US women’s national team midfielder Andi Sullivan has won the Hermann Trophy, presented each year by the Missouri Athletic Club to the top college player in the US.
Sullivan came back from an ACL tear during the 2016 NCAA tournament, when Stanford was playing Santa Clara, and helped lead Stanford to the 2017 championship. She played a full 90 in the final game against UCLA, which Stanford won 3-2. Sullivan was one of the goalscorers who added to that tally.
Congratulations to @sunshine_sully, who joins @kohara19, @ChristenPress & @TeresaNoyola as Stanford's winners of the @HermannTrophy, the highest honor in college soccer!. #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/uYDlLFN2rd— Stanford Women's Soccer (@StanfordWSoccer) January 6, 2018
Sullivan also rejoined the US women’s national team in 2017 after her ACL injury sidelined an extremely promising start in late 2016. Sullivan played three games for the USWNT in 2017, notably getting some minutes as a sub in their two-game series against Canada in November. She makes for an intriguing piece in the United States’midfield setup and will undoubtedly be vying for a more regular spot as the team gears up for CONCACAF qualifying.
Sullivan now joins USWNT teammates Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn, Christen Press, and Kelley O’Hara as a Hermann trophy winner.