NSCAA announces year-end awards

Dan Metzger, Harrison Shipp, Chris Odoi-Atsem

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By DAN KARELL

There’s still a few weeks to go before the MAC Hermann Trophy is announced, but the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has revealed its Players of the Year across the rest of collegiate and high school soccer for the 2013 season.

Among the recognizable names earning NSCAA honors are Notre Dame senior midfielder Harrison Shipp and U.S. Under-18 forward Rubio Rubin. Shipp is this year’s College Scholar of the Year, carrying a GPA of 3.88 with a major in business and finance, while Rubin is the Youth Player of the Year. Rubin has spent the past few months playing with the Westside Timbers Soccer Club in his hometown of Beaverton, Ore., in addition to featuring for the U.S. Under-17 and Under-18 National Teams.

The 22 student-athlete winners of NSCAA awards will be recognized at the All-American Luncheon at the annual NSCAA Convention, which takes place this year on Jan. 18 in Philadelphia. It will also run concurrent with the upcoming Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

The MAC Hermann Trophy winners will be announced on Jan. 10 in St. Louis.

Here’s a full look at all the NSCAA award winners in 2013:

2013 NSCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Men Women
NCAA DII Pierre Omanga, Southern New Hampshire University Karenee Demery, California State University Stanislaus
NCAA DIII Josh Wood, Messiah College Olivia Zitoli, William Smith College
NAIA Taian Souza, Auburn University Montgomery Helen Lynskey, Northwood University (Fla.)
NCCAA DI Geoff Bowman, Indiana Wesleyan University Mayra Almazan, Azusa Pacific University
NCCAA DII Jorge Saucedo, Northland International University Tori Hale, Clearwater Christian College
Junior College DI Greg Timmer, Iowa Western Community College Kasandra Anderson, Iowa Western Community College
Junior College DIII Peter McAvoy, Herkimer County Community College Claudia Lopez, Cerritos College
High School George Campbell, McDonogh School (Md.) Clare Shea, Northern Highlands Regional High School (N.J.)
Youth Rubio Rubin, Westside Timbers Soccer Club (Ore.) Andi Sullivan, Bethesda Soccer Club (Md.)
College Scholar Harrison Shipp, University of Notre Dame Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA
Junior Scholar Landon Shupe, Johnson County Community College Laura Winstone, Oxford College of Emory University (Ga.)
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