Akron's Teal Bunbury
, Wake Forest's Corben Bone
and Harvard's Andre Akpan
are the three finalists for the 2009 Missouri Athletic Club's Men's Hermann Trophy.
Akpan, a senior forward from Grand Prairie, Texas, was the 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year and a
unanimous choice to the All-Ivy League first team. This season he led the Crimson with 12 goals, including four game-winning tallies, and 30 points. Akpan concluded his career as Harvard's all-time
Bone, a junior midfielder from Plano, Texas, scored three goals and added 13 assists for 19 points, earning ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors. He scored in Wake's
2-1 NCAA semifinal loss to Virginia.
Bunbury, a sophomore forward from Prior Lake, Minn., was the 2009 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. He led the nation in goals with
17, including five game-winners, and added five assists to lead the team with 39 points. Bunbury has led top-seeded Akron into the College Cup final a perfect 23-0-1 record.
He is the
second consecutive Akron player to be voted a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, following 2008 runner-up Steve Zakuani.