Spaniard Jon Bakero
became the second straight Wake Forest player to win the Hermann Trophy when he was presented with the 2017 award in ceremonies at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on
Bakero, who signed with MLS on Friday, joined Ian Harkes
(2008) as Wake winners in the last decade. He claimed the honor over finalists Tomas Hilliard-Arce
of Stanford and Grant Lillard
of Indiana. The senior led the
country with 46 points on 16 goals and 14 assists, pacing a Deacon offense that ranked first with 58 goals.
"I want to thank Coach [Bobby] Muuss
and my mom for being here, my dad
and sister watching from home, and my girlfriend Ally
for being here," Bakero said upon receiving the award. "I'm just very thankful for everyone who helped me get here."
father is former Spanish star Jose Maria Bakero
The MAC Hermann Trophy has been awarded on the men's side annually since 1967.