Jan. 11, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was honored Friday night at the Hermann Trophy Banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis. Miller was the first Cavalier women’s player to be named a finalist for the award, which is the most prestigious accolade in collegiate soccer.
At the banquet, Crystal Dunn of North Carolina was announced as the winner of the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy. Miller and Christine Nairn of Penn State were honored as the other finalists.
The winners and finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy were 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) was factored into the final vote total.
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.