I thought I'd get a debate going as to who should be favorites for the National Player of the Year award. Here are some candidates and why they are deserving. Feel free to add others, but please make a case for them. Bouna Coundoul, Sr. GK, Albany (11-3-2) - 16 gms, 0.30 g.a.a., 943 save pct., 82 saves, Hunter Freeman, Jr. M, Virginia (14-3-0) - 17 gms, 2 goals, 20 ast Jason Garey, Jr. F, Maryland (12-4-1) - 17 gms, 16 goals, 9 ast Sasha Gotsmanov, Sr. F, Rhode Island (9-5-2) - 18 gms, 19 goals, 6 ast C.J. Klaas, Sr. D, Washington (11-3-2) - 16 gms, 4 goals, 5 ast, 0.52 team g.a.a. Tony Lockhead, Sr. D, UC Santa Barbara (13-2-1) - 14 gms, 0 gls, 2 ast., 0.60 team g.a.a. Guy Melamed, Sr. D, Boston College (11-3-2) - 16 gms, 0 goals, 4 ast, 0.43 team g.a.a. Drew Moor, Jr. D, Indiana (13-3-1) - 17 gms, 2 gls, 0 ast, 0.62 team g.a.a. Randi Patterson, So. F, UNC-Greensboro (16-0-1) - 17 gms, 16 goals, 7 ast Ryan Pore, Jr. F, Tulsa (9-5-2), 16 gms, 17 goals, 8 ast Jeff Rowland, Jr. F, New Mexico (13-1-1) - 15 gms, 17 goals, 3 ast Chris Sawyer, Sr. GK, Notre Dame (13-2-2) - 17 gms, 0.40 g.a.a., .844 save pct., 38 saves Thoughts? (For those that care, Lockhead (New Zealand) and Melamed (Israel) are foreign players who came to the US to play soccer while Coundoul (Senegal) and Gotsmanov (Ukraine) were born abroad but went to HS in the United States. Also, Freeman and Patterson are both 85s and thus young enough to be age-eligible for the current US U20 team and the 2008 Olympic team.) Of course, since very few of the above players were on the MAC-Hermann's "players to watch" list, they likely won't be considered even though they are most-deserving.