December 1, 2015
MAKING THE LIST
Florida's Jordan, Westphal, 'Noles Connolly named semi-finalists for Hermann Trophy
KANSAS CITY, Mo.---Florida junior forward Savannah Jordan, senior defender Christen Westphal and Florida State freshman midfielder Megan Connolly are among the 15 semifinalists for the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy.
The winners will be announced Friday, January 8, 2016, at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
“I am thrilled for Megan that she has received this recognition,” said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. “She’s had an outstanding season and it is great that all of the people involved in the selection recognize the quality that she brings. Megan has been a key part to our success as a team this season.”
Connolly was named the ACC Midfielder of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year as the Seminoles earned their third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in 2015. The Cork, Ireland, native has tallied 28 points on nine goals and 10 assists this year, despite missing three games during the season as she competed for the Republic of Ireland U19 team.
She ranks sixth in the conference in points and second in assists. Her 10 assists also rank No. 14 in the NCAA. Connolly was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2015. Connolly has scored either a goal or an assist in 14 of the 21 games she has played this season.
Jordan was the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, her second such honor, and named to All-SEC first-team for third consecutive year. Her 24 goals stands second in 2015 Division I play and she is one of 14 in NCAA history to score 65 or more goals through junior season and one of five since 2000. Her 55 points as a junior is a career-high. She scored goals in 17 matches – including six multi-goal matches..
Westphal was Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year. She was named to All-SEC first-team for the third consecutive year and has appeared on the All-SEC team each season. She led the SEC in assists (13) and assists per game (0.54) and is tied for fourth in the nation for total assists. Westphal is also tied for 10th in the SEC for points
NCAA Division I coaches who are current NSCAA College Services members may vote for their top choices Tuesday, December 1 through Thursday, December 10.
The 15 semifinalists will be narrowed down to three finalists on Friday, December 11 during the 2015 NCAA Men’s College Cup in Cary, N.C.