Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Podojil a semifinalist for soccer's top award
Arkansas' Anna Podojil (left) pursues a ball against Auburn's Madeline Moore during an SEC Tournament game Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Orange Beach, Ala.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas sophomore forward Anna Podojil is a semifinalist for the top individual award in college soccer.
Podojil was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Award on Tuesday by the Missouri Athletic Club. Three finalists for the award will be revealed May 12.
Podojil, who was named SEC forward of the year in the fall, is Arkansas’ leading scorer this season with 24 points on 10 assists and 7 goals. She had an assist during the Razorbacks’ 3-1 victory over Utah Valley last Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Arkansas (12-3) is scheduled to play Santa Clara (8-1) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central in the tournament’s round of 16.
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