Jan. 10, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) is one of the three women’s finalists for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which will be presented Friday night. Miller is the first Cavalier women’s player to be named a finalist for the award, which is the most prestigious accolade in collegiate soccer.
The Missouri Athletic Club will announce the winner between 6:45 and 7 p.m. (ET) and the MAC Hermann Trophy website will offer live streaming video of the ceremony.
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 (NSCAA). Also, an online fan vote (the equivalent of one coach’s vote) is factored into the final vote total.
Miller joins Crystal Dunn of North Carolina and Christine Nairn of Penn State as this year’s women’s finalists. Ryan Finley of Notre Dame, Jose Gomez of Creighton and Patrick Mullins of Maryland are the three men’s finalists.
The 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Miller set single-season school records with 20 goals and 47 points this season. The conference leader in goals and points in 2012, she is one of just four players nationally to reach the 20-goal mark this season, and the first from the ACC in four years to accomplish the feat. A 2012 NSCAA first-team All-American, Miller ended her season on a school-record eight-game goal scoring streak, tallying 11 goals against those eight opponents, all of which made the NCAA Tournament. A two-time ACC Player of the Week, she was named first-team All-ACC for the second consecutive season and was selected to the ACC All-Tournament team as Virginia won the 2012 ACC Championship.