After sterling 2017 seasons, two local Division 1 men's college soccer standouts have earned a spot on the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
Davis Smith (Amherst, Mass.), a sophomore midfielder at UMass Amherst, placed on the annual preseason list, as did UMass Lowell senior midfielder Jakov Basic. No players from New England or local colleges placed on the Division 1 women's version of such list. The full list can be found here.
Based on what they've already accomplished, it's no surprise that Smith and Basic are drawing rave reviews in preseason. The former, an alum of Williston Northampton School, is coming off a Third-Team All-American season in which he was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and led the Minutemen with 10 goals and seven assists.