COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M senior Ally Watt was named one of the 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, presented annually to the top player in collegiate soccer, the United Soccer Coaches announced Tuesday.
The Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, is the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer and has been awarded annually since 1967. The list of semifinalists was based on voting by NCAA Division I coaches. Three finalists will be named the first week of December.
This season, Watt earned recognition as SEC Forward of the Year and All-SEC First Team. During the campaign, she picked up National Player of the Week recognition from United Soccer Coaches and TopDrawerSoccer.com as well as twice garnering SEC Offensive Player of the Week. She led the SEC with 16 goals and 39 points on the season. Watt’s goal tally is tied for 12th in the nation while her 39 points ranks 11th, despite missing two matches.
The Colorado Springs, Colorado, native is a three-time All-SEC First Team selection and she earned All-America First Team recognition from United Soccer Coaches in 2018.
She ranks sixth in Aggie history with 49 career goals. Her 110 career points also ranks in the top 10 at A&M.
Watt was a redshirt during the 2016 campaign while playing for the United States Under-20 Women's National Team. She played in 14 matches, including five matches at the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup. Watt notched seven goals during her time with the United States U20 squad, including two tallies in World Cup action.
2019 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists
Name Class Pos. School
Amirah Ali Jr. F Rutgers
Malia Berkely Jr. D Florida State
Mikayla Collohan Jr. M BYU
Kirsten Davis Jr. F Texas Tech
Grace Fisk Sr. D South Carolina
Elise Flake Sr. F BYU
Jessie Fleming Sr. M UCLA
Emily Fox Jr. D North Carolina
Naomi Girma So. D Stanford
Catarina Macario Jr. M Stanford
Stasia Mallin Sr. D Memphis
Tara McKeown Jr. F Southern California
Brianna Pinto So. M North Carolina
Alessia Russo Jr. F North Carolina
Ally Watt Sr. F Texas A&M