December 11, 2015
Allen, Herbers, Morris get nod for men's trophy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Georgetown senior forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J.), Creighton junior forward Fabian Herbers (Ahaus, Germany), and Stanford senior forward Jordan Morris (Mercer Island, Wash. were named the men's Finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.
All three are also all nominees for the Soccer News Net College Boot, for player of the year.
Allen, a First team NSCAA All-American, was also named First Team All-Great Lakes Region last week. He was a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST honoree. It marked his fourth-consecutive All-BIG EAST honor and his third-consecutive nod to the first team. Allen had 15 points on six goals and three assists in conference play as well as four game winners. Overall, he led the team in scoring with 12 goals and seven assists for 31 points.
Herbers, the nation's leading point scorer, recorded a point in 20 of Creighton’s 23 matches, helping the Bluejays to one of the best seasons in program history. Creighton, which topped the NSCAA Top 25 poll for a program-best eight consecutive weeks (Sept. 8-Oct. 27), got off to a 15-0-0 start this season, marking the best start for a Creighton team since 1993 (19-0-0) and best start by any team since Akron began 23-0-0 in 2009. The only player in NCAA Division I to rank among the nation's top ten for goals (15) and assists (17), Herbers was unanimously selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, marking the second-consecutive season in which he earned the accolade. He scored a point in each of the Bluejays’ first ten matches. With his two assists in Creighton's national quarterfinal match versus Akron, Herbers set a new program record for single-season assists (17), surpassing Richard Mulrooney's mark of 16 set in 1996 and 1998. His 47 points were fourth-most in Creighton single-season history. In just three seasons at Creighton, Herbers’ 85 career points rank fourth among active players in NCAA Division I.
The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Morris has a career-high 11 goals in 16 appearances for Stanford in 2015. In his last 12 games with the Cardinal, the junior has 10 goals, three assists and 23 points. He is ninth in the country in game-winning goals (5), 12th in goals per game (0.69) and 13th in points per game (1.56).
The junior missed five collegiate matches this season due to responsibilities with U.S. Soccer. He split time between the senior team, making six appearances with the MNT in 2015, while also earning 11 caps with the U-23s, scoring six goals and tallying four assists.