Oct. 27, 1999

ST. LOUIS - Formerly known as The Billiken Sports Center, the Saint Louis University soccer stadium was re-named Robert R. Hermann Stadium tonight. Dedication ceremonies, included remarks by Mr. Hermann, University president Lawrence Biondi, SJ and director of athletics Doug Woolard. A new scoreboard also was unveiled.

The Hermann Trophy is named for Robert R. Hermann, who is the former chairman of the executive committee of the North American Soccer League and one of its founders. The Hermann Trophy is college soccer's oldest and most prestigious award. It is college soccer's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy and is awarded annually to the most valuable male and female collegiate soccer players. Three former Billikens have received the Hermann Trophy ? Al Trost (1969, 1970), Mike Seerey (1971, 1972) and Dan Counce (1973).

Hermann is a native St. Louisan with a history of civic involvement. He is the board chairman and CEO of Hermann Companies, Inc.