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    Carlos Alvarez and Mamadou Diouf Named Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

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    Nov. 28, 2012

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    STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut stars Mamadou Doudou Diouf and Carlos Alvarez have been named two of the 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletics Club’s Hermann Trophy, presented annually to the Nation’s top player. Connecticut has had three Hermann Trophy winners: O’Brian White – 2007, Chris Gbandi – 2000, Joseph Morrone – 1980.

    Andre Blake was a member of the Preseason Hermann Trophy Watch List, but no goalkeepers were selected on the list of 15 semifinalists.

    Head coaches of NCAA Division I programs with current membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) will vote to determine the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy recipient. Three finalists for the award will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 6.

    This year’s Hermann Trophy will also be determined partially by fan voting. Fans can VOTE HERE.

    Connecticut and Notre Dame are the only two institutions with multiple selections as the UConn stars were joined by fellow All-BIG EAST First Team selections Ryan Finley and Dillon Powers. The BIG EAST had six of the 15 semifinalists.

    Both Alvarez and Diouf were named Preseason All-Americans at the start of the season.

    Alvarez, a senior captain from Los Angeles, Calif., was recently tabbed BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and has led UConn to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second consecutive season. Alvarez is looking to close out his senior season with an NCAA Championship to add to an incredible career. A two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection and the 2009 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, Alvarez currently ranks No. 3 all-time at UConn with 42 assists and No. 14 all-time with 82 points. He’s recorded seven goals and nine assists for 23 points in 2012, including assists or goals on nine game-winning tallies.


     

     

    Diouf, a junior forward from Dakar, Senegal, earned a spot on the list with 15 goals and two assists for 32 points. Diouf has notched six game-winning goals in 2012. A First Team All-BIG EAST selection in each of the past two seasons, Diouf has registered 34 goals and five assists in 57 career games, good for .60 goals per game in three years. The BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year tallied the game-tying goal against New Mexico in the NCAA Third Round to send the contest into overtime this past weekend.

    UConn will face Creighton at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at Morrone Stadium in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The winner of Sunday’s match will advance to the NCAA College Cup in Hoover, Ala. on Friday, December 7. Creighton midfielder Jose Gomez is also a Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.

    First

    Last

    Class

    Position

    School

    Hometown

    Carlos

    Alvarez

    Sr.

    M

    Connecticut

    Los Angeles, Calif.

    Don

    Anding

    Sr.

    F

    Northeastern

    Amity Harbor, N.Y.

    Ashton

    Bennett

    Sr.

    F

    Coastal Carolina

    Clarendon, Jamaica

    Scott

    Caldwell

    Sr.

    M

    Akron

    Braintree, Mass.

    Mamadou

    Diouf

    Jr.

    F

    Connecticut

    Dakar, Senegal

    Andrew

    Farrell

    Jr.

    D

    Louisville

    Louisville, Ky.

    Ryan

    Finley

    Sr.

    F

    Notre Dame

    Lumberton, N.J.

    Jose

    Gomez

    Sr.

    M

    Creighton

    Santa Ana, Calif.

    Daniel

    Haber

    Jr.

    F

    Cornell

    Toronto, Ontario

    Robbie

    Kristo

    So.

    F

    St. Louis

    St. Louis, Mo.

    Patrick

    Mullins

    Jr.

    F

    Maryland

    New Orleans, La.

    Steve

    Neumann

    Jr.

    F

    Georgetown

    New Hope, Pa.

    Dillon

    Powers

    Sr.

    M

    Notre Dame

    Plano, Texas

    Devon

    Sandoval

    Sr.

    F

    New Mexico

    Albuquerque, N.M.

    Chris

    Thomas

    Sr.

    F

    Elon

    Snellville, Ga.

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