Denver's Andre Shinyashiki Named MAC Hermann Semifinalist

Denver's Andre Shinyashiki Named MAC Hermann Semifinalist

University of Denver Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  University of Denver men's soccer senior captain Andre Shinyashiki (Sao Paulo, Brazil) has been named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann trophy, awarded to the country's most outstanding male and female players of the year, United Soccer Coaches announced on Tuesday.
 
Shinyashiki enters the NCAA Quarterfinal weekend first in the country in points per game (2.86), first in total points (60), first in goals per game (1.33), first in total goals (28), 14th in shot accuracy (60.6%), first in game-winning goals (11), second in shots per game (4.71) and first in shots on goal per game (2.86). Shinyashiki's goals per game tally is the highest since Andrew Mittendorf (Lehigh) netted 24 in 18 matches (1.33) in 1998. The Denver senior's points per game mark is the most since Conor Casey (Portland) had 23 goals and seven assists in 18 matches in 1999 (2.94). 
 
Earlier this season, Shinyashiki became Denver's record holder in single-season points (60), goals (28) and game-winning goals (11), while setting Denver's career records in points (117), goals (51) and game-winning goals (18). The Sao Paulo, Brazil, native's goal total in 2018 eclipsed Denver's previous career record goal tally of 27.
 
Entering the NCAA Tournament, Top Drawer Soccer's Midseason No. 1 player had scored eight more goals than the next closest player in the national rankings. A CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, Shinyashiki netted the first five hat tricks of his career in 2018, including a four-goal game in Denver's 4-3 victory over Omaha to begin the Summit League slate.
 
The Senior CLASS Award Finalist was a two-time United Soccer Coaches' National Player of the Week and a four-time recipient of College Soccer News National Team of the Week honors. Shinyashiki led a Denver senior class that entered the NCAA Tournament third in the country in wins (61-11-10) and second in the country in percentage of points earned at 78.5%.
 
Three men's finalists and three women's finalists will be named on December 7 at the conclusion of voting by NCAA Division I soccer coaches. The 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy banquet will be held at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on January 4, 2019 to formally announce this year's winners.
For more information about the history of the MAC Hermann Trophy, visit MACHermannTrophy.org. The MAC Hermann Trophy, the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer, has been awarded annually since 1967.
 

2018 Men's MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists
Name Class Pos. School Hometown
Giuseppe Barone  Jr. M Michigan State Grandville, Mich.
Tanner Beason  Jr. D Stanford Winston-Salem, N.C.
Tucker Bone  Jr.  M Air Force Granite Bay, Calif.
Alex Comsia  Sr. D North Carolina North Vancouver, B.C.
Omir Fernandez  So. F Wake Forest Bronx, N.Y.
Andrew Gutman  Sr. D Indiana Hinsdale, Ill.
Jack Hallahan  Jr. F Michigan Redditch, England
Cal Jennings  Jr. F UCF Roswell, Ga.
Bruno Lapa  Jr. M Wake Forest Curitiba, Brazil
Callum Montgomery  Sr. D Charlotte Victoria, B.C.
Trey Muse  So. K Indiana Louisville, Ky.
Daniele Proch  Jr. F Duke Riva Del Garda, Italy
Camden Riley  Sr. M Pacific Dallas, Texas
Andre Shinyashiki  Sr. F Denver Sao Paulo, Brazil
JJ Williams  Jr. F Kentucky Montgomery, Ala.

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