Morgan Andrews Named a Finalist for the Prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Award|
Dec. 14, 2016
LOS ANGELES - Senior midfielder Morgan Andrews was named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award on Tuesday morning, becoming the first Trojan to ever be named a finalist for the prestigious award.
Andrews joins Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan and West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan as the three finalists for the award which is bestowed on the nation's top collegiate women's soccer player.
The MAC Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer, has been awarded annually since 1967. This year’s winners will be announced on January 6, 2017 in conjunction with the 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
On being named a finalist, Andrews said, "It is an incredible honor that will be shared among many. There have been so many people who have helped build me into the person and player that I am today and this accolade is a reflection of my team and the people who surround me. I am really honored."
Andrews, a native of Milford, N.H., was named to the 2016 NCAA Women’s College Cup All-Tournament Team while helping to win the program’s second national championship. She assisted on the game-winning goal in the national semifinal vs. Georgetown and scored the first goal of the match in the national final against West Virginia, a game the Trojans went on to win 3-1. Overall she scored three of the Trojans’ nine postseason goals this season.
As a senior in 2016, Morgan Andrews named to the 2016 NCAA Women’s College Cup All-Tournament Team while helping to win the program’s second national championship. Assisted on the game-winning goal in the national semifinal vs. Georgetown and scored the first goal of the match in the national final against West Virginia, a game the Trojans went on to win 3-1. Overall she scored three of the Trojans’ nine postseason goals this season. Was named a second team NSCAA All-American for the second-straight season, after earning her second NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team mark. She was named a TopDrawerSoccer Postseason Best XI Second Team, while earning Hero Sports 2016 All-American midfielder honors.
Andrews earned First Team All-Pac-12 for the second-straight season as the Trojans finished second in the Pac-12. She was named the third-best collegiate player at the 2016 midseason by TopDrawer Soccer. Andrews started all 25 games, finishing tied for first the team with 10 goals and was second with 24 points (10 goals, 4 assists). Andrews second on the team with four game-winning goals. Scored in seven different games, three of those being multi-goal outings. Andrews has a knack for coming up big in big games, none bigger than her second-minute finish in the national championship vs. West Virginia. She also scoring two goals, including the game-winner on Oct. 6 as the Trojans upset then-No. 1 Stanford 3-0. Andrews also scored the game-winning goal against then-No. 8 North Carolina on Sept. 11 as the Trojans upset the Tar Heels 3-0. She also tallied two goals at Oregon on Sept. 29th and two goals against Eastern Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In August 2016 she was named the fourth-best midfielder in the U.S. Youth National Team ranks by Top Drawer Soccer and has been a member of the U.S. Youth National Team circuit since U-15, most recently getting called to the U-23 camp. Over the past two seasons as a Trojan she has scored 22 career goals, good for 10th best in USC program history. She holds the USC record for consecutive games with multiple goals, set over three games to end the 2015 season. She also tallied the first-ever hat trick in the NCAA postseason in program history when she scored three against Cal State Fullerton in 2015. Over her two seasons at USC she tallied 52 points (22 goals, eight assists) and logged 36 points (13 goals, 10 assists) at Notre Dame during her freshman and sophomore seasons. She has tallied 22 points (10 goals, two assists) in the NCAA Tournament over her time with both programs. Was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2013 while at Notre Dame, along with being named Soccer America All-Freshman First Team and Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI First Team. She was a two-time All-ACC Second Team selection. Was the 2013 Gatorade National High School Athlete of the Year, the second soccer player of either gender to receive Gatorade's top national high school award (Morgan Brian in 2011). Two-time Gatorade National High School Soccer Player of the Year (2012, 2013).