VCU’s Bowie Named to Prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University Men's Soccer senior midfielder Romena Bowie has quietly made a name for himself on a national level during his three seasons with the Rams.  That hard work is paying off as Bowie, on Tuesday, was named to the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.  The award is given annually to the nation's top collegiate soccer player.

Bowie has been a staple in VCU's midfield since arriving on campus in 2010, assisting on four goals in 57 matches.  The Saint Mary, Jamaica native, who was a first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection in 2012, was named preseason All-America by College Soccer News, and was recently graded by national publication Top Drawer Soccer as one of the best players in the country.  Following a strong junior campaign, he was also selected to the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region First Team to go along with his all-conference citation. 

Bowie was chosen as a member of the Jamaican Senior National Team Camp in 2010, and currently serves as a member of the Jamaican Olympic Team Pool.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer presented annually in January during a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

Each list will be narrowed down by NSCAA members from Division I programs to 15 semifinalists in November. NSCAA member coaches and fans will then vote for their top three choices and the finalists will be announced in December. The winners will be announced at the awards' banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club.

VCU hosts former Colonial Athletic Association foe William & Mary in an exhibition match at Sports Backers Stadium on Aug. 21 with kickoff set for 5 p.m.  The Rams open the regular season against UAB on Aug. 30 as part of the annual VCU Tournament.

Season tickets are now on sale for only $35.  Click here for more information, or contact the VCU Ticket Office at (804) 828-RAMS.


2013 MAC HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST
 

LAST

FIRST

CLASS

POS

SCHOOL

HOMETOWN

Asante

Gideon

Sr.

F

Old Dominion

Sunyani, Ghana

Blake

Andrew

Jr.

K

Connecticut

May Pen, Jamaica

Bowie

Romena

Sr.

M

VCU

St. Mary's, Jamaica

Brenes

Reinaldo

Sr.

F

Akron

Ciudad Colon, P.R.

Collins

Liam

Sr.

M

Memphis

Skibbereen, Ireland

Diouf*

Mamadou

Sr.

F

Connecticut

Dakar, Senegal

Geno

David

Sr.

F

East Tennessee State

Kingsport, Tenn.

Gentile

Giuseppe

Jr.

F

Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C.

Gibson

Tyler

Sr.

M

Charlotte

Knoxville, Tenn.

Hagglund

Nick

Sr.

D

Xavier

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ibeagha

Sebastien

Jr.

D

Duke

Missouri City, Tex.

Kristo*

Robbie

Jr.

F

Saint Louis

St. Louis, Mo.

Manning

Anthony

Jr.

D

Saint Louis

Mesquite, Tex.

Mata

Cristian

So.

F

Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla,

Mata

Omar

Sr.

M

Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla,

McCarthy

John

Sr.

K

La Salle

Cinnaminson, N.J.

Miller

Tyler

Jr.

K

Northwestern

Woodbury, NJ

Mullins#

Patrick

Sr.

F

Maryland

New Orleans, La.

Neumann*

Steve

Sr.

F

Georgetown

New Hope, Pa.

Okwuonu

Boyd

Jr.

D

North Carolina

Edmond, Okla.

Parker

Tim

Jr.

D

St. John's

Hicksville, N.Y.

Polster

Matt

Jr.

D

SIU Edwardsville

Las Vegas, Nev.

Pridham

Makenzie

Sr.

F

Cal Poly SLO

Toronto, Ont.

Ribeiro

Pedro

Sr.

M

Coastal Carolina

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Richey

Spencer

Sr.

K

Washington

Seattle, Wash.

Schmid

Joseph

Sr.

M

Monmouth

Kingston, Pa.

Sherrod

Mark

Jr.

F

Memphis

Knoxville, Tenn.

Slogic

Patrick

Sr.

D

Cornell

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Soto

Cristobal

Sr.

D

American

Santiago, Chili

Venter

Kyle

Sr.

D

New Mexico

Aurora, Colo.

Volesky

Christian

Jr.

F

SIU Edwardsville

Las Vegas, Nev.

Walker

Nicholas

Sr.

D

Fairleigh Dickinson

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Watts

Jared

Sr.

M

Wake Forest

Statesville, N.C.

Williams

Reed

Sr.

F

UCLA

Newport Beach, Calif.

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