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MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine's Lynn Williams was named to the MAC Hermann Award semifinalist list as one of the top 16 women's college soccer players in the country. She is the first player in Pepperdine history named a semifinalist for the prominent award.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in NCAA soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. Three players from the 16-member semifinalist list will be named finalists for this year's award, with the winners being announced on Friday, Jan. 9, at the trophy presentation banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
Williams wrapped up an extraordinary four-year career for Pepperdine with a brilliant senior season this year, leading the Waves to their third ever Sweet 16 appearance. Williams led the team with 14 goals and 10 assists en route to her third straight All-WCC first team selection.
"Lynn has been a remarkable player for us," said Pepperdine Head Coach Tim Ward. "Not only is she an amazing offensive talent, but she is a great team player and leader. We have been very fortunate to have her here in Malibu for the past four years and I know we'll hear plenty more about her in the years to come."
She was third in the conference in goals scored and her 14 strikes were tied for the second best single-season total in Pepperdine history. Williams' 38 total points were second in the conference and Pepperdine history, and her 10 assists matched a Pepperdine single-season record. She also tallied five game-winning goals to match a Pepperdine record and finish second in the WCC.
The senior forward finished her career with 39 goals (second all-time), 24 assists (tied for first all-time), 102 points (second all-time), 15 game-winning goals (first all-time) and 398 shots (first all-time).
Williams has been named to the MAC Hermann Award watch list the last two seasons. This is her first time being named a semifinalist.
NCAA Division I coaches that are NSCAA College Services members may vote for their top choices Dec. 2-11. Soccer fans can also let their collective voice be heard by voting for their favorite player on the MAC’s website hosted by LockerDome, starting Tuesday, Dec. 2.