UVa's Brian Nominated for ESPY Award

Morgan Brian has already won the MAC Hermann Trophy, college soccer's most prestigious award. Now, the Virginia midfielder is also nominated for an ESPY.

Brian, a rising senior at UVa, is one of five finalists for the 2014 ESPY award for Best Female College Athlete. The award will be given out by ESPN on July 16.

The other four finalists for the award are Maryland lacrosse player Taylor Cummings, Penn State volleyball player Micha Hancock, Florida softball pitcher Hannah Rogers and Connecticut basketball player Breanna Stewart.

After the 2013 season, Brian became the first national player of the year in Virginia women’s soccer history. She tied for the ACC scoring lead this season with 46 points on 16 goals and a league-high 14 assists. Brian led the Cavaliers to their first College Cup appearance in 22 years. She also made 11 appearances for the United States Women’s National Team over the past year, scoring two goals.

Fans can vote for the award online. The Best Female College Athlete ESPY will be awarded July 16, but will not be presented as part of the ESPYs telecast.


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