August 20, 2013
DiBernardo, Roccaro, Miller make watch list
KANSAS CITY, Kan.--- Illinois forward Vanessa DiBernardo, Notre Dame midfielder Cari Rocarro and Northwestern goalkeeper Tyler Miller were among the thirty-four men and 31 women have been identified as potential candidates for the 2013 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.
This is the third year in a row DiBernardo has been named to the Hermann Watch list. DiBernardo (Naperville, Ill.) led the Illini in goals (8), points (21) and shots (89) in 2012 on her way to earning third-team All-America and first-team All-Great Lakes honors. For her career, she is a two-time NSCAA All-American and a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection along with being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2010 and Big Ten Midfielder of the Year in 2011.
A two-time First Team All-Big Ten goalkeeper, Miller played every minute of the 2012 season in net (2,185), starting all 23 games for Northwestern.
He compiled a 13-6-4 record with a .730 save percentage and 0.82 goals-against average, the third best single-season mark in Wildcats history. A Second-Team All-Great Lakes Region and Academic All-Big Ten selection, Miller recorded 10 shutouts in 2012, the second most in a single season in NU history.
Roccaro, who missed first seven matches of season while playing for U-20 World Cup Team, returned and started 16 of Notre Dame’s remaining seven matches, winning the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year award while being named a First Team All Conference section.
This year’s selections include many familiar faces, including last year’s semifinalists and winners. 2012 MAC Hermann winners Patrick Mullins (New Orleans) from Maryland and Crystal Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) from North Carolina both return for their senior season and start their bid for back-to-back trophies.
On the men’s side, three other 2012 semifinalists are on this Watch List, including Connecticut’s Mamadou Diouf (Dakar, Senegal), Saint Louis’s Robbie Kristo (St. Louis) and Georgetown’s Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa.).
There are five women’s players who were named 2012 semifinalists that are also on this season’s list. Duke’s Natasha Anasi (Arlington, Texas), Georgetown’s Daphne Corboz (Greenbrook, N.J.), Penn State’s Maya Hayes (West Orange, N.J.), Santa Clara’s Julie Johnston (Mesa, Ariz.) and North Carolina’s Kealia Ohai (Draper, Utah) all vie for the opportunity to win the award.
The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
2013 Men’s MAC Hermann Watch List
NAME CLASS POS SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Andrew Blake Jr. K Connecticut May Pen, Jamaica
John McCarthy Sr. K La Salle Cinnaminson, N.J.
Tyler Miller Jr. K Northwestern Woodbury, N.J.
Spencer Richey Sr. K Washington Seattle
Nick Hagglund Sr. D Xavier Cincinnati
Sebastien Ibeagha Jr. D Duke Missouri City, Texas
Anthony Manning Jr. D Saint Louis Mesquite, Texas
Boyd Okwuonu Jr. D North Carolina Edmond, Okla.
Tim Parker Jr. D St. John's Hicksville, N.Y.
Matt Polster Jr. D SIUE Las Vegas
Patrick Slogic Sr. D Cornell Colorado Springs, Colo.
Cristobal Soto Sr. D American Santiago, Chile
Nicholas Walker Sr. D Fairleigh Dickinson Port of Spain, Trinidad
Kyle Venter Sr. D New Mexico Aurora, Colo.
Romena Bowie Sr. M Virginia Commonwealth St. Mary's, Jamaica
Omar Mata Sr. M Tulsa Tulsa, Okla.
Pedro Ribeiro Sr. M Coastal Carolina Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Joseph Schmid Sr. M Monmouth Kingston, Pa.
Jared Watts Sr. M Wake Forest Statesville, N.C.
Liam Collins Sr. M Memphis Skibbereen, Ireland
Tyler Gibson Sr. M Charlotte Knoxville, Tenn.
Gideon Asante Sr. F Old Dominion Sunyani, Ghana
Reinaldo Brenes Sr. F Akron Ciudad Colon, Puerto Rico
Mamadou Diouf* Sr. F Connecticut Dakar, Senegal
David Geno Sr. F East Tennessee State Kingsport, Tenn.
Giuseppe Gentile Jr. F Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.
Robbie Kristo* Jr. F Saint Louis St. Louis
Cristian Mata So. F Tulsa Tulsa, Okla.
Patrick Mullins# Sr. F Maryland New Orleans
Steve Neumann* Sr. F Georgetown New Hope, Pa.
Makenzie Pridham Sr. F Cal Poly Toronto
Mark Sherrod Jr. F Memphis Knoxville, Tenn.
Christian Volesky Jr. F SIUE Las Vegas
Reed Williams Sr. F UCLA Newport Beach, Calif.
2013 Women’s MAC Hermann Watch List
NAME CLASS POS SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Kelsey Wys Sr. K Florida State Coral Springs, Fla.
Aubrey Bledsoe Sr. K Wake Forest Cincinnati
Elizabeth Hoerner Sr. K Navy Lititz, Pa.
Whitney Church Jr. D Penn State Ashburn, Va.
Abigail Dahlkemper Jr. D UCLA Menlo Park, Calif.
Marissa Diggs Sr. D UCF Rowlett, Texas
Arin Gilliland Jr. D Kentucky Lexington, Ky.
Emily Menges Sr. D Georgetown Garden City, N.Y.
Jade Seabrook Jr. D Navy St. Paris, Ohio
Natasha Anasi* Sr. D Duke Arlington, Texas
Jessie Ayers Jr. M Colorado College Seattle
Dagny Brynjarsdottir Jr. M Florida State Hella, Iceland
Daphne Corboz* Jr. M Georgetown Greenbrook, N.J.
Vanessa DiBernardo Sr. M Illinois Naperville, Ill.
Crystal Dunn# Sr. M North Carolina Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Julie Johnston* Sr. M Santa Clara Mesa, Ariz.
Cari Roccaro So. M Notre Dame East Islip, N.Y.
Meghan Streight Jr. M Texas A&M McKinney, Texas
Janine Beckie So. F Texas Tech Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Jonelle Filigno Sr. F Rutgers Mississauga, Ontario
Amanda Frisbie Sr. F Portland McKinney, Texas
Kristen Hamilton Sr. F Denver Littleton, Colo.
Maya Hayes* Sr. F Penn State West Orange, N.J.
Morgan Marlborough Sr. F Santa Clara Lee's Summit, Mo.
Tesa McKibben Sr. F Saint Francis (Pa.) Cogan Station, Pa.
Kealia Ohai* Sr. F North Carolina Draper, Utah
Ifeoma Onumonu So. F California Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Katie Stengel Sr. F Wake Forest Melbourne, Fla.
Taylor Uhl Jr. F Stanford Eden Prairie, Minn.
Hannah Wilkinson Jr. F Tennessee Whangarei, New Zealand
Lynn Williams Jr. F Pepperdine Fresno, Calif.
* - 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
# - 2012 MAC Herman Trophy Winner