– Georgetown University women's soccer senior Caitlin Farrell
(Wallingford, Conn. / Choate Rosemary Hall) was recognized as one of the three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy at the annual awards reception on Friday evening in St. Louis. The trophy was awarded to the top male and female collegiate soccer players in the nation, which was determined by a vote of Division I coaches who are members of the United Soccer Coaches.
The MAC Hermann Trophy
, presented by World Wide Technology, is the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer and has been awarded annually since 1986. This year, the trophy was awarded to Catarina Macario from Stanford University and Andrew Gutman from Indiana University.
Farrell was unanimously selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and received the only unanimous vote to be on the All-BIG EAST First Team. The senior forward was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and earned the Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the tournament. Farrell was named to the United Soccer Coaches Division I All-East Regional First Team and a First Team All-American, as well as a First Team Academic All-American. The senior was also named a Class of 2019 Honda Sport Award for Soccer finalist last month.
Farrell led the Hoyas in her last season on the Hilltop with 39 points from 18 goals and three assists. She is tied for first at Georgetown with most goals in a single season (18) and finished second in the country in game-winning goals (8), third in total goals (18) and fourth in total points (39).
Farrell is the first player on the GU women's soccer team, and only the second player in school history, to be named a MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist. Former Georgetown men's soccer player Brandon Allen (C'15) was named a finalist for the award in 2015.
Georgetown finished the 2018 campaign as the most successful team in program history. The Hoyas completed the season with an overall record of 21-1-3 and reached the College Cup for the second time in three years. The Blue & Gray three-peated the BIG EAST Championship and won back-to-back BIG EAST Regular Season titles. The team set the program record for most wins in a season with 21. Additionally, Head Coach Dave Nolan
and his staff were named both BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year, and most recently, the National Coaching Staff of the Year.
For more information about the MAC Hermann Trophy, including a list of past winners, visit MACHermannTrophy.org.