Men’s soccer: Baako gains preseason attention

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Senior midfielder Nat Baako has been named to the Missouri Athletic Club (M.A.C.) Hermann Trophy Watch List. Baako has also been named a preseason third-team All-American.

The Herman Trophy designation was released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Wednesday. The award is the highest individual honor in Division 1 soccer and voted on by the head coaches of NSCAA teams.

Baako was also selected as a preseason third-team All-American by CollegeSoccerNews.com. He was one of only two CAA male soccer athletes to make one of the three levels of All-American, joined by Indy Smith of UNCW.

Baako has been a back-to-back first-team All-CAA star the past two years for the Tribe. He had two goals and five assists in 2009.