Hagan named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – University of Kansas junior Grace Hagan was one of 30 women in Division I NCAA soccer to be selected to the Watch List for the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s most valuable collegiate soccer player every season.
Hagan, who hails from Wichita, Kansas, will enter this season coming off a stellar sophomore campaign in 2016. An honoree on the NSCAA All-Central Region First Team, Hagan scored a team-high seven goals and added four assists to combine for 18 total points on the year, the fifth-most in the Big 12 Conference. She was also selected to the All-Big 12 First Team. She added a pair of game-winning goals on the year and helped the Jayhawks to their best conference finish in over a decade, finishing 5-1-2 in league play and aided Kansas to the program’s seventh NCAA Tournament appearance. Hagan is six goals shy from moving into the top-10 of Kansas’ all-time goal scorers list.
Near the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches will vote on their top choices and the list will be narrowed down to the top-15 players. Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process by voting for their favorite semifinalist in November at the MAC Hermann Trophy website.
Hagan and the rest of her KU teammates began preseason practice last Wednesday and will hit the field this Saturday, Aug. 12 for their lone exhibition against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Rock Chalk Park. Kansas will kick off the regular season against Nebraska on Aug. 18 in Lawrence.
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