Morgan Brian won the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy award, repeating as college soccer’s best player.
Brian also won the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy award as a junior last year. She is the fourth women’s player to be honored with the award in consecutive years, joining Mia Hamm of North Carolina (1992 and 1993), Cindy Parlow of North Carolina (1997 and 1998) and Christine Sinclair of Portland (2004 and 2005). Notre Dame’s Kerri Hanks also won the award twice, in 2006 and 2008.
Brian beat Florida State midfielder Dagný Brynjarsdóttir and UCLA midfielder Sam Mewis for the award.
It is widely expected that Brian will be the No. 1 pick in next week’s NWSL Draft. Brian helped Virginia get to its first national championship game, where the Cavs lost to first-time winner Florida State. Brian scored 10 goals and added 14 assists in 18 matches last year for Virginia, while juggling international duty and helping the U.S. qualify for the Women’s World Cup.
UCLA senior Leo Stolz, from Munich, Germany, won the men’s award, beating Syracuse junior goalkeeper Alex Bono and North Carolina senior forward Andy Craven.
A sampling of what Brian did in her time at Virginia:
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