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Princeton's Hoppenot Named to M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist List

2010 Ivy League Player of the Year Antoine Hoppenot of Princeton
2010 Ivy League Player of the Year Antoine Hoppenot of Princeton

Courtesy of Princteon Athletic Communications

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Princeton men's soccer player Antoine Hoppenot has been named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy. The Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in intercollegiate soccer, the equilavant of the Heisman Trophy.

The Ivy League Player of the Year is one of 15 national nominees. Head coaches of Division I programs with current membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) will vote to determine the 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy recipient. Three finalists for the award will be announced on Friday, Dec. 10. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for a news conference on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, where the winner will be announced. A dinner and formal presentation of the award will follow the news conference that evening.

The junior striker led the team in scoring with nine goals and five assists for 23 points. He finished the season as the top goal and point scorer in the Ivy League. Hoppenot was named to the Princeton Invitational All-Tournament team for scoring four of his team's six goals during the weekend. He made his way onto the scoresheet in 11 of Princeton's 18 games, and scored two game-winning goals. His second game winner came against Penn in the the game that would decide the Ivy League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Princeton finished the incredible 2010 season with a perfect 7-0 Ivy League mark, finishing the regular season winning 12 consecutive games.

Complete MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist list