Macario, Girma are semifinalsts for MAC Hermann Trophy


Stanford's Catarina Macario and Naomi Girma were named semifinalists Tuesday for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in college soccer.

Stanford is one of three programs with multiple semifinalists and it's the fourth consecutive season the Cardinal has had multiple semifinalists. Last season, Macario became Stanford's fifth winner of the award, joining Kelley O'Hara (2009), Christen Press (2010), Palo Alto grad Teresa Noyola (2011) and Andi Sullivan (2017).

Catarina Macario/Stanford Athletics
Macario and Girma led Stanford to its unprecedented fifth straight outright Pac-12 championship this season. The Cardinal has won 16 straight with a 67-6 goal difference since its only loss of the season to Pepperdine on Sept. 13.

Macario, the two-time reigning ESPNW Player of the Year and Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year, leads the NCAA in most offensive categories: goals (30), goals per game (1.36), assists (23), assists per game (1.05), points (83), points per game (3.77), game-winning goals (11) and shots per game (6.50).

Girma, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, has served as a team captain this season while playing nearly every minute at center back. Stanford has earned the shutout in 12 of its last 13 games and allowed just four goals in Pac-12 play.

No. 1 Stanford hosts No. 4 BYU on Friday at 3 p.m. in a bid to book its 10th trip to the Women's College Cup and ninth in the last 12 seasons.

— Staff report

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 2,623 views

Premarital and Couples: 10 Tips for the Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,352 views

What is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,246 views

Do city officials ever consider giving taxpayers a break?
By Diana Diamond | 18 comments | 1,159 views

By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 975 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 26 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $7 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.