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Hatch one of 15 semifinalists for MAC Hermann Trophy

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PROVO, Utah – Ashley Hatch has been named as one of 15 women's soccer semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the top individual award in college soccer.

Hatch was one of 28 players named to the watch list for the award before the 2015 season. She was omitted from this season's watch list, but became a semifinalist based on her season performance.

The senior from Gilbert, Arizona, finished the year tied for third in the nation with 19 goals. She had two hat tricks, one of which helped BYU beat defending-champion Penn State on the road on Aug. 26.

Hatch helped the Cougars to their fifth-straight West Coast Conference championship and their first appearance in the third round of the NCAA tournament since 2012.

Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall (2012) is the only other BYU player to be named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award.

Three finalists for the award, as voted on by NCAA Division I soccer coaches, will be announced on Dec. 14.

2016 MAC Hermann Trophy women's finalists

Name School Class Pos Hometown
Morgan Andrews USC Senior MF Milford, N.H.
Maddie Bauer Stanford Senior D Newport Beach, Calif.
Kadeisha Buchanan West Virginia Senior D Brampton, Ont.
Rachel Corboz Georgetown Junior MF Green Brook, N.J.
Christina Gibbons Duke Senior D Raleigh, N.C.
Ashley Hatch BYU Senior F Gilbert, Ariz.
Rachel Hill Connecticut Senior MF Rollinsford, N.H.
Savannah Jordan Florida Senior F Fayetteville, Ga.
Kaleigh Kurtz South Carolina Senior D Greer, S.C.
Ashley Lawrence West Virginia Senior MF Toronto, Ont.
Savannah McCaskill South Carolina Junior F Chapin, S.C.
Margaret Purce Harvard Senior F Olney, Md.
Stephanie Ribeiro Connecticut Senior F Pawtucket, R.I.
Alexis Shaffer Virginia Senior MF Cary, N.C.
Andi Sullivan Stanford Junior MF Lorton, Va.