Stanford's O'Hara Wins M.A.C. Hermann Trophy
Jan. 14, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior forward Kelley O’Hara became the first player in Stanford and Pac-10 history to win women’s college soccer’s highest honor, the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, presented to the nation’s top collegiate women’s soccer player. The winner was decided by a vote of NCAA Division I coaches who are current members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
The award was announced last week in an awards ceremony at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, where O’Hara was bestowed the prestigious crystal soccer ball. A native of Fayetteville, Ga., O’Hara won the award over fellow finalists Tobin Heath of North Carolina and UCLA senior forward Lauren Cheney.
O’Hara had a record-setting season, shattering Stanford single-season records for goals (26) and points (65), while leading the nation in both categories. She led the Cardinal to an undefeated regular season and to the program’s first NCAA College Cup final, while helping the team post a best-ever record (25-1-0). O’Hara was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, NSCAA first-team All-America and earned Academic All-America honors for her work in the classroom.