Penn State Soccer

Penn State soccer: Maya Hayes, Whitney Church on Hermann watch list

Penn State’s Maya Hayes and Whitney Church were both named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy on Tuesday. The award is given to the nation’s top collegiate male and female soccer player.

Hayes, a senior forward and two-time All-American, was one of three finalists for the award in 2011 and was a semifinalist in 2012. Church, a junior and the Big Ten Defender of the Year last season, is making her first apearance on the watch list.

No. 4 Penn State opens its regular season schedule at 7:30 p.m. Friday against West Virginia at Jeffrey Field.