The NCAA leader in goals and points, McGuire set a Bluejay single-season record with 23 goals and finished the season with 50 points. His final game of 2022 was a 1-1 Creighton College Bowl tie against eventual NCAA champion Syracuse on Friday, Dec. 9.
McGuire opened the 2022 season in style with three goals and an assist in Creighton’s 6-0 win over Oakland on Aug. 25. The Bluejays forward added two more goals in the next game, a 6-1 win over Rutgers. August 28. The two-game 11-point performance earned him Player of the Week honors on Aug. 31 from the United Football Coaches Association.
The sharpshooter (23 goals on just 65 shots) continued to increase his totals throughout the season, scoring in 16 different contests. One of McGuire’s most impressive stretches this season came from October 19th to November 13th, scoring at least one goal in seven straight games. McGuire’s efforts in the NCAA Tournament were recognized on the 2020 NCAA Men’s College Bowl All-Tournament Team.
His best performance of the season came against Seton Hall in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship. McGuire scored four goals in Creighton’s 6-0 win over the Pirates on November 11. He scored six goals in Creighton’s three games to win the BIG EAST Tournament title and national player of the week honors. College Football News.
A dominant season reached new heights in the postseason as McGuire scored ten goals and dished out two assists to help the Bluejays to the program’s sixth College Bowl on a seven-game winning streak.
Creighton had one previous MAC and Herman Award winner; Current head coach Johnny Torres won each award in 1997. The two awards were combined in 2002.
The 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet will be held at the historic Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on January 6, 2023 to officially announce this year’s winners.
2022 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist