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Jordan Morris named a MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist

The Seattle's wunderkind's rocket trajectory continues as he becomes the first men's finalist from Stanford.

On the same day that Jordan Morris and the rest of the Stanford Cardinal will be kicking off their first College Cup game in 13 years, the Mercer Island native has been named a Hermann Trophy finalist — the first Sounders Academy graduate to ever achieve that honor.

Morris was named a semifinalist last season as a Sophomore, but didn't make the final group of Alex Bono, Andy Craven, and Leo Stolz — with Stolz going on to win the award before being drafted by the Red Bulls.

The Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious award in college soccer (I am contractually obligated to say here that it is the equivalent of college football's Heisman trophy). If Morris wins, he will be the first Stanford men's player to receive the award — Teresa Noyola, Kelley O'Hara, and Christen Press have all won it for the Stanford women. He leads the team with 11 goals in 16 appearances so far this season.

The winner will be announced at a banquet on January 8th. But first Morris is focused on leading the Cardinal to their first championship in school history, starting tonight against Akron and — if they can win that semifinal — culminating in the final on Sunday.

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