PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers University men’s soccer head coach Bob Reasso has announced that Andrew Herman (Oceanside, NY) will be attending Rutgers University and playing soccer for the Scarlet Knights in the fall of 2004.
Herman spent three seasons at American University in Washington, D.C. before transferring to Rutgers for his upcoming senior season. He was the focus of the Eagles’ offense the past three seasons, scoring 26 goals and adding 12 assists. The forward scored five goals and added an assist in only 10 games in 2003 before he was diagnosed with mononucleosis, which ended his season prematurely. He leaves AU in sixth place on the school’s all-time scoring and goals list. Herman had a pair of goals against George Washington last season, while also netting goals against second-ranked Maryland, Princeton and Army.
“Andrew comes to us after having three very successful years at American University,” said Reasso. “He is a proven goal scorer who has the speed and skill to make an immediate impact in our program. He will come in and be one of the top strikers in the BIG EAST right away.”
As a sophomore in 2002, Herman earned All-Patriot League First Team laurels after recording 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists. He ended the season with five game-winning goals, including the deciding score in American’s thrilling double-overtime upset of ninth-ranked Boston College.
Herman was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year and a College Soccer News All-American in 2001. He finished his freshman season with the Eagles second on the club in scoring with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. He scored a season-high three goals against Princeton, adding a goal in each of AU’s NCAA Tournament games against Wake Forest and Ohio State.
Before attending American University, Herman was a four-year member of the varsity soccer squad at Oceanside High School. He finished his scholastic career with 43 goals and 22 assists. Herman also competed with the New York State ODP program and U-23 and U-19 state and regional team.
Herman joins Kyle Grato (West Windsor, NJ), Abdul Kargbo (Alexandria, VA), Kevin O’Connor (Freehold, NJ), Ty Armstrong (Cary, NC), Tom Gray (Middletown, NJ), Zach Simi (East Brunswick, NJ), Ryan Breznitsky (Scotch Plains, NJ) and Jacob Martenson (Winchester, VA) as part of the Scarlet Knights’ 2004 recruiting class.