KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second consecutive year, senior Jack Hallahan of the University of Michigan men’s soccer team has been named to the 36-man MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, per an announcement from the United Soccer Coaches on Thursday (Aug. 1). Hallahan was a semifinalist for the award last season.
The MAC Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. The top three vote-getters, as determined by the NCAA Division I coaches, will advance to the final ballot for the coveted award.
Hallahan (Redditch, England) played in all 21 matches last season (18 starts) and helped lead Michigan to a 12-win campaign and an NCAA Tournament berth. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-Big Ten (first team) selection as he accrued 24 points on eight goals and eight assists. Hallahan became the fifth player in program history to reach the 20-point plateau in back-to-back seasons (24 points in 2017).
At the end of the regular season, Hallahan led the Big Ten in shots (60) and finished third in goals, assists and points. He was the sixth player in program history named to the All-Big Ten first team in back-to-back seasons, joining Knox Cameron (2002-03), Jake Stacy (2007-08), Mauro Fuzetti (2008-09), Tyler Arnone (2012-13) and Francis Atuahene (2015-16). Among Michigan’s all-time leaders, Hallahan enters the 2019 season ranked seventh in points (57) and assists (15), and eighth in goals (21).
Michigan will open its 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 30 vs. Florida Gulf Coast at U-M Soccer Stadium. [ Tickets ]