Notre Dame senior Patrick Hodan (Brookfield/Milwaukee Marquette) and University of Wisconsin junior Rose Lavelle were named to the watchlist for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's top college soccer players.
Hodan was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American and the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year last season, leading the Fighting Irish with nine goals and adding three assists. The midfielder was one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy in 2014.
Lavelle, a Cincinnati native, was a second-team selection on the NSCAA All-American team last fall after scoring three goals to go along with with team-best 10 assists as the Badgers (19-3-2) set a program record for wins in a season.
Thirty men and 28 women earned spots on the Hermann Trophy watchlists. Later in the fall, NCAA Division I coaches who are NSCAA members will vote to determine the 15 semifinalists. There also will be an online fan vote in November and the six finalists (three men and three women) will be announced. Winners will be honored at a banquet Jan. 8 in St. Louis. No player from Wisconsin has ever won the award.