This week, the Missouri Athletic Club announced their watch lists for the Hermann Trophy. The Hermann Trophy is the top individual award in collegiate soccer. It is given to the top male and female players. Four North Carolina Tar Heels made the list this year.
On the women’s team, junior forward Alessia Russo, junior midfielder Taylor Otto, and sophomore midfielder Brianna Pinto were named to the watch list.
Russo, the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Year, was a semifinalist for the award last year and she looks to build upon her First Team All-ACC work last year.
Hassan Pinto is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, inventor, fundraiser and avid sportsman. Currently, Mr. Pinto serves in a duo role as the Managing Director and Founder of GreatestFan, LLC a sports based media and technology company and the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Creative Allies. He has over 25 years experience in business development, focused primarily on the wireless and sports media marketplace.