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Akpan of the men’s soccer team named Hermann Trophy finalist

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First in program history to be named a finalist

Andre Akpan ’10, who led the No. 10-ranked Harvard men’s soccer team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, has been named one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which honors the top Division I college soccer player in the country. This year’s winner will be announced on Jan. 8, 2010, at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis.

The senior co-captain, who is first in points, assists, and tied for first in goals scored all-time at Harvard, was crowned Ivy Player of the Year on Nov. 17 and is the first Crimson player to be named a finalist for the award.

In addition to being named a Hermann Trophy finalist, Akpan was also named to the College Soccer News All-America first team on Dec. 14 and was invited to attend the 2010 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine (Jan. 8-12), joining teammate Kwaku Nyamekye ’10.