Dec. 8, 2010
Katy Frierson is one of 15 players and the only one out of the Southeastern Conference to be named a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in collegiate soccer.
"I definitely think Katy is one of the top 15 players in country and she is very deserving of this honor," Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "Katy is the type of player that makes everyone around her better. She had a great year and she is clearly a difference maker game-in and game-out for our team as evidenced by her point-production."
One of five midfielders on the list, Frierson led Auburn and was fourth in the SEC with 28 points (eight goals, 12 assists), recording at least one point in all 11 of Auburn's wins. Her 12 assists were second-most in the conference and 11th nationally.
One of five juniors on the list, Frierson has already been named a 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Women's NCAA Division I Second Team All-America, was a First Team All-SEC selection, was placed on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season and was an ESPN Academic All-America.
Frierson was the first Auburn player ever to be placed on the initial Hermann Trophy Watch List when it was announced in August.
In this history of the Hermann Trophy Award, no SEC player has ever won the award.
Head coaches of Division I programs with current membership in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) will vote to determine the 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy recipient. Three finalists for the award will be announced on Friday, Dec. 10. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for a news conference on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, where the winner will be announced. A dinner and formal presentation of the award will follow the news conference that evening.