Aug. 13, 2009
Santa Clara senior defender Katherine Reynolds has been named as one of the 45 best women's Division I intercollegiate soccer players that comprise the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List for 2009. Santa Clara has also been ranked No. 22 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) preseason top 25 poll.
Santa Clara, no stranger to the Hermann Trophy as Mandy Clemens first won it in 1999 and then Aly Wagner in 2002, is looking for its 20th trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2009. During that time the Broncos have also advanced to 10 College Cups. Santa Clara opens its season with a 7 pm match at San Jose State on Fri., Aug. 21 before returning to Buck Shaw Stadium on Sun., Aug. 23 to open the 2009 home slate at 1 pm vs. UC Santa Barbara.
Reynolds, a 2008 All-WCC first-team selection and second-team selection in 2007, returns for her senior year after starting 20 matches last season, adding 10 points. She was named earlier this month to the 2009 West Coast Conference Coaches Preseason All-Conference list.
Reynolds, a Medina, Wash. Native who graduated from University Prep in 2006, has played in 52 matches during her Bronco career, starting 27. She has scored 15 points all told, including 10 in 2008. Reynolds has four game-winning goals in her college career.
A member of the U.S. U-23 National team, Reynolds helped the Americans defend their Nordic Cup title in 2008.
Considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, the recipients of the MAC's Hermann Trophy are selected by Division I head coaches who are current members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
A list of 15 semifinalists is selected by a coaches committee in November, with three finalists announced in early December. They will invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., for a news conference on Jan. 8, 2010, where the winner will be announced, with a presentation banquet following.