Aug. 11, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Santa Clara University senior women's soccer standout Leslie Osborne has been named among the 25 players named to the second preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy. The list was compiled by a committee of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the official selection body for the MAC's Hermann Trophy.
Osborne, a native of Menomonee Falls, Wis., was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2003 and received numerous All-America honors. She is a team captain and, as a junior, was one of three players that started all 24 contests for the Broncos. She is actively involved with the U.S. National Team and was a finalist for U.S. Soccer's 2003 Chevrolet Young Female Athlete of the Year.
The 25 players are considered to be among the top players entering the 2004 college season and are the ones to watch for outstanding play this fall. A list of 15 semifinalists will be announced in November, with three finalists selected in early December. The winner will be announced at a dinner at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 8, 2005.
Women's 2004 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Player, Position, Class, School, Hometown
Leisha Alcia, G, Sr.:, Illinois, Mississauga, Ont., Canada
Nicole Barnhart, G, Sr., Stanford, Gilbertsville, Pa.
Lori Chalupny, M, Jr., North Carolina, St. Louis, Mo.
Candace Chapman, D, Sr., Notre Dame, Ajax, Ont., Canada
Keeley Dowling , D, Sr., Tennessee, Carmel, Ind.
Stephanie Freeman, M, Sr., Florida, Clearwater, Fla.
Leah Gallegos, F, Jr., Florida State, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kristin Graczyk, F, Sr., Connecticut, Albuquerque, N.M.
Kelly Hammond, M, Jr., Virginia, Bowie, Md.
Lindsey Huie , M, Jr., Portland, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Natasha Kai, F, Sr., Hawaii, Kahuku, Hawaii
Carli Lloyd, M, Sr., Rutgers, Delran, N.J.
Kelly McDonald, F, Sr., Texas, Littleton, Colo.
Iris Mora, F, Jr., UCLA, Cancun, Mexico
Heather O'Reilly, F, So., North Carolina, East Brunswick, N.J.
Leslie Osborne, M, Sr., Santa Clara, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Becky Sauerbrunn, D, So., Virginia, St. Louis, Mo.
Christine Sinclair, F, Sr., Portland, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Julianne Sitch, M, Jr., DePaul, Oswego, Ill.
Caroline Smith, F, Jr., Kansas, Edina, Minn.
Kati Jo Spisak, G, Jr., Texas A&M, Manchester, Mo.
Melissa Tancredi, D, Sr., Notre Dame, Ancaster, Ont., Canada
Lindsay Tarpley, F, Jr., North Carolina, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Tiffany Weimer , F, Jr., Penn State, North Haven, Conn.
Kelly Wilson, F, Jr., Texas, Odessa, Texas