Hermann Trophy Candidate
Junior forward Rafael Baca is the first LMU player in history to be named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List. One of 30 national candidates for the Player of the Year award, Baca has been a standout with the Lions since day one.
Baca's Career Highlights:
MAC Hermann Trophy National Player of the Year Candidate.
Goal.com First Team All-American.
NSCAA Second Team All-Far West Region.
SoccerNewsNet.com Player of the Year Finalist.
All-WCC First Team.
LMU Male co-Athlete of the Year.
LMU Male Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year.
LMU Pride Award Honoree.
9 G, 5 A, 23 Pts. (second in WCC in goals and points)
Led LMU to 10 victories and first NCAA College Cup appearance since 2004.
WCC September 2009 Player of the Month.
WCC Player of the Week (Sept. 21, 2009).
Soccer America Team of the Week (Sept. 21, 2009).
Preseason All-WCC Team.
Third Team NSCAA/adidas All-West Region.
First Team All-WCC
5 G, 1 A, 11 Pts.
All-WCC Second Team
2 G, 5 A, 9 Pts.
WCC All-Freshman Team.
Led LMU in scoring in each of his first three seasons.
Team captain as both a sophomore and a junior.
Rafael Baca player page
Hermann Trophy Website
News and Highlights
Iggys Honor LMU's Best of 2009-10 (Apr. 27, 2009)
Baca Named Second Team NSCAA All-Far West Region (Dec. 10, 2009)
Baca Named Goal.com First Team All-American (Dec. 7, 2009)
Baca Candidate for SoccerNewsNet.com Player of the Year (Nov. 23, 2009)
Baca Becomes Third LMU Player to Earn Back-to-Back First Team All-WCC Honors (Nov. 18, 2009)
Baca Gains September WCC Player of the Month Honor (Oct. 1, 2009)
Baca Nets WCC Player of the Week Award (Sept. 21, 2009)
Baca, Lions Do It Again, Beat #5 Dartmouth 3-2 (Sept. 20, 2009)
Baca Nets Pair for Season-Opening Win (Sept. 1, 2009)
GP-GS Sh G A Pts
2007 19-19 31 2 5 9
2008 20-20 67 5 1 11
2009 20-20 67 9 5 23
Totals 59-59 165 16 11 43