Bama Goalkeeper On Watch List

Alabama senior goalkeeper Justine Bernier (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is one of 42 student-athletes named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List for the 2011 season, the organization announced Monday.

The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer. The recipients are selected by head coaches of NCAA Division I programs who are members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Bernier, a NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-South Region first-team selection last season, earns the honor on the heels of a 2010 campaign in which she garnered Southeastern Conference first-team accolades.

Bernier broke the Alabama all-time shutout and save record by totaling five clean sheets and 77 saves despite missing four matches due to international duty with Team Canada in 2010.

She sported a 1.09 goals against average and an .828 save percentage last season and during conference play she tallied three shutouts and made 63 stops.

Entering her senior season, the net-minder has tallied 338 career saves, 14 shutouts and sports a 1.36 goals against average.

Voting for the MAC Hermann Trophy is conducted in late November, when a field of 15 semifinalists is reduced to three finalists. Those three will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, where a news conference will be held to announce the winner, followed by a banquet to honor the three finalists.

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