January 8, 2013
HAMM-ING IT UP
Mia will be the featured speaker at the MAC Hermann Trophy banquet
Twenty years after Mia Hamm visited the Missouri Athletic Club to receive the collegiate soccer player of the year award, the U.S. women's soccer legend is returning to the MAC as the featured speaker of the Hermann Trophy banquet.
The MAC will present the crystal soccer ball trophy to the top male and female collegiate soccer players in the country on Friday. The MAC Hermann Trophy represents the highest individual achievement in the sport.
The finalists for the men’s MAC Hermann Trophy are Ryan Finley (Notre Dame), Jose Gomez (Creighton) and Patrick Mullins (Maryland).
The finalists for the women’s award are Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Caroline Miller (Virginia) and Christine Nairn (Penn State).
The winners will be announced at a press conference at the MAC from 6:45-7 p.m. ET. A live stream of the press conference will be carried on the MAC Hermann Trophy website.
The winners and finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy are determined by a vote of Division I coaches who are members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Also, an online fan vote (the equivalent of one coach’s vote) is factored into the final vote total.
The Missouri Athletic Club has been honoring the top players in college soccer since 1986. For more about the MAC Hermann Trophy, visit machermanntrophy.lockerdome.com.