Arin Gilliland Named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A year after leading the Wildcats with 12 goals, 10 assists and 34 points, senior Arin Gilliland was named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Herrmann Trophy Watch List for the 2014 season, it was announced by the MAC on Wednesday afternoon.
The MAC Herrmann Trophy is considered to be the most prestigious honor an individual soccer player can receive. Past winners of the award include US Women's National Team members Tobin Heath, Mia Hamm, and Canadian International, Christine Sinclair.
The announcement was made on NSCAATV on Wednesday afternoon, as Gilliland was selected among the top 30 players in the nation by the voting committee.
Gilliland, named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her efforts this season, collected 34 points, scored a career-high 12 goals, assisted on 10 goals, just one shy of the program record, set a new school record in shots with 100, scored three game-winning goals and was named first team All-Southeastern Conference.
Named a team captain, the Lexington, Ky., native took the season by storm, serving as one of Kentucky's three team leaders in the fall of 2013. Gilliland played over 1,800 minutes on the pitch for the Wildcats, rewriting the record books in a number of categories.
Near the end of the collegiate regular season, NCAA Division I coaches that are National Soccer Coaches' Association of America members will vote on their top choices and the list will be narrowed down to the top 15. From that pool of 30, six finalists (three men, three women) will be chosen for the award. The winners will be announced Jan. 9, 2015 at the Missouri Athletic Club.
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