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Former Canon-McMillan standout Sabrina Bryan lands on Mac Hermann Trophy Watch List

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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 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.

Sabrina Bryan elevates her game to earn All-American honors at Hofstra

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.

Pitt’s Valentin Noel and Veljko Petkovic join North Allegheny alum Josh Luchini on Mac Hermann Trophy watch list

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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