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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell forward Daniel Haber has been named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy Award, college soccer's highest individual honor.
Haber, who earlier this month became the first Cornell men's soccer player to ever be named Ivy League Player of the Year, still leads the nation in goals per game and points per game. He had 18 goals on the season and was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week five times during the season, more than any player in league history.
Fans can help Haber win the award thanks to a fan-voting component this season. To vote for Haber, simply visit the trophy's website, click his name and click "vote.
Haber's accomplishments helped the Big Red to its first Ivy League title since 1995 and its first outright Ivy League title since 1977 as he racked up five game-winning goals during the year. Haber also helped the Big Red to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1996 and its first NCAA home game since 1980.
Haber also added seven assists during the year, proving he can aid in his teammates' scoring as well as he was able to finish on his own. He recorded a hat trick against the University at Buffalo in September and had four other multi-goal games.
Haber is one of 15 semifinalists for the award and is the only member of the Ivy League on the list. This group of 15 will be cut down to three finalists who will be announced in December. The trophy will be presented in St. Louis in January.