The UMBC soccer team's oft-impressive 2009 has already put the squad in the national spotlight.
Forward Andrew Bulls, coming off a 15-goal, 11-assist season in 2009, has been named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) to the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List and College Soccer News has selected him as a Preseason Second-Team All-American, a Retrievers news release said.
Bulls, the 2009 America East Conference striker of the year as a junior, was second in the nation in scoring, behind only teammate Levi Houapeu, a senior.
The Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer. Bulls is one of 39 players nationwide on the watch list.
UMBC's season begins on Sept. 2 against VMI at UMBC Soccer Stadium.