Durham – Duke quarterback Peter Stroud has been recognized as a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the United Soccer Coaches and Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) announced today. Stroud has since become the first Duke finalist for the coveted individual award Andrew Wenger In 2011, which won the award.
Syracuse’s Levonte Johnson and Creighton’s Duncan McGuire are finalists along with Stroud.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in NCAA Division I football and has been awarded annually since 1967. The 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet will be held at the historic Missouri Sports Club in St. Louis on January 6, 2023 to officially announce it. Winners of the year. Joining Stroud in St. Louis is Duke women’s soccer standout Michelle Cooper after the sophomore was named a women’s finalist last week. Duke becomes the first school to have a finalist from both the men’s and women’s teams since Stanford did it in 2017.
Stroud, TopDrawerSoccer’s top player in the nation in the preseason and midseason Top 100, has provided a steady presence in Duke’s midfield all season. He finished the 2022 season second on the team in points and set a career high in regular season scoring with 5. The Chester, NJ native was named All-America First Team and became the first player in ACC history to win ACC Midfield of the Year honors and was also named First Team All-ACC and First Team All-South Region. It is the second season in a row.
Named to the 2022 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List in the preseason, Stroud was one of five players from the preseason watch list to be named a semifinalist and is the only finalist from the preseason watch list. A first-team All-America selection this season, she is one of 11 All-Americans in 2022 to earn preseason all-American recognition from the United Soccer Coaches after being named to the All-American Third Team following the 2021 season.
Stroud played 88 minutes or more in 17 of Duke’s 19 games in 2022 and recorded his 50th career start, his 51st against Pittsburgh this season. He helped the Blue Devils to their first undefeated regular season since 1999 and Duke’s first national quarterfinal appearance since 2006. The Blue Devils were ranked third in the organization’s postseason top-25 by United Soccer Coaches, their highest postseason. After taking the top spot in the Duke rankings in 1982.
For more information on the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy, visit MACHermannTrophy.org.
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