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Tracy and Hanks take top college honors
January 12th, 2009 7AM



[HERMANN TROPHY] Seniors Marcus Tracy of Wake Forest and Kerri Hanks of Notre Dame captured the 2008 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy. Tracy is the first Demon Deacon to capture college soccer's top award, while Hanks, who won the Hermann Trophy in 2006, becomes just the fourth two-time winner.

Hanks, who joined Mia Hamm (North Carolina, 1992-93), Cindy Parlow (North Carolina, 1997-98) and Christine Sinclair (Portland, 2004-05) as a two-time winner, finished the 2008 season ranked fifth in the nation in goals (20), tied for third in assists (15) and tied for second in points (55).

Notre Dame was unbeaten and untied going into the Women's College Cup final, which it lost to North Carolina, 2-1, after Hanks set a NCAA championship record by scoring a goal just 16 seconds into the match.

Casey Nogueira, who scored both UNC goals, was first runner-up. UCLA midfielder Christina DiMartino finished third in voting of women's college coaches.

A year after leading Wake Forest to its first NCAA title, Tracy scored 13 goals and added 10 assists for 36 points. He was one of only two players in the country to finish the year with double-digit totals in goals and assists.

Tracy, who is expected to sign with Danish club Aalborg, finished ahead of Akron sophomore Steve Zakuani and Wake classmate Sam Cronin.

Nogueira and Zakuani claimed 2008 Soccer America Player of the Year honors.

1967: Dov Markus, Long Island
1968: Manuel Hernandez, San Jose State
1969: Al Trost, St. Louis
1970: Al Trost, St. Louis
1971: Mike Seerey, St. Louis
1972: Mike Seerey, St. Louis
1973: Dan Counce, St. Louis
1974: Farrukh Quraishi, Oneonta State
1975: Steve Ralbovsky, Brown
1976: Glenn Myernick, Hartwick
1977: Billy Gazonas, Hartwick
1978: Angelo DiBernardo, Indiana
1979: Jim Stamatis, Penn State
1980: Joe Morrone, Jr., Connecticut
1981: Armando Betancourt, Indiana
1982: Joe Ulrich, Duke
1983: Mike Jeffries, Duke
1984: Amr Aly, Columbia
1985: Tom Kain, Duke
1986: John Kerr, Duke
1987: Bruce Murray, Clemson (MAC: John Harkes, Virginia)
1988: Ken Snow, Indiana
1989: Tony Meola, Virginia
1990: Ken Snow, Indiana
1991: Alexi Lalas, Rutgers
1992: Brad Friedel, UCLA
1993: Claudio Reyna, Virginia
1994: Brian Maisonneuve, Indiana (MAC: Todd Yeagley, Indiana)
1995: Mike Fisher, Virginia (MAC: Matt McKeon, St. Louis)
1996: Mike Fisher, Virginia
1997: Johnny Torres, Creighton
1998: Wojtek Krakowiak, Clemson (MAC: Jay Heaps, Duke)
1999: Ali Curtis, Duke (MAC: Sasha Victorine, UCLA)
2000: Chris Gbandi, Connecticut (MAC: Ali Curtis, Duke)
2001: Luchi Gonzalez, SMU
2002: Alecko Eskandarian, Virginia
2003: Chris Wingert, St. John's
2004: Danny O'Rourke, Indiana
2005: Jason Garey, Maryland
2006: Joseph Lapira, Notre Dame
2007: O'Brian White, Connecticut
2008: Marcus Tracy, Wake Forest

1988: Michelle Akers, Central Florida
1989: Shannon Higgins, North Carolina
1990: April Kater, Massachusetts
1991: Kristine Lilly, North Carolina
1992: Mia Hamm, North Carolina
1993: Mia Hamm, North Carolina
1994: Tisha Venturini, North Carolina
1995: Shannon MacMillan, Portland
1996: Cindy Daws, Notre Dame
1997: Cindy Parlow, North Carolina
1998: Cindy Parlow, North Carolina
1999: Mandy Clemens, Santa Clara
2000: Anne Makinen, Notre Dame
2001: Christie Welsh, Penn State
2002: Aly Wagner, Santa Clara
2003: Catherine Reddick, North Carolina
2004: Christine Sinclair, Portland
2005: Christine Sinclair, Portland
2006: Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame
2007: Mami Yamaguchi, Florida State
2008: Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame


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