...the 2009 ACC Defensive Player of the Year...Defensive MVP of the St. Mary's Soccer Classic and the Duke Nike Classic...played striker her first two seasons at UNC.

Michelle Enyeart, F, Sr., Portland, Hemet, Calif.
Started 18 games for the Pilots...had 13 goals and 12 assists (through 11/27) for 38 points, ranking second on the team...had four game-winning goals...2009 WCC Player of the Year...a member of the U.S. team that won the U-20 FIFA World Championship...an NSCAA Scholar All-America in 2008...

Sinead Farrelly, M, Jr., Virginia, Havertown, Pa.
Started all 22 games for the Cavaliers...had eight goals and eight assists (through 11/27) for 24 points, which led the team...recorded three game-winning goals this season...put more than 50 percent of her shots on frame (26 of 50)...a three-time first-team All-ACC selection.

Danielle Foxhoven, F, So., Portland, Littleton, Colo.
Started 21 games for the Pilots...had 25 goals and 12 assists (through 11/28) for a team-leading 62 points...had six game-winning goals this season...had prolific month of October with two four-goal games as well as a three-goal outing...leads the nation in points per game (2.86 through 11/22).

Tobin Heath, M, Sr., North Carolina, Basking Ridge, N.J.
Started 19 games for the Tar Heels...has five goals and eight assists for 18 points (through 11/27)...recorded one game-winning goal...a first-team All-ACC selection...a two-time MAC Hermann semifinalist...member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Kelly Henderson, D, Sr., Boston College, Baldwin, N.Y.
Played 21 games for the Eagles...scored one goal this season...part of a defense that posted 15 shutouts in 22 games and allowed only 159 shots and 10 goals this season...a second-team All-ACC selection.

Sydney Leroux, F, So., UCLA, Vancouver, B.C.
Started all 22 games for the Bruins...has 23 goals and 2 assists (through 11/28) for 48 points, leading the team...had seven game-winning goals this season...No. 7 in the nation in points per game (2.18) through games of 11/22...earned the Golden Shoe and Golden Ball while leading the U.S. to the U-20 FIFA World Championship, scoring five goals in the tournament.

Kristen Olsen, GK, Sr., USC, Orange, Calif.
Started 19 of 20 games, logging 1806 minutes of playing time for the Women of Troy...posted nine clean sheets to go with an 11-5-3 record...permitted 1.00 goals per game, making 107 saves...a first-team All-Pac-10 selection...set USC career records for wins and shutouts.

Tiffany McCarty, F, So., Florida State, Laurel, Md.
Started all 25 games for the Seminoles...has 17 goals and seven assists (through 11/27) for 41 points, second on the team...had three game-winning goals this season...2009 ACC Offensive Player of the Year...holds the school career record for points (31) in ACC play.

Kelley O'Hara, F, Sr., Stanford, Fayetteville, Ga.
Started all 24 games for the Cardinal...has 25 goals and 13 assists (through 11/27) for a team-leading 63 points...ranked No. 2 in the nation in points per game (2.57 through 11/22)...has nine game-winning goals...an NSCAA All-America each of the past two seasons...has led Stanford to its second consecutive College Cup appearance...the Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Christen Press, F, Jr., Stanford, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Started all 24 games for the Cardinal...has 20 goals and 15 assists (through 11/27) for 55 points, second on the team...ranked No. 6 in the nation in points per game (2.22 through 11/22)...has six game-winning goals...has led Stanford to its second consecutive College Cup appearance...was named to the 2008 NCAA All-Tournament team.

Katie Schoepfer, F, Sr., Penn State, Waterford, Conn.
Started all 21 games for the Nittany Lions...had 14 goals and nine assists (through 11/27) for a team-high 37 points...had five game-winning goals...2009 Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year...a second-team NSCAA All-America in 2007...three-time All-Big 10 selection.


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