Nov. 29, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of American announced the 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy for 2007. Santa Clara University senior Peter Lowry is one of the 15 semifinalists for college soccer's top honor.
"Peter has had an outstanding season and he is very deserving of this honor," said Santa Clara head coach Cameron Rast. "He has been an integral part of our success not just with his goal scoring, but also with his leadership on and off the field. Throughout his career at Santa Clara, Peter has worked hard to help this team be successful and this recognition is a reward for those efforts."
Lowry has already picked up numerous honors in his decorated career at Santa Clara, including recently being named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year for 2007. This season he led the Broncos in scoring with eight goals and six assists for a career best 22 points in the regular season. He led the conference in goals, while placing second in points and tied for third in assists from his central midfield position. His goals also came in key moments for the Broncos, netting two game-winning goals and two game-tying goals in the closing minutes of regulation. He was named the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News National Player of the Week after scoring three goals against San Jose State and UCLA to lead SCU to two wins.
For his career, Lowry has netted 22 goals, good for seventh all-time at SCU, and has 14 assists for 58 total points, placing him just two points from a spot in the SCU all-time top 10. He is the 12th player in Bronco history to earn a conference player of the year award and first since Mehdi Ballouchy in 2005. Lowry had previously been named All-WCC Second Team twice and All-WCC Honorable Mention once. Last season, Lowry was named NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team.
Three men's and three women's finalists will be announced on Friday, Dec. 14, in conjunction with the semifinal rounds of the 2007 NCAA Men's College Cup. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) in St. Louis, Mo., on Friday, Jan. 11, where they will be presented the prestigious crystal soccer ball that has come to symbolize the highest level of individual achievement in intercollegiate soccer.