Dec. 2, 2014
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Patrick Hodan, a junior midfielder on the University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team, has been named a semifinalist for the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual intercollegiate award administered by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and presented annually at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. This year’s trophy presentation and banquet will take place Friday, Jan. 9.
Hodan (Brookfield, Wis.) already has accumulated several accolades for his outstanding junior campaign. He was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year along with appearing on the All-ACC First Team. Last week, he garnered first team Academic All-America honors. That was his second Academic All-America citation.
Hodan led Notre Dame in goals (9) and points (21) during the 2014 season. He has tallied 65 points on 26 goals and 13 assists in 65 career games. Hodan also has 10 game-winning goals during his career, including five this season.
This is the 10th time a Fighting Irish player has been tapped as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. Notre Dame has produced a finalist each of the last two seasons. Harrison Shipp was among the final three candidates last season and Ryan Finley was a finalist in 2012. Notre Dame’s Joseph Lapira won the 2006 MAC Hermann Trophy.
The Fighting Irish concluded the 2014 season with a 12-5-4 record. Notre Dame won the ACC Coastal Division with a 6-1-1 league mark and the Irish garnered the top seed for the NCAA Championship. Notre Dame fell to Virginia, 1-0, on Sunday in the round of 16.