Three Canadian soccer players among semifinalists for MAC Hermann Trophy

KANSSA CITY, Mo. — Three Canadians have made the list of semifinalists for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top men’s and women’s U.S. college soccer players.North Vancouver defender Alex Comsia, a senior at North Carolina, and Victoria defender Callum Montgomery, a senior at the University of Charlotte, were among 15 men’s semifinalists based on voting by NCAA Division I soccer coaches.Midfielder Victoria Pickett of Barrie, Ont., a senior at the University of Wisconsin, made the women’s semifinalist list.  Three men’s finalists and three women’s finalists will be announced Dec. 7 in conjunction with the men’s College Cup semifinals in Santa Barbara, Calif. The winners will be revealed Jan. 4 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.Wake Forest’s Jon Bakero, now a member of Toronto FC, and Stanford’s Andi Sullivan won the 2017 awards.Previous Canadian winners were Kadeisha Buchanan (2016) and Christine Sinclair (2004, ’05).Canadian-born Teal Bunbury, a dual citizen who plays internationally for the U.S., won in 2009. His father Alex Bunbury, a Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer, scored 16 goals in 66 appearances for Canada. The Canadian Press

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