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US Youth Soccer Featured on 2022 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

August 26, 2022 11:15 AM

Billy Hency with Sporting St. Louis during National League's 2016-17 season.

FRISCO, Texas (August 26, 2022) - US Youth Soccer (USYS) is featured on the 2022 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List with the season now underway.

The Hermann Trophy, presented annually by the Missouri Athletic Club, is the nation’s highest individual honor recognizing the collegiate National Player of the Year. It is determined by the voting of Division I coaches who are members of United Soccer Coaches. Announced Thursday (August 25), seven of the 38 members on the watch list have direct ties to US Youth Soccer, with Vermont’s Alex Nagy and Loyola Chicago’s Billy Hency earning a second consecutive nod.

Penn State’s Peter Mangione will hope to see 2022 end with a championship as 2015 did, when he was crowned a US Youth Soccer U13 National Champion with Baltimore Celtic (MD).

2022 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List by Position


  • Sam Fowler, University of Washington (Issaquah, Wash.)
  • Jassem Koleilat, University of New Hampshire (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • Wessel Speel, Hofstra University (Utrecht, The Netherlands)


  • Noah Egan, University of Vermont (Irvine, Calif.)
  • Mariano Fazio, University of Tulsa (Sevilla, Spain)
  • Pietro Grassi, UCLA (Milan, Italy)
  • Luis Grassow, University of Kentucky (Munich, Germany​)
  • Noah Gulden, Lipscomb University (Drammen, Norway)
  • Michael Hong*^, Loyola University Chicago (Vernon Hills, Ill.)
  • Moses Mensah, Campbell University (Cape Coast, Ghana​)
  • Daniel Munie, Indiana University (Maryland Heights, Mo.)
  • Ramzi Qawasmy, Providence College (Lansdale, Pa.)
  • Alberto Suarez, Saint Louis University (Zaragosa, Spain)
  • Bjarne Thiesen, West Virginia University (Kiel, Germany)
  • Til Zinnhardt, University of North Carolina (Konigstein, Germany)


  • Yannick Bright, University of New Hampshire (Milan, Italy)
  • Noel Caliskan, Loyola Marymount University (Cologne, Germany)
  • Karim Diao, University of Central Arkansas (Bordeaux, France​)
  • Rory O’Driscoll, University of New Hampshire (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Luis Garcia, Providence College (Gran Canaria, Spain)
  • Hendrik Hebbeker, Hofstra University (Cologne, Germany)
  • Alex Nagy^, University of Vermont (Bow, N.H.)
  • Valentin Noel, University of Pittsburgh (Niort, France)
  • Peter Stroud^, Duke University (Chester, N.J.)
  • Kian Yari, Missouri State University (Manchester, England)


  • Steven Afrifa, Florida International University (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Patrick Agyemang^, University of Rhode Island (East Hartford, Conn.)
  • Aadne Bruseth, Missouri State University (Batnfjordsora, Norway)
  • Wilmer Cabrera, Jr., Butler University (Bogota, Colombia)
  • Ryan Carmichael, Hofstra University (Armagh, Northern Ireland)
  • Billy Hency*~, Loyola University Chicago (Fenton, Miss.)
  • Emil Jaaskelainen, Long Island University (Bolton, England)
  • Levonte Johnson, Syracuse University (Brampton, Ontario)
  • John Klein^, Saint Louis University (Columbia, Miss.​)
  • Peter Mangione^~, Penn State University (Hunt Valley, Md.)
  • Alex Meinhard, University of Tulsa (Tartu, Estonia)
  • Tola Showunmi, University of New Hampshire (Enfield, England)
  • Oladayo Thomas, Santa Clara University (Lagos, Nigeria)​

For more information on US Youth Soccer’s alumni, visit

* - US Youth Soccer ODP
^ - US Youth Soccer NCS
~ - US Youth Soccer National League


About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)

US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.