Cooper, Stroud Head to St. Louis for MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet

Cooper, Stroud Head to St. Louis for MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet
Cooper, Stroud Head to St. Louis for MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet

DURHAM – The Duke soccer duo of Michelle Cooper and Peter Stroud are established to head to St. Louis, Mo., for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy banquet, which will be held Friday, Jan. 6 at the Missouri Athletic Club.  

The MAC Hermann Trophy introduced by Mungenast St. Louis Acura and Alton Toyota will be awarded to the best male and female collegiate soccer players.  A reside stream of the announcement will be obtainable at at 7:30 p.m. (ET).  Alexi Lalas, the 1991 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer, and Fox Sporting activities soccer analyst, will be the highlighted speaker.

Duke is the initial university to have a finalist from both equally the men’s and women’s crew considering the fact that Stanford did so in 2017.

The finalists for the 2022 men’s MAC Hermann Trophy are Levonte Johnson (Syracuse), Duncan McGuire (Creighton), and Stroud (Duke). The finalists for the women’s award are Korbin Albert (Notre Dame), Cooper (Duke), and Jenna Nighswonger (Florida Point out).

Cooper, who hails from Clarkston, Mich., notched the greatest general season in NCAA Division I soccer in 2022 with 49 factors, 19 goals and 11 assists.  She was the only player in the country to rank in the leading 10 in all three categories.  In the NCAA stats, Cooper ranked No. 2 in factors (49), tied for 2nd in ambitions (19) and tied for ninth in helps (11).  She was one of only two players in the place to accumulate 10 or far more targets and helps this year.  Cooper scored or assisted on an spectacular 10 game-profitable ambitions on the time for the Blue Devils.  She arrived up massive in the NCAA Tournament for the Blue Devils, scoring 6 goals, which tied for an NCAA Event very best, whilst her 13 factors had been the next-most in the tournament.  Cooper helped direct the Blue Devils into the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth straight period.  

Stroud, the prime player in the place in each of TopDrawerSoccer’s preseason and midseason Best 100, furnished a regular presence in Duke’s midfield all season lengthy. He completed the 2022 period tied for next-most details on the workforce (9) and set a new career-significant for helps in a typical period with 5. The Chester, N.J., indigenous was named All-America 1st Staff, grew to become the initially player in ACC history to acquire back again-to-back again ACC Midfield of the 12 months honors and was also named First Staff All-ACC and All-South Location Initially Group for the 2nd consecutive season.  He aided guide the Blue Devils to their 1st undefeated standard year considering the fact that 1999 and Duke’s first look in the national quarterfinals for the 1st time since 2006.

Duke men’s soccer has taken dwelling the Hermann Trophy on seven instances – Andrew Wenger (2011), Ali Curtis (2000, 1999), Jay Heaps (1998), John Kerr (1986), Tom Kain (1985), Mike Jeffries (1983) and Joe Ulrich (1982).  Cooper is the first Duke women’s pupil-athlete to be named a finalist.  

The Missouri Athletic Club has been honoring the top rated players in university soccer since 1988. Go to for more information about the MAC Hermann Trophy.

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