The 2010 Hermann Trophy finalists were announced on Friday and two of three finalists for the men's award could be lifting an NCAA title this weekend.
Akron junior Darlington Nagbe and Louisville junior Colin Rolfe were both named as finalists, along with Indiana junior striker Will Bruin. The award, given each year to the best male and female players in college soccer, will be presented on Jan. 7th in St. Louis.
Melissa Henderson of newly-crowned national champion Notre Dame, Alex Morgan of California (and the U.S. national team), and Christen Press of Stanford were named finalists for the women's award.
Bruin finished as Big Ten Player of the Year, scoring 18 goals and five assists. Rolfe has been a key factor in Louisville's undefeated season, scoring nine goals and adding seven assists. Nagbe as served as one of the key figures in Akron's loaded lineup, contributing seven goals to go with 13 assists.
Both Nagbe and Bruin are Generation adidas targets for Major League Soccer and could take part in the 2011 MLS Draft. Nagbe and Rolfe will be playing tonight in the NCAA Final Four.
What do you think of these selections? Who would you vote for out of these trios? What player is missing from the list of finalists that you think deserved to be there?
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