Riley named semifinalist for MAC Hermann Trophy

Riley named semifinalist for MAC Hermann Trophy

The United Soccer Coaches named men's soccer's senior midfielder Camden Riley as a semifinalist for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy today. The MAC Hermann Trophy is presented to the most outstanding collegiate soccer player each season.

The MAC Hermann Trophy was first awarded in 1986 and has been awarded to the top male and female collegiate soccer players in the United States each year since. Past winners on the men's side include players that went on to careers with the U.S. Men's National Team players such as Jordan Morris, Darlington Nagbe, Claudio Reyna and Tony Meola. If Riley were to win, he'd be the first player in the West Coast Conference's history to take home the trophy. This year's winners will be announced on Jan. 4, 2019 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

Riley was named as the West Coast Conference Player of the Year after leading the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight year. Riley scored five goals in the last six games of the year to help the Tigers secure a spot in the Tournament, two of those were game-winners. In total, Riley scored nine goals and recorded five assists totaling 23 points with four game-winners. His 23 points were the most in a single-season since men's soccer returned to Pacific in 2014 and his nine goals tied the single-season record. He also tied the single-season record in game-winning goals. One of his game-winning goals this year came against California, which was No. 14 at the time. Against No. 11 Portland, he assisted on two of Pacific's three goals in the 3-2 victory.

The Dallas native was in the top-five in the WCC in goals, points, points per game, assists and game-winning goals. His efforts this season saw him take the career-lead at Pacific in points with 48, goals with 19, game-winning goals with six and move into second in assists with 10.

A full list of the 15 semifinalists for this year's honor is below; Riley is one of only five players from mid-major institutions to be included.

 2018 Men's MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

Name

Class

Pos.

School

Hometown

Giuseppe Barone

 Jr.

M

Michigan State

Grandville, Mich.

Tanner Beason

 Jr.

D

Stanford

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Tucker Bone

 Jr. 

M

Air Force

Granite Bay, Calif.

Alex Comsia

 Sr.

D

North Carolina

North Vancouver, B.C.

Omir Fernandez

 So.

F

Wake Forest

Bronx, N.Y.

Andrew Gutman

 Sr.

D

Indiana

Hinsdale, Ill.

Jack Hallahan

 Jr.

F

Michigan

Redditch, England

Cal Jennings

 Jr.

F

UCF

Roswell, Ga.

Bruno Lapa

 Jr.

M

Wake Forest

Curitiba, Brazil

Callum Montgomery

 Sr.

D

Charlotte

Victoria, B.C.

Trey Muse

 So.

K

Indiana

Louisville, Ky.

Daniele Proch

 Jr.

F

Duke

Riva Del Garda, Italy

Camden Riley

 Sr.

M

Pacific

Dallas, Texas

Andre Shinyashiki

 Sr.

F

Denver

Sao Paulo, Brazil

JJ Williams

 Jr.

F

Kentucky

Montgomery, Ala.