SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Forward Duncan McGuire has been awarded the 2023 MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor given to the best NCAA Division I soccer player this past season.
McGuire spent the summer of 2022 developing his skills in USL League Two. McGuire competed for Lane United this past season, scoring four goals and providing three assists.
He had a penchant for the big moments in the 2022 League Two season – scoring all four of his goals against the top two finishers in the Northwest Division, securing Lane United points from each three different matches against the sides.
McGuire won the award after an outstanding season for Creighton University, scoring 23 goals for the Bluejays en route to a deep NCAA Tournament run.
All three finalists for the prestigious award played in the 2022 USL League Two season. Syracuse forward Levonte Johnson starred for Chicago FC United, and top class midfielder Peter Stroud worked on his game with FC Motown STA and Tobacco Road FC in the summer.
"We're honored to have been a part of Duncan’s story to this point," Joel Nash, USL VP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. "All three of these finalists competed in League Two to develop their skills, and it paid off in a big way. This is what this league is about. We're so proud of Peter, Duncan and Levonte, and we know there's a bright future for all three of them."
McGuire is the 12th player since 2002 to win the award after gaining experience in USL League Two.