Three Stanford men's soccer players were recognized when TopDrawerSoccer (TDS) unveiled its Best XI teams on Monday morning.
Junior forward Jordan Morris was named the 2015 TopDrawerSoccer Division I Men's Soccer Player of the Year, senior co-captain Brandon Vincent joined him on the TDS Best XI first team and sophomore center back Tomas Hilliard-Arce landed on the TDS Best XI second team.
Morris, a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA College Cup, catapulted the Cardinal to the program's first NCAA title with a two-goal performance in the championship at Sporting Park on Dec. 13. Stanford routed Clemson, 4-0, extending the school's streak of at least one NCAA team championship to 40 years, on ongoing record, while earning its 108th NCAA team title and 129th overall. Morris' brace was the first multi-goal effort for a player in a title game since Seth George in 1997 (UCLA).
The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Morris had a career-high 13 goals in 18 appearances for Stanford in 2015.
Vincent, a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and the 2015 Pac-12 Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, anchored Stanford's back line over the past four years, starting in each and every one of his 80 appearances. The two-time captain also claimed back-to-back Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and is the only person to ever win the award, which was instituted last season.
Hilliard-Arce was an All-Pac-12 second-team pick this season, scoring three goals while displaying solid work in the center of Stanford's defense.