Heading into her unique senior season at Hofstra University, Sabrina Bryan, a native of Cecil, PA and former Canon-McMillan and Riverhounds Academy standout, landed on the watch list as one of the 15 finalists for the prestigious Mac Hermann Trophy.
The Hermann Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female soccer players of the year.
You can view the full list here on the United Soccer Coaches web site.
Bryan also had a star-studded junior season in 2019 as she registered 11 goals and eight assists for her second successive 30-plus point season. She was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America third team and earned CAA pttacking Player of the year accolades while also collecting All-Region first team, All-CAA First Team, All-CAA Team and FrontRowSoccer.com co-player of the year honors. She is entering her senior season tied for eighth in Hofstra program history with 26 career goals and seventh all-time in points with 68.
Bryan embraced the challenges that came her way, and quickly grew as a person and as a player through her first three years, thriving at the next level to become what her coach Simon Riddiough described as a ‘foundational’ player for the Hofstra program..
Bryan’s scoring instincts and confidence were on full display in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer tournament first round in November 2019 when Hofstra hosted its first-ever home playoff match, in a scoreless affair against Loyola-Chicago that extended into extra time.
Last winter, Pittsburgh Soccer Now compiled this feature story on Bryan.
Bryan and her teammate Lucy Porter are the only representatives on the women’s side from the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Hofstra women’s soccer program began preparations for its unique spring season last week. A full schedule for the team will be released in the upcoming weeks.
On the men’s side, three players with Western PA roots were included on the Mac Hermann watch list, including former North Allegheny standout Josh Luchini.