[SOCCER AMERICA AWARDS] Soccer America's 2008 Women's MVP awards are highlighted by four holdovers from the 2006 and 2007 teams.
First-team picks Christina DiMartino (UCLA) and Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame) and second-team selections Yael Averbuch (North Carolina) and Kasey Moore (Texas) were selected for the third year in a row.
Soccer America's MVPS were introduced in 1976 and honor the players who have had the biggest impact on their team's success regardless of position. Beginning in 2007, Soccer America selected first and second teams.
Alyssa Naeher, Penn State, Jr.
Marisa Abegg, Stanford, Sr.
Lauren Cheney, UCLA, Jr.
Carrie Dew, Notre Dame, Sr.
Christina DiMartino, UCLA, Sr.
Kerri Hanks Notre Dame, Sr.
Nikki Krzysik, Virginia, Sr.
Casey Nogueira, North Carolina, Jr.
Yolanda Odenyo, Oklahoma State, Sr
Megan Rapinoe, Portland, Sr.
Sanna Talonen, Florida State, Soph.
Erin Guthrie, Rutgers, Jr.
Ameera Abdullah, Florida, Sr.
Yael Averbuch, North Carolina, Sr.
Greer Barnes, West Virginia, Sr.
Hailey Beam, Charlotte, Jr.
Amanda DaCosta, Florida State, Soph.
Tobin Heath, North Carolina, Jr.
Corky Julien, James Madison, Jr.
Nikki Marshall, Colorado, Jr.
Kasey Moore, Texas, Sr.
Elisabeth Redmond, Duke, Jr.