Reagan Dunk has been named a semifinalist for college soccer’s Player of the Year Award. The 2015 Mac Hermann Trophy will be presented later this month by the Missouri Athletic Club. Dunk, a junior at the University of Denver and son of LH’s Tim and Terri Dunk, was a multi-year standout for the Wildcats before he graduated in 2011.
The National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America revealed its 15 nominees Tuesday, and its member coaches will vote to narrow the field to 3 finalists later this month. If chosen as one of those three, Dunk would attend a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, where the final winner will be announced.
“I think you have to start with Reggie’s leadership,” said Denver’s head coach Jamie Franks in an article posted to the university website. “He’s a leader by example. Every practice, every game, he’s locked in and he plays at his best. He makes the other people around him better by setting good examples.”
You can endorse “Reggie” (proud uncle Gale Lewis tells me his teammates at Denver chose that nickname) in the informal online “fan vote” here.
Dunk started all 19 matches for the Pioneers this season, subbing out just 21 of Denver’s 1795 total minutes. He is ranked 29th in the country, and of his 8 assists this year, 5 were on game-winners. He is the only University of Denver men’s player ever to be named a semifinalist for this award.
You can read the full story on Denver’s website here.