ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2023) – Creighton junior forward Duncan McGuire and Duke sophomore forward Michelle Cooper were named the winners of the 2022 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy, on Friday at the MAC’s annual banquet.
McGuire (Omaha, Neb.) led the nation in goals (23) and points (50) in NCAA Division I men’s soccer and Cooper (Clarkston, Mich.) tallied 19 goals and 11 assists in 21 starts this season.
The MAC Hermann Trophy, a 10-pound crystal soccer ball awarded annually since 1967, honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer based on voting conducted by member coaches.
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McGuire set the Creighton single-season record in goals (23) this season, while picking up United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-America honors. He helped propel his team forward in the College Cup with four goals and one assist across four tournament games. In the 2022 MLS Super Draft, McGuire was selected sixth overall to Orlando City. Runners-up for the men’s award were Syracuse senior forward Levonte Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) and Duke junior midfielder Peter Stroud (Chester, N.J.).
Cooper, a previous MAC Hermann semifinalist (2021), earned both ACC Offensive Player of the Year and United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America honors in her sophomore season. She collected one of the best individual seasons in Duke history with a school-record 49 points. This year’s runners-up for the women’s award were Notre Dame sophomore midfielder Korbin Albert (Grayslake, Ill.) and Florida State senior midfielder Jenna Nighswonger (Huntington Beach, Calif.).
Previous winners of this prestigious award can be found here.