November 28, 2012

Haber Named Semifinalist for Hermann Trophy, Top Award in Collegiate Soccer

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After leading his team to its first Ivy League title since 1995 and an NCAA tournament home game, junior forward Daniel Haber has continued to pile on accolades.Earlier this month he became the first Cornell men’s soccer player ever to be named Ivy League Player of the Year. His 18 goals and seven assists for 43 total points on the season leads the nation. Haber was also named Ivy League Player of the Week five times, the most in conference history.Most recently, though, Haber was named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy Award — college soccer’s highest individual honor. The trophy has been awarded annually since 1967 and was founded by Robert Hermann, the president of the National Professional Soccer League to recognize the top men’s collegiate soccer player.At the beginning of the collegiate soccer season, a nominating committee creates a list of potential nominees for the award. Towards the end of the season, 15 top performers from throughout the season are chosen. Haber is one of these 15 semifinalists for the award, the only Ivy League player on the esteemed list. This group will be cut down to three finalists in December, and the final winner will be announced in January. To help Haber move on to the final round, go to http://machermanntrphy.lockerdome.com/ and click on his name under MAC-Hermann Trophy to vote. As of last night, Haber was in third place in the vote behind Steve Neumann of Georgetown and Carlos Alvarez of Connecticut.

Original Author: Scott Chiusano

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