FRISCO, Texas – University of Virginia forward and former FC Dallas Academy player Diana Ordoñez was named a MAC Hermann trophy semifinalist after an 18-goal season for the Cavaliers. The trophy honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA.
Ordoñez is the first former FCD Girls Academy player to be named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann trophy. From the 15 semifinalists, three will be named finalists on Dec. 8.
A Prosper, Texas native, Ordoñez played for FCD for nine years and became an ECNL National Champion before embarking on a distinguished career at UVA. Over three collegiate seasons, Ordoñez scored 45 goals including a career-high of 18 this year – second most in the nation. Ordoñez was named ACC Player of the Year for her efforts.
Ordoñez played for FC Dallas from 2010 through 2019. During her time in the Girls Academy, she was named Gatorade Player of the Year for 2016-2017 and the DA Player of the Year Central Conference 2018, as well as becoming a U-17 Concacaf Champion the same year. Her accomplishments with Virginia are just as impressive. Ordoñez is a three-time All-ACC selection, a three-time ACC Championship All-Tournament Team selection, a 2020 All-Region First Team selection, and has the second-most multi-goal games in UVA history with 11.
On Nov. 24, Ordoñez announced she was foregoing her final years of eligibility and declared for the 2022 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft.