Three Canadian footballers among 15 semifinalists for the MAC Harman Trophy


Canadians Glor Armanda, Kyle Hybert and Noa Jensen are among 15 semifinalists for the 2020-21 MAC Harman Trophy, awarded to the top NCAA football player.

The semifinalists were voted into by NCAA Division I male and female football coaches. The three finalists will be announced on 12 May, with the winner appearing on 27 May.

Amanda, who earned All-Pack-12 first team honors this year, had 15 goals and seven assists, which set Oregon State up for points in the season with 37 and total goals in a season with 15 Tie Alan Gordon. .

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The junior ahead of Edmonton led NCAA Division 1 in both goals and points, and matched the fourth-most goals in Pac-12 history. Amanda ranks sixth in Oregon State history for both career goals (25) and points (61).

A senior defender at Missouri State, Hibbert extended his overall streak to 67 in a row, starting all 13 matches of the 2021 season.

La Salle, Man. The Kee native was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive of the Year for the second straight season and helped the MSU defense post six shutouts and average 687 goals-registered this year.

Jensen, a senior midfielder at the University of Oakland, was named the Horizon League Player of the Year and earned All-Horizon League first-team honors. Cortis, a native of Ont., Leads the NCAA Division 1 in assists (14) and assists (1.56) per game.

He scored four goals from the penalty spot with three.

The 15 men’s semifinalists include players from the US, Canada, Brazil, France, Germany and Sweden. The 15 women semifinalists include players from the US, England, Mexico and the Netherlands.

The awards are presented by the Missouri Athletic Club.

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Past Canadian winners include Cadisha Buchanan (West Virginia, 2016) and Christine Sinclair (Portland, 2004 and ’03).

Canadian-born Chaiti Banbury won the men’s award (Akron, 2009). The son of former Canadian international Alex Banbury has lived in the United States since he was 10 and represented the US internationally.

Mac Harman Trophy Semifinalist (with status, school and hometown / country)

The men

Glory Amanda, F, Oregon State, Edmonton

Victor Bezra, F, Indiana, US

Noel Callison, M, Loyola Marymount, Germany

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Vittor Dias, M, Marshall, Brazil

Bridger Hansen, D, New Hampshire, US

Kyle Hebert, D, Missouri State, La Salle, Man.

Noah Jensen, M, Oakland, Cortis, Onts.

Tom Judge, D, James Madison, US

Jasper Laffelsand, D, Pittsburgh, Germany

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MD Myers, F, High Point, U.S.

Valentin Noel, M, Pittsburgh, France

Dante Polvara, M, Georgetown, US.

Zach Ryan, F, Stanford, US

Lucas Sanson, F, Marquette, Sweden

Dylan Teaves, M, Washington, US

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Women

Amira Ali, F, Rutgers, US.

Emily Alvarado, GK, TCU, US

Malia Berklee, D, Florida State, US

Mikayla Kolohan, M, BYU, US

Penelope Hawking, F, Southern California, US

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Jaylin Howell, M, Florida State, US

Jimena Lopez, D, Texas A&M, Mexico

Sydney Nasello, F, South Florida, US

Briana Pinto, M, North Carolina, US

Anna Podojil, F, Arkansas, US

Lucy Porter, M, Hofstra, England

Mijke Rufesma, D, Rice, Netherlands

Yazmin Ryan, M, TCU, US

Eli Schlegel, F, Penn State, U.S.

Delaney Shehan, M, UCLA, US

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