Saturday, January 7, 2017

@Soccer Ian Harkes @WakeFores midfielder won the Mac Hermann Trophy for @NCAA div @soccer top player

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Ian Harkes
Personal information
Full nameIan Andrew Harkes
Date of birthMarch 8, 1995 (age 21)
Place of birthDerby, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
2011–2013D.C. United
College career
2013–2016Wake Forest82(9
D.C. United academy product Ian Harkes won the 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy, the award recognizing NCAA Division I soccer's top player, in a ceremony at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Friday night.
The son of former United great and longtime US national team star John Harkes, Ian captained Wake Forest University to the 2016 College Cup final, where the Demon Deacons lost the national championship to Stanford in a nail-biting penalty-kick shootout at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
The Hermann Trophy is awarded via a vote among NCAA Division I coaches in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Friday's event also featured West Virginia University defender and Canadian women's national teamer Kadeisha Buchanan winning the 2016 women's award.
A two-way central midfielder, Harkes scored the game-winning goal in double overtime of Wake's College Cup semifinal win over Denver, capping a stellar season in which he scored five goals and four assists in 23 games as the Demon Deacons rolled to a 19-3-3 overall record. He has already been honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference's midfielder of the year, MVP of the ACC tournament and the most outstanding offensive player in the NCAA tournament.