Taylor and Noyola named finalists for Hermann Trophy

Teresa Noyola, wearing the number 7, is congratulated by Lindsay Taylor on Noyola's goal during Stanford's 3-0 victory over Oregon at Stanford in 2010.

“Maybe LT and Teresa should arm-wrestle for it,” Stanford’s women’s soccer coach Paul Ratcliffe said on the news that LINDSAY TAYLOR and TERESA NOYOLA were both named finalists for the Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s answer to the Heisman. “They’re both deserving. LT and Teresa together are a fantastic combination.

Teresa Noyola has been our playmaker and provider for four years. LT has been a great goal scorer. Together, they have helped Stanford win a national championship and become one of the premier programs in college soccer.”

Stanford, which went 25-0-1 this season, could have its third consecutive winner after KELLEY¬† O’HARA in 2009 and CHRISTEN PRESS in 2010. No school has had three consecutive winners since North Carolina from 1991-94 (Kristine Lilly ’91, Mia Hamm ’92-93, Tisha Venturini ’94).

Read the full announcement on the Athletics website.