Aug. 16, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Senior striker Stephanie Ochs of the University of San Diego women's soccer team has been named to the NSCAA Missouri Athletic Club's Herman Trophy Watch List for the 2011 season.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer. The recipients are selected by head coaches of NCAA Division I programs who are members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Ochs, a 5-9 senior from San Diego, paced the Toreros offense this past season as she scored a career-high eight goals to go along with a career-high seven assists for a team-best 23 points. Ochs, a first-team All-WCC selection, scored three game-winning goals against Loyola Marymount, Cal State Fullerton and against Michigan. Ochs season was highlighted by her first career hat trick in a win against Portland State on Sept. 19, and for her efforts she was named the WCC Player of the Week.
Voting for the MAC Hermann Trophy is conducted in late November, when a field of 15 semifinalists is reduced to three finalists. Those three will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, where a news conference will be held to announce the winner, followed by a banquet to honor the three finalists.
Ochs and the Toreros will open play this Friday at Toreros Stadium with a 7:30 p.m. match against the University of Missouri.