CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Andre Akpan, a senior
forward on the Harvard men’s soccer team, has been listed as
a contender for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy,
presented to the nation’s top collegiate player, by
Akpan, who earned a similar distinction last fall from ESPN.com, has earned several preseason honors by national prognosticators after being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association Hermann Trophy Watch List and to the College Soccer News and Soccer America Preseason All-America teams.
A two-time semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, Akpan enters his senior season at Harvard as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 97 points. He also stands first with 27 career assists and third with 35 goals. A co-captain of the Crimson this fall, he is a three-time All-Ivy League selection and was the conference Rookie of the Year in 2006. A year ago, Akpan led the Ivy League with 26 points, scoring 10 goals and handing out six assists.
Photo of Andre Akpan courtesy DSPics.com.