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20 PDL Alums Named to 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

08/09/2017, 9:45am EDT
By AARON CRANFORD - aaron.cranford@uslsoccer.com

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A total of 20 players with Premier Development League experience, including five standouts named to the fifth edition of the 2017 PDL Top Prospects list, headline the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List revealed on Monday.

Michigan Bucks talent Brad Dunwell, ranked No. 3 on the Top Prospects list, and All-Central Conference Team selections Chris Mueller and Ryan Sierakowski are among the notable standouts.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual honor offered to Division I players every year. FC Tucson talent Albert Ruiz was a finalist for the award in 2016.

2017 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List:

Sam Gainford – F – Akron – Saint Louis FC U23 – 2017 All-Central Conference Team
Afonso Pinheiro – F – Albany – FC Tucson
Frantzdy Pierrot – F – Coastal Carolina – Reading United AC – 2017 All-Eastern Conference Team Honorable Mention
Ricky Lopez-Espin – F – Creighton – Tampa Bay Rowdies U23
Wyatt Omsberg – D – Dartmouth – Seacoast United Phantoms

Ian McGrath – M – Evansville – Des Moines Menace
Albert Ruiz – F – Florida Gulf Coast – FC Tucson

Niki Jackson – F – Grand Canyon University
Siggi Benonysson – F – High Point
Grant Lillard – D – Indiana
Tim Kubel – D – Louisville
Grant Stoneman – D – Loyola Chicago – Chicago FC United – 2017 All-Central Conference Team Honorable Mention
Gordon Wild – F – Maryland
Will Bagrou – F – Mercer – Sounders FC U23
Ryan Sierakowski – F – Michigan State – Chicago FC United – No. 35 PDL Top Prospect – 2017 All-Central Conference Team
Cam Lindley – M – North Carolina – Wilmington Hammerheads FC – No. 23 PDL Top Prospect

Jon Gallagher – F – Notre Dame
Tristan Blackmon – F – Pacific – Burlingame Dragons FC
Pablo Pelaez – M – San Diego State – Southern California Surf

Mauro Cichero – M – SMU – OKC Energy U23
Tomas Hilliard-Arce – D – Stanford
Foster Langsdorf – F – Stanford – San Francisco City FC
Mo Adams – M – Syracuse – Reading United AC – No. 28 PDL Top Prospect
Danny Musovski – F – UNLV – FC Tucson

Paul Hoffmeister – M – Utah Valley 
Edward Opoku – F – Virginia – AC Connecticut
Marcelo Acuna – F – Virginia Tech 
Brad Dunwell – M – Wake Forest – Michigan Bucks – No. 3 PDL Top Prospect
Antonio Bustamante – M – William and Mary
Chris Mueller – F – Wisconsin – Chicago FC United – No. 16 PDL Top Prospect – 2017 All-Central Conference Team
Cory Brown – D – Xavier


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